Thoughts from Day 1 at state

Class AAAA
The obvious is Sibley going down. Mo Hernandez on a bum ankle 1-13 FGs with 1-11 triples. Mike Bruesewitz plays well in his career ending game but Jefferson gets it done.

Osseo let Apple Valley hang around too long but Nick Djerf (who was a masterful coaching change in the starting lineup by coach Thiesen) gets it done for them.

Class AAA
Complete chalk. Johnson vs Washburn at 2 PM will be dynamite. Will Spring Lake Park do more than give the ball to Sean Jensen in their game against Mankato West?

Class AA
HLWW shoots 6-26 in the 1st half of the nightcap and is only down 9 at the half. They get a shot with 4 seconds left to move on.

They get Pelican Rapids who was down 1 with 10 minutes left before blowing out defending champ New London-Spicer.

I wrote the Virginia vs PEM article for MN Preps. Read that here.

St Bernard's let Triton hang around for too long. Funny moment when a Triton player blocked a Jordair Jett shot and then yapped at him all the way down the court and all the way back. And the lady in the pink shirt with the pink sign that said "Boo". Save your voice when getting after the officials. I like it.


  1. Nick Djerf was suppose to start at the beginning of the year, even being told at the end of last season by Coach Thiesen that he would be, but he hurt his shoulder, had to do major rehab all summer and fall to avoid surgery, and then got hurt in football, but played through it to avoid Osseo losing both top 2 receivers near the end of the season. Many insiders at Osseo thought he should have started last year as well (or at least seen significant playing time) when he averaged 20ppg and 6rpg for JV, while collecting his 2nd team Defensive MVP in a row. (He also lead the JV in scoring). Overall he has just been overlooked and hopefully by the time this is over he gets his due credit for what kind of player he has always been, the nice thing is he is finally starting to get noticed.

  2. Also I forgot to mention if you look at the games at the beginning of the season for Osseo Djerf still played almost the entire game off the bench.


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