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Heroin Town Hall meeting Sept. 18 in Plymouth

The Plymouth Police Department and Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office will host a Heroin Town Hall meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Plymouth Creek Center, 14800 34th A…

Skippers lose conference opener to Hopkins

The Hopkins Royals, known in past years for their explosive passing game, used a balanced attack of running and throwing the football to defeat the Minnetonka Skippers 28-19 last Friday night.Hopkins senior quarterback Tyler Lee played well as he went 16-of-20 for 199 yards and one touchdown pass.But the story was senior running back DT Williams, who carried 26 times for 155 yards and one touchdown.The Skippers led 3-0 early on and then took a 10-7 lead early in the second quarter when senior quarterback Braden Sikes found senior wide receiver Paul Afflitto open down the seam for an 81-yard touchdown pass.The Royals responded with two touchdowns in the final six minutes of the first half to take a 21-10 lead.Williams scored on a 12-yard run with 5:48 left in the half and then Lee connected with receiver Bill Atkins on a 29-yard touchdown pass with just 33 seconds left in the half.After closing the gap to 21-13 early in the third quarter with a Perry Duff Smith field goal, the Skippers had a chance to tie the game early in the fourth quarter.Sikes capped a nine-play, 63-yard drive with a one-yard touchdown run to make the score 21-19, but the two-point conversion failed as the Royals maintained their two-point lead.The Skippers got the ball back with just over two minutes remaining in the game, but Sikes was intercepted on the first play of the drive.The Royals then iced the game three plays later when senior Harry Momoh scored a three-yard run.Hopkins finished the game with 221 yards on the ground and 199 yards through the air for 420 total yards of offense.The Skippers amassed 168 yards on the ground and 144 yards through the air for 312 yards of total offense.Sikes finished the game 5-of-14 for 144 yards and one touchdown. He also ran seven times for 34 yards and a touchdown.Senior running back Vance Barnes finished with nine carries for 57 yards and two receptions for 45 yards.The Skippers, who are now 3-2 overall and 0-1 in Lake Conference play, will look to get back into the win column this week when they host winless Edina (0-4) on Friday, Sept. 26.Trojans Drop Third StraightThe Wayzata Trojans dropped their third straight game and fell to 1-3 on the season last Friday with a 41-14 loss to Totino-Grace.It’s the first three-game losing streak for the Trojans since 1992. Wayzata started that season 0-5 and finished 2-7. That was also the last time the Trojans finished a season with a losing record.The Trojans trailed the Eagles just 21-14 at halftime and then were forced to wait for just over an hour to resume play after lightning occurred in the area near the field.The second half belonged to the Eagles as they ran 32 straight running plays without attempting a single pass.They scored on all three of their offensive possessions in the second half as they drove 50, 91 and 64 yards.Totino-Grace senior running back Kez Flomo did most of the damage as he ran the ball 30 times for 200 yards and two touchdowns.The Trojans were only able to record three first downs in the second half and two of those were due to Totino-Grace penalties.Wayzata quarterback Jake Marsh threw a pair of touchdown passes in the first half, to Tyler Didier and Ryan Keup.The Trojans will look to avoid a four-game losing streak when they return home to face Hopkins on Friday, Sept. 26.Hutch Too Much for SpartansThe Hutchinson Tigers extended their winning streak to 30 games last Friday with a 35-0 victory over the Orono Spartans (3-1).The Tigers did all of their damage in the first half as they rushed for four touchdowns and threw for another.The Spartans, who had put up at least 30 points in their first three games, were held to 156 yards of offense and zero points by the Tigers.Orono will look to avoid a two-game losing streak this Friday when they travel to Victoria to face Holy Family Catholic.White Hawks Improve to 2-2The Mound-Westonka White Hawks defeated Annandale 21-16 last Friday to improve to 2-2 on the season.It marks the first time since the 2005 season that the White Hawks have won more than one game.Senior running back Kyle Johnson ran for 92 yards and a touchdown in the game.Sophomore running back Isaiah Cherrier ran for 49 yards and a touchdown.Junior defensive lineman Joe Duffy perhaps made the biggest play of the game when he returned a fumble 27 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter to give the White Hawks the 21-8 lead.The White Hawks will look for win number three this Friday when they travel to Glencoe-Silver Lake.

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