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The streak is over! Upset as Totino-Grace ends Eden Prairie's 40-game winning run


On Friday morning we wrote about Eden Prairie football's historic, 40-game winning streak that stretched back to 2012.

On Friday evening it ended.

The Totino-Grace Eagles – who narrowly lost to Eden Prairie Eagles in last season's Prep Bowl – caused a big upset as comprehensively beat their rivals 27-13 in the Class 6A quarterfinals at Osseo High School.

"I think it's historic," Totino-Grace coach Jeff Ferguson told the Star Tribune. "We're opting up not one but two classes. It's a leap of faith. This is one of the great accomplishments in recent high school sports history."

As Ferguson says, the Fridley-based Eagles opted up two classes, with the 740-student school upsetting the odds against a school that has four times its student numbers.

They had lost five consecutive games to Eden Prairie, three times in playoffs as well as in this year's season opener, the newspaper notes.

The Eden Prairie News reports that Totino-Grace achieved victory with a stirring second-half performance, recovering from a 7-0 half-time deficit, running in three touchdowns and ending the game with a goal-line interception.

The newspaper says the last time Eden Prairie lost a football game was Oct. 12, 2012, when it was beaten 16-0 by Wayzata. It has also won the last four state titles.

Totino-Grace will face Osseo in the Class 6A semifinals at 7 p.m. Thursday in Minnetonka.

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