The Skippers run aground amidst late Eagles rushing attack

The Minnetonka Skippers were reeling from their first loss of the season to the Edina Hornets as they prepared to host likely their most difficult opponent of the year, the perennial powerhouse Eden Prairie Eagles on October 4, 2013.

It was a cloudy day with thunderstorms likely as the teams hit the Minnetonka turf for pregame warm ups.  By the time kickoff came the droplets of precipitations had all but vanished although the misty air provided a great football atmosphere.

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Minnetonka received the opening kickoff and ran a few plays down the field before turning the ball over.

Eden Prairie scored first on a five yard QB keeper by Ryan Connelly.  With the extra point the Eagles took the lead 7-0.

Minnetonka would strike next on a beautiful pass from QB Nick Rooney to Mitch Felknor.  The touchdown, with ten minutes left in the half, was the last scoring either team would do for 30 minutes of football.

With ten minutes left in the game the Eagles found their groove and pulled ahead when running back Dan Fisher broke through the goal line defense.  With the extra point the Eagles pulled ahead by seven points.

Fisher would run the ball in again with 3:48 left in the game to put the Eagles up by two touchdowns.  There was about an hour delay as lightning came through the area and when play resumed the Eagles added an insurance touchdown when Anthony Anderson ran the ball 48 yards to put the Eagles up by three touchdowns.

With the win the Eagles improve to 5-0 and the Skippers fall to 5-2 on the year.  Stay tuned to The Minnesota Sports Report for more news from Minnesota.  Do you have a story to contribute?  You’re your idea to  If we like it you could be featured on The Minnesota Sports Report.

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