The St. John's football team is ranked 6th this week in the d3football.com Division III college football poll. The Johnnies were also ranked #6 last week. Bethel moves up one spot this week from #12 to #11.
The Vikings snuck out a 28-25 win in London against the New Orleans Saints Sunday. Star Tribune Sports Columnist Jim Souhan joined me on WJON. He explains that the offensive production is pacing behind last year's numbers despite the change in coaching staffs.
The North Dakota State University and St. John's University football teams came up with big wins in front of their homecoming crowds, the Granite City Lumberjacks completed a weekend sweep, and the University of Minnesota and St. Cloud State University men's hockey teams got their seasons off to a hot start on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Minnesota Twins lost in Detroit, the St. Cloud Norsemen were swept by Aberdeen, and the Gopher football team suffered their first loss of the year. On Sunday the Minnesota Vikings will face the New Orleans Saints in London, and the Wild will travel to Chicago for their third preseason game.
The Granite City Lumberjacks kept their perfect record intact with a trip to Wyoming Friday, while the Minnesota Twins shut out the Tigers and the St. Cloud Norsemen came up short at home. On Saturday, the University of Minnesota, North Dakota State University, and St. John's University football teams will all play their homecoming games, and college hockey returns to Minnesota with the Gophers and Huskies both hitting the ice.
Sauk Rapids-Rice 37, Bemidji 23
(Sauk Rapids improves to 5-0 and will play at St. Francis next Friday)
Sartell-St. Stephen 30, Moorhead 12
(The Sabres improve to 2-4 and will host Alexandria next Friday)
Milaca 26, Cathedral 19
(Cathedral drops to 1-4 and will play at Albany next Friday)
Tech 35, Apollo 0
(Tech ends 20-game losing streak...
Willmar 3, Sauk Rapids-Rice 0
(27-25, 25-20, 25-16)(Ava Athman had 10 kills and 5 blocks for Sauk Rapids-RIce)
Cathedral 3, Milaca 1
(25-17, 26-24, 24-26, 25-13)(Kayla Sexton had 22 kills and 11 digs and Ellie Kleinfelter added 5 kills and 16 digs for the Crusaders who improve to 11-6)
Rocori 3, Fergus Falls 0
(25-15, 25-6, 25-15)(Kate Holthaus had 13 kills and 4 digs and Ava Hirschfel
Sauk Rapids-Rice 3, Tech 0
(27-25, 25-16, 25-21)(Alexis Helmin had 14 kills and Ava Athman added 10 kills and 8 digs for the Storm)
Rocori 3, Alexandria 0
(25-22, 25-13, 25-23)(Mya Iten had 39 digs and Kate Holthaus had 19 kills and 11 digs for the Spartans)
Cathedral 3, Maple Lake 0
(25-18, 25-15, 25-21)(Kayla Sexton had 10 kills and Ellie Klinefelter had 4 kills and 19 digs for Cathe