Posted On: 10/2/17 2:00 PM

I don't have any insight into the South St. Paul Packers' game plan going into Friday night's game against Mahtomedi, but it seemed to have a familiar feel to it.

The Packers were going to pound the Zephyrs on the ground and make enough plays in the passing game to score points, and the defense was going to control the line of scrimmage and make sure Mahtomedi could not run the ball. When time ran out in the fourth quarter of the Packers' 27-13 victory, it was evident – like most of the recent Packers' football history South St. Paul had the talent to do it.

In the strangest play of the game, running back Angel Rodriguez was in pass protection, but he caught a deflected pass in the backfield, scampered around the corner to pick up nearly ten yards. Later he carried the ball up the middle behind center and guard Sam Dwelle and Darien Foster for good yardage. Rodriguez went off the right side to score one of his two touchdown runs. He showed he has good vision in the open field. He took a run off tackle and then

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