TWELVETV: Maple Grove back on track; beats Wayzata

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Maple Grove won its first two football games this season, but penalties and mental mistakes added up in back-to-back losses to Edina and Eden Prairie.

Friday on homecoming night, the Crimson took charge early and never looked back on the way to a 35-7 win over Wayzata. Ryan Hanscome rushed for 101 yards and had a rushing and a receiving touchdown. Brad Davison threw for three scores and rushed for another, while the Crimson defense held Wayzata to two first downs in the first half.

Maple Grove improves to 3-2 with the win, while Wayzata drops to 1-4.

Wayzata 7, Maple Grove 35 in one sided contest

Bryce Hempel hauls in a pass completion to put the Trojans in scoring position.

The Maple Grove Crimson defeated your Wayzata Trojans on Friday night 35-7 in a one sided game.

Crimson QB Brad Davison is one of the best athletes in the area, and proved it last night with 3 passing and 1 rushing TD’s. Davision has 704 passing yards and 476 rushing yards on the year, according to the Star Tribune.

The lone touchdown for Wayzata came on a 2 yard gain by RaKing Skelton-Wilson in the 4th quarter–set up by a long pass reception from Trojan QB Gavin Baumgartner to Bryce Hempel.

RaKing Skelton-Wilson scores a 2 yard TD in the 4th quarter.
RaKing Skelton-Wilson scores a 2 yard TD in the 4th quarter.

The Trojans (1-4) travel to Hopkins next week to take on the Royals (3-2).

View the photo gallery from the game here.

Wayzata Boys Cross Country win 2016 Griak Meet

“Air Force presented the flag @ Homecoming game in honor of grad Major Adrianna Vorderbruggen who was killed in action”

Air Force presented the flag @ Homecoming game in honor of grad Major Adrianna Vorderbruggen who was killed in action

Minnetonka Skippers claim Bay Bell with 24-7 victory over Wayzata Football

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Minnetonka (4-0) has to win the Bay Bell sometimes–it’s the law of averages. Wayzata has won the traveling trophy so often in recent years–10 out of 13 times, the Skippers were due.

Add to the law of averages unforced errors in three out of four games and it is clear why Wayzata is having a tough season. After the contest, Head Coach Brad Anderson called the game a team loss according to a Star Tribune article.

Brandon Blufor catches a pass to score a 71 yard touchdown.
Brandon Blufor catches a pass to score a 71 yard touchdown.

One of the highlights for the team was a pass from sophomore QB Keaton Heide to Brandon Bluford for a 71 yard scoring play to make the game 7-3 in favor of the Trojans in the 2nd quarter.

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Minnetonka QB Grant Olson throws a 45 yard TD to Nate Shoemaker.

Unfortunately, little else would go right for the Trojans the rest of the game. Skipper QB Grant Olson hit Nate Shoemaker for a 45 yard TD to extend the lead to 17-7 in the third quarter.

Another rushing TD late in the 4th by Olson extended the Skipper lead 24-7 to put the game out of reach for the Trojans.

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The Wayzata Trojans take a moment during a timeout to regroup in front of thousands of fans at Wayzata Stadium as they played the Minnetonka Skippers.

Homecoming: Wayzata Football vs Minnetonka

Your Wayzata Trojans football team (1-2) takes on the Minnetonka Skippers (3-0) in the annual Bay Bell Battle. The contest is scheduled to take place Friday, September 23rd at 7pm!

The Trojans hope to rebound against a tough loss to Prior Lake last week in their home opener. Both Minnetonka and Wayzata beat Shakopee soundly, and the game between the two historic rivals is typically very competitive.

Come on out and support your Trojans!

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Wayzata Boys Hockey on Twitter: “1st day of captain’s practice! Nothing better than back on ice with the boys….is it Nov 14th yet? #trojanhockey #2016AAChamps”

 

1st day of captain’s practice! Nothing better than back on ice with the boys….is it Nov 14th yet? #trojanhockey #2016AAChamps

Prior Lake tops Trojans 25-14

Sophomore Alec Underhill finished with 102 yards on 13 carries and a TD.

The Wayzata Trojans Football team dropped to 1-2 on the season after a tough loss to the Prior Lake Lakers on Friday night.

Check out the the photo gallery from the game here:
Prior Lake vs. Wayzata Football 2016.

A pivotal play during the game came on a 4th and 1 quarterback keeper with Wayzata trailing 15-14 and a questionable spot from the officiating crew. Trojan quarterback Gavin Baumgartner dove ahead of the marker behind a great effort by the offensive line, but the officiating crews placement of the ball short of the actual gain resulted in a turn over on downs.

Trojan QB Gavin Baumgartner on a keeper. Photo copyright 2016 Dan Gustafson & Wayzata.com.
Trojan QB Gavin Baumgartner on a keeper. Photo copyright 2016 Dan Gustafson & Wayzata.com.

Baumgartner completed 12 passes on 23 attempts for 108 yards. Deshawn Cockrell rushed for 22 yards on 5 carries, and RaKing Sketon-Wilson had 4 rushes for 11 yards.

Sophomore running back Alec Underhill had a breakout game with 13 carries for 102 yards and a touchdown.

Defensively, Justin Wolk and Mitchell Faust led the Trojans with 6 tck & 9 ttck. Joey Ocholik also had 3 tck, 5 ttck, and a sack.

The Trojans host Minnetonka (3-0) for Homecoming next Friday at Trojan field.

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Trojan Mateo Loken tackles Preston Jelen. Photo Copyright 2016 Dan Gustafson & Wayzata.com.