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Maple Grove, Osseo Rivalry Remains Red Hot

Aug 28, 2017 05:30AM ● By Doug Erlien

Maple Grove defeated Osseo 23-13 in the season opener. (Photo By: Doug Erlien)

When the Maple Grove Crimson and Osseo Oriole football teams take the field at Crimson Stadium 7 p.m. Aug. 31, it will mark the 21st time the schools have met.

The series is as close as one could get. In the previous 20 meetings, Maple Grove holds a 11-9 series edge, with the Orioles winning seven of the last nine meetings on the field. The Crimson were awarded a victory in 2012 when Osseo played the game with an ineligible player.

Maple Grove Senior High opened in 1996 and the Orioles defeated the Crimson the first two seasons by a combined score of 72-7.

The next decade was owned by the Crimson as Maple Grove defeated Osseo in nine consecutive regular season games. The final record setting win came in 2006 when Crimson junior Ethan Magstadt ran for 317 yards and scored seven touchdowns in the Crimson’s 49-28 victory.

That win was impactful, but it ended the run of Crimson domination.

Osseo head coach Derrin Lamker took the helm in 2005 and immediately placed his thumb print on the Orioles program. In the nine losses, Osseo averaged 10-points per game. Lamker changed the dynamic of the program and the rivalry winning seven of the last eight games on the field, the Orioles averaged 25-points per contest against the Crimson.

In 2011, the Crimson welcomed a new coach in Matt Lombardi who had helped lead Wayzata High School to three state championships in seven seasons as the defensive coordinator.

In the three previous Osseo wins (2007, 2008, and 2010) the Orioles averaged 39 points. Under Lombardi’s defense, that number dropped 13 points to 24 per game against the Orioles.

After winning a state championship in 2015, Lamker resigned and Ryan Stockhaus took over the program in 2016.

The History
2016- Maple Grove 23 Osseo 13

Maple Grove defeated Osseo 23-13 in the season opener Photo By Doug Erlien

Maple Grove Wins Over Osseo

Despite four first quarter turnovers, the Crimson fought back from 13-0 deficit to defeat Orioles for the first time since 2009. Read More » 

2015- Osseo 22 Maple Grove 15

Photos Maple Grove Crimson vs Osseo Orioles Football - Aug 29 2015 1004PM

Maple Grove Crimson vs. Osseo Orioles Football

The Osseo Orioles continued their domination of district rival Maple Grove Crimson with a 22-15 win in the season opener Aug. 22, 2015. Read More » 

2014- Osseo 27 Maple Grove 26
2013- Did Not Play
2012- Osseo 26 Maple Grove 20 (Osseo forfeit due to ineligible player)
2011- Osseo 13 Maple Grove 2
2010- Osseo 41 Maple Grove 0
2009- Maple Grove 7 Osseo 6 (OT)
2008 – Osseo 39 Maple Grove 7
2007- Osseo 38 Maple Grove 13
2006- Maple Grove 49 Osseo 28
2005- Maple Grove 40 Osseo 10
2004- Maple Grove 35 Osseo 14
2003- Maple Grove 24 Osseo 14
2002- Maple Grove 23 Osseo 3
2001- Maple Grove 13 Osseo 10
2000- Maple Grove 21 Osseo 0
1999- Maple Grove 14 Osseo 6
1998- Maple Grove 41 Osseo 6
1997- Osseo 25 Maple Grove 7
1996- Osseo 47 Maple Grove 0

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