Last Friday's state championship was the crowning jewel on Seantrel Henderson's high school football career. The nation's number one prospect led his team to a state championship with a 16-5 win over Eden Prairie. Playing tackle on both sides of the offensive line as well as some interior defensive line Henderson made important contributions from start to finish.
Henderson first started varsity for the Raiders as a sophomore in 2007. This was the season where Lakeville South upset the Raiders in the section final contest keeping CDH at home from the state tournament for only the second time in 22 years.
As a junior Seantrel helped push his team to the state semi-final where Blaine was victorious on the last play of the game. The Raiders ran a sweep right behind Henderson but the ball carrier came up inches short of the goalline and Cretin-Derham Hall lost by a point.
Then as a senior the Raiders were expected to be amongst the state's elite. When Mark Alt went down with the broken collar bone the Raiders had a hiccup against Stillwater losing mid-season. It would be their only loss as they bounced back to defeat narrowly defeat Eagan and then hammer Henry Sibley in section play.
At state the Raiders scratched and clawed their way to a six point win over Eastview in the quarterfinals but than crushed Brainard in the semis.
This package of video is of Seantrel playing against Brainard in that semi-final victory.