Can the Shakopee football team go one, or even two, steps further this fall?

The Sabers have a ton of talent back from last year’s squad that finished 8-3 overall and lost 42-21 to Lakeville South in the Class 6A state semifinals. The Cougars ended up winning the title and handed Shakopee two of its three losses on the season.

Tom Schardin covers sports for Savage and Prior Lake. He is dependable, sarcastic and always joking around. Tom enjoys running and swimming and is often busy coaching his two kids' sports teams.