Prep report: Falls falls in football opener
The first game of Minnesota's high school football season got off to a slow start, but Virginia eventually found its groove in a 29-6 "zero week" victory at International Falls.
The first game of Minnesota’s high school football season got off to a slow start, but Virginia eventually found its groove in a 29-6 “zero week” victory at International Falls.
Junior quarterback Jack Zupetz connected on touchdown passes to Nathan Fink and Ethan Youso as the Blue Devils built a 22-0 lead.
Virginia hosts Mesabi East next week, while the Broncos are at Proctor to help the Rails break in their new artificial turf at Terry Egerdahl Memorial Field.
Oddly, Virginia and International Falls will meet again in the regular-season finale, Oct. 18 back in International Falls.
International Falls.... 0-0-0-6-6
V - Nathan Fink 80 pass from Jack Zupetz (Beau Foix run)
V - Foix 14 run (Dawson Flatley run)
V - Ethan Youso 14 pass from Zupetz (kick failed)
IF - Travis Kalar 63 pass from Taylor Wilson (run failed)
V - Caleb Bialke 10 run (Josh Daugherty kick)
BOYS SOCCERDuluth East 5, Andover 1 Will Francis scored a pair of goals and assisted on two others as the host Greyhounds won their season opener at Ordean Stadium.
VOLLEYBALLHermantown 3, Duluth Marshall 2 The two-time defending Section 7AA champs were on the cusp of being swept at home, but the Hawks responded by winning the final three games to steal the season-opening Lake Superior Conference tilt, 18-25, 23-25, 25-17, 25-10, 15-9.
Ellie Gamradt and Sierra Bolen led Hermantown’s attack with 17 and 16 kills, respectively. Rachel Menzel totaled 30 set assists.
Margo Amatuzio’s 38 assists and Kate Kleinschmidt’s 20 kills paced the Hilltoppers.