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Concussions prompt football retirement

Concussions prompt football retirement

Adin Zweigbaum

January 22, 2020

My hand shakes as I click the arrow and send, ending my football career forever. There were a lot of factors that played into this decision, however, the primary reason for quitting football was the fact that the risk was far greater than the reward. As a person who has suffered two traumatic head injur...

Football ends season with loss against Irondale

Senior Aaron Ellingson avoids defenders while running the ball down the field. Park finished their season with a loss to Irondale 28-30 Oct. 22.

Lilly Strathman

October 23, 2019

After ending the season with a 28-30 loss to Irondale and a record of 4-5, coach Ben Wolfe said the team was present and worked hard each day throughout the season. “(The team) played well everyday,” Wolfe said. “We didn't have a super big team but they didn't make excuses, they came to work ...

Football empowered on Senior Night

Senior Aaron Ellingson pushes past defending players. Park’s next game will be Oct. 22 at the stadium against Irondale.

Lilly Strathman

October 21, 2019

Park football honored their seniors and defeated Bloomington Jefferson High School with a final score of 28-7, improving their record to 4-4. After a victorious Senior Night football game, the team is ready to improve for the remainder of the season, according to running back coach Arsenio Richardson. ...

Football overcomes challenges

Sophomore Deontez Ross defends opposing player at Park's game against DeLeSalle. Their next game will be Oct. 16 at the stadium against Bloomington Jefferson High School.

Lilly Strathman

October 15, 2019

Park football practiced its teamwork and defeated DeLaSalle High School  with a final score of 41-0, improving their record to 3-4. Senior Jacob Brown said the team worked well as a community which helped them become victorious.  “We played as a good cohesive unit all four quarters,” Brown said. “We played...

Football suffers defeat at Homecoming game

Senior, Sajid Nathim powers though opposing players helping park towards a touchdown. This was park 4th game of the season. Their next game will be Sep. 27.

Lilly Strathman

September 23, 2019

After a devastating Homecoming game, the football team is disappointed with its performance but isn’t ready to give up on the season, according to running back coach Arsenio Richardson. “We did not play well tonight. When the game got tough we didn’t respond well enough. We need more leadershi...

Football plans to persevere

Junior McCabe Dvorak fights against a defending player's tackle. This was the football team's third game this season. Its next game will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 at the stadium.

Lilly Strathman

September 16, 2019

After losing 49-25 against Robbinsdale Cooper, junior Micheal Boxley-Harmon said he looks forward to working hard during practice to gain team spirit. “I’m feeling a little hurt and a little sad but it’s alright. We will bounce back in practice so we can come back stronger than before,” B...

Football captain commits to University of Minnesota-Duluth

Used with permission from Jariel Lopez

Rachel Salzer and Anika Hanson

March 25, 2019

Senior Jariel Lopez said he picked University of Minnesota Duluth over other schools because a lot of different variables made the school stand out to him. “I like the city that the school is in, and they gave me more options compared to other schools I had offers from,” Lopez said. “The coa...

Football ends season with loss against Robbinsdale Cooper

Senior Alejandro Caceres blocks apposing player in attempted tackle on the quarterback. This was Park’s last game of the season against Robbinsdale Cooper Oct. 27.

Maddie Schutte and Kate Schneider

November 1, 2018

After finishing out the season with a 49-14 loss against Robbinsdale Cooper, senior Adam Bauer said creating a better team bond early in the season would have helped the team to play better. “We had a rough start to the season because we didn’t come together as a team until mid-season. If you...

Football takes home win in first section game

Junior Aaron Ellingson and sophomore McCabe Dvorak celebrate park's touchdown in their game against Minneapolis Southwest. The game was the first sections game for Park.

Maddie Schutte and Kate Schneider

October 28, 2018

After a successful season, the football team started the section tournament off strong with a 49-21 win against Southwest. According to head coach Ben Wolfe, the team was very prepared going into the game on Oct. 23. “I think preparation was a big factor,” said Wolfe. “Physically our kids...

Football prepares for last regular season game

Junior Sajid Nathim avoids defender on opposing team, during the second to last home game of the season against Irondale. Their next game will take place at 7pm on Oct. 17 at the high school stadium.

Kate Schneider and Maddie Schutte

October 17, 2018

After defeating Irondale last Friday, assistant coach Jason Foster said the trust the football team has in each other will help them to do well during the DeLaSalle game and sections. “We won the last game against Irondale, and you can see a big trust factor starting to play a big part in that. I ...

Football team wins big at Homecoming game

Junior Jacob Brown tackles Richfield player during the first quarter of the St. Louis Park homecoming game.

Maddie Schutte and Kate Schneider

October 3, 2018

After a successful Homecoming, the football team is ready and motivated to turn their season around and keep winning games, according to head coach Ben Wolfe. After losing to Bloomington Cooper and Holy Angels, Park beat Richfield on September 21 with a final score of 41-14. According to head c...

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