Revenge Tour: St. Michael-Albertville Football Knocks off Monticello
A second half defensive clinic has the Knights on the verge of its first State 5A Tournament birth.
Bennie Wilson broke through the offensive line, sized up Monticello quarterback Matt Bonk and sacked the Magic quarterback on fourth down, putting an exclamation point on a defensive clinic conducted by the Knights in the second half.
St. Michael-Albertville topped Monticello 10-0 in the second game of its "Revenge Tour," earning a spot in the Section 6-5A finals this Friday night.
The defense pitched a shutout, thanks to a front line that wrapped up Jake and Birk Olson of Monticello, and kept Bonk on his heels most of the game.
When the Magic did get something going, the defense stiffened. And the day culminated with three sacks as the Magic were driving late in the fourth quarter.
The Knights will now take on Elk River, who upended No. 1 seed Rogers 52-43 in a shootout that was the exact opposite of the Knights' defensive battle in Monticello.
Game time is set for 7 p.m. at St. Michael, as the Knights are the No. 3 seed, and the Elks, who played in the North Suburban Conference this season after a couple years in the Mississippi 8, are the section's No. 5 seed.