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Top Boys' Games: East Ridge and Stillwater set to add another chapter to rivalry

By Nick Gerhardt, 09/07/15, 3:30PM CDT


Sept. 10: The Raptors and Ponies met for the Class 2A, Section 4 title in 2012 and in the semifinals in 2013.

Stillwater coach Jake Smothers and the Ponies renew their rivalry with East Ridge as the Ponies host the Raptors in Suburban East Conference play on Sept. 10. Photo by Rick Orndorf

Besides their regular-season matchups, Suburban East Conference rivals East Ridge and Stillwater have dueled in the Class 2A, Section 4 playoffs twice in the last three years.

The Ponies defeated the Raptors 6-0 to win a section title in 2012.

A year later, East Ridge got past Stillwater 2-1 in the section semifinals. The Raptors reached the section title game but fell to North St. Paul 4-2. 

The next chapter in this rivalry will be written as East Ridge, ranked No. 5 in the Class 2A coaches' poll, visits No. 4 Stillwater to kickoff league play in a contest we picked as our Top Game of the Week.

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