Do not dis-respect the Winhawks.
Number-one ranked South Saint Paul spent their week
talking trash on the internet.
Winona getting a 24-nothing
victory in the state quarterfinal.
in their first state appearance since 1987.
They now play in the Class four-a state semifinal
Tomorrow at p-m versus Rocori at U.S.
Last Friday's shutout just the second for Winona this
and gives the team some great confidence.
I felt like we were going to win that ball game.
I wasn't expecting a shutout, I figured they would
score a touchdown or two and I knew it was going to
be a battle.
But our defense just came to play and played from
snap one to the end of the game.
This week I'd say it's just the same.
Even against South St.
Paul they talked on social media but we just let it
happen, we didn't feed into it, we just went to the
game and played.
We know where we're at right now.
We're a game away from going to the state championship
and going into this next game all we know we've got
to do is execute and get the job done on the field
on both sides of the ball.
In last Friday's game the Winhawks did what they've
been doing all season.
win the fourth quarter.
Their two touchdowns sealed the victory.
For the season they are outscoring opponents 108-to-27
in the final period of play.
That just shows our conditioning.
We're there to battle all four quarters, we're not
just a one half and done.
We condition all week for playing in the second half.
Our offensive line just kind of wears you down, they
just keep coming.
Play one is like play 31, play 31 is like play 90.
So they just kind of keep coming.
I think eventually you just wear people down and all
of a sudden a five-yard gain turns into a 35-yard