In many cases, highly-ranked teams pad their non-conference schedule with beatable opponents so they can juggle lineups and gain confidence heading into the grind of a conference season.
The next two days the Metrodome will get its annual football marathon workout with the state high school semifinals.
It’s state semifinal week in high school football, which means it’s going to be a busy weekend over at the Metrodome.
There are 48 high school football teams still playing in Minnesota after section champions were decided last Friday and Saturday around the state. But the celebration is over and the preparation is back underway as those teams will do battle Friday and Saturday in the state quarterfinals.
It’s Week 2 of the high school football season, and by the time games wrap up Friday night most programs will have an idea how their season will go compared to the expectations they set when fall practices started.
As the sun rose Monday morning, every high school in the state hit their practice fields for the first workouts of the fall season.
Across the country, teens have been using technology as a new way to connect with old subjects. When the last school year started, St. Paul experimented with putting netbooks in the hands of high school students.
He proved himself at Notre Dame and is now proving to be a big-time tackle for the Denver Broncos in the NFL. It’s quite a journey for an articulate young man who could get political when his career ends.
A former teacher and coach at Cretin-Derham Hall will have to register as a sex offender and pay a $300 fine after being convicted of having sex with a former student.
Authorities say Notre Dame star wide receiver Michael Floyd had a blood-alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit for driving when he was pulled over by campus police this past weekend.
This week’s “Rally Star,” a feature on local prep sports athletes, is Cretin-Derham Hall’s Raijon Kelly.
Hundreds of volunteers woke up before the sun came up this Thanksgiving to help families in need.
Mention the school, Cretin-Derham Hall, and a certain Minnesota Twins catcher seems to pop up almost immediately.
While Mr. Joe Mauer has obviously left a mark on the community and the surrounding neighborhood, there’s more to this St. Paul ‘hood than the fame of its former athletes (fellow Twins DH Paul Molitor also hails from Cretin).