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Woodbury running back John McNiff recorded the Royals' lone touchdown Thursday in their 27-7 loss to Mounds View. Staff photo by Mike Longaecker

Woodbury football: Royals fall 27-7 to Mustangs

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Before taking on Mounds View in Week 1, Woodbury coach Andy Hill asked for three things from his players: effort, energy and attitude.


Hill, the Royals’ third-year head coach, said his team delivered those elements Thursday night in spite of losing 27-7 at home to the Mustangs.

“Football is not about Week 1,” Hill told players after the game.

After relinquishing 21 first-half points, the team buckled down in the second half, where it played Mounds View to a tie.

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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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