Pirates Finish as Runner-Up, Rebels going to the Dome
The Grantsburg Pirates were just three games away from a state volleyball championship, but their undefeated season and state championship were ruined Saturday against Wisconsin Heights. The Pirates fall 3-0 and finish as the state runner up. Nonetheless, a great season from coach Morrin’s team who end the year 37-1. Sophomore outside hitter, Kortney Morrin earns all state honorable mention and all-state tournament team honors.
Moose-Lake Willow River’s football team will play in the Metrodome, Friday. The Rebels are 12-0 and beat Breckenridge 46-0 on Friday at St. Cloud State. The rebels have scored over 40 in every game this year except for the opener against Pine City when they were held to 10. They take on Caledonia at 5:45 p.m, Friday.
The Chicago Bears could not give the Tennessee Titans their first lost on the year, which meant the winner of the Green Bay Packers – Minnesota Vikings showdown would share the division lead.
The game saw points scored in every way imaginable. The Vikes forced two safeties, Will Blackmon burned the Purple for a second time this year with a 65-yard punt return, Nick Collins picked off Gus Frerotte for six, and Adrian Peterson continues his prolific young career with a go ahead 29-yard touchdown with just over two minutes to play. That gave the pack enough time to drive down field, but Mason Crosby couldn’t connect on a 52-yard field goal and the Vikings hold on for the 28-27 win.
The Pack falls to 4-5 and the Vikings improve to 5-4. Purple now on the road for two straight against Tampa Bay and Jacksonville. Green Bay is at home next week in a pivotal game against the Bears
Bad news for the Vikings, they are likely without their top punter returned for the remainder of the season. Charles Gordon broke his leg on a punt return against Green Bay.
Both the wild and the Timberwolves are coming off weekend losses, and both get a few days to regroup. The Wild are off until Thursday after a four game road trip. They host Phoenix, who they beat 3-2 ten days ago. The 1-5 T-wolves are searching for their second win out west against Golden State. Tip off in that game is Tuesday at 930 p.m.