Edina, Washburn, St. Michael and Maple Grove Get Wins in Instant Classics
In other West Metro football action, Eden Prairie handed Hopkins its first loss and Bridge Tusler keeps it rolling for Osseo High.
The Edina Hornets stepped up in a big way Friday night, using a little bit of extra time to defeat the Minnetonka Skippers in an instant classic in Lake Conference action.
Mark Handberg hit Marley Allison in overtime for an 11-yard touchdown to give the No. 10 Hornets an upset at home over Minnetonka, the fifth-ranked team in Class 6A.
The Skippers outgained the Hornets 331 to 237, but Edina reeled off the game's last 14 points, with a Handberg pass to Eric Veker forcing overtime. Check out a replay of the Edina vs. Minnetonka game here.
Next week: Minnetonka takes on co-No. 1 Wayzata, while Edina battles Hopkins.
A close game in the first half turned on a critical fumble by the Royals, and the Eagles never looked back.
Eden Prairie flexed its muscle using three quarterbacks on offense, and used two drives in the second quarter to build a 28-14 lead at the half.
JT DenHartog accounted for all three touchdowns for the Royals, rushing for one and passing for two others in the losing effort.
Next week: Eden Prairie takes on Minneapolis South in non-conference action.
St. Michael-Albertville 28, Rogers 14
In Class 5A, the Knights picked up their third win in a row, and their first win over Rogers in three seasons.
St. Michael-Albertville was led by Chris Kartes' three touchdowns, including a run from 8 yards out to open the fourth quarter and give the Knights a 21-14 lead.
Next week: The Knights host Buffalo in a homecoming battle.
Maple Grove 20, Blaine 6
The Crimson improved to 3-1 on the season and handed Blaine its second straight loss behind 200 yards passing on offense.
Jake Wieneke led Maple Grove with 174 yards receiving and a touchdown, and the Crimson defense held Blaine scoreless until late in the fourth quater.
Next week: Maple Grove tackles 2-2 Anoka in a NW Suburban matchup.
Osseo 42, Armstrong 14
Bridge Tusler had three touchdowns and more than 200 yards rushing, giving him seven scores in the Orioles' last two games.
Armstrong held a 14-0 lead in the first quarter, and then could only watch as the Osseo ground game pulverized its way to a win.
Next: Osseo takes on Andover, while Armstrong takes on winless Park Center.
Minneapolis Washburn 19, Minneapolis Southwest 18
The Millers extended their winning streak over the Lakers to 27 straight, using two fourth-quarter touchdowns to steal a win.
The Lakers, who couldn't find an offense, used its special teams for a 70-yard kickoff return in the third quarter, and defense for a 25-yard "pick six" for another score to build a 18-7 lead.
But the Millers would score early in the fourth, and then again with a dramatic TD with just 1:17 left in the game to get the win.
Next: Southwest takes on Edison, while Washburn battles Patrick Henry.
In other scores:
Holy Angels 42, Shakopee 36 - Sam Keis was "all world" with six touchdowns, four via the air and two on the ground.
Delano 34, Mound-Westonka 7
Benilde St. Margaret's 12, St. Francis 7
Irondale 23, Fridley 0
Richfield 38, North St. Paul 20
Orono 24, Holy Family 18 - Ben Turnham led Orono back after trailing at the half.
Totino-Grace 42, Park Center 7
Greenway/Naskwauk-Keewatin 20, Columbia Heights 14
Spring Lake Park 32, Robbinsdale 16