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We task our reporters with identifying several intriguing games throughout the state to assemble our Top Games of the Week. The matchups are presented in no particular order, and when there are additional games we want to highlight, we’ll include them with brief notes.
Mankato West vs. Owatonna, 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16. Mankato West (2-0) takes its 21-game win streak on the road against a team that previously dominated Class 5A. The Huskies (1-1) lost a close one to Rochester Mayo (2-0) in Week 1, but they have the pedigree to bounce back and pull off the upset.
Elk River vs. Coon Rapids, 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16. Elk River (2-0) is known for its prolific offense. It was on display in a 67-35 win last week against Andover that featured 621 rushing yards. The Class-5A Elks are taking on the Cardinals (2-1) of Class 6A whose only loss came by a point.
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