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Royals win big on Homecoming

Junius Wilson celebrated his long touchdown dun with teammates in the Woodbury football team's Homecoming win over Forest Lake.

Running back Lamonte Edwards ran for 174 yards and four touchdowns as the Woodbury football team bounced back from its worst outing in three seasons in defeating Forest Lake, 39-12, at Homecoming at Royals Stadium on Friday night.

The Rangers proved to be little competition for a Woodbury squad bent on making up for last week's 35-7 loss at Mounds View as the Royals ran up a sizable lead on the shoulders of their Gophers recruit before cruising in the second half to the eventual victory.

Besides Edwards' mammoth effort, the host Royals also managed a touchdown on a 22-yard pass from quarterback Eric Giddings to running back Anthony Osifuye before capping off the scoring on a 66-yard touchdown trot from back Junius Wilson in the game's closing moments to bring the count to its would-be final.

Back in the win column, the Royals will now prepare to host Suburban East Conference nemesis Stillwater next Friday evening.

The Ponies are 4-0 on the season, including a win over Mounds View earlier this season, as well as defeating Forest Lake 35-0 last week and Roseville 28-7 on Friday.