Minnesota High School Football Section Championship Matchups


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Going to go out on a limb and guess that they are aware of the local high school football scene and will not be surprised to find out the playoffs are underway.
There are probably relationships being formed with a few kids. There are probably plenty of underclassmen Gopher dreamers.
 


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Going to go out on a limb and guess that they are aware of the local high school football scene and will not be surprised to find out the playoffs are underway.
That's a very thick, sturdy limb...
 



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  • Bixby and Eden Prairie in the final 16 for 6A and host Lakeville North this week.
  • Hoskins and Alexandria in the Section Final against Bemidji after upsetting #1 seed Moorhead over the weekend.
  • Nelson and Tracy Milroy-Balaton are in the Section 3 1A final against Murray County Central.
  • Alvarez and Columbia Heights will be at Fridley in their section final this week. Fridley won 15-6 a couple weeks ago in final game of the season.
 

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Fergus Falls is only 3A??

I thought that town/school was roughly the same size as Alex?? Clearly not, I guess.
 






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There's a pretty large population just outside of the city limits of Alexandria.
Not that is disproves anything, but I though FF was always in the same conference with like Moorhead, Alex, Brainerd? I could easily be just making that up.
 

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Moorhead was never in the Central Lakes Conference, but Fergus has been for as long as I have been paying attention. Brainerd, Alex, Tech, Apollo, Willmar, Rocori, Sartell, and Sauk Rapids.
 



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Moorhead was never in the Central Lakes Conference, but Fergus has been for as long as I have been paying attention. Brainerd, Alex, Tech, Apollo, Willmar, Rocori, Sartell, and Sauk Rapids.
OK, thanks. Seems like quite a spread then, if you have 5A to 3A. But it must work for them.
 

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Not that is disproves anything, but I though FF was always in the same conference with like Moorhead, Alex, Brainerd? I could easily be just making that up.
Football is different now. There are no conferences for football anymore. All scheduling is done centrally by the MSHSL.


It seems super weird this year that Wayzata didn't play Eden Prairie, Edina, Hopkins or Minnetonka in the regular season.
 

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Who the hell would want to play a public school the size of a DII university?

There really should be state law forcing a school district to split into two separate high schools once the kids per class just get obscene.
 

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Looking at the Brackets the #1 seeds went 45-7 in the Semis. Actually surprised there were that many upsets.
 

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Looking at the Brackets the #1 seeds went 45-7 in the Semis. Actually surprised there were that many upsets.
I know in the big schools there was only one lower seed that won (Lakeville North over White Bear Lake). Outside of that one game, the higher seeded team won all the 6AAAAAA games.
 

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Jackson County Central has an 8th grader starting at QB. Might be one to keep an eye on. Really athletic kid and strong arm.
 

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Who the hell would want to play a public school the size of a DII university?

There really should be state law forcing a school district to split into two separate high schools once the kids per class just get obscene.
As a resident of the Wayzata district, I agree that they should have built a second high school. Especially because the district continues to grow, and will for some time.

But I get why districts are reluctant to do so. You're essentially doubling up on everything and there's a cost, and eventually, the district ages and matures, and then you have another building you maybe don't need. Hopkins, Edina, Roseville, White Bear all had two high schools. Now they have one each. Robbinsdale and Bloomington had three. Now they have two each.
 

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As a resident of the Wayzata district, I agree that they should have built a second high school. Especially because the district continues to grow, and will for some time.

But I get why districts are reluctant to do so. You're essentially doubling up on everything and there's a cost, and eventually, the district ages and matures, and then you have another building you maybe don't need. Hopkins, Edina, Roseville, White Bear all had two high schools. Now they have one each. Robbinsdale and Bloomington had three. Now they have two each.
It's really the Western Plymouth - Medina McMansion district. But yes, what you say is true.

Golden Valley used to have a public high school, as well, before that district folded into Hopkins. Now it is the current site of Breck.
 

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And the other issue with school size is open enrollment. Minnetonka is (I think) the second largest high school in the state, but 34% of students in the district are open enrolled from elsewhere. Largely because Minnetonka is a mature district at this point with no new construction and an aging population. (they also once had two high schools, but that was back in the 1950's.)
 

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I thought it was really odd that Eden Prairie, as a #1 seed got Farmington as a #2.
EP only had one loss, but Farmington was probably their toughest victory.

Lakeville South's toughest victory was against Shakopee, and those two teams also face each other if they both win their next games.

I think both teams would sooner play the other team's #2 opponent and it seems like normal seeding would have had Shakopee above Farmington.
 

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It's really the Western Plymouth - Medina McMansion district. But yes, what you say is true.

Golden Valley used to have a public high school, as well, before that district folded into Hopkins. Now it is the current site of Breck.
Yep. There's only one school in the district that is actually IN Wayzata. West Middle School.
 

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As a resident of the Wayzata district, I agree that they should have built a second high school. Especially because the district continues to grow, and will for some time.

But I get why districts are reluctant to do so. You're essentially doubling up on everything and there's a cost, and eventually, the district ages and matures, and then you have another building you maybe don't need. Hopkins, Edina, Roseville, White Bear all had two high schools. Now they have one each. Robbinsdale and Bloomington had three. Now they have two each.
Shakopee tried to build a second HS years ago, based on their consultants population projections. The referendum failed and the population projections never materialized. They had an expansion referendum a few years later and it passed. Prior Lake also had thoughts of a second HS, but opted for an expansion of the original HS, which passed a few years ago.
 


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Shakopee tried to build a second HS years ago, based on their consultants population projections. The referendum failed and the population projections never materialized. They had an expansion referendum a few years later and it passed. Prior Lake also had thoughts of a second HS, but opted for an expansion of the original HS, which passed a few years ago.
Wonder how Savage residents feel about shipping their kids over to Burnsville. Probably a fair number try to open enroll to Prior.
 

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Shakopee tried to build a second HS years ago, based on their consultants population projections. The referendum failed and the population projections never materialized. They had an expansion referendum a few years later and it passed. Prior Lake also had thoughts of a second HS, but opted for an expansion of the original HS, which passed a few years ago.
Shakopee doubled the size of their existing HS to adjust for the plans.
Now they are trying to get the funding to match the on going projected operational costs.

Community was strong about not wanting to divide into two high schools. It's an actual city, with an actual downtown that's existed for decades, with an actual diverse population so the idea of splitting a new and an old area wasn't a great idea.
 

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And a number of years ago, everyone said Eden Prairie should build another high school. But now their enrollment is dropping, as would be expected.
 

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Wonder how Savage residents feel about shipping their kids over to Burnsville. Probably a fair number try to open enroll to Prior.
A lot of Savage kids go to Prior Lake. Also a good number of Savage and Shakopee kids open enroll to Eden Prairie because they are scared of Shakopee and Burnsville.
 




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