Multiple Teams · Football: Hull’s big night buoys Crimson over Roseville


Evan Hull (26) breaks through the line of scrimmage and heads for the end zone. (Photo by Cheryl Myers)

On his first play from scrimmage, Maple Grove running back Evan Hull took a handoff right and saw a gaping hole.

Once he reached the Roseville secondary, Hull was gone. His first carry in the second round of the Class 6A playoffs Friday went 80 yards for a touchdown.

“I went outside and I realized there was a cutback lane,” Hull said. “I saw nothing but green grass. Well, it should have been green grass, but it was all white.”

On a snowy night, he carried the ball 38 times for 397 rushing yards and four touchdowns in Maple Grove’s 41-28 victory against Roseville.

“I feel pretty good for 38 carries,” the junior rusher said. “That is probably the most I’ve ever had.”

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