Five area teams keep their seasons going

Post-Bulletin staff

Five southeastern Minnesota high school football programs added to their recent record of success in section championship games Friday night.

Rochester Lourdes won its third straight section title, downing Plainview-Elgin-Millville 31-14 in the Section One, Class AAA final.

Defending Class AA state champion Caledonia breezed to the Section 1AA title, beating Zumbrota-Mazeppa 53-20.

Triton also won its third consecutive section crown, dumping Waterville-Elysian-Morristown 27-10 in the Section 2AA final.


The three losing teams had all been unbeaten going into Friday night.

Also, Rushford-Peterson — state Class A champions three of the last six seasons — drubbed Blooming Prairie 32-0 in the Section 1A title game.

And Houston made it two straight championships in the Section One, Nine-Man tournament by walloping Lanesboro 45-8.

All section champions advance to state quarterfinal tournament games next week.

For more about these games, see Section D.

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