The Sartell Sabre football team’s valiant efforts to advance to competition in the Twin Cities Metrodome came to an end Nov. 7 when the St. Michael-Albertville Knights beat the Sabres, 52-28, at Husky Stadium in St. Cloud.
It’s the second time since 2009 the Sabres were in competition for the Class A state championship.
The Sabres’ loss came in the quarterfinals competitive stage. The Sabres were on a remarkable winning streak when they won seven games in a row after losing three earlier in the season.
The Sabres’ last win was over the Moorhead Spuds Oct. 31, also at Husky Stadium, when they scored 24-16, making them the winners of the Section 8, 5A title.
The St. Michael-Albertville Knights now go on to compete Nov. 15 at the Metrodome. The winners of that face-off will then go on to determine the state championship Nov. 30, also in the Metrodome.