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Star Tribune roundup: East Ridge upends No. 4 Lakeville North in late-scheduled game

By JOEL RIPPEL, Star Tribune, 10/15/20, 11:00PM CDT


Plus results from other games around the metro area on Thursday.

East Ridge used its second consecutive solid defensive effort to earn another victory.

The Raptors, tied for 10th in the Associated Press Class 6A poll, upended No. 4 Lakeville North13-0 on Thursday.

After a scoreless first half, Ben North scored the Raptors’ first touchdown on a 55-yard run in the third quarter.

East Ridge defeated Eastview 40-7 in its season opener last Friday. Lakeville North (1-1) defeated Cretin-Derham Hall 55-14 on Saturday in a game scheduled after both teams' games against other opponents were canceled by COVID-19 issues.

East Ridge and Lake­ville North weren’t originally scheduled to play each other Thursday. Lakeville North was initially scheduled to play Burnsville while East Ridge was scheduled to play Roseville.

But Burnsville canceled out of caution Wednesday, while East Ridge needed an opponent because Roseville had to cancel its first two games because of COVID issues.

Litchfield 49, Watertown-Mayer 7: Senior Ben Alsleben passed for six touchdowns and 343 yards to lead the Dragons past the host Royals. Alsleben, who completed 14 of 20 passes, threw four TD passes in the first half as the Dragons built a 35-7 halftime lead. Bennett Lecher, a senior, combined for 249 rushing and receiving yards and scored four TDs for the Dragons. Lecher rushed for 111 yards on eight carries and caught eight passes for 138 yards.

Princeton 47, St. Cloud Cathedral 7: Sophomore Cooper Drews threw four touchdown passes — two to Manny Flicek and two to Evan Schimming — to lead the host Tigers (1-1) to their first victory of the season. Princeton opened the season with a 21-12 loss to Annandale, which is ranked No. 2 in Class 3A.

SMB 42, Mound Westonka 14: Junior Sanjay Redd rushed for four touchdowns in the first half and returned the second half kickoff 79 yards for a touchdown to pace the Wolfpack (1-1) past visiting Mound Westonka. The touchdown to open the second half extended the Wolfpack’s lead to 34-7.

Streak ends: St. Paul Harding ended a 28-game losing streak on Tuesday with an 8-0 overtime victory over St. Paul Humboldt. The losing streak dated to the final game of the 2016 season. The Knights had gone 0-9 in each of the past three seasons.


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