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.
There has been talk of moving the Prep Bowl, Minnesota’s annual series of high school football championship games, outdoors since TCF Bank Stadium was built on the University of Minnesota campus. At its annual board meeting last week, the Minnesota State High School League approved moving the high school football state championships to TCF Bank Stadium starting in 2014.
Lakeville North quarterback Zach Creighton enjoyed plenty of long runs during the Prep Bowl season. But while he enjoys football, he also loves spending time with one of his biggest fans.
It’s hard to believe that the high school football season has come to an end. Seven football teams celebrated championship seasons between the Friday and Saturday’s Prep Bowl games at the Metrodome.
Kysten Zierke threw two touchdown passes and Blue Earth Area pulled away to beat Rochester Lourdes 30-7 in the Class 3A Championship Saturday in the Prep Bowl.
Minutes after guiding Eden Prairie to its eighth state championship under his watch, coach Mike Grant was already talking about next season’s opener against Elk River.
Hundreds of times in his mind, Levi Schmitz went through the routine of kicking a game-winning field goal to give Caledonia a state title.
Austin Maanum ran for 185 yards and two touchdowns, Jason Montonye scored three times and Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley defeated Grand Meadow 40-22 for the Class 9-Man Championship at Friday’s Prep Bowl.
It’s what every kid who plays high school football dreams about from the first day of fall practices: Playing for a state championship.
Sartell coach John Ross retired last year, leaving the reigns to defensive coordinator Scott Hentges. And as a first-time head coach, Hentges decided to get someone on board with a little more experience than he does: his father, Bruce.
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.
Jackson Goplen scored three times, including twice in a back-and-forth fourth quarter, and St. Croix Lutheran held on to beat Fairmont 34-32 in the Class 3A state championship game Saturday afternoon.
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.
Isaac Heard threw five touchdowns and set a Prep Bowl record with 368 yards passing to lead undefeated Edgerton-Ellsworth to its first 9-man state title, 36-28 over Wheaton/Herman-Norcross on Friday.
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.