My favorite topic MNPete!Back to the championship talk. Here are my thoughts for 6A.
Rosemount - cannot play one-dimensional and win this game. Will need to have at least the threat of a passing attack. Can their defense play to form against the most versatile offense they have faced.
Maple Grove - Key will be to get an early lead to force Rosemount into a style of play they do not like on offense. Limit big plays and force Rosemount into long drives to score.
Absent turnovers that could swing the game, I see a low scoring affair. I look for MG having just enough to win this in a close game.
Rosemount - do they "not like" to open up or is it because they haven't had to? When they had to open up it looked pretty impressive against Prior Lake. That said they were losing to Lakeville South and stayed with the T and slammed it down the field at nut-cracking time. Their defense is very good, we will find out how fast.
Maple Grove - They are physically tougher than some gave them credit for and may be too much for Rosemount. They may be able to overwhelm them with athleticism and muscle? I don't think Rosemount will score cheap points against them like they have on special teams the last couple games.