After Friday night, the field for the boys state tournaments next week will be determined and seeding will take place over the weekend. It’s the last tournament of a hectic winter season.
By the time the weekend is over, state champions will be crowned in two classes of girls hockey and two classes of girls gymnastics.
It’s getting down to crunch time in the winter high school sports season. Section tournaments are either already underway or just around the corner in girls hockey, boys hockey, wrestling, girls basketball and boys basketball.
High school sports have been in the spotlight this week all across Minnesota and the nation after Benilde-St. Margaret’s hockey player Jack Jablonski’s paralyzing hit last week.
It was the first big weekend in high school sports across the state. Many ranked teams faced off against each other in hockey, and Minnetonka High School served as the host for the Breakdown Tipoff Classic, featuring many of the state’s top teams and players.
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 definitely starting to feel more like fall around Minnesota, and it’s definitely feeling more like football weather as teams hit their fields on game day.
It will be the Friday of unbeaten teams as we head into Week 6 of the high school football season.
It feels like the high school football season just started, but we’re already at the midway point of fall. Conference titles are already on the line in some leagues, and some teams are still looking for their first win of the season.
Week 2 in high school football featured plenty of great match-ups and close calls, especially for this early in the season.