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By: Anna Hinkemeyer
     
The Sauk Rapids-Rice Storm football team had a final second victory Oct. 27 as they competed against St. Cloud Tech in the section 6-5A semifinal game in Sauk Rapids. 

     SRR will play in the section finals against Elk River Nov. 2 at Buffalo High School. 
     Both teams were immensely competitive, with the game remaining within eight points through its entirety. 
     Tech had the first scoring drive late in the first quarter, bringing the score up to 8-0. Midway through the second quarter, the Storm retaliated with a five-yard quarterback option from Cade Milton-Baumgardner to Jake Ackerman, evening the score to 8-6.
     After the half, the Storm came back and added a 17-yard touchdown from Milton-Baumgardner to Josh Schloe, with a repeat for the added two-point conversion. Tech then came back to pull ahead 16-14, up until the final seconds of the game. 
     In the final critical moments, the Storm made their way downfield to the 28 yard line. With time ticking and only six seconds left to play, Milton-Baumgardner connected with Zach Storms downfield in the end zone on a diving catch, pulling the Storm ahead 20-16 and earning the win. 

By: Mark Klaphake 
      The Storm volleyball team’s 20th win was a big one.
Sauk Rapids-Rice won its 20th match of the season and advanced to the section 8AAA semifinals Oct. 26 when they defeated Sartell, 19-25, 25-22, 25-21, 25-21 in the quarterfinal match in Sauk Rapids. 
After losing game one, the Storm rallied from a 21-19 deficit with a 6-1 spurt to take game two.
SRR controlled game three from start to finish and won by four points. In game four, the Storm trailed 19-16 but had one more rally in them and put together a 9-2 run to earn the victory.  
      Sauk Rapids-Rice, the fourth seed, will travel to top-seeded Willmar Tuesday, Oct. 30. Brainerd will host Moorhead in the other section semifinal match. 
      The section championship will take place Saturday, Nov. 3 at a neutral site. 

Storm volleyball advances to section semifinal

Storm football heading to section finals