Huskies looking for a quick turnaround

The St. Anthony Village High School football team last year suffered through its worst season under head coach Todd Niklaus. The Huskies won just twice and had a losing record for the first time since 2009.

St. Anthony begins what it hopes to be a bounce-back season on Friday when it hosts Brooklyn Center starting at 7 p.m. The Centaurs snapped a long losing streak against St. Anthony with a 32-29 victory in week five last season.

Brooklyn Center and St. Anthony have been conference mates for more than 15 years. Prior to joining the Tri-Metro Conference, they battled as members of the now-defunct Metro Alliance Conference.

The Tri-Metro Conference has a bit of a new look this year. Six schools have departed the league and three new schools have joined. The Tri-Metro is now home to 10 schools and some flexibility when it comes to scheduling, especially for football.

With 10 football teams in the conference, there is isn't a need to schedule non-conference games, but some of the smaller schools in the conference requested to be released from having to play certain bigger schools. 

The number varies across the conference. Holy Angels, DeLaSalle and Fridley have three non-conference games each; Concordia Academy, Brooklyn Center, New Life Academy and St. Agnes have two; Columbia Heights has one; and St. Anthony Village and St. Croix Lutheran have none.

--Brian Meyers


2014 St. Anthony Village High School football schedule

  • Aug. 29 vs. Brooklyn Center 7 p.m.
  • Sept. 5 at Concordia Academy 7 p.m.
  • Sept. 12 vs. New Life Academy 7 p.m.
  • Sept. 19 at St. Agnes 7 p.m.
  • Sept. 26 vs. DeLaSalle 7 p.m.
  • Oct. 3 at St. Croix Lutheran 7 p.m.
  • Oct. 10 at Fridley 7 p.m.
  • Oct. 15 vs. Holy Angels 7 p.m.


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