Wayzata Football Coach Brad Anderson will speak at the Wayzata Community Prayer Breakfast scheduled for May 13, 2011. Photo Dan Gustafson.
Incorporating Faith into Your Daily Life
Guest Speaker Brad Anderson Wayzata High School Football Coach
Brad Anderson, a 22-year coaching veteran, begins his 13th season as head coach of the Wayzata High School’s Trojan Football team this fall. His coaching career began at Henry Sibley High School in West St. Paul, where he served as both an assistant coach and offensive coordinator (1989-1992).
Trojan career highlights include: State 5A Champions (2005, 2008, 2010), State 5A Runner Up (2004), State Playoff Participant 7 out of 12 years, 5A “Coach of the Year” (2005, 2010), & MN All-Star Game’s Metro Head Coach (2002). Brad’s head coaching record stands at 116 wins-24 losses in 12 seasons (.828 winning percentage). Graduates from his program include: Marion Barber III (Dallas Cowboys), Dominique Barber (Houston Texans), and James Laurinaitis (St. Louis Rams).
Anderson graduated from Augsburg College with a BA in Biology (1988). He received an MA in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of St. Thomas (1995) and an Administrative License from the University of St. Mary’s (2010).
In addition to his coaching responsibilities, he is also an administrator in the Wayzata Public School System. Brad, his wife Maari, and their two daughters, Barrett (18) and Isabelle (16), are long-time members of St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church in Plymouth. Brad will speak about how he incorporates faith into his coaching and his daily life.
Friday, May 13, 2011 7:00 a.m. Breakfast 7:30-8:30 a.m. Program
Wayzata Country Club 200 West Wayzata Boulevard Wayzata, MN
Head Coach Brad Anderson was kind enough to join me for our regular segment to Preview the Blaine Bengals as the Wayzata Trojans Football Team prepares to play for the Minnesota State Football Championship in the Class 5A Prep Bowl.
The Trojans soundly beat the Rosemount Irish with their outstanding running game and a stout defensive effort. With spectacular performances by the Wayzata offensive line and running backs Garrett Englehardt and Kris Kroeten, the Trojans defeated the Irish 34-10 to advance to the Class 5A Prep Bowl and will play the Blaine Bengals in two weeks, the day after Thanksgiving. Photo by Eric Berg.
John Ries and the Trojans started from their 17 yard line. Ries tried to get the ball to Fritz Rock in the flat to no avail. A handoff of second down to Garrett Englehardt gained 2 yards to make it 3rd and 8 from thier own 19 yard line. Ries dropped back and threw it to Rock who gained 7 yards to bring up 4th down. Ryan Macgregor punted the ball away to the Irish.
Rosemount started at their own 41 yard line. Chase Vogler started at quarteback, but Wayzata lined up in the nuetral zone to give the Irish a free 5 yards. Vogler tried to get another snap and an offsides penalty against the Trojans gave the Irish a free first down. Andy Malicki gained 6 yards to his left. Rosemount picked up a false start, and the Wayzata gave it right back with another offside to give back the five yards. After all of that, it was 2nd and 4 on the Rosemount 43 yard line. Garrett Glaus was met by AJ Troup after a gain of 1. Vogler was stopped for a small gain to make it 4th and short. Rosemount picked up a first down on strong running by Malicki. On 1st and 10 from the Wayzata 39 yard line, Vogler threw into double coverage and the ball fell incomplete with good coverage. Vogler threw a screen pass to Glaus who gained a bunch and pushed the ball to the Wayzata 11 yard line for a 1st down. A carry by Malicki brought the ball to the 5 yard line. Vogler ran the option to his left and was stopped by Chris Meyers for no gain to bring up 4th down. Andrew Hausmann kicked a field goal to make it 3-0.
Wayzata started at their 19 yard line. Ries and Company tried an out to Fritz Rock who picked up an easy 4 yards to make it 2nd and 6 from the 25. Englehardt gained a couple to his left to make it 3rd and 3. Another Ries handoff to Englehardt ran through a big hole to pick up a first down. From the 33 yard line, Ries rolled to his right and passed it to Tarpley who picked up 17 yards to advance the ball to the 50 yard line for another 1st down. Englehardt gained 5 to his right to make it 2nd and 5. Garrett followed some great blocks to his right to pick up another 1st down on the Irish 44. A quick slant pass to Adan Hassan gained 5 yards to make it 2nd and 5. Ries tried a deep pass to Nolan Odland who ran into the end zone who was flanked with double coverage to bring up 3rd down. Englehardt zipped straight up the middle for another Trojan first down at the Irish 26 yard line. Ries handed off to Garrett for a short gain. Englehardt gained 7 up the middle to make it 3rd and 4. Ries threw to Aaron Roth to pick up some nice yardage.
On a 1st and 13, Kris Kroeten followed the Hogs blocking to break off a 13 yard touchdown run. David Stranghoener added the extra point to make it 7-3 in favor of the Trojans with 11:55 remaining in the 2nd Quarter.
