St. Thomas Academy pounded away at Mahtomedi to win a battle of Class 5A top-five teams 21-0 on Friday at Jerry Brown Stadium in Mendota Heights.
The fifth-ranked Cadets (4-0) wore down the Zephyrs defense and finished with 264 rushing yards. Senior Brendan McFadden led the way with 162 yards and two touchdowns. He also had 16 receiving yards.
“I was definitely really lucky tonight,” McFadden said. “The [offensive line] came to play. The holes were there, I just had to hit them. I was lucky to run behind those guys. It’s a credit to them.”
Zephyr Jack Bjork lead his team with 74 rushing yards in the first half. Photo by Kelly McGinley, SportsEngine