Here’s what I “think” after the seventh week of the 2010 football season…

  • Anoka finally broke through!  After some early competitive games this season the Tornadoes looked lost but found a way to stop the bleeding with a thrilling road victory at Centennial.  A win over Park Center to end the regular season and a first round playoff matchup with Andover or Coon Rapids might not look so impossible.
  • What a difference a year makes for the Andover Huskies.  Blaine may have put the nail in their coffin last Friday with the 45-14 blowout.  Andover doesn’t have much speed outside and now that they’re without the services of their starting running back the only weapon they appear to have is quarterback Tyler Finnes (Sr).
  • Blaine proved last Friday just how much better they are then the second tier teams in the Northwest Suburban Conference this season.  Osseo is also unbeaten but they are in a different section for the playoffs so unless Blaine completely melts down or has a few players go down to injury it’s almost a forgone conclusion that they will represent Section 7AAAAA in the State Tournament.
  • Coon Rapids is 4-3 on the season, which is respectable, but they are 1-3 against quality teams and that is not.  There only quality win was against a banged up Andover team which doesn’t look so impressive now that Blaine has whipped them.  A win this week at home over Maple Grove and a loss by Andover at home against Osseo however, clinches the #2 seed in the Section 7AAAAA Playoffs and that is something to be proud of.  It would give them two playoff games at home where they are currently unbeaten (3-0).

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Results from Week 7 (home team in bold):
– Anoka over Centennial, 28-27
(5) Blaine over Andover, 45-14
Maple Grove over Champlin Park, 17-7
Osseo over Coon Rapids, 20-14
– Robbinsdale Armstrong over Park Center, 24-7

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Northwest Suburban Conference Standings (after week 7)

School Conf Overall Pts For Pts Agst Streak
Blaine 7-0 7-0 258 80 W7
Osseo 6-0 6-1 216 86 W5
Andover 5-2 5-2 179 135 L2
Coon Rapids 4-3 4-3 143 137 L1
Champlin Park 3-4 3-4 132 157 L3
Maple Grove 3-4 3-4 91 153 W2
Centennial 2-4 2-5 150 186 L1
Robbinsdale Armstrong 2-5 2-5 74 133 w1
Anoka 1-6 1-6 144 234 W1
Park Center 1-6 1-6 95 209 L2



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