Huskies visit Washburn in search of first victory

For the second straight year, the St. Anthony Village High School football team has started off the season by dropping its first two games. The Huskies head out on the road this week hoping that the pattern doesn’t continue.

St. Anthony visits Minneapolis Washburn on Friday looking break into the win column. Last year’s game against the Millers was the Huskies’ closest loss of the 2015 season.

Washburn enters the game with a record of 1-1 after capturing its first victory of the season last week. The Millers opened 2016 with a 22-15 loss to Minneapolis North and bounced back to down St. Paul Highland Park 27-21 last week.

In week three in 2015, Washburn downed St. Anthony 22-13. The Huskies trailed by two at halftime but were unable to put up any points in the second half.

St. Anthony faced Washburn last year after losing big to St. Paul Central in week two. That’s the same scenario facing the Huskies this week.

The Minutemen paid a visit to Dennison Field last week and took control of the game early. Central scored three times in the first quarter, led by 35 at halftime and rolled to a 49-12 win.

St. Anthony avoided a shutout by finding the end zone twice in the second half. The Huskies got on the board in the third quarter on a 67-yard touchdown pass from Josiah Johnson to Dan Carpenter. St. Anthony’s other touchdown came in the fourth quarter when Elijah Smith ran it in from three yards out.

St. Anthony opened the season with a 37-21 loss to Mound Westonka. The White Hawks, which went a perfect 8-0 in the regular season a year ago, also jumped out quickly on the Huskies. Mound Westonka scored the first 18 points of the game and eventually led by 30 in the second half.

The Huskies scored once in the first half and twice in the second half. Johnson hit Carpenter for an 18-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter and William Hagen and Johnson scored on one-yard touchdown runs in the fourth quarter.


Brian Meyers can be reached at or 651-748-7819. Follow him on Twitter @BMeyersNews.


Twin City Maroon District

week three schedule

Fridley at St. Paul Central

Minneapolis South at Minneapolis Southwest

St. Anthony Village at Minneapolis Washburn

St. Paul Highland Park at St. Croix Lutheran


Twin City Maroon District
week two results

Fridley 32, Minneapolis Southwest 6

Minneapolis Washburn 27, St. Paul Highland Park 21

St. Croix Lutheran 34, Providence Academy 24

St. Paul Central 49, St. Anthony Village 12

Twin City Maroon District standings (through week three)



Minneapolis Washburn

St. Paul Central 

St. Croix Lutheran

Minneapolis Southwest

St. Anthony Village 

St. Paul Highland Park


















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