After last weeks thrilling victory against the Willmar Cardinals, the Spartans had to quickly prepare for the Bemidji Lumberjacks. Although ROCORI has been impressive on the road this year, they have not had a bus ride as long as the trip to Bemidji. High school athletes often come out sluggish in the first half when traveling for three-plus hours. This game however, was the exception. ROCORI flew out of the gates grabbing a 13-0 lead while the defense looked mighty impressive against the run.
For the second week in a row the Spartans came out in the second half looking like a completely different team. Only this week, they looked as if they forgot how to play football when the third quarter started. Fueled by pride and an energized crowd, the Lumberjacks marched down the field for three touchdowns in the third quarter. After putting six points back on the board, ROCORI needed one more score to take the lead. Watch all of the highlights to see how the rest of the game unfolded, and be sure to catch the Spartans in action tonight at home as they take on Little Falls at 7 p.m.