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High school football kicked off Friday night in Minnesota

Friday night lights are back!

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. 

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