Osseo football tops Totino-Grace in a thriller

KSTP Sports
Updated: October 24, 2020 12:09 AM
Created: October 23, 2020 10:46 PM

The Osseo Orioles football team defeated the Totino-Grace Eagles 29-25 Friday evening at Osseo High School. The game was moved to Osseo due to field conditions at Totino-Grace.


Totino-Grace started the scoring when junior running back Hunter Karlson scored a rushing touchdown to put the Eagles up 7-0 in the first quarter. The, after an Osseo fumble, Totino-Grace got the ball back. But, Osseo's Owen Dukowitz got himself a pick-six for the Orioles to tie the game at 7-7 with 1:36 left in the first quarter. 

The game would remain that score until the second half when the Eagles marched down the field and Karlson scored his second rushing touchdown of the game. 13-7 Totino with 4:58 left in the third.

Osseo answered right back behind the legs of running back Kenneth McKenzie. Then, fullback TJ Clay scored a rushing touchdown to make it a 14-13 game with 1:43 left in the third.

But, the Eagles answered right back themselves. Karlson's legs continued to do damage and eventually scored his third rushing touchdown on the evening to make it 19-14 early in the fourth, following a failed two-point conversion.

Osseo was forced to punt on their next drive, but Totino muffed the punt and Osseo recovered deep into Eagle territory. Osseo quarterback Wyatt Doubler then hit Michael Henderson for a touchdown. McKenzie rushed in the two-point conversion, 22-19 Orioles with seven minutes left in the game. 

However, the Eagle had an answer of their own. Karlson ran in his fourth touchdown of the game to make it 25-22 Eagles with 4:05 left in the fourth quarter. 

On their next drive, Osseo was down to a 4th and 8 when McKenzie took a pitch and then ended up hitting Alex Thiesen for a game-saving first down catch. Henderson then caught a long pass to setup another Clay touchdown run for the Orioles. 29-25 with just 1:28 left in the game.

Osseo's defense would hold strong, giving the Orioles the tough win.

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