There’s another fun football Friday, with some potentially good games.
In the metro, Sartell is host to Bemidji at 7 p.m. Friday.
The Lumberjacks are ranked fifth in the state in Class 5A. Sartell’s a contender in Section 8-5A.
St. Cloud Cathedral has a good game at 7 p.m. Friday in Little Falls.
Expect a shootout. Both teams score plenty of points.
And, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City plays at 7 p.m. Friday at Paynesville.
ACGC is state-ranked in Class A and Paynesville is garnering votes.
A little out of the area, the game to watch is St. Cloud Apollo at Brainerd.
Brainerd is ranked fourth in the state in Class 5A and Apollo is off to one of its best starts in school history.
A quick look at the rest of the week:
* The Pierz Pioneer Stampede cross country meet, 4:15 p.m. at Pierz Golf Course.
This is always an excellent meet on a really nice course.
Teams competing are: Albany, Annandale, Benilde-St.Margaret’s, Braham, Brainerd, Crosby-Ironton, East Central, Foley, Hinckley-Finlayson, Holdingford, Little Falls, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, Maple Lake, Maranatha Christian Academy, Milaca, Mille Lacs Area, Mora, Pine City, Royalton, Cathedral, St. Cloud Christian, St. Cloud Tech and Zimmerman.
* Tech at Rocori volleyball, 7 p.m.
Both teams are in the upper half of the Central Lakes Conference and can move up with a win here.
Tech (2-2, 2-3) and Rocori (3-1, 7-3) played three times last season, with the teams splitting during the regular season and the Spartans prevailing 3-2 in the Section 8-3A playoffs.
Rocori is playing in Section 6-2A this season.
* Rocori Invitational cross country meet, 4:30 p.m. at River Oaks Golf Course, Cold Spring.
Teams competing include: Alexandria, Annandale, Apollo, Bemidji, Detroit Lakes, Elk River, Fergus Falls, Little Falls, Tech and Willmar.