Park 14 Lakeville South 50: Lakeville South ended the 2020 season with a 6A level unbeaten — ending the year with the AP’s No. 1 team — and started the 2021 campaign in a similar fashion.
The Cougars ran 40 times for 447 yards. Carson Hansen led with 213 yards and three points. Evan Bearth threw for 202 yards and scored a touchdown for Parker, who returned to the 6A game after playing in the 5A game in recent years.
Farmington 35, Burnsville 12: Connor Weed scored one point and drove two more goals for Farmington. Weed ran for 110 yards on the ground, and Rod Finley added a pair of rushing points.
Jay Homuth scored a pair of points for Blaze.
Spring Lake Park 34, Cretin-Derham Hall 24: Nick O’Gille ran a few short touchdowns for the Panthers, and they gained a 27-0 advantage in the second quarter on Thursday night.
Due to Willhead’s three rushing touchdowns, the Raiders reduced the score to 27-24, but Netlitke’s 55-yard run in the fourth quarter brought the Panthers back to 10.
Tartan 29, Lianghe 22: Tartan overcame a gap of 8 points in the half and fought for victory.
Martiese White rushed for 106 yards and scored a goal for the Titans.
Holy Angel 27, Hill Murray 21: The two expected 4A powers this season switched back and forth in an interesting season opener.
The two teams traded 6 touchdowns in the first half, including two pass touchdowns by Hill-Murray quarterback Joe Mcgurran. Hill Murray led 21-20 at halftime. But the only score in the second half belonged to the star running back Emmet Johnson of the San Angels, who completed four touchdowns.
Lakeville North 21, East View 0: Lakeville North’s defense was the star of Thursday night, shutting the Lightning out.
The offense is a double-headed sprint. Jackson Hanson ran for 146 yards and two touchdowns, while Gavyn Schraufnagel ran for 219 yards and one score.