Top-Ranked Blooming Prairie Ready to Return
Blooming Prairie has not played a football game since October 23. They are scheduled to come off their quarantine on Wednesday, November 11 and play at Fillmore Central on that same day. Coverage will be heard on Kat Kountry 105 FM and the free app. This week marks the end of the regular season. BP should have a first-round playoff bye on November 17.
Awesome Blossom coach Chad Gimbel "It's been rough...And you really feel bad for the kids, all the players and especially the seniors." He said the team is looking at video together through online sources. He also added, "Make sure they're going outside and getting their physical conditioning in."
In the first QRF ranking from Minnesota-scores.net, BP (3-0) is tied for the top spot with Mahnomen/Waubun. Other teams in Section 1A include Goodhue (16th ranked, 3-2), Randolph (21st, 3-2), Rushford-Peterson (24th, 2-3), Fillmore Central (30th, 2-3), and Hayfield (44th, 1-4). Wednesday's Blooming Prairie at Fillmore Central game will be heard on Kat Kountry 105 and the free app.
Owatonna is still top-ten rated in the QRF despite back-to-back losses. At 3-2 the Huskies seemingly have secured the top seed in Section 1-5A with wins over all three Rochester schools. The Huskies go to Northfield Wednesday, November 11 with coverage on AM 1390 KRFO. The game will not be streamed on the app or website this week due to a contract signed by Northfield, offering exclusive streaming rights to another provider.
- 10th, Owatonna, 3-2
- 12th, Mayo, 3-2
- 21st, Century, 3-2
- 30th, Rochester JM, 2-3
- 43rd, Austin, 1-4
- 44th, Northfield 0-5
Interestingly, all six teams in the section have played their full allotment of five games so far, though a couple of teams had to find replacement games during the season.
Triton is in the middle of the Section 1AA standings and could host a playoff game on November 17.
- 1st, Caledonia 3-0
- 13th, Chatfield 4-1
- 17th, Kenyon-Wanamingo 3-1
- 24th, Triton 3-2
- 32nd, Lewiston-Altura 1-2
- 47th, St. Charles 0-4
- 50th, Winona Cotter 1-3
- 50th, Dover-Eyota 0-4
Medford is in position to host a playoff game after winning a pair of road playoff games last year on the way to a section runner-up finish in Section 2AA. NRHEG faces a game with big playoff implications as they host Norwood-Young America on Thursday, November 12..
Section 2AA QRF rankings from Minnesota-scores.net:
- 6th, Blue Earth Area 5-0
- 7th, Maple River 4-1
- 10th, Medford 4-1
- 16th, Norwood-Young America 3-2
- 27th, NRHEG 2-1
- 29th, St. Clair/Mankato Loyola 4-1
- 38th, Lesueur-Henderson 1-3
- 45th, JWP 1-4
Minnesota-scores.net reported through Twitter that 12% of football teams have played three or fewer games through five weeks of the season. Twenty-three-percent of volleyball squads had played five or less matches by November 7.