Posted On: 07/26/19 9:56 AM

Every time I talked to Mike Contreras before a tournament this summer the coach of North Tartan’s top 2022 squad said pretty much the same thing: “We’re just hoping to win a game.” Of course the statement was always accompanied by a devilish grin and a sly chuckle and could in no way be taken seriously. It was clear, however, that Mike was relishing the role of underdog for once among a strong group of 9th grade teams that includes the state-champion Fury 2022 UAA squad and the high-flying upstarts of DTA Academy. In the end the incoming sophomores from North Tartan 9th Elite did what they did last year: won a national championship.

The team achieved that feat Monday afternoon in Edina with a 47-38 win over DTA in the title game

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