AREA TEAMS PREPARE FOR PREP FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS
By Tim Ryan
October 21, 2012
In what has been a rough season for most St. Cloud Metro prep football teams, area schools, coaches and athletes prepare for the real season to begin. While Sartell-St. Stephen and ROCORI have winning records going into the playoffs and St. Cloud Apollo have turned around an 0-5 start rattling of three straight wins, the rest of the metro teams head into the playoffs with sub .500 records. That’s the magic of playoff football. A new season begins where any given team can fight their way to the State Championships. Quarterfinal action takes place on Tuesday, October 23rd.
ST. CLOUD METRO
6 Sauk Rapids-Rice (1-7) vs. 3 St. Cloud Apollo (3-5)
* The two teams met back on October 5th. In a defensive match-up, St. Cloud Apollo kicked off their win streak with a 9-6 victory
* BROADCAST ON AM660 WBHR ( http://www.660wbhr.com ) – 6:30pm
5 Alexandria (1-7) vs. 4 St. Cloud Tech (3-5)
* St. Cloud Tech came up on top in the two teams match-up this year with a 28-13 win on August 31st.
2 Sartell-St. Stephen (6-2) earned a first round bye and will play the Sauk Rapids-Rice/St. Cloud Apollo winner on Saturday, October 27
* Sartell-St. Stephen owns wins over both teams this year.
6 Milaca (0-8) vs 3 St. Cloud Cathedral (3-5)
* In the teams only meeting this season Cathedral beat Milaca 42-18 on October 5th.
* BROADCAST ON AM800 WVAL ( http://www.800wval.com ) – 6:15pm
2 Foley(6-2) will play the Milaca/St. Cloud Cathedral winner on Saturday, October 27
1 Annandale(7-1) plays the Pine City/Mora winner on Saturday, October 27
OTHER AREA GAMES
5 Big Lake vs. 4 Zimmerman
1 Becker plays BigLake/Zimmerman winner on Saturday, October 27
5 Little Falls vs, 4 Thief River Falls
2 Rocor (5-3) plays winner of East Grand Forks/Fergus Falls on Saturday, October 27
6 Sauk Centre vs. 3 Litchfield
5 Melrose vs. 4 Albany
6 Spectrum vs. 3 Kimball Area
6 Eden Valley-Watkins vs. 3 Paynesville Area
6 Breckenridge vs. 3 Pierz
5 Osakis vs. 4 Upsala/Swanville Area
8 Long Prairie-Grey Eagle vs. Crosby-Ironton
7 Wadena-Deer Creek vs. Holdingford
5 Pine River-Backus vs. 4 Royalton