Simley 20, St. Louis Park 0: Simley’s dynamic offense was shown up by the team’s defense on Friday in St. Louis Park, with the Spartans pitching a shutout.
The defense also got the scoring going, with Tayvion McCoy falling on an Orioles’ fumble in the end zone for a defensive touchdown. Simley’s offense did contribute a pair of rushing touchdowns, from Gavin Nelson and Caden Renslow.
Fridley 15, SMB 14, OT: Freshman Luis Zentella was the hero for Fridley on Friday, booting the game-winning extra point through the uprights in the extra session. That came on the heels of a 9-yard scoring strike from Myson Newton to Isaiah Watson.
SMB scored late in the fourth quarter to tie the game on a 38-yard touchdown pass from Merrick Woods to Kobey Sandifer. The Wolfpack then scored first in overtime on a 9-yard run by Landon Dillon, but failed to connect on the extra point try.
Andover 52, Brainerd 14: Landyn Nelson threw for five touchdowns — with three of them going to Sam Musungu on scoring strikes of 15, 53 and 55 yards. Nelson also hit Ben Kopetzki for a 77-yard score.
River Falls 25, New Richmond 19, OT: Wyatt Bell scored on a 22-yard end around in the first overtime to lift River Falls to a 3-0 start ahead of its meeting with Hudson next week. The Wildcats stopped New Richmond inside the 5-yard-line on its overtime possession.
New Richmond scored the game-tying touchdown with 89 seconds remaining in regulation, but had the potential game-tying extra point blocked.