Watertown-Mayer football

After a disappointing end to the 2012 season, the Watertown-Mayer football team is living by a simple mantra this year. Finish. On Friday night, though, against the No. 3 team in the state (AAA), the Royals had every reason not to finish. After seeing a 27-6 lead shrink to a single touchdown in a matter [...]

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The Watertown-Mayer football program has come a long way during the careers of this year’s senior class. As freshman, they looked on as the varsity team went 0-9, mired in a multiple-season losing streak that eventually reached 21 games. As sophomores, some of them helped finally bring that losing streak to an end, and by [...]

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Watertown-Mayer crashed Norwood Young America’s homecoming party last week, holding on for a 28-21 win at Ed Braun Field in Norwood Young America in a Minnesota River Conference matchup. One year after Watertown-Mayer struggled in two matchups against the last-place Raiders — including a first-round playoff loss — things got off to a slow start [...]

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With a slew of tough Minnesota River Conference football games still looming on Watertown-Mayer’s schedule, last Friday night’s game at Sibley East was one the Royals absolutely needed to have. For most of the night, it sure didn’t look like it would happen. But then, as head coach Craig Johnson put it, it was like [...]

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Against a team that had been outscored 70-7 in the first two weeks of the season, last Friday’s game against LeSueur-Henderson sure didn’t start the way the Royals wanted. The first minute and 40 seconds though, is about the only thing that didn’t go the Royals way against the Giants. After an early Royals turnover [...]

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The Watertown-Mayer football team was 20 seconds away from a 2-0 start to the season last Friday night, but Derek Dahlke’s 2-yard touchdown run for Belle Plaine capped the Tigers’ second-half comeback and spoiled the Royals’ party in an 18-14 home win for Belle Plaine. The Royals had led 14-6 at halftime and even after [...]

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