The game was essentially over at halftime, at which point the Elks had amassed a 27-0 lead on 283 rushing yards, averaging over 14 yards per carry.
Elk River did not attempt a pass all game, but imposed their will on the Spring Lake Park defense, rushing for 446 yards and scoring touchdown runs of 60, 50, 33, 1, 50, and 30 yards.
In the entire game, between both teams there were only six passes attempted, three were caught for 22 yards. In contrast, there were 97 running plays for a net 721 yards on the ground.
Elk River’s ability to run the football over and over and over and over, and to do it effectively is a testament to the practice that the team has put in. There were four Elk River runners who scored a touchdown and all four had at least 30 yards. The Spring Lake Park Panthers dominated time of possession but could not convert on 3rd (5-13) and 4th (2-5) downs.
This Prep Bowl title is especially meaningful to Elk River as the team is commemorating this being their 125th year of playing football.