The ROCORI Spartans headed into last Wednesday night’s game against
the Willmar Cardinals with a good idea of what their playoff road would
look like depending on the outcome of the game. Win, and be nicely
positioned to open the playoffs at home. Lose, and face the daunting
task of trying to navigate through the playoff bracket with all road
The first half of the game looked something like a pewee football match with each team turning the ball over possession after possession. Finally, after managing to not turn the ball over on three downs, ROCORI punted the ball only one yard! Willmar was set up with great field position before ROCORI quickly returned the favor with an interception of their own. Despite all of the miscues from both teams, each defense played well enough to shutout the opposing squad.
The second half opened with two early touchdowns both on plays of 50-plus yards. Spencer Schulte ripped off an electrifying touchdown run that put the Spartans on top 7-0. Willmar quickly countered with long touchdown strike tying the score at 7 - 7. Both teams added another touchdown in regulation before heading into overtime. If you did not have a chance to make it out to the stadium (which many of you didn’t because of weather), we won’t spoil the rest. You must see the highlights of this game by watching both of these remarkable videos. However, we can say that ROCORI won in dramatic fashion! For all of our viewers that won’t be able to make it to the game at Bemidji, be sure to stay tuned to DigElog ROCORI for all of your highlights.