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Football Gameday: Maple Grove vs. Osseo

Aug 31, 2017 06:50AM ● By Doug Erlien


Osseo vs. Maple Grove -  7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 at the Maple Grove Senior High Stadium, located at 9800 Fernbrook Lane N in Maple Grove.

It will be the 21st time Maple Grove and Osseo face one another. 

Parking at the Stadium:


TV: CCX Media (Ch. 12 & 799 Comcast; 241 & 1241 Century Link)
Online: CCX Media 

Inside the Numbers:
This game marks the 21st regular season meeting between the Orioles and the Crimson. The Crimson hold a 12-8 edge in the series. The Orioles have won the last five regular season games although Osseo had to forfeit the 2012 meeting.

Last year, the Orioles defeated the Crimson 22-15 in a game played at Osseo.

Osseo Orioles:
Head Coach: Ryan Stockhaus - 2nd Year
Assistant Coaches: Jordan Berg, Daryl Brown, Josh Corrigan, De Hanuman, Royce Winford,

Stockhaus Keys to the Game: 
1. Play Sound Assignment Football
2. Win the Turnover Battle
3. Control the Clock

No. 4 Maple Grove Crimson:
Head Coach: Matt Lombardi - 7th Year
Assistant Coaches:
Adam Spurrell, Adridel Hansbro, Derek Fisher, Nate Triplett, Peter Doyle, Joe Basil, Matt Detloff, Mark Cook, Solo Taumalolo

Lombardi Keys to the Game: 
1. Create Havoc on Defense
2. Control the Line of Scrimmage Offensively
3. Handle the Emotional Highs and Lows Like Winners

About the Teams: 

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Who Are These Guys? Maple Grove Crimson Football Players Ready to Answer 

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State Championship Once Again on the Minds at Osseo - Aug 30 2017 0126PM

State Championship Once Again on the Minds at Osseo 

“We have high expectations. If we are going to commit to being champions and say we want to prepare with a championship mindset, then our course is solidified.” - Head Coach Ryan Stockhaus Read More » 


Maple Grove Lombardi About to Get Defensive Again - Aug 29 2017 0710PM

Maple Grove, Lombardi About to Get Defensive Again 

"If I’m going to have those expectations on that side of the ball if we’re good or bad, it’s going to be my fault. It’s a challenge for me, I'm a little bit nervous." Matt Lombardi Read More » 


Osseo Football Association Showcase on Friday Aug 26 Photo By Doug Erlien

Stockhaus, Osseo Ready for Second Year Success 

Year two begins with the promise that Stockhaus and this coaching staff has done the work and have created relationships with their players. Read More » 


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

Maple Grove, Osseo Rivalry Remains Red Hot 

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. Read More »

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