Beacons in search of bounce-back against Crusaders

Heading into its game last week against St. Anthony Village, the Concordia Academy football team had lost its last four games to the Huskies. The Beacons have a similar history with this week's opponent.

St. Croix Lutheran pays Concordia a visit on Friday and enters the game having won the last four times the two teams lined up against each other. And although the Crusaders are 0-2, they could be just one win away from getting back on track.

Concordia Academy is looking to rebound and get on a roll of its own on Friday. The Beacons opened the season with a 34-0 thumping of St. Paul Academy/Mounds Park Academy, but lost 35-7 to St. Anthony in their home opener last week. 

Concordia has a winnable stretch of games coming up as its next four opponents have a combined record of 1-7. The lone victory belongs to week-four foe St. Paul Humboldt, which beat Minneapolis Roosevelt last week.

Against St. Anthony, Concordia couldn't get its offense in gear. The Beacons' lone score came in the fourth quarter on a 7-yard touchdown run by sophomore Adam Maser. 

In week one, Concordia was the team in control in its game against St. Paul Academy. The Beacons' defense pitched a shutout against the Spartans while the offense made its way into the end zone five times.

Maser had a hand in three of Concordia's scores as he ran for touchdowns of two and one yard and threw a 41-yard touchdown pass to Berhane Hanson. Concordia also got touchdown runs of four and eight yards from Isaac Hernandez.

Following the game against St. Croix Lutheran, Concordia heads out on the road for two consecutive weeks with games at St. Paul Humboldt in week four and New Life Academy in week five.

--Brian Meyers


Tri-Metro Conference week two results

  • Breck 44, New Life Academy 12
  • Columbia Heights 42, Brooklyn Center 6
  • DeLaSalle 33, Edina 29
  • Fridley 39, St. Louis Park 36
  • Holy Angels 35, St. Croix Lutheran 34, OT
  • St. Agnes 40, Spectrum 16
  • St. Anthony Village 35, Concordia Academy 7

Tri-Metro Conference week three schedule

  • Columbia Heights at St. Paul Humboldt
  • Fridley at DeLaSalle (Saturday)
  • Irondale at Holy Angels
  • New Life Academy at St. Anthony Village
  • St. Croix Lutheran at Concordia Academy
  • St. Paul Academy/Mounds Park Academy at St. Agnes


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