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SMB races to big lead and puts away Chisago Lakes

By NATE GOTLIEB, Special to the Star Tribune, 11/09/19, 1:30PM CST


Wolfpack star Jalen Suggs threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more in a 49-28 victory.

Jalen Suggs recorded five TDs in the 48-29 Class 4A quarterfinal win over Chisago Lakes Saturday afternoon at Centennial. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine

An 18-yard completion with a defender draped around his legs. A 29-yard run on which he reversed field and broke multiple tackles. A 56-yard pass for a touchdown.

Those were just a sampling of the plays SMB Jalen Suggs made during the Wolfpack’s 48-29 victory over Chisago Lakes on Saturday in the Class 4A quarterfinal at Centennial High School.


Suggs, a senior quarterback who’s among the top-ranked high school basketball players in the Class of 2020, accounted for five scores, including four in the first half. That included a 20-yard completion to Terry Lockett on fourth-and-19 and the 56-yard touchdown pass, caught by Savion Robinson.

“We were just playing solid, finding the open man, seeing the gaps in the defense and taking advantage of it,” Suggs said. “We were playing just really simple football, and it was working for us."

Chicago Lake’s Cole Peterson (38) fell short of his third TD in Saturday's 48-29 Class 4A quarterfinal loss to SMB at Centennial. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine

First report

Jalen Suggs accounted for five touchdowns, including four in the first half, as SMB defeated Chisago Lakes 48-29 in a Class 4A quarterfinal Saturday at Centennial High School.

Suggs, a senior quarterback who's among the top-ranked high school basketball players in the Class of 2020, rushed for two scores and threw for three. That included a 56-yard touchdown pass to Savion Robinson in which Suggs threw the ball over 55 yards.

Terry Lockett and Trevon Howard also caught touchdowns for SMB (11-0), which led 35-0 at halftime. The Wolfpack's Tommy Stolpestad also rushed for a score and linebacker Kaden Johnson returned a fumble 65 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Cole Peterson rushed for two touchdowns and Nick Wasco and David Kimlinger also rushed for scores for Chisago Lakes (5-7), which accumulated over 450 yards of offense.

The Wildcats, who went 2-6 during the regular season and 3-0 in the Section 7 playoffs, were making their first state appearance in 18 years.

SMB, a co-op of The Blake School and St. Paul and Minnehaha academies, is looking for its second consecutive state title.

Check back later for more on the game.

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