Tag Archives: Let’s Play Football

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 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 […]

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 […]


14 games remaining, all with one final goal in mind by Malik Mitchell, Let’s Play Football Staff Writer   There are only two weeks remaining in the Minnesota high school football season. This week’s semifinals go from Thursday through Saturday, with the championship games taking place on November 24–25. Here is a preview for each […]

Attention to detail drives Storm sophomore

Sauk Rapids Rice QB Spencer Ackerman off to great start as varsity starter Playing a varsity sports as a sophomore at a larger school is a rarity. Playing a position as important as starting quarterback and doing extremely well in your first season is an anomaly. But that is exactly what Sauk Rapids-Rice quarterback Spencer Ackerman is […]

No Fear

Rochester Mayo and Rees Grimsrud take on new challenge by Bryan Zollman Co-Publisher/Let’s Play Football What a difference a year can make. After making it to the state tournament last season by winning Section 1AAAA, the Rochester Mayo Spartans jumped a class this season. The result was a much tougher schedule against much bigger schools. […]

Dingmann leads Jaguars on undefeated run into playoffs

There isn’t much the 6’4″ gunslinger can’t do on the football field by Bryan Zollman Co-Publisher/Let’s Play Football There isn’t much not to like about Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa quarterback Luke Dingmann. The senior stands 6’4” and is a healthy 205 pounds. He runs a 4.6 40-yard dash. He is strong, mobile, quick and isn’t afraid to initiate […]