Tartan's Antwan Kimmons (2) ends Mahtomedi's final drive with an interception, securing a Titans' victory over Mahtomedi and a berth in the Class 5A state tournament. Photo by Korey McDermott, SportsEngine
Tartan's Antwan Kimmons (2) and Solomon Whalen (7) each scored a touchdown as the Titans defeated host Matomedi on Nov 2. Photo by Korey McDermott, SportsEngine
For the first time in 47 years, the Tartan football team will play in a state tournament.
With 50 seconds remaining, Titans senior Antwan Kimmons intercepted a Mahtomedi pass and sealed the game at 19-14. The win wrapped up the Class 5A, Section 4 championship a season after Tartan lost to Mahtomedi in the title game 14-0.
Mahtomedi quarterback Jake Arlandson scored on a 1-yard rushing touchdown with three minutes left to shrink the Zephyrs' deficit to five points. Their defense got a stop, but the final drive started at Mahtomedi's own 20-yard line with just 1:14 left on the clock.
Tartan built a 12-0 halftime lead after touchdowns by Kimmons on a 19-yard reception and Tim Oeun on a 23-yard rush. Solomon Whalen added another 4-yard run
Mahtomedi scored a 2-yard rushing touchdown by Erik Bjork in the third quarter, cutting the score to 12-7. Tartan's Solomon Whalen responded with a 4-yard run — the eventual game-winner — to make it 19-7.
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