The Irish started at their 30 yardline with Vogler pitching back to Tyler Sandoz to gain 3 yards. Another handoff to Malicki to pick up a couple. A pass into the flat was well defended by Grant Olson and Daryl Brown to bring up 4th down. The Irish punted it away.
Wayzata started with better field position at their 31 yard line. A Ries handoff to Englehardt gained a couple. A screen pass to Fritz Rock picked up a bunch of yards, and a first down at the 42 yard line. Some tough running by Kroeten gained 7 yards and brought the ball just shy of the 50 yard line. A quick slant to Cecil Doe fell incomplete to bring up 3rd down. Englehardt tried his right side and was turned away from the 1st down to make it 4th and 2. Ryan Macgregor punted the ball away.
Rosemount took over at their 23 yard line. Vogler handed off to Malicki who gained 4 yards to make it 2nd and 6. Zachary Vraa caught a Vogler pass for a first down, and was tacked by Daryl Brown. Vogler was stopped after a gain of 1 by the d-line. Vogler tried to get it to Vraa and was well defended by Brown. A blitzing Trojan defense forced Vogler to throw the ball away to bring up 4th down. Hawley punted the ball to the Trojan 26 yard line.
Ries and Company started again with a pass to Matt Tarpley who gained 7 yards. A Ries handoff to Kroeten gained another 7 yards for a well deserved 1st down. A false start backed up the Trojans to thier own 35 yard line to make it 1st and 15. Ries hit Rock in stride on a bullet slant to gain 17 yards for a Trojan first down. Englehardt followed the blocks the Hogs gave him for a 8 yard gain to the Irish 40 yard line. Kroeten carried the ball to his right side for a 1 yard gain to bring up 3rd down. The Trojans came out in an I formation, and Ries gained a couple on the QB keeper to pick up the 1st down. Englehardt broke off another 5 yard run to make it 2nd and 5. Ries flipped it to Tarpley to gain 4 yards to make it 3rd and 1 with 2:00 left in the half. Kroeten followed the blocks of the Hogs to scamper up the middle for a 28 yard touchdown run. Stranghoener added the extra point to make it 14-3 with 1:45 left in the 2nd quarter.
The Irish started at their own 23 yard line with a 1st down and 1:45 left in the half. Grant Olson sacked Vogler for a loss of 3 to make it 2nd and 13. Vogler tried to throw the ball downfield, the ball was tipped, and hit Daryl Brown in the midsection, then fell to the ground. Vogler tried to get it to Vraa, but the ball hit the ground to bring out the Irish punting unit. Jack Pauley kicked it out of bounds at the Trojan 46 yard line.
Ries and Company came out with :49 left on the clock. Ries tried to get it to Cecil Doe but overthrew him. Ries flipped a screen pass to Odland for a gain of 7 to make it 3rd and 3. Ries threw it to his right, and Irish defender Jack Pawley who returned it to the Trojan 38 yard line.
Vogler threw it to an unidentified Rosemount reciever, but Hoffer and Brown provided outstanding coverage to keep the Irish from gaining yards with just seconds left. Vogler threw it as far as he could on a hail mary, to have it intercepted by AJ Tarpley to end the half.
Wayzata picked up 11 first downs in the first half. They ran 33 plays for 194 yards compared to Rosemounts’ 23 plays for 61 yards. Time of possesion favored Wayzata with 14:52 for the Trojans compared to 8:59 for the Irish. The Trojans were 5 for 8 in 3rd down conversions, and Rosemount went 1 for 6.
The Irish started at their own 30 yard line. Vogler kept it for a yard to bring up 2nd and 9. Another Vogler keeper was stuffed by Carl West for no gain to make it 3rd and 9 at their own 31 yard line. Grant Olson sacked Vogler for 11 yards to make it 4th and 20. Pawley kicked it away and it bounced out of bounds to the Irish 48 yard line.
Ries and Company started the second half with great field position at the Rosemount 48 yard line. Ries handed off to Englehardt who carried a defender on his back to the 40 yard line for an 8 yard gain. Another Englehardt carry picked up a yard to make it 3rd and 1. A bruising Kroeten picked up a 1st down at the Irish 34 yard line. Ries threw it to Grant Olson who scampered up the sideline, ran over an Irish defender, and was pushed out of bounds at the 9 yard line. Kroeten picked up 4 yards to his left off of blocks by the Hogs to make it 2nd and goal at the Rosemount 5 yard line. Englehardt took a Ries handoff into the end zone off a massive block by Bennett Rustad. Stranghoener added the extra point to make it 21-3 in favor of the Trojans with 7:30 left in the 3rd quarter.
