Concordia Academy football draws interesting playoff opener

The Concordia Academy football team hasn’t won a game since the first week of the season. The team the Beacons beat back then was Spectrum, which went on to finish the regular season with a .500 record.

That same Spectrum squad hosts Concordia Academy in the quarterfinals of the Section 4AA playoffs on the afternoon of Tuesday, Oct. 25. That might be the best first-round scenario the Beacons could have hoped for considering they finished the regular season 1-7.

Back on Sept. 2, Concordia Academy trailed Spectrum by 16 in the third quarter before rattling off 20-straight points to pull out a 20-16 victory. 

Spectrum went on to lose its next three games before finishing the regular season on a four-game winning streak. 

Concordia was unable to add any more to the win column after knocking off Spectrum, a charter school located in Elk River.

The Concordia-Spectrum winner advances to the semifinals on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. against either second-seeded Maple Lake (4-4) or seventh-seeded Minneapolis Edison (1-7).


Week eight

The Beacons’ final chance at a second regular-season victory came on Oct. 19 when they hosted St. Paul Johnson. The Governors had won three of their previous four games and made it four of their last five with a 21-13 victory.

It was Concordia Academy’s second-closest loss of the season, behind only its 28-26 defeat at the hands of St. Paul Como Park in week five.

The 21 points that the Beacons gave up was their second-lowest total of the season, behind only the 16 they surrendered in beating Spectrum to open the season.


Week seven

Sixth-ranked (Class AAAA) Mound Westonka scored early and often in its game at Concordia Academy on Oct. 14. The White Hawks scored five first-half touchdowns en route to a 62-7 win.

Mound Westonka opened the scoring with a 12-yard touchdown run before Concordia Academy answered with a big play. The Beacons tied it later in the first on Cooper Wood’s 92-yard touchdown run.

That would be it for points for Concordia Academy, however. Mound Westonka regained the lead later in the first quarter on a 33-yard touchdown pass and then added 24 second-quarter points.

Mound Westonka score three more touchdowns and added another field goal in the second half.


Brian Meyers can be reached at or 651-748-7819. Follow him on Twitter @BMeyersNews.





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