Tech Defeats Apollo 30-22 In Opener
Justin Ekstrom | Aug 31, 2018 AT 4:19 pm
(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.