EP 96: Extra Mayo Please! The Second Round of the Prep Football Playoffs Kicks Off Friday

Matt, Logan, and Bill are back to talk everything high school football in Minnesota after the opening round of the playoffs Friday!

They start in Class 6A, discussing all 16 teams that moved on to the next round, including standout performances and the biggest suprises in Week 1 of the postseason. Matt bemoans two of his hipster State Tourney picks going out in the first-round while Logan and Bill give their impressions of Lakeville North’s dominant performance, particularly in the second-half, aganst a talented Coon Rapids squad at (9:29).

Starting at (20:01), they preview all the second-round matchups in Class 6A, and speculate on possible upset wins for Rochester-Mayo (#ExtraMayo), Edina, and Forest Lake while also keying in on the “matchup of the week” between Lakeville South and Shakopee.

At (37:32), they discuss Class 5A results of note and preview Section Finals between Elk River and Andover, an all Robbinsdale derby, and the rematch of No. 1 Chanhassen vs No. 2 Mankato West.

EP 95: Smash Mouth Football & the Playoff Preview Show feat. Lakeville North Head Coach Brian Vossen

It’s the best time of the year as the high school football playoffs kick off this week in Minnesota! To start the show, Brian Vossen, the 14th year head coach of Lakeville North, hops on for an appearance to talk about his No. 2 ranked Panthers, as well as the keys to success in the postseason, the talent of a Coon Rapids Cardinals squad his team faces on Friday, and the positivies of the adjusted 6A playoff format.

Starting at (24:44), Matt, Logan, and Bill go in-depth breaking down the Class 6A bracket, including talking favorable draws, potential upsets, and first-round games to watch this coming Friday. They also discuss and unhinged “Minneapolis Miracle-esque” finish between Blaine and Shakopee last Thursday (41:30). They then make their predictions at who will reach the 6A State Tournament this year at (46:20).

Finally, they close the show by previewing the Class 5A playoffs (53:19).

EP 94: Football Upsets, a Big 12 Commitment, & Volleyball “Little Giants” with the Star Tribune’s Jim Paulsen

Star Tribune prep sportswriter Jim Paulsen makes his fourth appearance on the podcast and joins the show to talk everything prep football and volleyball in Minnesota!

The guys start the show by breaking down three top-10 teams all falling in the Class 6A field in a handful of suprise upsets last week on the gridiron. They also discuss the recent committment of the State’s top wide receiver, Kijohn Cummings-Coleman from Coon Rapids, and discuss his candiacy for “Mr. Football” alongside Chanhassen standout running back Maxwell Woods (NDSU) and Esko running back/safety Koi Perich, who is currently committed to the Gophers.

Starting at (25:56), Jim brings his volleyball expertise to discuss head coach Scott Jackson’s Wayzata Trojans as the dominant force in the high school game right now. They also discuss Champlin Park as the Trojans’ top opposition, the changing of the guard at Eagan, and who might come out of a fierce Section 1AAAA between Lakeville North, Lakeville South, and New Prague. They also discuss the favorites for the All-Metro Volleyball team, among other topics.

EP 93: Fall Fever with The Breck School & Channel 45’s Chris Ohm!

On the latest episode of the pod, Matt, Logan, and Bill are joined by Chris Ohm, the Dean of Students at the Breck School, broadcaster for Channel 45’s coverage of prep football, and color commentator on the Tommies Radio network!

Chris first hops on the show to talk about his background and transition from coaching to broadcasting before talking about Breck’s football program, and the big picture differences between Class 6A and the smaller school classifications.

Starting at (15:57), the crew recap the big games in Class 6A and 5A, including Rosemount’s walk-off victory to hand No. 2 Lakeville South their first loss, Eden Prairie rolling, and more! Ohm shares his contenders to potentially unseat the top-ranked Eagles, and he gives his impressions of 5A favorites Chanhassen and Mankato West, among other topics.

EP 92: Save it for a Rainy Day with the Alexandria Echo Press’s Sam Stuve

The podcast crew are back to recap a rainy Friday night in high school football Week 5, starting with a conversation with Sam Stuve, who covers the Cardinals for the Alexandria Echo Press!┬áStuve hops on the show to catch us up on the Cards, talking about their standout defensive performance in win over 6th ranked Brainerd in a lighting-effected game, as well as Alex’s standout 6-8 quarterback and special teams secret weapon.

Starting at (13:15), they recap other Class 5A scores of note, including Chanhassen topping Mankato West in the premier matchup of the week, a resurgent St. Thomas Academy, and the other Storm team we should be talking more about.

At (22:35), they head to Class 6A to discuss impressive wins by the top-2 teams in the State, Minnetonka notching an eye-popping road win without their star quarterback, and Maple Grove’s building momentum.