2014 prep football preview
1Everyone’s a newcomer: Seven schools joined together to create the conference in the spring of 2013, led by Chaska and Chanhassen, which left the now-disbanded Missota. Both Bloomington schools transferred from the South Suburban while Richfield came from the Classic Suburban. Cooper and St. Louis Park came from the now-defunct North Suburban.
2No place to go: The last to join was Benilde-St. Margaret’s, whose application to join had been denied (it also couldn’t get accepted by two other conferences). That left it to the Minnesota State High School League to decide on a conference based on enrollment, geography, conference structure and comparable programs. Other Metro West schools presented data on students who speak English as a second language and get free and reduced lunch to suggest the Red Knights belonged elsewhere. But the league put them in the conference.
3 Built-in rivalries: Despite its novelty, the conference has some established rivalries. Chaska and Chanhassen are just 4 miles apart and have competed for the Jug since Chanhassen opened in 2009. Bloomington Jefferson and Bloomington Kennedy are just 3 miles apart and longtime foes. St. Louis Park and Benilde St.-Margaret’s are just 2 miles apart.
|Baltimore - LP: W. Chen||1||FINAL|
|Boston - WP: J. Masterson||7|
|Chicago Cubs||4||Bottom 7th Inning|
|NY Yankees - LP: C. Sabathia||1||FINAL|
|Detroit - WP: A. Simon||2|
|Cincinnati - WP: A. DeSclafani||6||FINAL|
|Milwaukee - LP: W. Peralta||1|
|Cleveland||3||Bottom 7th Inning|
|Minnesota||1||Bottom 6th Inning|
|San Diego||9||Bottom 4th Inning|
|Oakland - K. Graveman||9:05 PM|
|LA Angels - M. Shoemaker|
|Houston - A. Wojciechowski||9:10 PM|
|Seattle - H. Iwakuma|
|Milwaukee||74||4th Qtr 8:10|
|New Orleans||9:30 PM|
|St. Louis||0||2nd Prd 8:04|
Poll: How confident are you that the Wild will win its playoff series?