Maple Grove Football Advances to State Semifinals
The Maple Grove football team built a 21-0 lead and then hung on for a 24-17 win over East Ridge in the state Class 6A quarterfinals.
The win advances the Crimson (11-0) to the semifinals against Lakeville South, the team that beat Maple Grove in last year’s Prep Bowl.
Quarterback Jacob Kilzer rushed for 200 yards. Charlie Rausch ran for 39 yards and two touchdowns. Tanner Albeck finished with 58 yards and a touchdown.
Jaylin Reese rushed for both East Ridge touchdowns. Tanner Zolnosky threw for 150 yards but Henry Stang’s interception of a Zolnosky pass late in the fourth quarter sealed the win for the Crimson.
Maple Grove and Lakeville South kick off a 7:00 pm Thursday at U.S. Bank Stadium.