Loss doesn’t put damper on great football season

By Chuck Kajer

The beginning was exhilarating, the game was thrilling, but in the end, the result was disappointing.

New Prague’s 20-13 loss to Mahtomedi in the state football semifinals Saturday was a great matchup. The Trojan defense played well, the offense and special teams came up with some big plays, including two field goals by Eric Olson. But, in the end, Mahtomedi and their quarterback, Matt Jeans, showed why they were the No. 1 ranked team in Class 4A most of the season.

The Zephyrs went through their regular season largely untested.

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