ST. PAUL, Minn. – Highland Park entered the 3-4A section tournament as the top seed. While they played 4th seeded Holy Family on Saturday, this game was much more competitive than their seeds would suggest.
The two teams alternated touchdowns throughout the first half and at halftime, Holy Family led 20-18. Highland Park went on a little run in the 3rd and early 4th quarter to open up a 13 point lead. Holy Family would respond, scoring twice late to get back in the game. After their 2nd touchdown with just over a minute to play, they decided to go for 2 and the win. And they couldn’t convert, meaning Highland Park held on to get the 39-38 win.
Highland Park moves on to play Holy Angels in the section 3 championship game.