Posted On: 10/25/19 1:53 AM

In what will likely go down as the biggest upset of the 2019 Minnesota high school football playoffs, previously winless – for over two seasons – Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted went on the road and defeated 7-1 Concordia Academy in the open round of the Section 4AA playoffs. The Lakers jumped out to an 18-0 lead and never looked back until they had won the game 26-7. Here are the players – many more than five, as you will see - that stood out on Tuesday night.
Gabe Hausladen, Ryan Tuchtenhagen, and Kyle Driver – Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted guards and center
The three interior linemen set the tone for the game. Four of the first six offensive plays the Lakers ran were behind the three upperclassmen. Two of those plays went for touchdowns. They opened a hole for running back Noah Bush to pick up the first down and then allowed running back AJ Gatz to get free up the middle for a 38-yard touchdown run. The first offensive play after forcing a three and out, Gatz again found room up the middle for a 67-yard touchdown run.
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