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By Michael Rand
We noted in today's paper that three high-profile metro QBs have been cleared to play after suffering injuries: DeLaSalle's Evan Williams, Stillwater's Miles Heller and Cretin-Derham Hall's Mark Alt. All three play for teams with byes tonight but all could be back in action in Saturday's section semifinals.
Well, add a fourth QB to the list: Eagan junior Jameson Parsons will play for the Wildcats tonight against Hastings. He hasn't played since suffering a broken right collarbone (throwing side) in Week 2.
Parsons threw for 175 yards and two TDs in a season-opening 37-36 victory over Lakeville South. Eagan was up 14-0 against Lakeville North in Week 2 when he was injured; the Wildcats ended up losing that game 29-14.
Senior Zach Zenner stepped in for the last six games in running the Wildcats' version of the spread offense. He ran for more than 800 yards in those games and threw for another 400-plus, helping Eagan to a 4-4 regular-season record. With Parsons back and Zenner still heavily involved in the offense, Eagan could be a sneaky matchup for Cretin-Derham Hall in Saturday's section semifinal if the Wildcats can get past Hastings (3-5) tonight.
By Brian Stensaas
Yesterday the Prep Sports staff received its first football assignments of the year. Yours truly will be at Bloomington Stadium for Eden Prairie/Kennedy on Thursday and then out to
South Dakota Hutchinson on Friday to see the Tigers take on Glencoe-Silver Lake. But before the football season begins, we have some other matters to talk about.
Quite the start to the prep volleyball season tonight when two-time defending Class 3A champion Shakopee heads up Hwy 13 to take on Eastview - the defending Class 3A runner-up. You can bet this one will have a championship-like feel.
"They're going to be ready to go 100 percent against us," Sabers coach Matt Busch said earlier this week.
I live in the neighborhood and plan to head over to EVHS to take in the match. After, I'll climb back on our new and improved site here to provide some commentary.
Other than football, what other prep games or events do you have your eyes on this week?
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