It seems Wayzata might be back.
There was a time, not that long ago, when the Trojans were regularly a dominant program. Wayzata won Class 6A state titles in 2005, 2008 and 2010, and finished second in 2004 and 2011. The program bottomed out the last three years, however, going a combined 8-16 in the regular season.
But now, after two games, No. 4-6A Wayzata (2-0, 1-0) appears to have its mojo back after a pair of convincing wins — 19-0 over Blaine in Week 1 and 34-15 versus No. 9-6A Edina last week.
Through two weeks, quarterback Thomas Schmidt has completed 21 of 36 passes, receiver Jacob Wildermuth has 12 catches for 217 yards and three touchdowns, and running back Christian Vasser has 49 carries for 301 yards and two TDs. Defensive lineman Joe Demro has team-bests of 20 tackles and five sacks. This team has star power.
Prior Lake (2-0, 1-0) also sits atop the Metro West Subdistrict after building on its surprising 28-19 win over Rosemount in the Aug. 29 season opener and with a 14-12 triumph over southwest metro neighbor Shakopee last week.
Tyler Shaver emerged from the No. 6-6A Lakers’ run-by-committee attack as the go-to guy against the Sabers, finishing with more than 100 yards on 21 carries.