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Maple Grove, Osseo Struggle in Week Four Losses

Sep 26, 2016 11:29AM ● Published by Doug Erlien

Osseo scored first against top ranked Totino-Grace, but struggled after that against the Eagles. Photo By: Doug Erlien

Both the Maple Grove Senior High and Osseo Senior High football teams struggled on Friday, Sept. 23. The Crimson fell to Eden Prairie High School while the Orioles lost to top ranked Totino-Grace High School. 

Eden Prairie 28, Maple Grove 15

The 
Maple Grove Crimson couldn’t overcome an early 14-0 deficit against Eden Prairie as they rallied late, but fell short losing to the Eagles 28-15. The Eagles scored on their first possession, then scored on a blocked Maple Grove punt to give them a 14-0 lead at the midway point of the first quarter.

Maple Grove was able to put drives together in the second quarter, but were only able to generate three points. The Crimson scored two-fourth quarter touchdowns to close the gap.

Senior quarterback Brad Davison led the way for Maple Grove with 158 yards passing and added 63 yards on the ground.

The Crimson (2-2) will face Wayzata High School for 
Homecoming Friday, Sept. 30 at Crimson Stadium.

Totino-Grace 36, Osseo 7
The last time 
Osseo and Totino-Grace met was the state semifinals and the Orioles, in the midst of their incredible run to a championship, pulled off the upset. Friday night the top ranked Eagles ran away from the Orioles and remained undefeated in the process.

The Orioles took an early first quarter lead when Martellius Hughes scored on a one yard touchdown run. It was the only points the Orioles would generate.

Then, the Eagles and their vaunted rushing attack came to life. Seniors Ivan Burlak and Gayflor Flomo combined for more than 200 yards on the ground and three touchdowns in the win.

The Orioles (1-3) will travel to Champlin Park High School to take on the Rebels Friday, Sept. 30.

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