EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (WCCO) — The next two days the Metrodome will get its annual football marathon workout with the state high school semifinals.

In Class 5A, tradition-rich.Cretin-Derham Hall will face top ranked Wayzata Saturday Saturday night. Friday night, it’s 5A newcomer Totino-Grace against perennial power Eden Prairie.

Eden Prairie, like the rest the field, is used to playing deep into November. The big question is are they peaking? Last week they looked very good against Anoka.

When you ask their head coach Mike Grant about the key to winning this time of year, he sounds like a coach that understands the postseason.

“The kids are well into the season and there’s not anything they really haven’t seen, and the most important thing is your health,” Grant said. “Everybody is banged up, you’ve got kids who won’t practice this week and they’ll play on Friday. That’s always a problem. The health of your team is probably most important and you’ve got kids getting sick. But we don’t have to practice for too long, they’ve seen everything they need to see.”


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