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This time, it was St. Michael-Albertville's turn to pull off the incredible comeback

By JIM PAULSEN, Star Tribune, 11/04/18, 6:45PM CST


On the losing end a year ago in improbable fashion to a Maple Grove rally, the Knights, trailing 28-0, scored 29 points in less than seven minutes to defeat Edina.

The first of three onside kicks, taken from a frame grab of a YouTube video of the St. Michael-Albertville comeback against Edina.

St. Michael-Albertville coach Jared Essler hadn’t brought it up all season. But he’s quite certain his players remembered.

One year ago, the Knights were on the receiving end of a miraculous comeback by Maple Grove, which scored three touchdowns in the final 59 seconds to pull out a victory in the Class 6A quarterfinals.

On Friday, St. Michael-Albertville received some much-needed karma. The Knights found themselves trailing Edina 28-0 midway through the fourth quarter. Believing a rally was possible would have been difficult had 2017’s heartbreaker not happened.

But it did. Check out Jim Paulsen's post on the Star Tribune Preps Insider blog and watch the comeback for yourself.

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