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Photos: Chatfield, West Central Area/Ashby football Class AA state championship

View photos of the Class AA state championship game between Chatfield and West Central Area/Ashby. The Gophers won 14-13.

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Chatfield's Ethan Ruskell (63) hugs Luke Carrier after the Gophers won the Class AA state football championship game against West Central Area/Ashby on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Andrew Link / Post Bulletin
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Chatfield quarterback Parker Delaney (14) stretches to the end zone for a rushing touchdown during the Class AA state football championship game against West Central Area/Ashby on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Andrew Link / Post Bulletin
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West Centra Area/Ashby running back Anthony Sykora, center, is down short of the goal line on a two-point conversion attempt to take the lead during the Class AA state football championship game against Chatfield on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Andrew Link / Post Bulletin

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Chatfield players celebrate after the Gophers won the Class AA state football championship game against West Central Area/Ashby on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Andrew Link / Post Bulletin

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Chatfield head coach Jeff Johnson during the Class AA state football championship game against West Central Area/Ashby on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Andrew Link / Post Bulletin

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Chatfield senior Mason Clemens holds the championship trophy after the Gophers won the Class AA state football championship game against West Central Area/Ashby on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Andrew Link / Post Bulletin

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Chatfield running back Jackson Schild (12) finds room to run during the Class AA state football championship game against West Central Area/Ashby on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Andrew Link / Post Bulletin

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Chatfield's Carter Daniels (5) scores a touchdown after recovering a fumble during the Class AA state football championship game against West Central Area/Ashby on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Andrew Link / Post Bulletin

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Chatfield running back Kailan Schott (23) is pulled down by West Centra Area/Ashby's Cole Anderson (10) on a run during the Class AA state football championship game Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Andrew Link / Post Bulletin

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Chatfield fans cheer after the Gophers intercept a West Central Area/Ashby pass in the second quarter of the Class AA state football championship game Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Andrew Link / Post Bulletin

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Chatfield running back Kailan Schott (center) fights for extra yards on a run during the Class AA state football championship game against West Central Area/Ashby on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Andrew Link / Post Bulletin

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Chatfield quarterback Parker Delaney (14) tosses the ball to an official after scoring a rushing touchdown during the Class AA state football championship game against West Central Area/Ashby on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Andrew Link / Post Bulletin

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Chatfield's Isaac Erding (20) tackles West Centra Area/Ashby running back Hunter Norby (24) during the Class AA state football championship game Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Andrew Link / Post Bulletin

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Chatfield's Ethan Ruskell (63) wraps up West Centra Area/Ashby quarterback Evan Paulson (6) for a loss during the Class AA state football championship game Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Andrew Link / Post Bulletin

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Chatfield head coach Jeff Johnson during the Class AA state football championship game against West Central Area/Ashby on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Andrew Link / Post Bulletin

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Chatfield's Luke Carrier (6) tries to tackle West Centra Area/Ashby running back Mattson Hoff (25) during the Class AA state football championship game Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Andrew Link / Post Bulletin

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Chatfield running back Kailan Schott (23) finds room to run during the Class AA state football championship game against West Central Area/Ashby on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Andrew Link / Post Bulletin

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Chatfield's Campbell Berge (52) tackles West Centra Area/Ashby quarterback Evan Paulson (6) for a loss during the Class AA state football championship game Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Andrew Link / Post Bulletin

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Chatfield's Drew O'Connor (24) finds room to run after catching a short pass during the Class AA state football championship game against West Central Area/Ashby on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Andrew Link / Post Bulletin

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Chatfield quarterback Parker Delaney (14) looks to pass during the Class AA state football championship game against West Central Area/Ashby on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Andrew Link / Post Bulletin

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Chatfield Activities Director Dan Schindler, left, and junior Sam Backer watch the Gophers warm up before the Class AA state football championship game against West Central Area/Ashby on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Andrew Link / Post Bulletin

Andrew Link has been the Digital Managing Editor at the Post Bulletin since 2021. He first joined the PB as a photographer in 2015. Readers can reach Andrew at 507-281-7427 or alink@postbulletin.com.
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