St. Michael-Albertville's David Collins scored his first touchdown of the game in the first half Thursday against Wayzata. Photo: RENEE JONES SCHNEIDER firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Michael-Albertville senior running back David Collins watched last Sunday’s Minnesota Vikings loss, the manner of which was on mind when Wayzata stopped him short of a first down near the goal line.
Nine seconds and 97 yards proved too much for the Trojans to overcome, however, as the host Knights prevailed with a 21-14 victory Thursday against the defending Class 6A Prep Bowl champions.
So, it’s time to forget Wayzata’s undefeated season. And disregard St. Michael-Albertville’s three-loss finish last fall as well. The Knights opened this season with their second consecutive victory while the Trojans are left to ponder an 0-2 start.
“I’m really thankful that we’re healthy and for the opportunities we’ve been given so far,” Collins said. “There’s more to continue.”
Two long fourth-quarter touchdowns – one a 64-yard run, the other a 76-yard passing play -- gave St. Michael-Albertville a 21-14 victory over Wayzata.
David Collins scored on the 64-yard run, his second touchdown of the game, with 10:47 to play Thursday, tying the game at 14-14. Less than two minutes later, the host Knights’ Jack Drobinski connected with Max Keefer on a 76-scoring pass to give them the lead.
The teams were tied 7-7 at halftime. Collins put the Knights (2-0) ahead 7-0 on a 1-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Wayzata tied it before halftime on a 3-yard run by Anthony Richmond.
The Trojans (0-2) took a 14-7 lead in the third quarter when Ryan Harvey connected with Julian Diedrich on a 26-yard passing play.
Check back later for more on the game.