Thanksgiving weekend is right around the corner, and that means it’s almost time for the annual Minnesota extravaganza known as the Prep Bowl. The Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving will be filled with football at the new home of the Prep Bowl, U.S. Bank Stadium.
The state championship matchups were finalized with 14 semifinal games over three days at the glittering new stadium in downtown Minneapolis.
In the last semifinal of the weekend, Spring Lake Park defeated Mankato West 14-0 Saturday night. The Panthers scored midway through the second quarter when a 2-yard run by Nick Robinson capped a four-play, 58-yard drive. It was a defensive battle after that, with the final score coming on a 26-yard interception return for a touchdown by Luke Onstad with 2:50 remaining in the fourth quarter.
Here is the Prep Bowl lineup, along with scores from the semifinals…Prep Bowl
At U.S. Bank Stadium
Friday, Nov. 25
10 a.m., Nine-Man/ Cleveland vs. Grand Meadow
1 p.m., Class 2A/ Caledonia vs. Eden Valley-Watkins
4 p.m., Class 4A/ Winona vs. Benilde-St. Margaret’s
7 p.m., Class 6A/ Totino-Grace vs. Eden PrairieSaturday, Nov. 26
10 a.m., Class 1A/ Rushford-Peterson vs. Minneapolis North
1 p.m., Class 3A/ Rochester Lourdes vs. St. Croix Lutheran
4 p.m., Class 5A/ Elk River vs. Spring Lake ParkState Semifinals
Nine-Man/ Cleveland/Immanuel Lutheran 38, Cromwell-Wright 29
Class 2A/ Eden Valley-Watkins 46, Maple River 13
Class 4A/ Benilde-St. Margaret’s 44, Marshall 34
Class 6A/ Totino-Grace 21, Blaine 20 Friday
Nine-Man/ Grand Meadow 35, Waubun 0
Class 2A/ Caledonia 55, Barnesville 20
Class 5A/ Elk River 19, Owatonna 7
Class 4A/ Winona 34, Rocori 30
Class 6A/ Eden Prairie 23, Champlin Park 0Saturday
Class 1A/ Rushford-Peterson 49, Browerville/Eagle Valley 0
Class 1A/ Minneapolis North 16, Wabasso 8
Class 3A/ Rochester Lourdes 43, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 21
Class 3A/ St. Croix Lutheran 35, Pierz 28
Class 5A/ Spring Lake Park 14, Mankato West 0
Prep Bowl tickets can be purchased in advance at mshsl.org/tickets and also will be available at U.S. Bank Stadium at the northwest corner of the stadium.
Ticket prices for the Prep Bowl games on Nov. 25-26 are $14 for adults and $9 for students. Each ticket is good for all games that day.
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