PREP BOWL: Eden Prairie, CGB, Caledonia, Hutchinson win titles


Eden Prairie (10-2) beat Lakeville North (11-1) 28-7 Friday night in the class 6A final on the first day of the Prep Bowl, the annual two-day, seven-game high school football state championships at the Metrodome.

The Eagles won their eighth big-school championship under coach Mike Grant, considered a top candidate for the St. John's University coaching job left vacant by legend John Gagliardi, who retired after 60 years leading the team, the Pioneer Press reports.

In the 9-man final, both teams were scoreless in the first quarter in the matchup between Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley and Grand Meadow. Then the C-G-B Wolverines exploded for six touchdowns and beat the Superlarks 40-22, the Star Tribune reports.

In the 2A final of unbeaten teams, Caledonia (12-0) slipped by Moose Lake-Willow River (13-0), 25-22, on a field goal as time expired. That makes three in a row for Caledonia.

In the 4A final, Hutchinson crushed Holy Family Catholic 67-7, a similar game to the 60-7 Hutchinson win from earlier in the regular season. The 67 points were the second-most in a Prep Bowl, the Star Tribune noted.

About 25,000 to 30,000 fans flock to the Metrodome for the two-day tournament, KSTP reports.

Saturday's games:

1A: Bethlehem Academy (11-2) vs. Mahnomen (13-0) at 10 a.m.

3A: Blue Earth (12-0) vs. Rochester Lourdes (13-0) at 1 p.m.

5A: Owatonna (12-0) vs. Totino-Grace (12-0) at 4 p.m.

Next Up

police tape, crime scene

One dead in head-on crash in west-central Minnesota

The incident occurred on Highway 27 near 150th Avenue.

Joe Biden

14 executive orders President Biden signed on his first day in the White House

Biden is turning back many of the moves made under the Trump administration.

plow, snow

NWS: Accumulating snow likely this weekend in Minnesota

Fluffy snow will pile up in some locations on Saturday.

Jaden McDaniels

Wolves lose to Magic on Cole Anthony's buzzer-beater

The Wolves blew a 20-point lead as the Magic defeated the Timberwolves on Wednesday night.

J.A. Happ

Twins sign veteran J.A. Happ to add to the rotation

The left-hander will get a one-year, $8 million deal from the Twins.

storm the capitol rally st. paul minnesota state capitol

BCA finds 'no criminal wrongdoing' among those at 'Storm the Capitol' rally

Inflammatory comments were made by speakers, but no charges will be brought.

Screen Shot 2021-01-18 at 12.27.04 PM

Man's vehicles crushed by hit-and-run driver weren't fully insured

The goal is to raise $25,000 to help the south Minneapolis resident.

Joe Biden

Key points from Joe Biden's first speech as POTUS

The 46th president called for unity at a time America is facing huge challenges.

coronavirus, covid-19

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, January 20

The 111 ICU patients is the fewest in Minnesota since there were 109 COVID patients in intensive care on Oct. 1.


Caledonia wins AA Prep Bowl, 27-0 over Moose Lake-Willow River

The Caledonia Warriors shutout Moose Lake-Willow River 27-0 Friday to claim the Class AA Prep Bowl. Caledonia finished the season 14-0, and claimed their fourth state title in the last five years.

Eden Prairie boys win 2A soccer title

The Eden Prairie Eagles boys soccer team defeated Eastview high school 3-1 in the 2A state championship Thursday. Eastview was unbeaten coming into the game. It's Eden Prairie's second state title.

Eden Prairie wins seventh state title with 13-3 win over No. 1 Wayzata

The two best teams in the state got together at Metrodome Friday night in the Class 5A Prep Bowl. Eden Prairie edged Wayzata by a score of 13-3. The Eagles avenged an earlier season loss to the Trojans, in which they were shut out for the first time in 20-years.

Prep Bowl XXX is set for Metrodome

Prep Bowl XXX is going to be exciting. The teams are set and it won't get much better than the Class AAAAA final between Wayzata and Eden Prairie. Check out our results and recaps for every state football semifinal game.