Shakopee football

Shakopee fullback Jack Casey works for extra yardage against Eden Prairie.

The Shakopee football team had upset on their minds on Friday night but No. 2 ranked Eden Prairie Eagles had other ideas.

Eden Prairie needed a fourth quarter defensive touchdown to help beat the Sabers 14-6 on Friday night at TCO Stadium at the Minnesota Vikings practice facility in Eagan.

Shakopee took a 6-0 lead into halftime after Jack Casey scored on a 4th and goal from the 1-yard line with 10 seconds left in the first half.

The star of the first half was Shakopee's defense as they held the Eagles offense to minus-9 yards total offense in the first half.

Eden Prairie's offense got going at the start of the second half as they took the opening driving of the half and scored on a 17-yard pass from David Warren-Mitchell to Mark Masters.

That touchdown was scored on a 3rd and goal from the 17-yard and came after Eden Prairie had touchdown called back because of a holding penalty.

It was the second 3rd and 17 that the Eagles converted on the drive.

The score stayed at 7-6 until the fourth quarter when Eden Prairie's defense made a play.

Shakopee was driving for the go-ahead touchdown but the Eagles' Ben Sather had other ideas.

Sather got into the backfield on an option play by the Sabers and knocked down the quarterback's pitch to the running back and picked up the loose ball and ran into the end zone for a 74-yard defensive touchdown for a 14-6 lead.

Eden Prairie's defense held Shakopee off the board for the rest of the game and the game ended 14-6.

Sports editor

Todd Abeln has been the Shakopee and Jordan sports editor for more than 10 years. He enjoys highlight big accomplishments and competitive games. Todd also enjoys golf, softball and watching his kids play baseball, soccer, hockey and basketball.


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