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 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.
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.
Cretin-Derham Hall Coach Ready For Early Football SeasonIt's practically a state holiday, the first day of high school football practice. But is that a good thing? Or another sign your summer's almost over?
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.
East Ridge High School Football Coach Resigns Amid ControversyMike Pendino's team forfeited the conference and section titles it won the past two years, for using an ineligible player.
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.
Minnesota High School Football Practice Rules Change For Player SafetyThe Minnesota State High School League has changed the rules for football practice. The changes are not unique to Minnesota. High school leagues across the country are taking steps to limit the amount of contact players have during practice.
Rochester Furniture Store Donates Dozens Of Beds To Home For The DisabledAshley Furniture in Rochester donated more than 100 beds today to every resident living at Bear Creek Services. The nonprofit supports people with disabilities.
East Ridge Forfeits Football Titles Over Ineligible PlayerEast Ridge High School in Woodbury will forfeit the conference and section football titles it won over the past two seasons because one of its players was ineligible.
Totino-Grace’s Kez Flomo Shines Despite Troubled StartHe is one of the best running backs Totino-Grace high school has seen. Kez Flomo made the All-Metro Football team and was a finalist for the Mr. Football award. The senior is described as hungry and ferocious on the field.
Mankato West's Ryan Schlichte Is AP Player Of YearMankato West quarterback Ryan Schlichte has been picked as the Minnesota Associated Press Player of the Year for high school football. The award was announced Tuesday with the AP's all-state teams. Schlichte led the Scarlets to the Class 5A championship with a 42-19 victory Saturday over Simley.
Minneota Beats Dawson-Boyd Or Class 1A TitleGrant Hennen rushed for 179 yards, Cole Hennen had a long clinching score and Minneota held off Dawson-Boyd 28-14 Saturday in the Class 1A Championship at the Prep Bowl.
Simley High Football Content With Underdog StatusIt's a new feeling at Simley High School in Inver Grove Heights -- winning on the football field. At this school, most of the success has come indoor on mats. Quarterback Michael Busch says his team finally gets to feel like the wrestlers. "They're always in the state, competition for a state championship, and we got the opportunity and it's like the atmosphere of wrestling season," Busch said.