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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.
Bloomington Kennedy vs. Minneapolis Henry, 5:30 p.m., Oct. 19. This game lost a little sizzle when Minneapolis Henry (6-1), ranked No. 9 in the Oct. 13 Associated Press Class 3A poll, lost its first game last week. Either way, it's an impressive turnaround for a three-win team taking on No. 12-5A Bloomington Kennedy (6-1). The Eagles have improved off their five-win season a year ago.
Eden Prairie vs. Stillwater, 7 p.m., Oct. 19. Eden Prairie (5-2) is No. 5 in last week's Star Tribune top 10 and is battle tested playing in the Metro Gold North District, with both losses coming to fellow top-10 teams. The Eagles won this matchup 28-21 last year in Eden Prairie. No. 3 Stillwater (7-0) hasn't been quite as tested, but has rode the arm of talented junior quarterback Max Shikenjanski to a perfect season with quality wins against No. 8 Centennial (5-2) and White Bear Lake (5-2).
The MN Football Hub poll is for entertainment purposes only.