Grant Hennen rushed for 179 yards, Cole Hennen had a long clinching score and Minneota held off Dawson-Boyd 28-14 Saturday in the Class 1A Championship at the Prep Bowl.
It’s a huge week for the four teams that are left in each class. You’re playing for something that might have only seemed like a dream in August: A chance to play for a state championship. The teams that advance this week head to TCF Bank Stadium to play in the Prep Bowl, while the others wonder what might have been after getting so close.
A 19-year-old man from western Minnesota pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges in the March 9 death of a teenager found in the cold after an underage drinking party. Erik Patrick Hastad pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor social host ordinance and gross misdemeanor contributing to delinquency of a child in in the death of Michael Anyasike.
A report released Thursday shows a Dawson teenager who fled an underage drinking party died from hypothermia. The incident happened on March 9 after the Lac Qui Parle Sheriff’s Office was called to the 2700 block of 280th Street at about 12:30 a.m. in rural Madison, Minn., on an underage party with alcohol.
Family and friends gathered Saturday to remember 18-year-old Michael Anyasike who died last week after running from a party at a farmhouse in Madison, Minn. Anyasike’s mother said he likely froze to death because temperatures were in the low twenties. Anyasike played football for Dawson-Boyd High School.
For the first time in 63 years, the Canby boys basketball team will be playing in the state tournament. The Lancers haven’t been there since 1951, and will play in the first round of Class-A at 1 p.m. Thursday.
even state champions were crowned last weekend as the Minnesota State High School League hosted its final Prep Bowl at the Metrodome. For seven teams, getting to hoist a championship trophy last weekend made the extra weightlifting and work over the summer worth it. Over the course of 13 or 14 weeks, teammates became best friends as they all drove toward a common goal: Getting to the Metrodome for the Prep Bowl and winning it.
Mahnomen started fast and never looked back Saturday en route to its second straight state title. Quarterback Tom Pavek rushed for 179 yards and two scores and caught a touchdown pass to lead the Indians past Dawson-Boyd 46-13 in the Class 1A Championship game — the school’s eighth championship overall.
It’s what every kid who has ever put on a football uniform dreams of: Playing at the Metrodome the weekend after Thanksgiving for a state championship. Between Friday and Saturday, 14 teams will play for titles and seven will finish their seasons as state champions.
The match-ups are set for the Prep Bowl, where high school football teams leave the Metrodome as state champions or get so close and have it go wrong in one game. Now all high school football fans can do is wait a week as state championship games in all seven classes will be played the Friday or Saturday after Thanksgiving.
Eden Prairie, Blake and Dawson-Boyd are winners of the Minnesota State High School League’s Challenge Cup Awards.
It’s hard to believe the prep football season came to a close with the Prep Bowl last weekend at the Metrodome. Six games were played over a two-day stretch in downtown Minneapolis. When it was all over, six teams were hoisting a state championship trophy.
In the end, the Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks trailed six-time state champion Mahnomen in nearly every statistic.
Justin Lee and Esten Weber each ran for two touchdowns and Evan Robertson tied a Minnesota Prep Bowl record with three interceptions as third-ranked Dawson-Boyd defeated No. 2 Mahnomen 35-20 on Friday to win the state 1A championship.
It’s what every kid who plays high school football dreams of: The chance to play on the Friday or Saturday after Thanksgiving for a state championship.