The Irish started at their own 37 yard line. Vogler threw it backwards, but the Irish held onto it. Vogler threw it to an Irish receiver who was met immediately by Daryl Brown. A Vogler pass was well defended by Paul Hoffer to bring up 4th down. Rosemount faked the punt, and threw it to Vraa to pick up the 1st down at the Wayzata 42 yard line. Milicki gained 1 yard up the middle. A Vogler option keeper gained another yard to make it 3rd and 8. Vogler threw a rocket to Vraa who was tackled immediately by Trojan defender Brown to make it 4th and 2. A Vogler pass to Vraa fell imcomplete to turn it over on downs.
Wayzata started at their own 34 yard line. Ries and Company came out passing to Cecil Doe, but it was well defended by Rosemount defender Glaus. Kroeten picked up 2 yards to make it 3rd and 8. A screen pass to Fritz Rock gained 7 yards, just shy of the 1st down marker to bring on the Trojan punt unit.
The Irish took over at their own 26 yard line. Ben Lucious replaced Vogler, and gained 1 yard. Lucious pitched it to Vraa who threw it down field, and Chris Meyers intercepted the ball, and pitched it to Jack Egan who advanced the ball to the 36 yard line.
Englehardt gained 9 yards on a carry to the left. Garrett also carried the ball for 3 yards to gain another Trojan 1st down.
Ries and company started the 4th quarter with a Kroeten 7 yard rush to the Wayzata 45 yard line. Englehardt was stopped for no gain by Jay McPhillips. Kroeten gained a yard up the middle to bring up 4th down. Ryan MacGregor kicked it away to the Irish deepman Glaus.
Glaus was well covered and stopped at the Rosemount 15 yard line. Vogler handed off to Tyler Sandoz who was stopped after a 5 yard gain. Vogler threw it towards Glaus, but Robbie Heflin provided excellent coverage to make it 3rd and 5. A pass attempt by Vogel to Glaus was well defended by David Boegel to bring up 4th and 5. Pauly kicked it to the Trojan 36 yard line.
Ries and Company came out with a false start to make it 1st and 15 from their own 31 yard line. A Ries rollout pass to Tarpley picked up 9 yards to make it 2nd and 6. Kroeten broke off 30 yards to advance the ball to the Irish 35 yard line and a Trojan 1st down. Englehardt smashed his way up the middle for a 6 yard gain to make it 2nd and 4. Englehardt lost a yard on the next play to make it 3rd and 6 with 6:30 left in the game. A Ries screen pass to AJ Tarpley gained another 30 yards to make it 1st and goal from the 4 yard line of the Irish. Englehardt picked up 1 to his left. Englehardt followed Bennet Rustad into the end zone to score the touchdown. Stranghoener’s extra point attempt was blocked to make it 27-3 in favor of Wayzata with 5:40 left in the game.
The Irish started their next drive at their own 34 yard line. A Vogler pass attempt to Vraa was out of bounds. Vogler ran to his right to gain 7 yards to make it 3rd and 3. Vraa caught a Vogler pass for a 1st down, and was tackeld immediately by Chris Meyers. Broback gained 7 to his left. Vogler passed to an Irish reciever and David Boegel provided the coverage. Toby Okuyemi sacked Vogler who put the ball on the turf; Jack Egan scooped it up and returned it about 40 yards for a touchdown. Stranghoener added the extra point to make it 34-3 in favor of the Trojans with 3:32 left in the game.
The Irish started at their own 42 yard line. The Trojans put in their 2nd defensive unit. Vogler rolled to his right with Trojans in pursuit who forced him out of bounds for a gain of 3 yards. Vogler rolled to his left and threw it to Jordan Maeck for an Irish 1st down. Vogler heaved it to Vraa who came down with it on the Trojan 3 yard line. Maxwell Busher caught a Vogler pass in the end zone for their 1st touchdown of the evening. Brobeck’s extra point attempt was good to make it 34-10 in favor of Wayzata with 2:27 left in the game.
Kramer Berg under center for the Trojans handed off to Chris Lindsey who gained a couple yards. Another Lindsay carry gained another yard to make it 3rd and 7 on thier own 36 yard line. Aaron Roth carried the ball for a couple more yards. Ryan Macgregor punted the ball away.
The Irish’s Kevin Larson ran a play and was tackled by Max Baker for the last play of the game.
FIRST QUARTER R- Hausmann 22 FG SECOND QUARTER W – Kroeten 13 run (Stranghoener kick) W – Kroeten 29 run (Stranghoener kick) THIRD QUARTER W – Engelhardt 5 run (Stranghoener kick) FOURTH QUARTER W – Engelhardt 4 run (kick blocked) W – Egan 50 yd fumble return (Stragnhoener kick) R – Busher 2 pass from Vogler (Hausmann kick)
The Wayzata Trojans well be appearing in the Semi-finals for the Class 5A Championship in football, aka the Prep Bowl tomarrow night at 8:15 in the Metrodome. Head Coach Brad Anderson joined me for our regular segment to put the Final Word on the victory over St. Cloud Tech and to Preview the Rosemount Irish.
