Keeping up with the Skippers: Their bounce-back season

Wilson Moore, Sports Editor

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






It’s been so far, so good for the Minnetonka Skippers football team this year. At the time of this article they won their first three games including a dramatic seven point homecoming victory over number two in the state ranked Maple Grove. They now about to play their second consecutive road game as they go on the road to Lakeville South. After those they’ll have just two weeks until facing the number one ranked and winners of four of the last six state championships, Eden Prairie.
Head coach Dave Nelson acknowledged the tough schedule, while stressing the importance of responding appropriately to any adversity they’ll inevitably face against these difficult opponents, saying “The season is still young – we need to keep improving.  We have had four turnovers so far – we have to do better in this area.” Coach Nelson said this on September 14, one day before the team committed four more turnovers against Maple Grove. However, while discussing things he was satisfied with this season, Nelson said, “Our staff is excited about our work ethic and commitment so far this year.” Those are two things that allowed them to both maintain their composure during the game and will help them deal with the aforementioned hard schedule.”
Minnetonka doesn’t have an easy road to their first state championship since 2004, but with the resiliency and work ethic shown by this year’s group, it is as much of a possibility as it’s been in years.
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Keeping up with the Skippers: Their bounce-back season

    Sports

    Why Minnetonka Boys’ Varsity Soccer is the Team to Watch This Fall

  • Keeping up with the Skippers: Their bounce-back season

    Sports

    An open letter to Seniors on their last high school sports season

  • Keeping up with the Skippers: Their bounce-back season

    Sports

    Why Our Minnesota Hockey Teams are the Ones to Watch this Season

  • Keeping up with the Skippers: Their bounce-back season

    Sports

    The Ultimate Team Game: Frisbee Team Prepares for the Season

  • Keeping up with the Skippers: Their bounce-back season

    Sports

    Back to Back: Boys Tennis and Golf Look to Defend Their Titles

  • Keeping up with the Skippers: Their bounce-back season

    Sports

    Boys’ Swim & Dive Team Named 2017 State Champions

  • Keeping up with the Skippers: Their bounce-back season

    Sports

    Here’s Why the Minnesota Wild are Winning the Stanley Cup this Season

  • Keeping up with the Skippers: Their bounce-back season

    Sports

    Yoga and Meditation Club

  • Keeping up with the Skippers: Their bounce-back season

    Sports

    Stuck in a Winter Rut? Get Motivated and Stay Fit in the Winter

  • Keeping up with the Skippers: Their bounce-back season

    Sports

    Minnetonka’s Coldest New Club: Winter Running

Login