Two contrasting offenses will battle for the Section 5-3A championship.
The No. 3-seeded St. Cloud Cathedral Crusaders may never run the ball and if the fourth-seeded Pierz Pioneers have their way, they may never throw the ball during their 5:45 p.m.
The No. 4-seeded Pequot Lakes Patriots are coming off arguably their best half of football all season.
Pequot overcame a 26-0 deficit to stun the top-seeded Park Rapids Panthers 34-26 in the Section 8-3A semifinals Saturday.
Claire Browning spoiled a lot of senior seasons this year.
The Aitkin Gobblers' sophomore cruised through the North Subsection and Section 7-1A individual tennis tournaments to advance to her first Class 1A state singles tournament.
Dezmond Berndt played bigger than his stature.
The Pillager Huskies senior isn't the tallest player at 5-foot-5 nor the biggest (180 pounds) for the positions he played, but it would be hard to find someone who accomplished as much with what he had.
Minnesota West is the hottest team entering the Minnesota College Athletic Conference playoffs.
That's the opinion of Central Lakes College head coach Greg Medeck, whose No. 2-seeded Raiders will face the No. 3 Bluejays in the opening round 1 p.m.
PEQUOT LAKES - The snap, the hold and the kick.
On a cold, muddy, snowy, slippery Tuesday night in Pequot Lakes, any of those three phases of an extra point could have gone wrong. Even before the snap of the game-winning kick, the No.