Tech Defeats Apollo 30-22 In Opener

Tech Defeats Apollo 30-22 In Opener Click to Enlarge Photo: KNSI Sports

(KNSI) - The cross-town high school football rivalry between St.Cloud Tech and St.Cloud Apollo continued in an early afternoon battle out at St. John's University.

The Tech Tigers started out quickly to a lead after the big tight end, Isaiah Green hauled in the first score of the year from quarterback, Nate Trewick.

After the two-point conversion, Tech went up 8-0.

The Apollo Eagles soon answered as junior, Jalyn Williams received a perfect throw from quarterback, Neal Benson to cut into the Tech lead.

After the failed two-point conversion, Tech remained in the lead 8-6.

The rest of the first half belonged to the Tigers as the Eagles could not sustain anything offensively.

After Green’s second touchdown reception from Trewick and a two-point conversion, the Tigers went up 16-6.

The Tigers looked to put this game away but were thwarted by Apollo as time expired in the first half.

The Eagles opened the second half with a 87-yard kickoff return for a touchdown from Lukas Theisen.

After the two-point conversion, the Eagles cut the score to 16-14.

Apollo then converted a perfectly executed onside-kick and looked to finally take the lead before Tech was able to hold defensively.

Wideout Troy Feddema then scampered 34 yards to put Tech back up 22-14 after the failed two-point attempt.

Apollo then made it interesting once Neal Benson tossed a perfect pass to John Blommel for a 25-yard touchdown.

Lukas Theisen then added a two-point conversion run to knot the score at 22.

After a lighting strike delayed the game for 30 minutes, Trewick (pictured below) once again connected for a touchdown; this time to running back, Kendrick Osuoura.

The go-ahead score was named the Bachman Jewelers Gem of the Game.

The two-point conversion then put Tech up by 8, a lead they would not relinquish.

The Eagles had a few scoring chances but ultimately fell short to Tech by the score of 30-22.

The All-Star Trophy player of the game was awarded to tight end, Isaiah Green of Tech for grabbing two touchdowns and even recovering a fumble on the defensive side of the ball.

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