Category Archives: State Tournament

Storm outlasts Cadets in OT thriller

Prep Bowl Class AAAAA Chanhassen 34, St. Thomas Academy 31 OT Chanhassen wins 5A title on final play Daxton Bush is one of 34 seniors who will go down in history as the first football team at Chanhassen High School to become state champions. And years from now he will have someone to reminisce about […]

Stewartville wins first title in program history

Prep Bowl Class AAA Stewartville 43, Annandale 13 Stewartville’s dominating season ends with first state title To get an idea of how dominant Stewartville was in Class AAA football this season, one needs to look at just one stat: The Tigers had more wins than touchdowns allowed. After dropping down to Class 3A from 4A, […]

Nevis has a new title – STATE CHAMPION

Prep Bowl 9-Player Nevis 14, Kingsland 12 Tigers win school’s first state title “State Champion.” When the kids strap on their shoulder pads in mid-August and coaches grab their clipboard and press play for another late night of watching film, the term “state champion” lingers somewhere in their minds, much like the term millionaire lingers […]


Prep Bowl Class AAAAAA Centennial 28, Edina 27   Centennial wins 6A title after Edina falls short on final play by Malik Mitchell The Minnesota Prep Bowl never disappoints. Two Class 6A teams who nobody would have expected to be playing on Thanksgiving weekend suddenly found themselves holding their collective breath as officials reviewed a […]


Prep Bowl Class AAAA Hutchinson 14, Rocori 6   Hutchinson wins defensive battle to claim 4A title by Malik Mitchell Hutchinson is back on top. After winning the Class AAAA title in 2021, the Tigers found themselves on the losing end in last year’s Prep Bowl 34-24 to Simley. But after a hard-fought 14-6 win […]


PREP BOWL CLASS A Minneota 43, Springfield 22 Ready and Steady Minneota claims second straight Class A title and fourth in seven years by Malik Mitchell “We ready, we ready, we ready for y’all!” That was the Minneota Vikings chant as they took the field against the Springfield Tigers Friday morning in the Class A Prep […]

Unfinished Business

Eden Valley-Watkins avenges last year’s semifinal loss with big win over Cannon Falls Class 2A Semifinal Eden Valley-Watkins 42, Cannon Falls 24 by Bryan Zollman A year removed form losing in the state semifinals to Chatfield, Eden Valley-Watkins has had their sights set on today since the beginning of the season. “This has been the […]

Barnesville wins turnover battle, game to advance to Prep Bowl

Momentum shift in second half gives Trojans 38-23 win Class AA Semifinal Barnesville 38, Jackson County Central 23 by Bryan Zollman After a great first half in which they built a 15-6 lead, Jackson County Central received the ball to start the second half. But on the first play from scrimmage sophomore quarterback Roman Voss […]

Defense on Display

Rocori’s lone score enough to defeat Byron Class AAAA State Senifinal Rocori 7, Byron 0 by Bryan Zollman In about as evenly as a football game could be played, about midway through the third quarter between Section 1AAAA winner Byron (10-1) and Section 8AAAA winner Rocori (9-2), it was clear that whoever could score as […]

Kingsland runs past Fertile-Beltrami to earn Prep Bowl berth

Knights rush for 400-plus yards to stave off pesky Falcons 9-Player State Semifinal Kingsland 36, Fertile-Beltrami 28 by Bryan Zollman The Kingsland Knights remained undefeated in 9-player football by holding off a pestering Fertile-Beltrami squad in a 36-28 win in the state semifinals held at US Bank Stadium. The Knights rushed for 417 yards on the […]