Maple Grove gets on the board on a forty yard reception by Ben Schroeder (86) with just under two minutes remaining in the first half. (Photo by Cheryl Myers, SportsEngine)
After seeing a 20-point lead disappear, Minnetonka’s defense got the stop it needed to secure a 28-21 victory over second-ranked Maple Grove Friday in the Skippers’ homecoming game at Einer Anderson Stadium.
Clinging to their seven-point lead, the fifth-ranked Skippers (3-0) stuffed Maple Grove running back Evan Hull at the 23-yard line on fourth and inches with 28.3 seconds to go.
Maple Grove (2-1) fell behind 20-0 early in the second quarter before reeling off three consecutive touchdowns to take a one-point lead in the third quarter.
The Crimson scored late in the first half when Ben Schroeder hauled in a 27-yard touchdown pass from Curtis Haugen. After a 68-yard touchdown sprint by Hull on the first play of the second half, Haugen completed a 38-yard touchdown pass to Joe Raymon to put Maple Grove in front 21-20 early in the third quarter. Hull finished with 161 yards on 26 carries…