Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Week 2 for high-school football

By Sunday morning, 25 percent of the high-school football regular season will be done. It goes by too fast.

Last week, there were some interesting happenings, and this week, we find out if they were trends or flukes.
Defending Class AA champion Waterville-Elysian-Morristown was an easy winner over Jordan. The Bucs have a lot of talent returning, led by quarterback Conrad Masberg. It would be surprising if the Bucs lose a regular-season game.
Mankato West opened with a 20-0 victory at Northfield, which isn't surprising. West has owned Northfield the last few years, and the Raiders would do well to find another opponent for the season-opener in the future. Quarterback Philip Nelson accounted for more than 400 yards of offense, with a career-high 313 yards passing.
Le Sueur-Henderson rolled to an easy victory over St. Peter. It's amazing that schools the size of LSH and WEM can annually produce such good teams. It's a testament to the head coaches and youth organizers in those communities.
The biggest story came from Madelia, which hadn't won a game in two seasons before defeating Westbrook-Walnut Grove in the opener. That has to be a big boost for that program.
Check out the prep football notebook in the print edition every Friday for more notes about this season, which after one week is already rushing by.

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