Top Prep Football Matchups in Southern Minnesota for Week 4
The halfway point of the high school football season hits on this final weekend of September. Wonderful weather should greet players, fans and cheerleaders. Top area matchups include a top-rated, unbeaten team renewing their rivalry with a longtime conference foe. Another squad is seeking their first win of the season on homecoming, but will be challenged by a top-ten rated team. And how high will the scoreboard go in a showdown of teams that seem to light-it-up each time they play.
Blooming Prairie (3-0, No. 1AA) hosts Waterville-Elysian-Morristown (2-1) in an old Gopher Conference battle. BP is riding a 21-game winning streak, the longest active run in the state. Radio coverage will be heard on Kat Kountry 105 FM and the Kat Kountry 105 FM app. Kickoff is 7 pm Friday night.
Medford (0-3) celebrates homecoming with a tough task at hand. Gibbon-Fairfax-Wintrhop (3-0, No. 6A) comes to town. NRHEG (2-1) goes to St. Clair High School to face St. Clair/Mankato Loyola (2-1). Triton (2-1, receiving votes in the AA poll) hosts Pine Island (1-2). Each of these games is Friday.
Owatonna (1-2) hosts Austin (0-3) Saturday, September 25 at 1 pm with the broadcast on AM 1390 KRFO / 94.7 FM and the KRFO app. The teams haven't played since 2018 when the Huskies clubbed the Packers 63-27. Owatonna has scored 60 points or more in three straight meetings. But Austin has not gone down quietly.
- 2018 season: Owatonna 63-27
- 2017 season: Owatonna 70-36 and 62-41(section playoffs)
- 2016 season: Owatonna 49-18 and 58-0 (section playoffs)
- 2015 season: Owatonna 77-41....yes. 77-41!
OHS has won 21 games in a row over Austin. The last Packer win was 12-10 during the 1998 regular season. Owatonna returned the favor 21-16 in one of the most amazing comebacks in Owatonna football history, rallying from down two scores late in the fourth quarter. The Huskies went on to play in the Prep Bowl that year finishing as runner-up. Owatonna holds the overall lead in the series, 54-43-7.
Football schedule, Week 4, 2021
Thursday, September 23
Randolph 50, Winona Cotter 12
Rushford-Peterson 35, Wabasha-Kellog 0
Friday, September 24
Bethlehem Academy at Fillmore Central
Dover-Eyota at Goodhue
Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop at Medford
JWP at Mayer-Lutheran
Jordan at St. Peter
Kasson-Mantorville (No. 8-4A) at Albert Lea
LaCrescent at Rochester Lourdes
LeSueur-Henderson at Blue Earth Area (3-0, No. 2AA)
Lake City (No. 3AAA) at Plaineview-Elgin-Millville
Marshall at Worthington
Mankato West (3-0, No. 1-5A) at Rochester Century
NRHEG at St. Clair/Loyola
Northfield at New Prague (both teams are 2-1)
Pine Island at Triton
Red Wing at Faribault, Power 96 Radio
Rochester Mayo (3-0, No. 6-5A) at John Marshall
St. Charles at Chatfield (No. 8AA)
Stewartville (No. 5-4A) at Byron
Waseca (No. 9AAA) at Fairmont
WEM at Blooming Prairie, Kat Kountry 105 FM
Windom Area at Jackson County Central
Winona (No. 9 4-A) at Mankato East
Zumbrota-Mazeppa at Cannon Falls (No.2AAA), The Might 920 KDHL
Saturday, September 25
Austin at Owatonna, 1:00 AM 1390 KRFO / 94.7 FM
Hayfield at Kenyon-Wanamingo
Lake Crystal-Welcome Memorial at Maple River
United South Central at Alden-Conger