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Chaska ends Mahtomedi's Cinderella run with 35-7 victory

By JOE GUNTHER, Star Tribune, 11/09/19, 2:00PM CST

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The Hawks, behind three rushing touchdowns by Stevo Klotz, advance to the 5A semifinals next week at U.S. Bank Stadium.


Chaska running back Stevo Klotz (8) barrels forward near the goal line against Mahtomedi Saturday afternoon. Klotz had three rushing TDs and two sacks in the Hawks 35-7 victory over the Zephyrs. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine

Chaska dominated play at the line of scrimmage and got three rushing touchdowns from Stevo Klotz in a 35-7 victory over Mahtomedi in a Class 5A quarterfinal at Vaughn Field in Shakopee.

“We’ve got a mature group that takes it week-by-week,” Chaska coach Bryan Dahl said. “We’ve been on both ends of looking past people and people looking past us the past two years. These seniors have been a part of it. They are a mature group that hasn’t taken anything for granted all year.”

The Hawks scored on back-to-back possessions in the first half to build a 14-0 lead. Klotz got the scoring started with a 2-yard touchdown run on a direct snap. After a three-and-out, Grif Wurtz threw an 83-yard touchdown pass to Nic Snuggerud on a third-down play.

In the second half, Klotz ran for touchdowns on back-to-back possessions. Chaska’s Dewandis Youmans scored on the next drive.

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Chaska dominated play at the line of scrimmage and got three rushing touchdowns from Stevo Klotz in a 35-7 victory over Mahtomedi in a Class 5A quarterfinal at Vaughn Field in Shakopee.

The Hawks' victory ended the Zephyrs' Cinderella-like playoff run. After winning just two games in the regular season, the Zephyrs won three consecutive games, including two upsets, to win their section.

The Hawks scored on back-to-back possessions in the first half to build a 14-0 lead. Klotz got the scoring started with a 2-yard touchdown run on a direct snap. After a three-and-out, Grif Wuertz threw an 83-yard touchdown pass to Nic Snuggerud on a third-down play.

In the second half, Klotz ran for touchdowns on back-to-back possessions for the Hawks. Dewandis Youmans scored on the next drive for the Hawks.

The Zephyrs scored with 1:22 left in the game on a 9-yard touchdown run by Jordan Hull.

Check back later for more on the game.


Mahtomedi quarterback Johnathon Devore (9) tries to scramble away from Chaska's Gabe Kinneman (41) during the first half of Saturday’afternoon. The Hawk defense put pressure on the Zephyrs all game in their 35-7 victory. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine

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