The Star Tribune has a nice article about the impact that football coaches have on their players over a lifetime.
“Some coaches learned from men who are still active in the game. Roger Lipelt, who coached at Wayzata from 1976 until 1998, came out of retirement in 2004 to coach at Providence Academy in Plymouth, where he remains. Among his players at Wayzata was current Trojans head coach Brad Anderson.”
Head Coach Brad Anderson joined me for our regular segment this morning to put the Final Word on the Champlin Park vitory and to Preview St. Cloud Tech as the Wayzata Trojan Football team gets ready to enter the Minnesota State Tournament.
#2 Wayzata (10-0) rolled over Champlin Park tonight with tenacious defense and a strong offensive attack. Kevin Potas pictured right and Toby Okeyumi made life tough for Rebel QB Duncan and the Champlin Park offense.
Champlin Park received first, and started their own 21 yard line. Kevin Potas jumped on a fumble by Rebel quarterback Ben Duncan to turn the ball over on the first play of the game.
Wayzata started on the Rebel 20 yard line. Garrett Englehardt carried the ball to the right side for six yards to make it 2nd and 4 on the 14 yard line. A handoff from Trojan QB John Ries to Chris Kroeten gained eight yards to make it first and goal at the 5 yard line. Kevin Knight got the next football carry for Wayzata to gain 1 yard to make it 2nd and goal. Englehardt took another rise handoff and lunged from the 3 yard line to the 1 yard line. A monstrous package for the Trojans provided great blocking for Kevin Knight to walk into the end zone. David Stranghoener added the extra point to make it 7-0 Wayzata with 9:34 left in the first quarter.
Stranghoener kicked off to the Rebel AJ Van Voorhis who returned it 22 yards to the 33 yard line. CP QB Duncan ran another keeper for a yard as he was tackled by David Boegel. Brandon Marquardt ran for a couple of yards and was tackled by Trojan defender Grant Olson to make it 3rd and 7. Duncan scambled to his right and dumped it to Jon Manke for 9 yards. Marquardt took another handoff for a couple of yards and was tackled by Grant Olson. Duncan threw a screen pass to Jake Hernandez who was tackled by Kevin Potas. Ben Duncan fumbled the ball again and fell on it to lose two to make it 3rd and 9. Duncan threw a slant to Jon Manke who was tackled by a host of Trojans to make it 4th and 1. A handoff to Marquardt was greeted initially by AJ Tarpley who received help from a legion of Trojan defenders.
Wayzata took over on their own 37 yard line, as Ries threw a quick out to Fritz Rock for a gain of 7. A Ries handoff to a galloping Garrett Englehardt gained a bunch of yards to the 44 yard line of the Rebels. Kevin Knight gained 3 yards on the next Wayzata running play. An offside penalty on the Rebels made it 2nd and 2. A handoff to Englehardt netted another crucial 5 yards and a Wayzata 1st down. Ries scrambled to his left and missed Cecil Doe. A screen pass to Kroeten from Ries gained 9 yards. Garrett Englehardt was explosive as he burst through the CP defensive line to make it 1st and 5 at the CP 5 yard line. Englehardt again dove to the left and gained 4 yards to make it 2nd and goal at the 1 yard line. Kevin Knight drove the football into the end zone to make score the football touchdown. Stranghoener added the extra point to make it 14-0 with 1:39 remaining in the 1st quarter.
Champlin Park started their next drive at their own 32 yard line. Ben Duncan took the snap on the option to gain 8 yards before he was brought down by AJ Tarpley and David Boegel to make it 2nd and 3 for the Rebels. A carry by Marquardt lost 1 yard to make it 3rd and 3. Duncan tried to get it to his wide receiver Alex Sheinost, but missed the mark as Chris Meyers. The Rebel punt to Trojan Daryl Brown gave the football to Wayzata at their own 26 yard line.
Matt Tarpley started under center and rolled to his left to pick up 24 yards on the bootleg to advance the football to the 50 yard line. John Ries came as Tarpley was a little dinged up on the play. Garrett Englehardt sprang to his left and gained 40 yards down the left sideline to make it 1st and goal at the Rebel 10 yard line. A Ries pass to Fritz Rock in the flat gained 6 yards. Ries handed off the ball to Chris Kroeten who was met immediately and tackled for a loss of 1 by a host of Rebels. Champlin Park’s Jon Westmark sacked John Ries for a loss of 9 to make it 4th down. Stranghoener’s field goal attempt was wide right.
Champlin Park took over on their own 20 yard line. Duncan handed off to Moses Chea who was tackled by AJ Tarpley after a gain of 4 yards. Duncan kept the ball and was tackled for no gain by Robbie Hefflin. A slant attempt from Duncan to Namahn Garsini fell incomplete to bring on the Rebel punt team.
Wayzata started with the football at their own 45 yard line. John Ries through a nice pass to Nolan Odland for a gain of 6 yards. Chris Kroeten broke off a nice 6 yard run to pick up another Wayzata 1st down. QB John Ries tried to get it down the field to Cecil Doe but failed to connect to make it 2nd and 10. Kroeten gained 4 the tough way up the middle. Ries tried to hit Nolan Odland to his left and over through his receiver just a touch. This brought on the Trojan punt unit.
Champlin Park took over on their 24 yard line. A shovel pass to Marquardt gained 17 up the middle before he was tackled by Chris Meyers. Another rushing attempt by Marquardt was stopped by Robbie Heflin after a gain of 2. A screen pass to Marquardt was extremely well defended by Paul Hoffer as the Rebels lost a couple. Kevin Potas recorded yet another sack on the next play to force the Champlin Park punting unit onto the field.
Wayzata started their next drive with the football on their own 27 yard line. Englehardt dover over the middle to gain 4 yards. Kevin Knight made a substantial second effort to gain another Trojan 1st down. Chris Kroeten broke off another great run to gain another Trojan 1st down up to the Rebel 42 yard line. Englehardt carried the football to this left and around the end for 18 yards to bring Wayzata to the Rebel 24 yard line. Kevin Knight gained a couple up the middle to make it 2nd and 8. John Ries fell on the ball after a mishandled snap to gain 1 yard to make it 3rd and 7 at the Rebel 21. A pass attempt from Ries to Doe fell incomplete to make it 4th and 7. Ries through a ball over the middle to Ryan Macgregor who picked up the 1st down and proceeded to fumble the ball–the Rebels fell on it at their own 3 yard line.
Duncan took a keeper up the middle to run out the clock on the first half.
The Trojans took over on their 20 yard line as Kroeten picked up a yard on their first carry. A pass attempt from Ries to Rock fell incomplete to make it 3rd and 9. Knight gained 7 yards to bring out the Trojan punting unit. Champlin Park took over and tried a pass over the middle that was smothered by Grant Olson. Olson also tackled Marquardt after a rushing pickup of 2 yards. A throw down the field fell incomplete.
Champlin punted to Daryl Brown who returned the ball to the Rebel 20 yard line, but had the return called back to the Trojan 48 yard line. Ries and company took the field. A dash by Knight, and a scamper by Englehardt brought the ball to the Rebel 3 yard line. Kroeten carried the ball right through the heart of the Champlin Park defensive line to score the football touchdown. Stranghoener added the extra point to make it 21-0 with 7:47 left in the 3rd quarter.
Champlin Park started their next offensive drive at the Rebel 15 yard line. Duncan on a keeper to the right gained a yard and was brought down Carl West. A Duncan pass attempt bounced off of his intended receivers hands and into AJ Tarpley’s hands–Tarpley returned the football to the Rebel 4 yard line. Ries handed off to Englehardt to score the easy touchdown within 58 seconds of their previous touchdown. Stranghoener added the extra point to make it 28-0 with 6:49 as Wayzata began to run away with the game.
Champlin Park started at their own 35 yard line. Duncan was sacked for a 4 yard loss by a swarming Trojan defense. A pass attempt on 2nd down fell incomplete, and Duncan was sacked by Kevin Potas, his 2nd of the night and 16th of the season. Champlin Park punted it to Wayzata.
The Trojans started at the 50 yard line as Kevin Knight slashed up the middle for a gain of 9 yards. A handoff to Kroeten gained nine easy yards, and the very next play Chris Kroeten broke off a 41 yard touchdown run. Stranghoener added the extra point to make it 35-0 in favor of Wayzata with 4:36 remaining in the 3rd quarter.
The Rebels started at their own 34 yard line as Duncan handed off to Marquardt who picked up 12 yards. Marquardt broke off a couple more on his next carry, and Duncan gained another 12 yards for Rebel first down at the Trojan 39 yard line. After a facemask penalty, Champlin started again with a 1st and 10 at the Trojan 26 yard line. A Duncan keeper picked up a first down. A handoff to Marquardt gained a another Rebel 1st down. A Duncan keeper up the middle gained 9 yards and a touchdown. The Rebels went for the 2 point conversion as Duncan again kept the ball. The score made it Wayzata 35, Champlin Park 8 with :46 seconds left in the 3rd quarter.
Wayzata started with the football on their own 20 yard line. Chris Lindsey gained 11 yards to bring the ball to the 31. Lindsey gained a bunch more on his next attempt. A third consecutive attempt by Lindsey gained another Trojan 1st. Mac Cameron gained 2 yards up the middle. Cameron tried the left side again for 3 yards. A personal foul stopped the drive, and the Trojans punted the ball away.
The Rebels started with a 1st and 10 at their own 37 yard. A Duncan keeper gained a yard. Kevin Potas sacked Duncan on the next play, to make it 3rd and 12. The next play, Potas and Grant Olson sacked Duncan again to bring on the Rebel punting unit.
