Football stopped short by Orioles

Max Weesner, Staff Reporter

The Royals’ season came to an end Friday night at the hands of the Osseo Orioles.

The Royals’ inability to stop the rushing attack of the Orioles led to their eventual defeat. Although the Royals only trailed by seven at halftime, Osseo pulled away in the second half, winning by a score of 56-34.

Osseo rushed the ball 51 times for 385 yards and five touchdowns, controlling the game and keeping Hopkins’ offense off the field. Osseo running back Prince Kruah led the Oriole attack, rushing for 364 of the team’s 385 yards.

Despite their defensive struggles, the Royals offense produced. Oscar Johnson, senior, had one of his better games of the year, completing 70 percent of his passes for 280 yards and four touchdowns.

Henry Brott, senior, also ended his high school football career on a high note. Brott caught three passes for 41 yards, but two of his receptions went for touchdowns.

Stay tuned for a season recap as the 2015 football season has finished.