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Spring Grove cruises to 48-12 victory over Cromwell-Wright

By JIM PAULSEN, Star Tribune, 11/15/18, 2:15PM CST


Quarterback Alex Folz threw four touchdown passes and ran for three scores to lead the defending champions back to the Nine-Man Prep Bowl.

Spring Grove quarterback Alex Folz (8) had a hand in all seven touchdowns the Lions scored against Cromwell-Wright. Photo: ANTHONY SOUFFLE • anthony.souffle@startribune.com

Spring Grove wasn’t taking any chances.

The defending champion Lions nearly let their title defense slip through their fingers, literally, in a last-second comeback victory over Russel-Tyler-Ruthton in the Nine-Man quarterfinals. They weren’t going to let it happen again.

Led by senior quarterback Alex Folz, Spring Grove broke out with 28 first quarter points and cruised to a 48-12 victory over Cromwell-Wright in the Nine-Man semifinals Thursday at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Folz, who was recently selected as a Mr. Football finalist, completed 25 of 34 passes for 368 yards and four touchdowns. He added 85 rushing yards and three more touchdowns as Spring Grove (13-0) ran its winning streak to 27 games.

“We knew we wanted to play fast and jump out to a lead against a power running team,” Spring Grove coach Zach Hauser said. “Cromwell hadn’t faced a spread offense all year. We threw a couple of different formations against them and went on from there.”

First report

Spring Grove stormed out with a 28-point first quarter and cruised to a 48-12 victory over Cromwell-Wright in the Nine-Man semifinal on Thursday at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Spring Grove quarterback Alex Folz passed for four touchdowns and rushed for three more as the defending champion Lions bumped their winning streak to 27 consecutive games.

Cromwell-Wright (12-1) was held without a first down until midway through the second quarter. The team played without it starting quarterback, Drew Libbon, who was injured in the section finals.

Check back later for more on the game.

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