After covering the Minneapolis North vs. Minneapolis Southwest football game that Kare11’s Randy Shaver named his “Game of the Week”, I was lucky enough to interview four of North’s key players in-order to gain some insight on their victory and…
After covering the Minneapolis North vs. Minneapolis Southwest football game that Kare11’s Randy Shaver named his “Game of the Week”, I was lucky enough to interview four of North’s key players in-order to gain some insight on their victory and how they are feeling about the rest of their 2019 campaign. Because they are one of the best teams in the Twin Cities, as well as a perennial AA contender, the information I got was both interesting and useful if readers want to know what it’s like to currently be a North Polar. Let’s check in with Dominic McMillian, Zach Yeager, Terrance Kamara, and Isaiah Spivey to see how Minneapolis North is feeling after their big 20-7 win over Southwest last Friday.
Dominic McMillian on how his team played: “I feel like we actually did good on defense. Offense had a couple bad plays, but the defense executed every play. Probably the second play, I had my pick-six. But defense kept on going, we didn’t give up, and just kept pushing.
What happened on the pick-six?: “Coach OA had called it out. I had seen it as well, and had watched a lot of film and I saw that on the short side, they always do that 5-yard out, so I was like ‘yeah that’s me.’
What’s next for the Polars?: We got Henry next. It’s our homecoming so we got to do our thing. This should be a good game, but for the rest of the regular season we need to execute and do our thing.”
Zach Yeager on how the game went in his own words: “We came out pretty slow on offense but in the second half our O-line really picked it up and came in clutch.
What’s next for the Polars?: “This was a pretty big game. Coming into the season we knew this was going to be a big game and we took it seriously. Our first two games were against Johnson and Southwest and we knew those were going to be big, but now we just need to get ready for the playoffs.”
How are you feeling about your performances so far?: “I know I could do a lot better, but we’re going to come out strong and have a lot of stuff to keep working on.”
Terrance Kamara on his great game and what he credits for that success: “First off, I got to thank my o-line. Second, I watch a lot of film, so I knew the holes that were going to hit and try to follow our game plan and try to get three to four yards every run, and that led to some of the bigger runs.”
Coming off these two big games, how are you feeling about the rest of the regular season?: “Other people will say that we’re playing “easy” teams, but we can’t feed into that, we need to keep playing our game and put up numbers and then get ready for the playoffs. We got to go hard through the regular season AND playoffs. Next week homecoming is going to be a big one, it’s a rivalry game and it’s at 5:30 at Parade Stadium.”
On what’s next for the Polars: “We’re chasing a ring. We got to keep going hard and we can’t let up or give up.”
Isaiah Spivey on his injury and getting cleared to play: “I did get cleared, but right now I need to set up an appointment with my therapist, get my brace, and after that I’ll be right back on the field. I’ve been lifting, got film on Monday and have been watching that, and I’ve been lifting by myself in the morning as well as the team. Putting in extra work too.”
On getting ready to make an impact for North: “We got some nice quarterbacks, a nice little team, and when I come in I’m forsure ready to make an impact. The rest of the season is going to be a movie.”
I appreciate the Polar players giving me some time for a postgame interview, and I’m excited to watch them chase this ring!