Jakobi Jackson runs the football for Central High School, while his father, Paul, Harding High School’s defensive coordinator, watches in the background. (photo courtesy of Dave Greener)
Paul and Jakobi Jackson have much in common.
When Paul attended Central High School in the early 1980s he was, as his son Jakobi is now, a football star of considerable accomplishments.
Both of them scored several touchdowns as a running back and both played good defense. Paul did a lot of kicking and punting; Jakobi returned a lot of kicks and punts.
Even though the Johnson Governors boys hockey team controlled the action throughout most of the game, the momentum changed in favor of the North High Polars in the second period at Polar Arena Tuesday, Dec. 9.
Tartan junior center Ben Engwer (26) and sophomore wing CJ Acker (23) take shots on goal in first period action against Henry Sibley. Engwer, 3 goals and an assist, helped lead the Titans to a 5-0 win at home Dec. 13. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Behind the shutout goaltending of Tartan’s Michael Hughes, the Titans made a first-period goal stand up for a boys hockey win against South St. Paul to open Metro East Conference action.
North High junior Lily Langevin (9) battles against Hasting during the first period. The Polars lost 8-0 at home Dec. 12. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Before the line had thinned in front of the concession stand at Polar Arena Friday, Dec. 12, the visiting Hastings Raiders girls hockey team had put what turned out to be the game-winner on the scoreboard.