St. Paul claims region title over Lancers

St.Paul topped Crest 53-19 in the Class 1A regional championship on Saturday in Moran.

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March 2, 2020 - 10:17 AM

Crest High’s Tyson Hermreck drives the baseline in the second half of Crest’s regional final loss to St. Paul Saturday. Despite the defeat, the Lancers still qualified for Class 1A substate play Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

MORAN — If there was a bright spot Saturday for Crest High, it was that the Class 1A regional championship loss to St. Paul was not a season-ender for the Lancers.

In defeating Altoona-Midway two nights earlier, Crest was assured of advancing to substate action, regardless of how Saturday’s contest ended.

St. Paul made sure there was little drama to be had, blitzing its way for a 19-4 lead after one period, and cruising from there to a 53-19 romp.

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