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Minneapolis North pours it on in the second half in 54-28 victory over previously unbeaten Breck

By Maddie DeBilzan, Special to the Star Tribune, 09/21/18, 10:15PM CDT


Trailing 28-22 at halftime, the Polars scored 32 points in the second half and held the Mustangs scoreless.

Minneapolis North senior Kehyan Porter goes up the middle for a 3-yard touchdown burst in the first quarter against Breck. The Polars defeated the Mustangs 54-28. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine

Zach Yeager

Last year Minneapolis North shattered Breck’s perfect record, scoring 72 points on the Mustangs.

On Friday the Mustangs gave the Polars a run for their money, taking a six-point lead  at halftime in the battle of unbeaten teams. But Minneapolis North, with a 32-point outburst in the second half, took a 54-28 victory in the Mustangs’ homecoming game.

Breck quarterback David Roddy had 63 rushing yards and completed 14 of 25 attempts for 195 passing yards. He threw two touchdown passes and ran for another touchdown to give the Mustangs their 28-22 edge at halftime.

Minneapolis North senior Omar Brown works for extra yardage after a reception against Breck Friday night. Brown scored twice in the Polars' 54-28 victory over the Mustangs. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine

First report

Turnovers factored significantly in the outcome Friday as Minneapolis North (4-0) rallied in the second half for a 54-28 victory over host Breck (3-1).

The Mustangs led 28-22 at halftime on the strength of senior quarterback David Roddy.

Within the first minute of the game, Minneapolis North’s Armon Dalton intercepted Roddy’s pass intended for Ethan Guell. But shortly after, Breck’s Elijah Zackery recovered a fumble and ran it in for an 80-yard touchdown, putting the Mustangs up 7-0.

Roddy, a senior, threw two touchdown passes and ran for a third score to give the Mustangs the lead at halftime.

But a 42-yard rushing touchdown early in the second half by Minneapolis North’s Omar Brown gave the Polars the lead again, beginning a 32-point outburst in the second half.

After the Polars stopped Roddy with a sack in the backfield, Minneapolis North quarterback Zach Yeager threw a 44-yard touchdown pass to Brown.

Running back Kehyan Porter tacked on four points to the touchdowns with successful two-point conversion plays.

The fourth quarter was much like the first, with back-to-back turnovers. Breck recovered a fumble by North, followed by Dalton’s second interception catch from Roddy.

The Polars added a touchdown pass from Yeager to Eli Campbell and a rushing touchdown by Yeager.

Check back later for more on the game.

Breck quarterback David Roddy looks for room to scramble against Minneapolis North Friday night. The Mustangs fell to the Polars 54-28. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine

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