Triton Football Hosts Top-Ranked Caledonia; Northfield Plays at Owatonna
Week four of the high school football season brings some great match-ups to the table. There is also at least one "trophy" game on the local schedule.
The halfway point of the prep football season comes early this year. Teams played twice in August due to the availability of TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota for the Prep Bowl.
No. 11 Triton hosts No. 1 Caledonia in Dodge Center in a game that should determine the top seed in Section 1AA. Each team is 3-0 and has not played a close game. The Warriors have scored more points against their first three opponents than the Cobras. But Triton has allowed just 18 total points.
Owatonna and Northfield are each 2-1. Both teams lost their opener and have come back with a pair of wins. The Huskies dominated Faribault last week after scoring the improbable come-from-behind win over Rochester JM. The Raiders lost in the closing moments against Red Wing in week one, clobbered New Prague in week two and rallied for a fourth-quarter comeback against Mankato East last week. Northfield won a piece of the Big Nine title last season but graduated heavily off that team. KRFO AM 1390 has the play-by-play tonight, starting at 6:35PM with pregame coverage. Tonight is also Hall of Fame night, with the latest five inductees into the OHS athletic hall of fame being honored at halftime.
Blooming Prairie (2-1) faces Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton (1-2) in Janesville on Kat Kountry 105FM with a 7PM kickoff. The teams also played last year, which ended a long drought of appearing on each other's schedule.
Medford (0-3) goes for their first win of the season when they host Faribault Bethlehem Academy (2-1) in the annual Battle for the Paddle. KDHL AM 920 will cover the game.
NRHEG (2-1) hosts Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop (0-3) Friday night.
Listen to the KRFO coaches show Saturday morning at 9AM for a recap of Friday night's action.
In the Big Southeast district a pair of unbeaten teams square off as Red Wing goes to Winona. Other games include John Marshall at Century, New Prague at Mayo, Mankato West at Austin and Mankato East at Faribault on Power 96 radio.
A couple of top regional games are Fillmore Central at Lewiston-Altura and Mankato Loyola at Kenyon-Wanamingo.