It’s that time of year. Playoff season.
The similarities between shifty St. Thomas wideouts – and close friends – senior Dan Noehring and junior Dan Ferrazzo are numerous. The Dan duo were both: -Captains of their high school football teams (Noehring hails from Lakeville South, and Ferrazzo’s a Mahtomedi product).
I only planned to chat with Bethel senior JD Mehlhorn for 20 minutes or so. Nearly an hour later, I realized something Mehlhorn’s even aware of — brevity is not his strong suit.
It was another big week in prep football around Minnesota and with it came some big performances on fields across the Twin Cities. Conference races are already starting to take shape as we still have six weeks left in the regular season, making every week bigger for several programs.
This week, everybody is in action and most teams will be playing their first games of the season. For a lot of players, it’s the first chance to run out on the field as a varsity football player under the Friday night lights. It’s a thrill for any high school football player.
School is out until the fall and we’re in the heart of the summer, but prep football season isn’t far from getting underway. Programs across the state will be starting their fall camps in less than a month, and games will get started in about six or seven weeks.
Hockey players tend to get the most credit for being tough. Football players pride themselves on taking a pounding. But it takes a truly special kind of athlete to fearlessly fly 16 feet into the air.
As someone who keeps a pretty close eye on the high school sports scene, this is one of my favorite times of the year. January is coming to an end, which means conference races around the state are heating up.
The opening of the high school football season is one of the most exciting times of the year for prep athletes, but it’s also a time of great unknowns.
There are 200 players out for football at Lakeville South this fall, but one is missing: Dillon Borowicz.
Justin Kloos of Lakeville South has won Minnesota’s 28th Annual Mr. Hockey Award.
Dan Labosky’s hat trick led Benilde-St. Margaret’s to a 10-1 victory over Lakeville South on Friday night in the Class 2A semifinals.
If you like high school hockey, the Xcel Energy Center is the place to be this week. One of the great events every year in prep sports is the boys state hockey tournament. This year might be one of the best ever.
We’re now in the bitter cold of January, but things are just starting to heat up in the winter prep sports season. There are big match-ups every week between ranked teams in every sport, providing plenty of chances for fans to get out and enjoy highly-anticipated games.
We’re in the heart of October, and the regular season in high school football wrapped up Wednesday night in crisp fall weather.