Sherrod Russell scored the first Robbinsdale Cooper touchdown Saturday night. The Hawks beat Minneapolis Southwest 21-13 in the Class 5A, Section 5 semifinal. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine
Minneapolis Southwest’s TK Marshall put up numbers that earned him headlines among Minnesota high school running backs all season.
For one half of the Class 5A semifinal between Marshall’s Lakers and Cooper, it was Hawks senior running back Sherrod Russell grabbing the spotlight.
Russell rushed for two touchdowns as the Hawks (7-2) built a 21-0 first-half lead over the Lakers (7-3) and held on for a 21-13 victory in the Section 5 game at New Hope.
“TK, I’ve got a lot of respect for that guy,” said Russell, who complimented his offensive line as well. “They stepped up in the first half,’’ he said.
Minneapolis Southwest running back TK Marshall broke for a run against a suffocating Cooper defense Saturday night. The Lighting lost 21-13 to the Hawks in the Class 5A, Section 5 semifinal. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine