Prep Blog: Week 7, Previewing 'The Big 4'October is a great month for the high school sports scene. Every game is big in every sport, and on the Friday night football fields, the sun is down before kickoff. And the playoffs are right around the corner.
Prep Blog: Week 6, Previewing 'The Big 4'It's another huge week in high school football as after Friday night's action, there are just two weeks left in the regular season. That means the focus for many teams has shifted to the playoffs. The primary focus is still the Friday night opponent every week, but teams are now looking at where they might be headed for the postseason.
Prep Blog: Week 5, Previewing 'The Big 4'It's another huge week in high school football across Minnesota, and it's hard to believe we're already halfway through the regular season. There are a ton of big games this week and some big rivalry games are being renewed.
Prep Blog: Week 4, Previewing 'The Big 4'School just got started for everyone across Minnesota, but the high school football season is already well underway. After this week's action, the season will be half over. It's Week 4 in prep football and several teams are looking to stay undefeated as we head towards the second half of the season.
North High's Tyler Johnson A Standout To RecruitersTyler Johnson is a two-sport standout at Minneapolis North High School. He can play some football and some basketball, and colleges are calling for him to play both. What makes him so special? He's a high-end athlete who loves to compete.
Prep Blog: Week 3, Previewing 'The Big 4'There are several big games on the schedule this week, many that have undefeated teams meeting each other. There are even a few rivalry games, which tend to mean just a little bit more than others in the course of a season. Every game is big, but it's that much more important to beat a familiar team that's always a good test, that always gives you trouble.
Prep Blog: Week 2, Previewing 'The Big 4'It's Week 2 in high school football and pretty much every team around the state is back in action Friday night after last week's unusual Saturday start. We're now back to Friday night action under the lights, what every high school football player dreams of when they put the pads on for fall practice.
Brooks Bollinger Takes Coaching Job At Cretin-Derham HallBrooks Bollinger won a Rose Bowl. He spent six years in the NFL and was sacked 49 times. But his most daunting task yet may be coaching at his wife's alma mater, Cretin-Derham Hall.
Prep Blog: Week 1, Previewing 'The Big 4'High school football is back. There isn't a much better concept for football fans than watching their favorite prep teams under the lights on Friday nights. Except this week, it all starts on Saturday night. Here are four of this week's top match-ups, with a couple other quality games on the side.
Prep Blog: Previewing Last Year's 4A State Football FieldWe've previewed the 2014 state tournament teams from Class 6A and Class 5A. This week, it's Class 4A's turn and it's a group led by defending state champion Becker. The Bulldogs were somewhat of a surprise to win the Prep Bowl last year after Hutchinson had won state championships the two years prior.
Prep Blog: Previewing Last Year's 5A State Football FieldLast year in Class 5A, Mankato West returned to the top, beating Simley in the Prep Bowl as the Scarlets made their ninth state tournament appearance. It was their fourth championship. So out of last year's state tournament teams, which has the best chance to be holding the championship trophy at the Prep Bowl? Here is a look at what's head in Class 5A, based on last year's state tournament teams.
Prep Blog: Previewing Last Year's 6A State Football FieldIt's a new year in Minnesota high school football with scheduling. Conferences are gone, and now schedules are done regionally. It's a combined effort to keep games competitive but at the same time, limit traveling expenses for schools. So instead of previewing districts this year, here is a look at how Class 6A could shake out based on last year's state tournament teams.