Multiple Teams · Football: Look to rebound from stinging loss


Maple Grove’s Teddy Raasch (85) knocks an Edina pass down during the game on Sept. 16. (Photo by Rich Moll)

Weather in the Twin Cities can vary from one side to another.

Maple Grove and Edina didn’t have to contend with storms in their football clash on Friday, Sept. 16, as their east metro counterparts did. Yet, Crimson coach Matt Lombardi and company would have preferred the natural kind of rain instead of what they saw in a 21-20 loss to the Hornets. Lombardi said it “rained flags” for his team.

“We had to set a state record for penalties,” Lombardi said. “I don’t know what it was, but we had to set. We constantly, offensively and defensively, shot ourselves in the foot.”

The sheer volume of penalties stymied the Crimson all night. Nonetheless, the Crimson pulled within a point on a late TD. They came no closer though with a botched extra point and failed two-point conversion try on the same play.

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