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Weather or not, Eden Prairie stymies Minnetonka again

By JIM PAULSEN, Star Tribune, 11/08/18, 9:45PM CST


Quarterback Cole Kramer found the snow and cold to the Eagles' liking in a 15-13 victory, even if his coach credited his signal caller and others for the win.

Eden Prairie quarterback Cole Kramer gained a first down on a second quarter keeper. Photo: JEFF WHEELER • jeff.wheeler@startribune.com

The snow and the cold that descended on the Twin Cities Thursday evening was cursed and cussed by most locals. For the Eagles' football team, it was a thing of beauty.

Playing their familiar ball control style, Eden Prairie held off a determined Minnetonka team for a 15-13 victory at Chanhassen High School.

“This was Eden Prairie weather,” Eagles quarterback Cole Kramer said. “We ran the ball really well and when we had to, we passed it well. We executed to the best of our abilities.”

The game was a rematch of the 2017 Class 6A final, won by Eden Prairie 38-17.

Eden Prairie set a tone on its first possession. The Eagles used 12 plays to drive into Minnetonka territory before two penalties and a sack ended the march. Eden Prairie didn’t score, but the Eagles established a physical style.

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