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Hermantown halfback Thomas Madison (31) dives past Moose Lake-Willow River defender David Moonen (32) toward the goal line during Thursday’s high school football game at Corey Veech Memorial Field in Hermantown. Madison was short on the play, but set Hermantown up to score a touchdown on the next play. Hermantown ended ML-WR’s 62-game regular-season winning streak with a 25-24 victory. (Clint Austin /

Streak snappers: Hermantown stops ML-WR's 62-game win streak

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Earlier in the week, Moose Lake-Willow River football coach Dave Louzek reiterated his long-standing mantra that all streaks must come to an end.


The coach’s words proved prophetic Thursday night at Corey Veech Memorial Field in Hermantown, where the Hawks fended off the Rebels 25-24 in each team’s season opener.

Gone is MLWR’s 62-game regular-season winning streak.

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