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East Ridge coach Mike Pendino and the Raptors couldn't find an answer for Mounds View's stifling defense Friday night. Bulletin photo by Mike Longaecker

East Ridge football: Mounds View blanks Raptors 17-0

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The Raptors ran into a wall Friday night.

Coming off a convincing Week 2 home win over Forest Lake, East Ridge had no answers for a Mounds View defense that smothered its way to a 17-0 win at the Raptor's Nest.


"That's probably the best defensively coached team around," East Ridge coach Mike Pendino said after the game.

The Mustangs' defense blanketed a Raptors rushing attack that couldn't find a rhythm and stifled nearly any semblance of a passing game.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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