Cool temperatures, cloudy skies and occasional showers made for football-like weather across Minnesota on Friday, and the day culminated with eight high school season openers.
Zero Week scoreboard:
- Mahnomen/Waubun 30, Ada-Borup/Norman West County 24
- Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 7, Cass Lake-Bena 0
- Blackduck 34, Bagley 12
- Two Harbors 28, Crosby-Ironton 14
- Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin 36, Hinckley-Finlayson 12
- Madelia 32, Granada-Huntley-East Chain 12
- Cleveland/Immanuel Lutheran 41, Buffalo Lake-Hector 16
- LeRoy-Ostrander 48, Alden-Conger/Glenville-Emmons 18
There is one more Zero Week game Saturday featuring Eveleth-Gilbert versus Academy Force, then the entire state kicks off with Week 1 action next Thursday and Friday.
According to MNFootballHub, there are 77 games next Thursday (Aug. 30) followed by a bunch more on Friday. But the first official full Friday slate will be Sep. 7 when 176 games across the state will be played.