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Associated Press , Published November 23 2012

Prep Bowl roundup: C-G-B wins first state football title

MINNEAPOLIS – 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.

Class 6A

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.

Class 4A

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.

Class 2A

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.