Maple Grove's Anthony Gipson (7) powers into the end zone on a fourth-quarter TD run against Minnetonka. Gipson added a second rushing touchdown in the Crimson’s 26-3 victory over the Skippers. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine
Maple Grove’s offensive line was at a decided size disadvantage Friday against Minnetonka — by an average of 35 pounds at all but one position — but it didn’t bother Crimson senior Nick Eull.
“You’ve got to be the ankle-biters on the field. Use your feet (and) get low,” said Eull, a 215-pound offensive lineman.
Eull and his teammates helped the Maple Grove (5-4) running attack power past Minnetonka 26-3 at home Friday. Senior running back Anthony Gipson rushed for 119 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries.
Sophomore running back Aiden McMahon and junior quarterback Nate Elmes also rushed for touchdowns.
“They were going outside, so we couldn’t really get around as much,” said Aidan Lowery, a 340-pound Minnetonka senior defensive lineman on facing the Crimson’s line.
Maple Grove's Cooper Wegscheid (3) dives for extra yards at the end of a first quarter rush against Minnetonka. The Crimson defeated the Skippers 26-3 at Maple Grove High School. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine
Senior running back Anthony Gipson scored two touchdowns for Maple Grove in a 26-3 victory over Minnetonka at home Friday night.
With the Crimson leading 13-3 in the fourth quarter, Gipson scored his second touchdown of the game on a 1-yard run after a 37-yard interception return to the 1-yard line by sophomore defensive back Micha Vayee.
Minnetonka (0-9) came out running right at the Maple Grove defense in the first quarter, taking 15 plays to go 42 yards. Senior kicker Pierce Zabilla booted the 36-yard field goal to give the Skippers a 3-0 lead.
The Crimson (5-4) got over the .500 mark for the first time with the victory.
Check back later for more on the game.