But considering the Hornets hadn't won an away game against Eden Prairie in 49 consecutive matchups, it was still a bit of a surprise to see the team celebrating on the field following a 17-6 victory.
Quarterback Mark Handberg threw for 178 yards and one touchdown, running for an additional six yards from scrimmage. Kevin Placide earned 98 hard-fought yards on the ground, rushing for the Hornets' other touchdown.
Wide receiver Erik Veker led Edina in receiving with 53 yards in total, while Marley Allison finished the game with 44 yards through the air and a touchdown.
Kicker Patrick LeCorre hit a 41-yarder in the fourth quarter of the contest, in addition to making two extra points earlier in the game.
The No. 1-ranked Hornets get a short break until the sectional tournament kicks off later this month. The seeding for the tournament will be revealed in the coming weeks.
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