Posted On: 07/10/19 8:03 PM

Much like St. Paul Johnson's inexplicable playoff run that landed them in the 4A state semifinals after a modest 4-4 regular season, Drake Teal and the Governors are treading in new waters. Teal told me in an interview that football is very "new to my family. I’ve grown up in a hockey family, so when recruiting blew up for me it was very foreign. My father was a hockey coach in white bear for 36 years, and I’ve grown up playing hockey. And I’m also currently the captain of the Johnson hockey team." The 6'4, 206 lb defensive end and tight end shares a similarly unexpected sentiment when describing the 2018 Johnson season: "This season was no less than magical. It seemed like it was almost scripted. With being the first St. Paul public school to make it to the state tournament since 1981, it had to be one of the best experiences of my life." After a humble seven game beginning of the season, the Governors found themselves 3-4 going into their final game against Minneapolis foe WashburnTeal told me that "our last regular season game we ended up winning

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