Tom's tips: Spuds, Tigers have an important seeding game

Tom's tips: Spuds, Tigers have an important seeding game


Tom's tips: Spuds, Tigers have an important seeding game


It’s getting to that point in the prep football season when teams start taking a peek at their section to see where they stand.

In Section 8-5A, Moorhead is one of two remaining unbeaten teams. The other is Sartell.

The Spuds are ranked eighth in the state Class 5A poll by The Associated Press. They play 3-1 St. Cloud Tech at 7 p.m. Friday at St. Cloud State’s Husky Stadium.

Sartell, meanwhile, is host to 3-1 Fergus Falls at 7 p.m. Friday.

Both games will help determine seeding in the six-team section.

And if Sartell and Tech win Friday, they will play each other at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at Husky Stadium.

Those are two of a number of area events worth taking a peek at for area prep fans. Here’s a quick list of some other events:


* Paynesville Invitational cross country meet, 4:15 p.m. at Koronis Hills Golf Course.

It’s the big meet of the week in the area, though a lot of teams will be coming off Saturday’s Mega Meet in Milaca.


* Andover vs. Tech girls tennis, 3:30 p.m. at South Courts.

Tech (8-0 Central Lakes, 8-1 overall) is on its way to winning the conference title and this is a tuneup against a worthy Twin Cities opponent.


* Apollo vs. Tech girls and boys soccer, 6 and 8 p.m. at Husky Stadium.

The girls play at 6 p.m. Apollo (4-3-1, 5-4-2) would like to even the regular-season series after Tech (1-3-2, 1-7-2) won the first game at Apollo.

The boys’ game should be really good, too. Apollo is 7-0-1 in the conference and 9-1-1 overall and closing in on a conference title. Tech (5-1-0, 8-1-0) is right behind and the Tigers’ lone loss was at Apollo.


* Becker at Albany football, 7 p.m. at Michael Field.

Becker (4-0) appears unstoppable after beating previously unbeaten Zimmerman 56-22 Friday. The Bulldogs are ranked fifth in the state in Class 4A and Zimmerman was ninth.

Albany (3-1), a Class 3A program, has won three straight after a season-opening 37-22 loss to Zimmerman.

It’s a clash of styles, too. Becker has the area’s best passing game. Albany is one of the area’s better running teams.


* Sauk Rapids at Rocori football, 1 p.m. at Virant Memorial Field.

Rocori (4-0) is ranked second in the state in Class 4A and lucky to be unbeaten after slipping past Willmar 22-21 on a last-second touchdown. Sauk Rapids (0-4) could make its season with an upset.


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