It was a homecoming to forget for St. Louis Park.
Visiting Hill-Murray (4-2) scored in every quarter, while the Orioles (1-5) didn't score at all, resulting in a 28-0 shutout on a chilly and windy Friday night.
Not only did the Orioles fail to score, they could barely move the ball—Park had -18 total yards in the first half, as well as four turnovers throughout the game.
"The plays were there all day. It’s just a matter of executing the plays," coach Vince Varpness said. "There’s not much you can do if you can’t execute your plays.”
The Orioles moved the ball better in the second half, but failed to convert any points. And with the defense on the field all too often, Hill-Murray was able to grind Park down.
Still, Varpness said he was proud of his defense's effort. Grant Donald forced a fumble and intercepted a pass, and Marshall Cullen added a pick of his own. The Orioles also had six sacks as a team.
St. Louis Park heads to Robbinsdale Cooper next Friday before ending the regular season the following Wednesday at Fridley. Because tonight's game was the last at home, Park honored its seniors before kickoff.
"I told the seniors I love them. Wish we could have ended it a bit better for them on homecoming," Varpness said. "It’s a great group of kids."