Maple Grove vs. Minnetonka

7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16

Maple Grove (2-0) hasn't been challenged thus far with 45-7 wins against Osseo and Totino-Grace. Five rushers combined for 231 yards on 7.5 yards per pop last week, led by 78 yards and a touchdown by senior running back Charlie Rausch. The schedule lays out well for the Crimson, with their final five opponents already having at least one loss.

But first, Maple Grove must get past Minnetonka (2-0). The Skippers picked up a high-quality win last week at Blaine, 21-14. Junior quarterback Milos Spasojevic can sling it. He completed 19 of 24 passes for 194 yards, two touchdowns and no picks. It complimented senior running back Jacob McCalla's 127-yard, one-touchdown night.

McCalla will look for that kind of production after Maple Grove limited him to three yards on six carries in last year's 35-7 Maple Grove win. Quarterback Jacob Kilzer was stellar for the Crimson in that one, combining for 226 yards and five TDs. How the Skippers contain the dual-threat quarterback and utilize its top rushers could be key this Friday.