Landa, Vaughn, Mensah lead Highland Park

St. Paul Highland Park running back Melvin Mensa (1) returns the opening kickoff with teammate Shea Landa (18) leading the way against St. Paul Central.
Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald

Shea Landa connected with Monaire Vaughn for a 5-yard touchdown and running back Melvin Mensah hit paydirt on a 42-yard sprint and had an interception leading St. Paul Highland Park (2-2) to a 13-7 prep football victory over archrival St. Paul Central (2-2) before a packed house at Highland Park Stadium last Thursday evening.

Quarterback Cole Fee scored for Central on a one-yard run and Aiden Sande added the extra point to lead Central. A kick accounted for the Minutemen’s scoring.

Head coach Jonathan Brown leads the victorious Scots. Veteran head coach Scott Howell leads the Minutemen.

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