ROCORI Football Marches On; High School Football Results
Despite North Branch dominating time of possession through much of the game the ROCORI Spartans edged the North Branch Vikings 22-12 at Blaine High School in the Class 4-A State Tournament Quarterfinals Thursday night.
Sebastian Novak capped the scoring in the 4th quarter with a long 48-yard touchdown reception from Jack Spanier. The Spartans converted the 2-point conversion. Senior Hunter Nistler caught a 8-yard touchdown pass from Jack Spanier in the 3rd quarter to break a 6-all tie at the time. Will Steil ran for the 2-point conversion. In the first half ROCORI scored their first touchdown on a long 57-yard pass to senior receiver Adam Langer from Will Steil. ROCORI led 6-0 at halftime.
The Spartans improve to 9-2. They will play in the State Semifinals against Simley at 4 p.m. Thursday November 17 at U.S. Bank Stadium. Simley beat Chisago Lakes 46-14 Thursday night.
Class 3A State Quarterfinals
New London-Spicer 18, Milaca 14
(@ Elk River HS)
Class 2A State Quarterfinals
Eden Valley-Watkins 14, Sauk Centre 7
(@ Monticello HS)