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The New London-Spicer football team occasionally reflects back on its disappointing loss to St. Croix Lutheran in the Class AAA state championship game last season. The game even inspired the...
As the BOLD football team prepares to play for the Class AA state championship in its final game of the season, it was their first game of 2014 that provided...
EDEN PRAIRIE — All season long, the New London-Spicer offense made plays in a number of ways that kept defenses guessing. Trey Austvold, when healthy, pin-balled between the tackles, ducking and darting for tough yards. Quarterback Ethan Bohlsen flipped passes to Shane Zylstra, James Magnuson and other Wildcat receivers.
EDEN PRAIRIE — If ever a day was perfectly made for BOLD football, Saturday was it. Eden Prairie’s Aerie Field was snow-coated and slick and light snow fell throughout the day.
Moving from tight end to quarterback would seem to be a demanding switch, but for New London-Spicer’s Ethan Bohlsen it was merely getting back to what he knows best. “I’ve been a quarterback all my life,” said Bohlsen, a senior who will lead the 10-1 Wildcats against Glencoe-Silver Lake at 3 p.m. today in the Class AAA state semifinals at Eden Prairie High School. “Last year, with Ryan (Vraa) there, it was a little different for me. But I liked it.” Bohlsen, at 6-foot-5, 205 pounds, is a prototypical prep tight end and he was the Wildcats’ backup quarterback behind Vraa.
New London-Spicer piled up 626 total yards and destroyed Esko 52-27 in the Class AAA quarterfinals on Saturday in St. Cloud.
ALEXANDRIA — The night was perfect for good, old-fashioned punch-‘em-up football and the BOLD Warriors proved to have the heavier hands. The one-loss Warriors and undefeated Hawley battled high winds...
The 2013 New London-Spicer football team had plenty of firecrackers it could spark up on offense: 2,400-yard rusher Adam Essler breaking ankles with his fits-and-starts style, quarterback Ryan Vraa firing...
New London-Spicer's Shane Zylstra scored three touchdowns and the Wildcats held Melrose's running attack in check in a 30-15 win in the Section 6AAA title game Saturday in St. Cloud
MORRIS — BOLD’s brand of smash-mouth offense, stingy defense football was perfect for the cold conditions on Friday at Big Cat Stadium. Brad Wolff scored four touchdowns and the Warriors’...