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Top games: Mahtomedi looks to bounce back at unbeaten Simley

By Mike Randleman, SportsEngine, 10/10/22, 10:45AM CDT


Oct. 14: The Class 4A Spartans look to prove themselves against the 2021 Class 5A runners up.

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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.

Other games to keep an eye on

Prior Lake vs. Rosemount, 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14. Prior Lake (4-2) is coming off a pair of losses to Eden Prairie (4-2) and Lakeville South (4-2), but there’s no reason why the Lakers can’t be the first team to knock off Rosemount (6-0). Prior Lake has a quality win over Shakopee (5-1), a team that just thumped Eden Prairie last week. Rosemount has survived tests against the two teams Prior Lake lost to. The Irish weren’t caught looking ahead with a 49-0 win over Farmington (1-5). The defense has been elite in allowing just 6.3 points per game.

Mayer Lutheran vs. Lester Prairie, 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13. Mayer Lutheran (5-1) is the defending Class 1A state champion looking to get by a team gunning to usurp it in Lester Prairie (6-0). The Crusaders’ only loss was to a tough Class 2A team, St. Clair/Mankato Loyola. All other wins have come by 22 or more. Lester Prairie is surrendering just 5.3 points per game and has won each game by 17 or more. 

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