TV: All games televised locally on Charter Spectrum channel 192 in Rochester or KAAL 6.2 over-the-air.
Online: Stream all Prep Bowl games live at Prep45.com.
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Matchup: No. 3 Champlin Park (10-1) vs. No. 1 Wayzata (12-0)
When: Friday, 7 p.m.
Prep Bowl appearances: Champlin Park 3 (1998 runner-up, 2002 runner-up, 2019); Wayzata 5 (2004 runner-up, 2008 champion, 2010 champion, 2015 champion, 2019)
Path to the Prep Bowl: Champlin Park beat Rosemount 34-7, beat beat Lakeville North 31-21. Wayzata beat Centennial 38-21, beat Lakeville South 28-14.
Notes: Champlin Park’s lone loss came in Week 3, 21-20 against Centennial. … The Rebels haven’t allowed more than 21 points in a game this season. … Champlin Park allows an average of 12.4 points per game, the fourth-best total in the state in Class AAAAAA. … Wayzata has the second-best defense in Class AAAAAA, allowing 10.7 points per game. … The Trojans are 12-0 after going 5-5 a year ago. … Wayzata is led by running back Christian Vasser, who rushed for 269 yards and three touchdowns in the state semifinals.
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Matchup: No. 3 Chaska (11-1) vs. No. 6 St. Thomas Academy (11-1)
When: Saturday, 4 p.m.
Prep Bowl appearances: Chaska 1 (2019); St. Thomas Academy 5 (2000 runner-up, 2006 runner-up, 2015 runner-up, 2018 runner-up).
Path to the Prep Bowl: Chaska, beat Mahtomedi 34-7, beat Coon Rapids 34-14. St. Thomas Academy beat Owatonna 21-0, beat Elk River 53-16.
Notes: This is a rematch of the regular-season finale for both teams, a game that Chaska won 20-0 on its home field. … Chaska’s lone loss came against No. 2-ranked Robbinsdale Armstrong in Week 4, 32-14. … The Hawks have held every other opponent to 15 points or less. … Chaska has recorded five shutouts, including a 21-0 blanking of Mankato West in the Section 2AAAAA championship game. … STA reached the title game by beating two-time defending state champion Owatonna 21-0, then routing No. 6 Elk River 53-16. … STA had 499 yards of total offense in the semifinals against Elk River. … Cadets running back Danny McFadden is a weapon; he had 216 yards of total offense and three TDs in the semifnals.
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Matchup: No. 2 SMB Wolfpack (12-0) vs. Rocori (10-2)
When: Friday, 4 p.m.
Prep Bowl appearances: SMB Wolfpack 2 (2018 champion, 2019); Rocori 3 (1991 runner-up, 2011 champion, 2019).
Path to the Prep Bowl: SMB Wolfpack, beat Chisago Lakes 49-28, beat Hutchinson 22-16. Rocori beat Delano 35-7, beat Winona 48-24.
Notes: Rocori was unranked in the final state poll after a 6-2 regular season. Its only losses were to No. 1-ranked Hutchinson and No. 7 Becker. … The Spartans have allowed more than 14 points in a game just twice this year (a 36-20 loss at Hutchinson and a 48-24 win against Winona in the state semifinals). … Rocori’s 9.4 points per game allowed is the third-best mark in all of Class AAAA. … SMB, the defending state champion, has won 25 consecutive games. … It allowed just 47 points in the entire regular season, but has allowed an average of 22.3 in four playoff games. … SMB quarterback Jalen Suggs is a Division I football prospect, but it’s believed the 6-foot-5, 200-pound senior is more likely choose to play Division I college basketball.
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Matchup: Dassel-Cokato (10-3) vs. No. 1 Pierz (13-0)
When: Saturday, 1 p.m.
Prep Bowl appearances: Dassel-Cokato 1 (2019); Pierz 4 (2004 champion, 2015 champion, 2017 runner-up, 2019).
Path to the Prep Bowl: Dassel-Cokato beat Cannon Falls 26-22, beat Annandale 24-14. Pierz beat Perham 58-16, beat Jackson County Central 20-14.
