St. Thomas Academy quarterback Maximus Sims (1) throws the ball during the first half of a football game between Robbinsdale Armstrong at St. Thomas A
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St. Thomas Academy quarterback Maximus Sims helped his team rally into the Class 5A Prep Bowl.

Prep Athletes of the Week: He's Maximus, St. Thomas Academy's own gladiator

November 20, 2023
A senior quarterback headed to the Prep Bowl, Maximus Sims bears a first name that comes with a message.
Eden Prairie’s Mo Saine (94) is a first-team All-Metro pick who’s headed to the Gophers.

35 of Twin Cities' stingiest players. Meet the All-Metro football defense

November 21, 2023
Good luck getting to the linebackers and defensive backs when the linemen are all headed to NCAA Division I. The first team includes three future Gophers.
Andover's D'Mario Davenport (9) breaks away from Armstrong's defensive back Bram Hetteen (20) to run for a touchdown in the second half. Robbinsdale A

28 players with TDs on their minds. Meet the All-Metro football offense.

November 21, 2023
Division I play is ahead for some, Ivy League for one, and college decisions are yet to be made for many.
Chanhassen's Maxwell Woods (3) beats Robbinsdale's Nick Brandner to the end zone for a touchdown in the third quarter at Robbinsdale Armstrong High Sc

Our Metro Player of the Year is a threat to change the game at any time

November 21, 2023
Chanhassen's Maxwell Woods is unstoppable as a running back and kick returner and unbeatable when he's playing cornerback.
Clockwise from top left: Rocori’s Will Steil, Minneota’s Ryan Meagher, Kingsland’s Kaaleem Reiland and Stewartville’s Ayden Helder.

Greater Minnesota indeed: A look at five outstate Prep Bowl matchups

November 23, 2023
The smaller classes feature seven undefeated teams and plenty of difference-making athletes.
Running back John Warpinski (left) is a key player for Edina, and Josh Lee is ready to catch when Centennial is ready to throw.

Coaches who have been there ponder Edina-Centennial Class 6A matchup

November 23, 2023
Matt Gegenheimer of Prior Lake and Matt Lombardi of Maple Grove coached against both big-class finalists.
St. Thomas Academy’s Savion Hart (left) and Chanhassen’s Maxwell Woods have led their teams to the Class 5A Prep Bowl.

Woods vs. Hart: Compare the standout backs in the Class 5A Prep Bowl

November 24, 2023
Each is already heavily laden with postseason awards, but each will pursue a larger goal Saturday.
High Schools
November 23, 2023
Centennial's Marcus Whiting (14) celebrates a touchdown in the second half against Maple Grove Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023 at Maple Grove High School in

Centennial rejects flash, embraces force for its football identity

The Cougars bring a hard-hat persona into their Class 6A Prep Bowl title game with Edina. The Cougars also believe they're playing for more than just their school.
High Schools
November 24, 2023
Hutchinson wide receiver Nathan Thode (5) scores a touchdown against North Branch in the second quarter of a Class 4A football semi-final game Friday,

Edina or Centennial? Prep Bowl pickers clash over who wins 6A title

David La Vaque and Jim Paulsen are in a tight competition to be the Star Tribune's top high school football predictor. Could Edina vs. Centennial decide more than just the 6A title?
High Schools
November 24, 2023
Minneota linebacker|running back Ryan Meagher (20) runs for a touchdown defended by Springfield receiver|cornerback Sam Pidde (18) during the game bet

Minneota overwhelms Springfield in Class 1A for ninth state title

The Vikings rolled on the strength of a record-tying five touchdowns by Ryan Meagher.
High Schools
November 24, 2023
Eden Valley-Watkins wide receiver Parker Schultz (1) tackled by Barnesville running back Collin Morey (28) during the game between Barnesville vs. Ede

Eden Valley-Watkins pulls away from Barnesville in Class 2A Prep Bowl

The Eagles had four interceptions, and the three by senior Nolan Haag tied the Prep Bowl record.
High Schools
November 24, 2023
Ayden Helder has thrown 40 touchdown passes this season for Class 3A Stewartville.

Three more games, three more guesses: Prep Bowl and prognosticators hit final day

David La Vaque and Jim Paulsen have made predictions all season, and they'll take it to the end.
High Schools
November 24, 2023
Hutchinson High School players celebrate their win after the 4a game against Rocori High School at U.S. Bank Stadium for the Prep Bowl XLI in Minneapo

Hutchinson grinds out victory over Rocori, wins Class 4A championship

The winning touchdown was scored in the final six minutes on a 15-play drive.
High Schools
November 24, 2023
Rocori wide receiver Adam Langer (12) held onto the ball during a tackle against Hutchinson in the Class 4A championship game on Friday at U.S. Bank S

Reusse: In physical, memorable clash of wills, Hutch emerges

Tigers coach Andy Rostberg won his fourth state title, adding to his family's legacy — and maybe raising expectations further.
High Schools
November 24, 2023
Centennial High School students congratulate their classmates after the team cinched a 28-27 win against Edina High School at the 6a Championship game

One final defensive stand makes Centennial the Class 6A Prep Bowl champion

The Cougars stopped Edina's two-point conversion attempt in the last seconds.
High Schools
November 25, 2023
Nevis Tigers players pose for photos with their trophy after defeating Kingsland in the state 9-person football championship game at U.S. Bank Stadium

Nevis makes every inch matter, wins Nine-Player championship

A lengthy video review of a goal-line play in the final minutes went against Kingsland.
High Schools
November 25, 2023
Stewartville players celebrate with their trophy after defeating Annandale in the state Class 3A championship football game at U.S. Bank Stadium in Mi

With a no-doubt rout, Stewartville cruises to a Class 3A Prep Bowl title

Annandale had the score tied after one quarter, then gave up five touchdowns in a row.
High Schools
November 25, 2023
Chanhassen players, including Sam Macy (9), celebrate their win in the Class 5A football state championship game Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023 at U.S. Bank

Chanhassen takes out St. Thomas Academy in overtime, wins Class 5A Prep Bowl

After each team scored in the final two minutes, the Storm won on fourth down in OT.
Sports
November 24, 2023
Stewartville running back Carter Miller gave his fans a listen after a touchdown in the Class 3A seifinminals5) celebrates with the student section af

Prep Bowl: Title games start Friday. Schedule, TV, ticket info and more

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