Associated Press , Published November 23 2012
Prep Bowl roundup: C-G-B wins first state football titleMINNEAPOLIS – A dominant rushing game and a suffocating defense led Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley to its first state title.
Austin Maanum ran for 185 yards and two touchdowns, Jason Montonye scored three times and the Wolverines defeated Grand Meadow 40-22 for the Minnesota 9-man state championship at Friday’s Prep Bowl.
Montonye had 126 rushing yards, scored on a kickoff return and had an interception for the Wolverines (13-0).
Trenton Bleifus threw for 217 yards and three touchdowns for Grand Meadow (12-2). It is the first time this season an opponent scored more than two touchdowns against Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley.
Eden Prairie 28, Lakeville North 7
Dan Fisher ran for 148 yards and a touchdown to help Eden Prairie defeat Lakeville North 28-7 on Friday night in Minnesota’s inaugural 6A championship game.
Eden Prairie (11-2) won its eighth state title in school history. Quarterback Grant Shaeffer attempted only two passes all night, but ran for 23 yards and a score.
Jacob Woodring and Anthony Anderson also had rushing touchdowns for the Eagles.
Hutchinson 67, Holy Family 7
Mitch Peterson ran for 148 yards and three touchdowns, and quarterback McKinley Anderson also ran for three scores as Hutchinson routed Holy Family 67-7 on Friday night to win the Class 4A state championship.
Tory Anderson ran for 197 yards and a touchdown for the Tigers (13-0). It’s Hutchinson’s fourth state title in school history, and first since 1998.
The rematch between the two Wright County Conference foes looked a lot like the first – when the Tigers beat the Fire (10-4) with a score of 60-7 on Sept. 28.
Caledonia 25, Moose Lake-Willow River 22
Hundreds of times in his mind, Levi Schmitz went through the routine of kicking a game-winning field goal to give Caledonia a state title.
He did just that on Friday.
Schmitz kicked a 24-yard field goal as time expired and Caledonia beat Moose Lake-Willow River 25-22 in the Minnesota Class 2A championship at the Prep Bowl.
It is the third straight title for Caledonia and fifth title in six years. The Warriors beat Moose Lake-Willow River 27-0 last year.