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Second-half surge again: St. Michael-Albertville hands defending 6A champ Wayzata its second loss

By DAVID LA VAQUE, Star Tribune , 10/15/20, 7:00PM CDT


Two long scoring plays in the fourth quarter lifted the Knights to a 21-14 victory.

St. Michael-Albertville's David Collins scored his first touchdown of the game in the first half Thursday against Wayzata. Photo: RENEE JONES SCHNEIDER renee.jones@startribune.com

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.”

First report

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.

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