Quarterback Alex Kreuser held the trophy as Totino-Grace celebrated its 34-14 victory over Rogers for the 2010-2011 Class 4A title. Star Tribune file photo
The 2011-2012 season will officially begin this week as varsity squads with Zero Week games start practicing for their regular season debuts.
With the introduction of Class 6A in 2012, this will be the final year of Class 5A as we know it.
** Totino-Grace was the Class 4A state champion in 2010-2011. The Eagles opted up to Class 5A for the 2011-2012 season.
Mankato West suffered a big upset last season, losing at home in the quarterfinals of the state tournament to Mahtomedi.
Rochester Lourdes carried an undefeated record to the Class 3A championship last season. They'll get a shot at extending that winning streak this year.
Although Caledonia pummeled it's way to the Class 2A championship last season, Waterville-Elysian-Morristown may have the edge heading into the 2011-2012 season.
Class 1A runner-up Barnesville also is looking to make a splash after moving up a class this year.
With the 2010-2011 runner-up Barnesville moving up to Class 2A, New Ulm Cathedral is well poised to make another at the state title.
Edgerton/Ellsworth appears to be the favorite in the 9-Man division, but Cromwell-Wright shocked everyone last year after starting the season 2-4 en route to their fourth state title.
|AAA||Rochester Lourdes||Holy Family Catholic||41-13|
|A||New Ulm Cathedral||Barnesville||19-13|
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