Kyle Gibson earned the win with six scoreless innings of work, allowing just four hits while striking out six. Gibson is 4-0 in his last five starts and has allowed just five runs in 32.2 innings with 26 strikeouts and two walks allowed during that stretch.
The Vikings lost 30-9 at home to the Miami Dolphins in their final preseason game last night. Taylor Heinicke threw for 93 yards and a touchdown and Cayleb Jones had 9 cathes for 127 yards for Minnesota. Mitch Leidner replaced Heinicke and threw for 129 yards.
The Rocori Spartans made their third straight trip to the state tournament in 2016 before their season came to an end with a 34-30 loss to Winona at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Spartans finished with an overall record of 9-4.
The Sartell Sabres shook off an 0-3 start to their 2016 season to finish with a 6-4 record. The Sabres won their final five regular-season games and topped Brainerd 35-0 in the opening round of the section playoffs before falling 40-32 to Moorhead in a nail-biter at SJU.
The Tech Tigers finished the 2017 regular season undefeated with a record of 8-0 before defeating Sauk Rapids-Rice 47-0 in the first round of the section playoffs. However, the Tigers’ season ended four days later with a 31-7 setback against St. Michael-Albertville.
The Apollo Eagles are hoping that the lumps they took during 2016’s 1-8 campaign will translate to wins in 2017. The Eagles certainly did not struggle to score points last season, averaging 24.2 points per game.
It wasn't pretty, but the Minnesota Vikings rallied to beat the San Francisco 49'ers 32-31 last night at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The Vikings will play their final preseason game Thursday night against the Miami Dolphins in Minneapolis.