East Ridge HS – The cooperative football team made up of students from SCPA and New Life Academy advanced to the MSHSL Section 3AAAA Championship game by defeating Hill Murray High School on Saturday, October 29th. In a back and forth game, the co-op claimed the win with a 27-15 final score.
Let by junior Sam Bissen’s 122 rushing yards and senior Austin Have’s 135 receiving yards, the football team advanced to the Section Title game for the first time in program history. The defense held the Pioneers to 220 yards in total offense for the afternoon.
SCPA Junior Sam Bissen
With the win, the football team will play for a birth in the Minnesota State High School State Championship Tournament on Friday night, November 4th at 7:00 pm at South St. Paul High School. The Packer finished the season with an undefeated record and are ranked No. 1 in Class AAAA.
SCPA Senior Austin Have
Tickets for the game will be available at the stadium on Friday night and are $8 for adults and $6 for students.
There will be a Pepfest at New Life Academy 2:30 pm in the West Gym. SCPA students are invited to attend this Pepfest as a send off before this championship game.