Tom's tips: Lots of metro football games on tap Friday

Tom's tips: Lots of metro football games on tap Friday


Tom's tips: Lots of metro football games on tap Friday


There are four metro football games Friday and all have some intrigue.

At the top of the list is Brainerd vs. St. Cloud Tech at 7:30 p.m. at Clemens Stadium in Collegeville.

Both teams are 4-0. Brainerd has been a Central Lakes Conference power forever and is ranked third in the state in Class 3A. The Warriors rolled over a previously unbeaten St. Cloud Apollo team 42-14 Friday. Tech won big at Moorhead, 33-23.

At 7 p.m. at St. Cloud State’s Husky Stadium, Foley plays St. Cloud Cathedral. It’s Cathedral’s homecoming. The two squads are tied for second in the Granite Ridge Conference. Both are chasing Becker.

At 7 p.m. at Apollo’s Michie Field, the Eagles are host to Fergus Falls in their homecoming game. Apollo (3-1) hopes to get back on track. The Otters are coming off a 35-34 win over Sauk Rapids.

At 7 p.m. at Sauk Rapids, the Storm look for their first win of the season against Moorhead (2-2).

A brief look at the rest of the week:


* Paynesville Invitational cross country meet, 4:30 p.m. at Koronis Hills Golf Course.

This is the big meet of the week with loads of area teams.

Teams running include: BOLD, Benson/Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, Eden Valley-Watkins/Kimball, Holdingford, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, New London-Spicer, Rocori, Sauk Rapids, Willmar Community Christian, Sauk Centre and the hosts.


* Tech at Sartell boys soccer, 7:30 p.m.

They’re turning on the lights for this one at the Sartell Middle School. Sartell (5-0-1 CLC, 7-2-1 overall) leads the conference and Tech (3-1-1, 5-1-2) is right behind, the only team with one conference loss. The Sabres will be frontrunners in the CLC with a victory. A Tech win makes it interesting the rest of the way.


* Granite Ridge Conference tennis tournament, 9 a.m. at Foley

Foley is the team to beat. Becker, Little Falls, Mora, Aitkin, Pierz and Pine City also compete.


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