Defending Class 1A state champion Blake, which is undefeated entering the week, prepares to renew its rivalry against rival Breck. Photo by Carter Jones, SportsEngine
We task our reporters with identifying several intriguing games throughout the state to assemble our Top Games of the Week. The matchups are presented in no particular order, and when there are additional games we want to highlight, we’ll include them with brief notes.
Brainerd vs. Bemidji, 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21. No. 9-1A Bemidji (5-1-0, 2-0-0) features a top scoring threat in Ethan Mock (11 goals) and one of the state’s best defenses (one goal allowed) against Paul Bunyan-area rival Brainerd (4-1-0, 3-1-0), which got a pair of goals from Jack Thorkelson on Sept. 12 in a key Central Lakes Conference victory over Willmar.
Totino-Grace vs. Champlin Park, 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19. Steevie Lamarre (nine goals) leads No. 3-1A Totino-Grace (4-2-0, 2-2-0) against Northwest Suburban Conference rival Champlin Park (3-2-0, 3-2-0).
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Tag(s): Boys' Boys' MSHSL Big 9 Austin Faribault Central Lakes Brainerd St. Cloud Tech IMAC Blake Breck Lakes to Prairie Bemidji Metro West St. Louis Park Minneapolis City Minneapolis Washburn Northwest Suburban Champlin Park Totino-Grace Suburban East East Ridge Woodbury Wright County Orono Waconia