Boys Varsity Football · Football: Crimson and Hull aiming for no retakes


Maple Grove’s Evan Hull (26) ran 104 yards in a game against St. Michael-Albertville last season. (Star Tribune file photo by RENEE JONES SCHNEIDER)

Maple Grove running back Evan Hull rushed for over 2,100 yards and 19 touchdowns last season, helping the Crimson to its fifth consecutive state tournament appearance.

This fall, the incoming senior hopes to help the team win its first state championship.

Hull, a first-team Star Tribune all-metro performer last season, is one of four co-captains leading the Crimson into its offseason workouts, which started this week. He said the team’s motto for the upcoming season is “no retakes,” a nod to the fact that one bad game could end its season.

“It’s all about mental toughness,” Hull said of the team’s state-championship aspirations. “It’s really more a mental game than a physical game in that aspect…..”

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