MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Eden Prairie's defense shut down high-scoring Cretin-Derham Hall for all but about five minutes.
And when it counted most.
The top-ranked Eagles claimed the Class 5A title with a 24-14 victory Friday over the defending champion Raiders.
Eden Prairie dominated all but the game's first four and final two minutes.
The Eagles (13-0), who held opponents to 8.8 points per game, limited the Raiders (13-1), who averaged 48.3 points, to just 31 yards total offense over nearly three quarters.
The Eagles grabbed a 21-14 lead on a 22-yard touchdown pass from Mike Erickson to John Bradley with 28 seconds left in the third quarter.
Brandon Archer's interception with 2:32 remaining gave the Raiders a final chance, but an interception by Eagles sophomore Greg Winegarden finished them off.
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