Champlin Park’s Jaice Miller rushes into the end zone in the final game of the regular season, beating Totino-Grace 41-34 Wednesday evening. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine
Champlin Park's Bennett Otto breaks a tackle and heads towards the end zone Wednesday night, helping his team defeat the Eagles 41-34 at home. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine
For one last time in the regular season, Champlin Park senior quarterback Bennett Otto came out of the same tunnel Tom Brady once did.
“It’s awesome. It’s a college atmosphere kind of thing,” Otto said of the former New England Patriots’ tunnel that the Rebels run through at the start of home games. “It gets us pumped up.”
Otto put up Brady-like numbers as the Rebels (6-2, 4-2) outgunned Totino-Grace 41-34 at home Wednesday night. He threw 216 yards and four touchdown passes, including three in the second half.
Bennett Otto threw four touchdown passes to lead Champlin Park past Metro North opponent Totino-Grace 41-34 in regular-season finale for both teams Wednesday night at Champlin Park High School.
The Rebels’ senior quarterback tossed two of his touchdowns in the second half to rally Champlin Park, ranked No. 6 in the Class 6A statewide Associated Press Poll, which was down 20-19 at halftime.
The Eagles (2-6, 2-4) took a one-point lead into the break after quarterback Kristoff Kowalkowski completed a 10-yard touchdown pass to Evan Spevacek and Patrick Doran broke through the end zone on a 1-yard run with 1 minute, 14 seconds remaining in the half.
In addition to Otto’s TD passes, Champlin Park (6-2, 4-2) was productive on the ground, with junior wideout Jaice Miller and senior running back Nick Villamizar running in touchdowns. Doran, meanwhile, finished with four rushing touchdowns for the Eagles.
Totino-Grace's Patrick Doran breaks the goal line giving the Eagles a touchdown Wednesday night against the Rebels. The Eagles lost to the Rebels 41-34. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine
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