Prep Blog: A Look Back At The Prep BowlTCF Bank Stadium hosted the Prep Bowl last weekend, marking the end of the 2015 high school football season in Minnesota. There were 14 teams playing for trophies over the course of two days. When it was all over, one team was celebrating and the other was devastated. Here are storylines from each match-up in the Prep Bowl.
MSHL Looks Into Eye Poking Incident At High School Prep BowlA moment caught on camera during the Prep Bowl Saturday has gone viral online, and led to calls for discipline. During the Class 1A championship, a player for Minneapolis North appears to deliberately poke the eyes of an opponent.
North HS Falls Short Of Amazing TurnaroundMinneapolis North High School had never before competed for a football championship, despite its long and rich tradition in the city’s athletic scene.
Pierz Beats Jackson County Central 36-8 To Win 3A TitleNoah Boser ran for two touchdowns and caught a third as Pierz beat Jackson County Central 36-8 Saturday to win the Class 3A state championship. Lane Girtz added 119 yards rushing and Aaron Weber threw two touchdown passes for the Pioneers (13-0), who won their second state title and first since 2004. Boser rushed for 107 yards.
As St. Thomas Academy Players Prep For 5A Final, The Moment Is Not LostSaturday is the 5A championship game at the Prep Bowl, and it's shaping up to be very good. That means St. Thomas Academy had a chance to go outside on a mostly gorgeous week for football. The Cadets know they wlll have to be physical against the Knights.
Osseo's Kruah Pulls Out Final Touchdown For 6A Title Over East RidgeOsseo senior running back Prince Kruah capped a 71-yard, game-winning drive with 24 seconds to play as the Orioles beat East Ridge 14-13 in the Minnesota Class 6A championship Friday at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
Osseo's 'Prince Of Perseverance' Runs Over All Obstacles, On And Off The FieldFor Osseo's 6A title-competing football team, there's one crucial ingredient: A running back who is asked to carry the ball 30-40 times a game.
HS Football Fans Flock To Final Outdoor Prep BowlThe Prep Bowl is taking place at TCF Bank Stadium this weekend. It is the last year teams will play their state title games outdoors. The event will move back indoors after a two-year layoff next year. Teams will play at U.S. Bank Stadium like they did at the Metrodome.
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?
Mankato West Beats Simley To Win Class 5A TitleRyan Schlichte threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as Mankato West beat Simley 42-19 for the Class 5A football championship Saturday at the Prep Bowl.
Rochester Lourdes Wins Class 3A ChampionshipZach Hillman ran for 118 yards and two touchdowns and the Eagles completed an undefeated season by beating New London-Spicer 35-14 Saturday in the Class 3A championship game.
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.
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.
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.
Grand Meadow 48, Edgerton/Ellsworth 0A fast start and stout defense led to a second straight state football title for Grand Meadow. Michael Stejskal threw for 215 yards and three touchdowns as Grand Meadow beat Edgerton/Ellsworth 48-0 Friday in the 9-Man Championship at the Prep Bowl.