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Final two unbeaten and top-ranked Class 6A teams reside in Metro West

By Trevor Squire, SportsEngine, 10/12/17, 3:45PM CDT


Second-ranked Minnetonka will challenge No. 1 Eden Prairie for the top spot in the Class 6A standings on Friday.

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Class 6A

The matchup that's been building anticipation for weeks is upon us as the final two unbeaten teams in Class 6A battle this week. Eden Prairie (6-0, 2-0), the consensus No. 1 in the latest Class 6A Associated Press poll, hosts No. 2 Minnetonka (6-0, 3-0) this Friday.

The Eagles continued their stampede through the big-school field, taking down Shakopee 35-6 last week. The Skippers edged Edina (5-1, 1-1) by the thinnest of margins last Friday, beating the No. 3 Hornets 28-27. Edina's schedule doesn't get any easier as the Hornets face seventh-ranked Maple Grove (4-2, 0-2) which is coming off a 14-6 win over No. 9 Lakeville North (4-2, 3-0).

Metro North subdistrict competitors, No. 3 Totino-Grace and No. 4 Centennial, replaced Edina and the Crimson's places in the poll by picking up wins last week. The Eagles (5-1, 3-1) rolled through Osseo 28-13, while the Cougars (5-1, 4-1) picked up a 29-28 win against Blaine. 

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Class 5A

Rogers shook up the Class 5A poll by upending previously top-ranked and defending state champion, Elk River, 24-20 last week. The Royals (4-2, 4-1) gained consideration in the poll at No. 11, while the Elks (5-1, 4-1) slipped to No. 6 entering a matchup that'll be crucial in the league title race with North Central Blue subdistrict frontrunner, No. 9 Andover (5-1, 5-0).

Owatonna overtook the top spot by continuing its destruction in southern Minnesota. The Huskies (6-0, 3-0) visit fifth-ranked Northfield (6-0, 5-0) in a meeting that'll determine which team takes the Big Southeast Red subdistrict title and the top seed in Section 1.

Chaska, ranked second, and No. 3 Robbinsdale Cooper are the only other teams left undefeated in Class 5A. Chaska (6-0, 3-0) is coming off its highest offensive outing of the season in a 44-30 win over Waconia, while Robbinsdale Cooper (6-0, 2-0) rolled Richfield 67-6 last week.

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Class 4A

Nine teams in the Class 4A poll haven't lost a game entering the final two weeks of the season.

Top-ranked Winona (6-0, 3-0) posted a 32-8 victory over Mankato East last week, while No. 2 Marshall (6-0, 6-0) defeated St. Peter 37-7. Third-ranked Benilde-St. Margaret's (6-0, 4-0) knocked down previously fourth-ranked, Holy Angels (5-1, 3-1) to No. 8 following a dramatic 20-19 finish. 

Hutchinson, ranked fourth, routed Princeton 54-7, while No. 5 Rocori (6-0, 4-0) beat Big Lake 30-14. The Tigers (6-0, 5-0) visit the Spartans this week to determine which team will control the lead in the North Central White subdistrict.

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Class 3A

St. Croix Lutheran, ranked the top team in Class 3A, remained unbeaten as the Crusaders (6-0, 5-0) clinched their first shutout of the season in a 35-0 finish at St. Paul Highland Park. Second-ranked Pierz (6-0, 5-0) shut out Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted for the final three quarters in the Pioneers' 52-7 win.

Third-ranked Sibley East (6-0, 5-0) also notched its first shutout in a 25-0 victory over Norwood-Young America. No. 4 Spectrum (6-0, 5-0) trounced St. Agnes 46-7.

Defending Class 3A champion, Rochester Lourdes, slid from No. 2 to No. 5 after the Eagles (5-1, 4-1) fell to No.6-4A Kasson-Mantorville 34-14. Glencoe-Silver Lake (5-1, 3-1) climbed from ninth to No. 6 following its third straight win last week; a 20-14 victory over Dassel-Cokato.

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Class 2A

The top four ranked teams in Class 2A remain unbeaten, while No. 7 Redwood Valley (5-1, 4-1) fell out of the top five after a 26-24 loss to No. 11-3A Jackson County Central. 

Top-ranked Caledonia (6-0, 5-0) posted its first shutout of the season in a 36-0 decision over Dover-Eyota. Barnesville, ranked second, beat Crookston 40-20, while Midwest White subdistrict rival, No. 4 Hawley, shut out Frazee (a team playing in its first game of the fall after forfeiting its first four games) 48-0. The Nuggets (6-0, 4-0) visit the Trojans (6-0, 4-0) to decide which team will take the league title and the No. 1 seed in Section 8.

In the metro, No. 3 Minneapolis North (6-0, 5-0) ran roughshod through Brooklyn Center 54-0 a week ago. Triton, ranked fourth, ran up the score in a 41-14 victory over Cannon Falls. The Cobras have averaged 54.5 points per game since falling to the No. 1 Warriors in Week 2. Fifth-ranked Pipestone Area (5-1, 4-1) cracks the top five this week following a 45-0 demolition of Martin County West. 

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Class 1A

Goodhue shocked the Class 1A rankings with a 36-0 shutout of the former No. 1-ranked team, Rushford-Peterson. The No. 1 Wildcats (6-0, 5-0) now hold a half a game lead over the No. 9 Trojans. 

Wabasso (6-0, 4-0) held steady at No. 2 after claiming its third shutout in four weeks in a 38-0 romping of New Ulm Cathedral. Braham (6-0, 5-0), ranked third, beat East Central 28-6, while No. 4 Minneota (6-0, 4-0) posted a season-high 64 points in a 64-7 finish at Springfield.

Fifth-ranked BOLD (6-0, 5-0) barreled through Montevideo 58-6, while No. 6 Ottertail Central (6-0, 4-0) beat Breckenridge 33-6.

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Top-ranked Spring Grove and previously third-ranked Houston met last Friday, and the Lions (6-0, 5-0) emerged victorious 26-6 to remain atop the 9-Man totem and knocked the Hurricanes (5-1, 4-1) down to the No. 7 spot. Spring Grove faces Section 1 rival, No. 5 Spring Grove (5-1, 4-1), this week.

Cromwell-Wright, ranked second, scored 27 points unanswered through three quarters in the Cardinals' (6-0, 4-0) win 27-6 win over Isle. No. 3 Stephen-Argyle (6-0, 6-0) stormed through the Northern Freeze 47-12.

Fourth-ranked Verndale (6-0, 6-0) rolled Hancock 61-18, while No. 6 Red Rock Central (6-0, 6-0) rallied late in its 20-14 victory over Mountain Lake.

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