Minneapolis North Football Coach Charles Adams and the Polars have done it again. With a 56-0 victory over St. Agnes, North punched its sixth-straight ticket to the Class 2A state playoffs, winning the Section 4AA title.
North has made it to the state playoffs every year since 2014. The Polars won the Class A title in 2016.
Led by quarterback Zach Yeager, running back Terrance Kamara, receiver Mario Sanders, and defensive players Quientrail Jamison-Travis, Devon Townley Jr., Dominic McMillan, Quixote Herron, Kelan Holcomb and Mario Kuiah, the Polars remained undefeated at 8-0 and enter the Class AA playoffs as the favorite to win it all.
They play Blue Earth in the quarterfinals Saturday, November 9, 5 pm at Kasson-Mantorville High School.
St. Louis Park volleyball team makes it to state
After defeating Bloomington Jefferson 3-2 in the finals of Section 6AAA play, St. Louis Park earned its first trip ever to the Class 3A state volleyball tournament to be held at the Xcel Energy Center this weekend.
The Orioles, 21-6 made it to the tournament despite finishing third in the Metro West Conference behind Chaska and Bloomington Jefferson.
Middle hitters Kendall Coley, Reagan Alexander and Hannah Howell, outside hitters Elsa Bergland and Faith Johnson, along with setter Makaila Winward have led St. Louis Park to its most memorable season ever.
Coley is also one of the state’s top basketball prospects with interest from several Division l programs.
Suggs has SMB in position to repeat
Jalen Suggs, one of the country’s most sought after basketball prospects, has the St. Paul Academy/Minnehaha Academy/Blake (SMB) football team in position to repeat as Class 4A champions after a thrilling 36-30 victory over Benilde-St. Margaret.
Running back Sanjay Redd and receiver Terry Lockett have made big contributions to the offense, while Kaden Johnson, Kevvan Anderson, Trevon Howard, Harry Chugg and Cole McKinney have done likewise on the defensive end of the ball.
Central takes third in state soccer tournament
St. Paul Central placed third in the Class 2A state tournament last week. The Minutemen, who had an outstanding tournament and qualified for the second year in a row, were led by forwards Assem Eslayad and Thomas Bump.
Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald is a contributing columnist at the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder.