Hearty Fans Brave Outdoor High School Prep BowlIt still sounds the same at the Minnesota High School Prep Bowl, with bands belting out the tunes, fans cheering their lungs out. But cheering in comfort depends on your layers. Holdingford fan Angie Lichy and her boys brought a little extra to TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. "We have sleeping bags, lots of layers of clothes and … I made the boys wear their long underwear," Lichy said.
Holdingford Tops BOLD 20-18 In Class 2A Title GameA late-season position switch paid off nicely for Nathan Brinker and Holdingford. Lined up as a running back, Brinker connected with quarterback Austin Gerads for an 8-yard touchdown in double overtime, giving Holdingford a 20-18 edge over BOLD to win the Class 2A state title Friday at the Prep Bowl.
Becker Beats DeLaSalle 24-6 For Class 4A TitleC.J. Schwintek ran for 146 yards and a touchdown as Becker beat DeLaSalle 24-6 Friday in the Prep Bowl to win the Class 4A state football championship. Dawson Brown had three interceptions for Becker (12-1), which won its second school title.
After 33 Years, H.S. Football Championships Returns To The OutdoorsIt's been more than three decades since the last time the Minnesota high school football championship was played outdoors. And like this year, weather played a key part. David McCoy shows why the 1981 was a game memorable for more than just its place in history.
Meet Eden Prairie’s Coach Lyle SchuetteFriday night, Eden Prairie will try to win its fourth-straight state title in football. There are a lot of reasons why the Eagles have had so much success. One of them is a man you've likely never heard of -- but his impact can be seen in every game. You probably know Coach Mike Grant, son of Vikings legend Bud Grant. He's the winner of the last three state titles.
High School Sports Rally: Nov. 14, 2014The semifinals of the Minnesota State High School League's State Football Tournament were played in the cold Friday evening, and WCCO was on hand to capture the action.
Minneapolis North, An Inner-City Football RevivalCold, ice and snow complicated practice plans this week for teams in the Minnesota state high school football semifinals. Wintry weather is not the biggest challenge coaches and players at Minneapolis North have faced, and not because their nickname is the Polars.
Prep Blog: Previewing The State Football SemifinalsIt's a huge week for the four teams that are left in each class. You're playing for something that might have only seemed like a dream in August: A chance to play for a state championship. The teams that advance this week head to TCF Bank Stadium to play in the Prep Bowl, while the others wonder what might have been after getting so close.
Winter Throws New Twist Into H.S. Football PlayoffsInside the Vadnais Sports Dome, the Totino-Grace Eagles football team practices in relative comfort. It’s just one of 28 boy’s high school football teams striving to get to the Prep Bowl. But there’s one big hurdle ahead that few expected.
High School Sports Rally: Nov. 7, 2014On a beautiful night for football, they played the first round of the state playoffs outdoors. The goal is a date at TCF Bank Stadium and the Prep Bowl. David McCoy reported on the featured game -- Eden Prairie Vs. East Ridge -- while Mike Max and Frank Vascellaro highlighted the best plays from other big games.
DeLaSalle Wide Receiver Offers Inspiration To Her Coach, TeamThe juggernaut that is the DeLaSalle football team is in the state tournament this weekend for the third year in a row, and the sixth time in the last seven years.
High School Sports Rally: Oct. 31, 2014It's a spooky night for kids around the metro, in particular some football players as the second week of playoffs takes place.
With Time Running Out, Father & Son Bond On Football FieldThe Forest Lake Rangers did not win a football game in the fall of 2014. By most accounts, that would constitute a miserable season. For one head coach, it has been a memory of a lifetime. Jeff Wilson took over the team as the head coach this fall. He added a special offensive line coach -- his father, Gary.
High School Sports Rally: Oct. 24, 2014The first round of playoff games for high school football took place Friday evening, and WCCO was there to catch all the action. If you weren't able to make it any of the great high school games, take a look at the videos below.
Prep Blog: Section Semifinals, Previewing 'The Big 4'It's playoff time in high school football in Minnesota. That means we're in the heart of the fall, and every time a team takes the field the season is on the line. Athletes and teams hit the practice field in August and do the two-a-day practices for what starts now. It's a chance to have an opportunity to play for a spot in the state tournament.