Kramer Berg and the Trojans took over on the Rebel 29 yard line. Berg handed off to Chris Lindsay for a nice 5 yard gain. Berg handed off to Mac Cameron for a 5 yard gain. Aaron Roth picked up 7 yards to bring the football to the 12 yard line. Berg handed off to Jack Vettel gain a couple more. Lindsey gained a couple more to bring the ball to the 6 yard line. Lindsey tried up the middle to bring the football to the 3 yard line. Chris Lindsey scored on a 4th and goal, and Stranghoener had the extra point blocked. That made the score Wayzata 41, Champlin Park 8.
Champlin Park return man Van Voorhis was destroyed by Cody Lewis at the Rebel 22 yard line. Marquardt carried for a yard and was tackled by Sean Nonhoff. Duncan ran up the middle and was tackled by Max Baker. Darrien Hill carried the ball to the end zone from the 41 yard line to score the touchdown. After the extra point, it was Wayzata 41, Champlin Park 15 with 1:14 left in the 4th quarter.
Dan Wexler stepped under center for the Trojans and handed off to Jack Vettel who gained 3 yards. Another handoff and carry to Roth gained 5 yards to make it 3rd and 3 on the Trojan 27 yard line. Vettel ran to his left for a gain of 3 yards as the clock expired.
The unofficial attendance was 56,871.
FIRST QUARTER W-Knight 1 run (Stranghoener kick) W-Knight 1 run (Stranghoener kick) SECOND QUARTER [no scoring] THIRD QUARTER W-Kroeten 2 run (Stranghoener kick) W-Engelhardt 4 run (Stranghoener kick) W-Kroeten 41 run (Stranghoener kick) CP-Duncan 9 run (Duncan run) FOURTH QUARTER W-Lindsey 3 run (kick blocked) CP -Hill 41 run (McKeehen kick)
View the Media Report for Wayzata versus Champlin Park.
The Wayzata Trojans hosted the Robbinsdale Cooper Hawks in the 2008 Section 5A Football Tournement. Cooper beat Maple Grove on Tuesday night to earn the right to travel to Wayzata.
Ryan Macgregor, pictured left, kicked an 83 yard punt to pin Cooper on the 1 inch yard line during the course of the game. Wayzata sputtered a little on offense this week, and seemed to show signs of being off a week with the bye. Watch for them to take on Champlin Park next Friday night in more AAAAA Sectional Action.
Trojan QB John Ries started under center and flipped it to Fritz Rock, but the play was called back for an illegal man downfield. Ries handed off to Garrett Englehardt for a 20 yard scamper into Hawk territory and a first down at the Cooper 42. A screen pass from Ries to Englehardt netted no gain to bring up 2nd and 10 for the Trojans. Ries handed off to Englehardt who dove to his left for a 5 yard gain. Wayzata QB John Ries handed off to Chris Kroeten who easily picked up the first down at the Hawk 32. A slant pattern by Rock and a quick pass from Ries netted 10 yards. Kroeten carried the ball from the Cooper 22 yard line for 5 yards to bring up 2nd and 5 from the 15 yard line. Another handoff to Kroeten picked up 3 yards. Englehardt ran to the left behind his big offensive line to pick-up the first down at the Hawk 6 yard line. A Ries pass to Rock gained a couple, but was nullified by an illegal man down field to make it first and 11 from the 11. An Englehardt carry netted no gain. A lofted ball from Ries to a end zone corner bound Matt Tarpley was caught out of bounds. A slant attempt by Ries to Tarpley fell incomplete to bring up 4th down. David Stranghoener kicked a field goal from the 11 yard line was blocked and returned by Cooper to the Hawk 40 yard line.
Cooper QB DJ Hebert started under center and hand off to Dwayne Crenshaw who was tacled after a gain of 1 yard by Kevin Potas. A pass attempt by Hebert to the flat was almost intercepted and taken to the house by Jack Egan to make it 4th and 7. Punter Michael Rose caught the snap low with his knee down to give the Trojans the ball on the Cooper 32 yard line.
A Ries handoff to Garrett Englehardt netted a couple of yards. A Ries attempt to Cecil Doe streaking towards the end zone fell incomplete to make it 3rd and 8. Ries tried to get the ball to Tarpley along the the left side line in front of the first down marker was overthrown. Punter Ryan Macgregor gave Wayzata a chance to down on it the 1 yard line, but it bounced off of an unidentified Trojan into the end zone.
Cooper’s next drive started at their own 20. An errant pass sailed out of bounds. The second play was a sweep to the right where Jack Egan would up with a fumbled ball in his hands running the other way. The ball squirted out before Egan was tackled and Grant Olson fell on the ball at the Cooper 11 yard line. Chris Kroeten ran to his left from the Cooper 11 and tore into the endzone for a touchdown. David Stranghoener added an extra point to make it 7-0 with 4:52 remaining in the 1st quarter.
