State Football Tournament returns this week 04 Nov 14

The State Football Tournament returns this week.  Five teams return to defend their 2013 football titles — Grand Meadow in 9-Man, Mahnomen in Class A, St. Croix Lutheran of West St. Paul in Class AAA, Hutchinson in Class AAAA, and Eden Prairie in Class AAAAAA.  Thirty-one teams that competed in the 2013 tournament have qualified again, while East Ridge of Woodbury in Class AAAAAA is the only team making its debut appearance. Fifteen teams enter with unblemished records. The 2014 tournament has quarterfinals being played over three days, Nov. 6-8, at neutral sites throughout Minnesota. Semifinals will follow also at neutral sites outdoors throughout Minnesota on Nov. 13-15. Prep Bowl XXXIII will be played over two days at TCF Bank Stadium on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis on Nov. 21 and 22.