EP 91: Dom Dandrea Breaks Down Eden Prairie’s Boa Constrictor Offense, Wyatt Gilmore Runs Wild, & More from HS Football Week 4!

Dom Dandrea joins the podcast to help break down the “Game of the Week” in high school football after calling the action between top-ranked Eden Prairie and No. 3 Shakopee on Friday night starting at (2:20)! Dom talks about QB David Ivey’s impressive dual threat performance, both teams opening up the playbook for a potential State Tournament preview matchup, and his analysis of how one might stop the mighty Eagles.

Starting at (13:48), they discuss other key games from Week 4, including but not limited to a wild finish for Stillwater (14:50), St. Michael’s amazing atmosphere and winning tradition (19:20), plus top-play contenders from Farmington (25:30) and Rogers (29:30) this week.

Finally, “notes from the field” returns, were Bill Hupp talks a pop-up freshman you should know more about for Benilde-St. Margaret football (36:10).

EP 90: Crossing Your (Power) T’s and Dotting Your I’s with Lakeville South Football’s Ben Burk

Before welcoming in the head coach of the Cougars to break down No. 2 Lakeville South’s huge victory Friday night over No. 3 North, Logan gives his initial impressions of the game after calling it from the booth (). Also discussed is Eden Prairie as a clearcut No. 1 in Class 6A right now (), Shakopee’s comeback to go to 3-0, and how it sets up a huge matchup with the Eagles this Friday.

They also talk 5A football starting at (), including Maxwell Woods’ video game numbers for Chanhassen, Rogers’ stacked roster and 3-0 start (), and beyond!

Interview with Lakeville South Football Coach Ben Burk starts at ()

EP 89: The Luck of the Irish Runs Out with the Star Tribune’s David La Vaque

Fall is in the air and podcast stalwart David La Vaque, a prep sportswriter for the Star Tribune, makes a historic fifth appearance on the show to break down the big storylines in Week 2 of High School football in Minnesota!

The guys first break down the “Game of the Week” as Lakeville North notched a big road win against last year’s 6A Runner Up’s in Rosemount (3:06)! They also discuss some familiar names as contenders to reach the Prep Bowl in Class 6A (11:48), talk about Centennial’s strong showing against their rivals (14:45), the parity in Class 5A (17:28), the shortlist for “Mr. Football” in Minnesota (22:43), the “Battle for the Bay Bell” (26:38), and more!

EP 88: Prep Football Week 1 Overreactions!

The triumphant trio of Matt, Logan, and Bill combine forces for the first time in season 3, and get bold with their sweeping takeaways from the first week of high school football!

Starting at (2:13), they touch on the preseason top-10 before touching on their Week 1 overreactions, including an early candidate for Mr. Football, predictions on an offensive breakout by Lakeville North this year, a Class 5A Prep Bowl prediction, and an unstoppable force meeting an immovable object in Shakopee this week!

Finally, they discuss key volleyball storylines early in the season (26:21), including Wayzata coming out strong looking to defend their title and a changing of the guard at volleyball powerhouse Eagan.

EP 87: Prep Football Kickoff with KARE 11’s Craig Norkus!

Season 3 of the pod kicks off with third-time guest Craig Norkus, who joins the show to help preview the high school football season in the Metro!

After a brief intro, Matt and Bill welcome Craig to discuss some the realignment in the top two classifications of the sport, before diving into KARE 11’s Pre-season All-Metro team starting at (15:45)! They talk Chanhassen standout running back Maxwell Woods, the State’s top-recruit in edge-rusher Wyatt Gilmore, top QB’s Tanner Zolnosky (East Ridge) and Milos Spasojevic (Minnetonka), and more!

Also discussed are title favorites in both Class 6A (15:45) and 5A (39:47), as well as touching on the growing concern of referee shortages and the reasons for it (44:10).