The Cooper return man muffed the catch, and fell on it at the Hawk 20 yard line. Cooper runner Neko Kyles gained three before being tackled by Carl West. An overthrown pass by Hawk QB Hebert was intercepted by Daryl Brown at the Trojan 49 yard line.
Ries handed off to Kroeten who darted to his left for a 6 yard gain. A coverage sack of Ries by Cooper lost 8 yards to bring up 3rd down and 12. A slant pass from Ries to Doe gained 9 yards to bring the Trojan punting unit on again. Ryan Macgregor kicked the ball to the Hawk Elijah Swen who returned the ball to the Trojan 41 yard line, and a facemask added 5 more yards.
Cooper tried the sweep again and AJ Tarpley tackled the Hawk runner for a loss of 8. Hebert’s pass to the flat was covered well by Robbie Heflin to make it 3rd and 18. Tobi Okeyumi scored his first monstrous sack of the game on Hebert to make it 4th and 28. The Hawk punter sent it to David Boegel who was tackled immediately on the Wayzata 12 yard line.
Wayzata started this drive at their own 12 yard line, and Garrett Englehardt carried it for a couple of yards. Another Englehardt carry netted no gain.
A Ries pass attempt to Fritz Rock fell incomplete to bring up 4th and 5 and the Trojan punting unit. Ryan MacGregor punted the ball 83 yards to the Cooper 1 inch line for what seems likely to be a Minnesota High School record.
Hebert tried the QB sneek for a couple of yards and was met by a host of Trojans. A Cooper pass from Hebert to Wesley Stewart was well defended by John Connelly. A lame duck of a pass from Hebert to a Hawk reciever gained 26 yards. A Hawk run by Hebert was fumbled, and John Connelly scooped up the ball and ran to the Cooper 27 yard line.
Wayzata went back to running the ball as Kroeten smashed his was through for 20 yards to make it first and goal from the Cooper 6 yard line. Kroeten gained 3 yards on his next rush attempt to make it 2nd and 3. Garrett Englehardt followed a host of Trojan blockers to score the Touchdown, and Stranghoener added the extra point to make it 14-0 with 8:40 left in the 2nd quarter. Cooper started another drive at the Hawk 24 yard line. Kevin Potas sacked Herbert to make it 2nd and 19 for the Hawks. An end around sniffed out by Jack Egan lost 2 yards. Hebert was sacked again by Okeyumi. Cooper punted it to Daryl Brown who called for a fair catch at the Cooper 27 yard line.
The Trojans took over as Ries handed off to Tarpley for a a short gain. Ries handed off to Englehardt who scampered for 26 yards to bring it to the Cooper 1 inch line with a Trojan first down. Englehardt again followed a host of Trojan blockers, this time to the right and fell into the end zone for touchdown. Stranghoener added the extra point to make it 21-0 with 5:55 left in the 2nd quarter. The Cooper Hawks started again at their own 18 yard line. The Hawks was stopped after a short gain by Neko Kyles was tackled by Kevin Potas. Bixler was tackled by Grant Olson to bring up 4th and 7 and the Hawk punting unit.
The Trojans started at the Cooper 47 yard line as the offense came back on the field. A Ries pass attempt was batted down at the line of scrimmedge. Ries handed off to Kroeten for a quick 3 yard pick up to bring up 3rd and 7 for Wayzata. Another Chris Kroeten dive for decent yardage was called back on a holding penalty to make it 3rd and 12. Ries was hit as he tried to throw it down the field and Cooper intercepted the ball on their 20 yard line–as good or better than a punt.
Hebert dropped back and was sacked for 6 yards by Kevin Potas to make it 2nd and 21. A host of Trojans tackeled Hebert on a keeper to make it 3rd and 18. Another Hebert keeper netted no gain and a 4th and 18 at the Cooper 14. The cooper punt team had their kick partially deflected as Wayzata took over at the Hawk 25 yard line with 1:29 left before halftime.
A well executed screen pass from Ries to Englehardt for a touchdown was called back for holding. A quick out from Ries to Fritz gained a bunch to make it 1st and 10 at the Cooper 14. Ries was sacked by a blitzing Hawk defense to make it 2nd and 25. Fritz Rock made a leaping catch to gain 24 yards to make it 3rd and inches at the Cooper 4 yard line. Garrett Englehardt carried the ball to his right to gain the inches necessary for a Trojan first down at the Cooper 3 yard line with 27 seconds left. A rollout by Ries and quick pass to Tarpley scored a 3 yard touchdown. Stranghoener added the extra point with 17.1 seconds left in the half to make it 28-0.
Cooper started at their 31 yard line with 12.9 seconds remaining in the half. Hebert took a knee to end the half with the score 28-0 at the half.
