Northfield jumped out to a quick lead and beat Owatonna 46-15. Blooming Prairie topped NRHEG 35-20. Triton blanked St. Charles 67-0. Medford lost to LPHT 20-14.

Northfield made their return to the Big Nine a triumphant one, earning a share of the Big Nine title with their 46-15 victory over Owatonna....and a lot of help from Rochester JM. The Raiders had several short fields to work with and grabbed a quick 22-8 first quarter lead. Northfield wore down the Huskies as the game progressed. Several minutes after the final horn, the PA announced the upset win for JM over #1 ranked Mankato West 21-19, which set off another celebration for the Northfield players.

Section seedings for 1-5A:  1. Faribault, 2. Mayo, 3. Owatonna, 4. Century, 5. Rochester JM, 6. Austin

Faribault & Mayo get first round byes. On Tuesday Austin is at Owatonna & JM plays at Century.

Week 8 football scores:

Northfield 46, Owatonna 15
Rochester John Marshall 21, #1 Mankato West 19
Rochester Mayo 42, Century 27
Faribault 43, Winona 6
Red Wing 41, Albert Lea 15
Mankato East 21, Austin 14
Blooming Prairie 35, NRHEG 20
Triton 67, St. Charles 0
Lester Prairie / Holy Trinity 20, Medford 14