Homecoming goes well for St. Anthony Village

The St. Anthony Village High School football team welcomed Brooklyn Center to Dennison Field for homecoming last week. The Huskies entered the game looking for their first win of the season and the Centaurs obliged.

St. Anthony led wire-to-wire in beating Brooklyn Center 23-14. The Huskies scored a little more than two minutes into the game and never relinquished the lead.

The victory snapped St. Anthony’s six-game losing streak that dated back to last year’s playoffs. The win was the Huskies’ third in a row and 14th in the last 15 games against Brooklyn Center

St. Anthony opened the scoring at 9:47 of the first quarter on Dan Carpenter’s 49-yard touchdown pass to Josiah Johnson. 

Four minutes later, the Huskies went up 14-0 when Carpenter hit Jack Moore for a 13-yard score.

The Centaurs got on the board late in the first quarter on a nine-yard touchdown run and that was it for the first-half scoring.

The third quarter was also light on points but the Huskies did tack on two points via a safety.

St. Anthony entered the fourth quarter holding an eight-point lead and put the game away on Carpenter’s 12-yard touchdown run at 8:10.

Brooklyn Center made one last surge with a 19-yard touchdown run with 4:37 left but a failed two-point conversion attempt left the Centaurs still trailing by two scores.

Brooklyn Center is not in the same district as St. Anthony so the Huskies are still in search of their first Twin City Maroon District win of the season. Their next shot is Friday when Fridley pays a visit.

The Tigers started out the season 4-0 but enter this week’s contest riding a two-game losing streak. The two-game slide started in week five with a 35-point loss to St. Croix Lutheran and continued last week with a 14-12 defeat at the hands of St. Paul Highland Park.

After Fridley, St. Anthony closes out the regular season at Minneapolis Southwest. The Lakers, who lost to St. Anthony in week eight last year, are 1-5 and have beaten only Minneapolis South so far this season.

 

Brian Meyers can be reached at bmeyers@lillienews.com or 651-748-7819. Follow him on Twitter @BMeyersNews.

 

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