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Big weekend for local football fans
November 4, 2015 - Chuck Hunt
Well, there was good news and there was bad news when it came to being a local football fan last weekend (Oct. 29, 30, Nov. 1). Of course, the really bad news was the Cinderella post-season of the Blue Earth Area Buccaneers came to a screeching halt on Friday night in Rochester. Yes, they lost bad to the Caledonia Warriors. No two ways about it. Yet, there was not that much to hang their heads about. They had an exciting season and an incredible run in the post season, winning three games that, on paper at least, they were not projected to win. Except by Buccaneer fans, that is. Even getting beat by Caledonia is not a shameful thing. They have so far dominated every opponent, not just Blue Earth Area, and have won their playoff games by total points of 206-7. They have only allowed one touchdown, and yet BEA was close to scoring several times in the game. Then there was the U of M Gopher football game against Michigan. The Gophers (and BEA grad Jonah Pirsig) came close to defeating the No. 15 Wolverines for the second year in a row. But they faltered right at the end, trying for a win and not a tie. The Minnesota Vikings sure looked like they were going to falter at the end of their game on Sunday, but they managed to pull out a win over the Chicago Bears, in Chicago, at the end of the game. Then there was my other favorite NFL pro team, the Denver Broncos. Hey, I lived in Denver for five years and graduated from high school there, so they were my team even before the Vikes became No. 1 in my heart. I always say my two favorite teams are the Vikings and whoever is playing the Green Bay Packers, and on Sunday night, that was very, very true. Peyton Manning showed he still has it, and the Broncos kicked the Packers. So with the Bears, Lions and Packers all losing, and the Vikings winning, it turned out to be a pretty decent football weekend after all as the Vikes improve their record in the division. And the only other thing I can say is congrats and a tip of the editor’s hat to the Buccaneers for another exciting season and once again being Section Champs!
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