Notes: Dassel-Cokato is 10-3, but its three losses came by an average of 5.0 points. … The Chargers are coached by Wabasha native Ryan Weinandt. … D-C averages 30.7 points per game and allows 15.9. … It was unranked in the final state poll, but has averaged 36.4 points per game in the postseason. … Pierz has won two of the past four state championships. … The Pioneers are 60-3 overall since the start of the 2015 season. … Pierz has the top-rated offense and defense in Class AAA, scoring 43.9 points per game and allowing 8.8 points per game. It allowed more than seven points in a game just once in the regular season. … The Pioneers have averaged 45.0 ppg and allowed 13.2 in the postseason.
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Matchup: No. 3 Minneapolis North (12-0) vs. No. 1 Caledonia (13-0)
When: Friday, 1 p.m.
Prep Bowl appearances: Minneapolis North 3 (2015 runner-up, 2016 champion, 2019); Caledonia 11 (2005 runner-up, 2007 champion, 2008 champion, 2010 champion, 2011 champion, 2012 champion, 2015 champion, 2016 champion, 2017 champion, 2018 champion, 2019)
Path to the Prep Bowl: Minneapolis North beat Blue Earth Area 26-20, beat Paynesville Area 44-32. Caledonia beat Pipestone Area 56-14, beat Barnesville 43-12.
Notes: This is North’s first appearance in the Class AA Prep Bowl. It lost in the 2015 Class A Prep Bowl 35-18 to Minneota, then defeated Rushford-Peterson 30-14 in the 2016 Class A Prep Bowl. … The Polars didn’t allow more than seven points in a game during the regular season. They have allowed an average of 23.8 in the postseason. … North has the second-highest scoring offense in Class AA, 41.5 ppg. … Caledonia has won four consecutive Class AA state titles and has won 67 consecutive games, the longest active high school football winning streak in the country. … The Warriors are led by Mr. Football finalist Noah King. The senior QB has thrown for nearly 1,800 yards and 28 touchdowns this season.
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Matchup: No. 1 BOLD (13-0) vs. No. 2 Blooming Prairie (12-0)
When: Friday, 10 a.m.
Prep Bowl appearances: BOLD 7 (1990 champion, 1991 champion, 1992 runner-up, 1998 runner-up, 2014 runner-up, 2018 runner-up, 2019). Blooming Prairie 1 (2019).
Path to the Prep Bowl: BOLD beat Deer River 33-12, beat Browerville-Eagle Valley 56-7. Blooming Prairie beat Springfield 42-20, beat Ada-Borup 41-0.
Notes: This is a rematch of a state semifinal game of a year ago. BOLD won that game 37-7 before falling to Mahnomen/Waubun 22-21 in the Prep Bowl. … Blooming Prairie is in the Prep Bowl for the first time. … BOLD’s defense is the best in Class A, allowing just 7.5 points per game. The Warriors score 43.5 per game, third-best in Class A. BOLD has shut out five of its 13 opponents, including a 21-0 victory against Canby in the Section 5A championship game. … Blooming Prairie has the highest-scoring offense in Class A, averaging 48.8 points per game. The Blossoms allow 8.7, third-best in the state. … The Blossoms have recorded four shutouts this season, including routing Ada-Borup 41-0 in the state semifinals.
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Matchup: No. 4 Hancock (13-0) vs. No. 1 Mountain Lake Area (13-0)
When: Saturday, 10 a.m.
Prep Bowl appearances: Hancock 1 (2019), MLA 3 (2002 runner-up, 2018 runner-up, 2019).
Path to the Prep Bowl: Hancock beat Renville County West 32-20, defeated Mountain Iron-Buhl 65-32. Mountain Lake Area beat Grand Meadow 42-12, beat Win-E-Mac 45-6.
Notes: This is one of three Prep Bowl matchups between unbeaten teams. … Mountain Lake Area has the highest-scoring offense in the state in Nine-Man football, averaging 49.8 points per game. MLA has the fourth-best defense, allowing 10.8 ppg. … Hancock scores 36.8 ppg and allows 14.1 ppg. … Hancock is the No. 1-ranked team in Nine-Man in the QRF rankings. MLA is No. 8. … Hancock is the Prep Bowl for the first time ever, in just its second-ever trip to a state tournament, and first since 1990. … MLA has scored at least 40 points in 12 of its 13 games this season, the exception a 28-6 victory against Hills-Beaver Creek in the Section 3 championship game.