Minnetonka vs. Edina

7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14

Early season showdowns don’t get much better than this. If you judge the merits of games solely on state rankings, early season showdowns can’t get any better than this.

By whatever logic, No. 1-2A Edina versus No. 2-2A Minnetonka figures to be a thrill-filled Lake Conference affair. 

The Hornets (7-0-0, 3-0-0) have already scored three or more goals in five games, and are led by forwards Sammy Presthus, a sophomore, and Oscar Smythe, a senior. Junior captain Henry Rose’s standout passing skills make him Edina’s main distributor.

Minnetonka (4-0-2, 0-0-2) allowed just three scoring chances in its first four games — all shutout victories. The Skippers stumbled a bit last week, registering back-to-back 1-1 ties against Hopkins and No. 6-2A Wayzata. While some Skippers players have three goals, junior Dylan Olson leads Minnetonka with seven tallies.