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(From left) Dave Comer, Dick Zeman, Larry Thompson, Dick Johnson and Jim Kuntson started coaching football together in Lakeville in the 1970s. Below is a more recent photo of the group. Johnson died Saturday of an apparent heart attack at age 77

Dick Johnson left imprint on decades of Lakeville football

By Mike Shaughnessy 10/06/2016, 2:47pm CDT

Longtime coach dies of heart attack at 77

Dick "Magic" Johnson, who coached high school football in Lakeville for decades and has his imprint on some of the best quarterbacks who ever played there, died Saturday morning of an apparent heart attack, just hours after attending the Lakeville North-Lakeville South varsity game Friday night. He was 77.

Wade Sullivan ran for 126 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Panthers offense.

Eli Wawracz of Lakeville North wraps up Burnsville running back Steph Olson Jr. during the Panthers’ 28-7 victory last Friday. Photo by Jim Lindquist/

Defense, running game rule the day for Panthers

By Mike Shaughnessy 09/19/2016, 5:51pm CDT

Mistakes undermine Burnsville in 28-7 loss to Lakeville North

Lakeville North Panthers defensive back Evan Erickson pulls down Burnsville Blaze running back Steph Olson, Jr. for a loss of yards in the fourth quarter at Lakeville North High School in Lakeville during East Metro White 6A match up on Friday, Sept. 16,
He has 345 yards rushing and seven touchdowns in two games.
Wade Sullivan runs for 174 yds, 6 TDs  (Photo: Jim Lindquist)