************************************************************** Wayzata versus Cooper Section 5A Playoffs coverage brought to you by Andrew Mullin: Candidate for City Council **************************************************************
Cooper started at their 25 yard line. Carmeon Barukzoy was taken down after a short gain. Hebert’s pass was overthrown and brought up 3rd and 5. Neko Kyles was tackled by David Boegel after a 6 yard gain and a Hawk 1st down. Barukzoy was tackled by Okeyumi for no gain. Kyles gained a couple and was tackled once again by Okeyumi to make it 3rd and 8. Kevin Potas sacked Hebert for a loss, but a Trojan personal foul gave Cooper a 1st Down on the Hawk 46. Some fancy footwork by Hebert resulted in a long gain via pass to Lakeem Johnson. Another pass to Johnson picked up another double digit gain to make it 1st and 10 at the Trojan 15. Cooper ball carrier Kyles was tackled by Carl West after a couple yard gain. Robbie Heflin provided excellent coverage as Cooper again tried to get the ball from Hebert to Johnson. Kyles carried the ball to the Wayzata 6 yard line to make it 4th and 1. Hebert ran the keeper to gain the 1st down. Another Hebert keeper was stopped by Carl West to make it 2nd and goal at the 2 for the Hawks. Grant Olson stuffed Kyles for no gain. A Hebert pass to the corner of the end zone was well defended by Daryl Brown. Hebert ran another keeper to score the touchdown, and Sean Duffey added the extra point to make it 28-7 in favor of the Trojans with 5:51 left in the 3rd quarter.
Wayzata started with the football at their 20 yard line. Ries and company handed the football off to Kroeten for a 10 yard gain and a Trojan 1st down. Kroeten carried the ball again for nice gain to make it 2nd and 6. Another handoff of the football from Ries to Kroeten netted 21 yards to bring the ball to the Cooper 45 yard line. A motion penalty, and then a quick out by Cecil Doe as Ries delivered the football gained 10 yards to make it 2nd and 5. Another motion penalty made it 2nd and 9. A screen pass from Ries as he delivered the football to Garrett Englehardt allowed the Trojans to score the easy football touchdown. Stranghoener added the extra point to make it 35-7 with 4:05 left in the 3rd quarter.
Cooper started at their 23 yard line. A pitch from Hebert to Kyles lost 4 yards. Hebert threw the football to Johnson for a gain of 18 yards. A fumble by Hebert was recovered by Robbie Heflin to give the Trojans the football on the 41 yard line. Chris Lindsey took a Ries handoff for 5 yards up the gut. Another rush by Lindsey netted a short gain to make it 3rd and 4. A Ries pass attempt fell incomplete to bring on the Trojan punt team. Ryan Macgregor punted the football for Wayzata into the end zone for a touchback.
Cooper took over the football at the 20 yard line. A host of Trojans stopped Kyles for a 1 yard gain. An Hebert pass to Johnson was caught and fumbled, then recovered by Ross Giangrossi.
Matt Tarpley handed off to Chris Lindsey from the Cooper 38 yard line to gain a couple.
4TH QUARTER Tarpley scampered on a bootleg for a huge gain to make it 1st and 10 from the Cooper 11 yard line. Another false start backed up the Trojans 5 yards. A Tarpley pass to AJ Troup fell incomplete to make it 3rd and 11. Matt Tarpley threw the football to Cecil Doe for an easy score. Stranghoener added the extra point to make it 42-7 Wayzata with 10:25 left in the football game.
Cooper started at their own 22 yard line. A pass to Anton Bedeaux gained 19 yards and a Hawk first down. Kyles was tackled by David Boegel for a 2 yard loss to make it 2nd and 12. Hebert’s pass to Johnson was well defended by Paul Hoffer. Another long football throw by Hebert fell incomplete and brought on the Cooper punt team.
Kramer Berg stepped under center for the Trojans and handed the football off to Aaron Roth for a gain of 7 yards to bring it out to the Wayzata 29 yard line. Another Berg handoff to Roth netted a loss of 1. Jack Vettel took a Berg handoff for the necessary yardage to gain a Trojan 1st down. Berg handed the football off to Roth again for an 11 yard gain. Dan Wexler in at QB handed off to Vettel for a nice gain. Wexler handed the football off to Roth for no gain. Wexler was sacked for a loss and the Trojans turned it over on downs.
Hebert pitched it back to Moon who threw it to Johnson for a big time gain to get the football to the Wayzata 5 yard line with 28 seconds. An attempt to Richards fell incomplete.
FIRST QUARTER W – Kroeten 12 run (Stranghoener kick) SECOND QUARTER W – Engelhardt 3 run (Stranghoener kick) W – Engelhardt 1 run (Stranghoener kick) W – Tarpley 3 pass from Ries (Stranghoener kick) THIRD QUARTER C – Hebert 2 run (kick good) W – Engelhardt 44 pass from Ries (Stranghoener kick) FOURTH QUARTER W – Doe 13 pass from Tarpley (Stranghoener kick)
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