Lakeville North vs. Rosemount

7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 17

Rosemount, the other candidate in last season’s hypothetical state champion debate, is also off to a 2-0 start, outscoring its opponents 78-26. The Irish are ranked No. 5 in the Star Tribune metro ranking; and the AP has them at No. 4 in Class 6A. 

The Irish are coming off Friday’s 31-19 triumph over Edina. Senior quarterback Vincent Pyne threw two touchdown passes and senior running back Jayden Washington ran for two touchdowns in the victory.

Lakeville Northlost 12-0 to Lakeville South last Friday at home in front of a packed North stadium, a testament to one of the state’s great enduring rivalries. Senior Gavyn Schraufnagel, a 205-pound running back, is averaging 139 rushing yards per game for the No. 8-6A Panthers (1-1).