Cretin-Derham Football Player Who Beat Cancer To Receive Courage AwardOn Sunday night, the Minnesota chapter of the National Football Foundation will honor Cretin-Derham Hall's Casey O'Brien with its annual Courage Award.
Maple Grove's Davison Leads On Court, GridironSit with Brad Davison and you are sitting with a well-dressed, polite, straight-A high school student.But that is just part of his resume. On Friday nights in the fall, he is the quarterback for the Maple Grove Crimson -- and he is a good one.
Minnetonka Athlete Playing With A Heavy Heart After Loss Of His MotherAmar Miller is a junior at Minnetonka High School. He's a good football player in the fall and a great basketball player in the winter.
Matt Birk Reflects On His Vikings CareerMatt Birk lived the hometown dream. He grew up in St Paul to become a Minnesota Viking and Pro Bowl center. "I think as time goes on its just more unbelievable," Birk said. "I can't really believe that it happened, you know, the way that it worked out."
MSHL Looks Into Eye Poking Incident At High School Prep BowlA moment caught on camera during the Prep Bowl Saturday has gone viral online, and led to calls for discipline. During the Class 1A championship, a player for Minneapolis North appears to deliberately poke the eyes of an opponent.
Pierz Beats Jackson County Central 36-8 To Win 3A TitleNoah Boser ran for two touchdowns and caught a third as Pierz beat Jackson County Central 36-8 Saturday to win the Class 3A state championship. Lane Girtz added 119 yards rushing and Aaron Weber threw two touchdown passes for the Pioneers (13-0), who won their second state title and first since 2004. Boser rushed for 107 yards.
Minneota Defeats Minneapolis North 35-18 For 1A TitleIsaac Hennen ran for 103 yards and three touchdowns as Minneota beat Minneapolis North 35-18 to cap off its second consecutive Minnesota Class A state football title Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. It is the Vikings' (14-0) second straight perfect season. The program went 40-1 over the past three years.
Osseo's 'Prince Of Perseverance' Runs Over All Obstacles, On And Off The FieldFor Osseo's 6A title-competing football team, there's one crucial ingredient: A running back who is asked to carry the ball 30-40 times a game.
HS Football Fans Flock To Final Outdoor Prep BowlThe Prep Bowl is taking place at TCF Bank Stadium this weekend. It is the last year teams will play their state title games outdoors. The event will move back indoors after a two-year layoff next year. Teams will play at U.S. Bank Stadium like they did at the Metrodome.
Grand Meadow Snags State 9-Man Title With Win Over UnderwoodMichael Stejskal's four touchdowns led Grand Meadow to a come-from-behind 34-20 win against Underwood and its third straight 9-Man championship. Stejskal was 12-of-19 passing for 218 yards and three touchdown passes, and he added 110 yards rushing as the Superlarks won their 36th straight game.
The Art Of The Coach's Pregame SpeechWe've all seen it in the movies and on TV. The football coach gives an impassioned pregame speech, the team runs out of the locker room and then goes and wins the big game. And of course, it's all because that pregame speech was so darn good, right?
Unbeaten Orono Prep For Becker RematchThe Orono Spartans are a football team with great team speed. "We have a couple kick returners, both the running backs and receivers that every time they touch the ball it's exciting because they could go all the way," Coach Jeff Weiland said. They also have a great senior class.