Northfield Ranked Third in High School Football Polls
The Northfield Raiders were rated #3 in the regular season Minnesota Football Coaches Association poll of high school teams in Class 5A.
Last Friday the Raiders had a thrilling come from behind win over the top ranked Owatonna and won Wednesday night to finish their season undefeated.
The Owatonna Huskies dropped to #8 despite being 7-1 to finish the season.
Goodhue is still atop the Class 1A poll and finished the regular season with an unblemished record. Blooming Prairie is #8 and Rushford-Peterson #9.
Mayer Lutheran received votes.
In Class 2A the unbeaten Caledonia Warriors are still on top and Triton moves up a notch to #4. They are in the same Section and are seeded #1 and #2.
In Class 3A unbeaten St. Croix Lutheran is on top and Sibley East was #3.
The poll was released before Wednesday's Waterville-Elysian-Morristown convincing victory of the Wolverines. Stewartville was tied for #10.
In Class 4A Winona has had the top spot all year and is undefeated.
Kasson-Mantorville moved up to #5 and also unbeaten. They play Faribault next Saturday, October 28 on POWER 96 Radio 95.9 FM. Coverage begins 6:45 p.m.
In Class 6A Eden Prairie sits on top. Rosemount is #7 and Prior Lake and Lakeville North received votes but were not in the top ten.
Spring Grove is still on top of the nine-man poll with Cleveland and Houston tied for #5 and Grand Meadow dropping to others receiving votes.
The complete polls are listed below:
6. Ottertail Central
8. Blooming Prairie
Others receiving votes: Mayer Lutheran, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa
2. Minneapolis North
5. Redwood Valley
8. Maple River
Others receiving votes: Paynesville, Minnewaska, Warroad
1. St. Croix Lutheran
3. Sibley East
5. Glencoe-Silver Lake
8. Two Harbors
10. Jackson County Central tie Stewartville
Others receiving votes: Perham, Mora, Pequot Lakes, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton
3. Benilde-St. Margaret's
7. Holy Angels
Others receiving votes: SMB-Wolfpack, Mound-Westonka, South St. Paul, Waseca
2. Robbinsdale Cooper
4. Elk River
5. Apple Valley
6. Mankato West
Others receiving votes: Rogers, Park Cottage Grove, Chanhassen, St. Cloud Tech
1. Eden Prairie
5. St. Michael-Albertville
10. Cretin-Derham Hall
Others receiving votes: Maple Grove, Prior Lake, Lakeville North
1. Spring Grove
5. Cleveland tie Houston
7. Red Rock Central
8. Norman County East/ UIen-Hitterdal
9. Nevis tie North Woods
Others receiving votes: Cook County, Brandon-Evansville, Grand Meadow