The Ogilvie offensive line creates running room as Brian Nelson follows the block of Dylan Nelson.


The Ogilvie Lions kept their record unblemished with a 16-8-win last Friday night, Oct. 4, against Cromwell-Wright. A sloppy field kept both teams from doing much on offense. Two Brady Harlan touchdown runs in the first half held up for the Lions throughout the remainder of the game. The Lions defense held the Cardinals to just 192 yards of offense and a third quarter touchdown.  

Head Coach Dave Halvorson’s comments: “We had two long drives without much passing in the first half and controlled the line of scrimmage pretty well. After that we moved good but did not convert on third or fourth down to keep the drives going. Again, the defense held up to keep them from scoring when they were close to the goal line. The field was a bit slippery and we did not pass as well as we have in other games and had a long scoring pass called back. Cromwell should get a lot of credit for playing very hard while being short of players on their roster.”

Up next: The Lions will face their stiffest challenge thus far as they travel to Carlton Friday night, Oct. 11, to take on an undefeated Carlton/Wrenshall squad at 7:00 p.m. The game will be for the District 9 North White championship. The Raptors are a class A team playing a nine-man regular season schedule as they decided to co-op right before the season started. 

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