EP 54: Mustache Rankings & 6A Playoff Preview with Eagan Football’s Nick Johnson!

Before a conversation with Eagan football coach Nick Johnson to break down Eagan’s road upset of Shakopee, Matt, Logan, & Bill are back to react to the 6A football bracket release (6:05)! They key in on favorable draws for Shakopee and Centennial & discuss the ins & outs of an exciting first-round coming up Friday. Discussed are where the tough seeding decisions were made for Forest Lake, Woodbury, Minnetonka and others (17:37) and the best games to watch for in the first-round, including a compelling 4 vs 5-seed bout in Minnetonka this week (24:03). Finally, they make their predictions on who will reach the State Semis (27:03).

To close the show, they also talk volleyball section playoffs and Bill’s thoughts on the 5A playoff field!

Interview with Nick Johnson starts at (40:47).

EP 53: “Seeds are for Farmers” & Lakeville North Volleyball’s Walt Weaver!

Before a conversation with Walt Weaver, the now assistant volleyball coach for the Lakeville North Panthers, Matt, Logan, and Bill reconvene to set you up for Week 8 of High School Football!

Topics discussed include Lakeville South’s big win over Shakopee and where the Cougars rank among the 6-7 teams that could win the 6A title this year (4:50)! Also discussed, the teams with the most on the line in Week 8, including a huge Section matchup between Centennial and Woodbury, Forest Lake and Lakeville North fighting for home playoff games, and a Maroon vs Gold bout between unbeaten Stillwater and Eden Prairie (12:20). They also touch on 5A football games of the week (28:58) and touch on Section Soccer storylines as we approach the State Tourney (34:39).

The interview with Walt Weaver starts at (43:28). The Panther assistant coach talks about one of the best stories in high school sports this year as longtime head coach Jackie Richter returned to the Panther bench following a serious brain surgery.

EP 52: Stillwater Rising with Ponies Boys Soccer Coach Jake Smothers

Before welcoming in guest Jake Smothers, the 10th year head coach of Stillwater Boys Soccer, Logan, Matt, & Bill return to talk prep football! Topics discussed include Rosemount’s case for a No. 1 ranking (3:30), how Stillwater’s air raid offense will fare as the weather turns (14:18), Centennial’s offensive outburst (23:07), Carson Hansen’s case for Mr. Football (22:59), and Shakopee’s historic win over Eden Prairie (29:16).

The guys also discuss Section soccer playoffs in both boys & girls (36:07) before presenting their “notes from the field.”

Interview with Jake Smothers starts at (44:07)

EP 51: Crimson Tide with Maple Grove Football’s Matt Lombardi

Before a conversation with Maple Grove Football Head Coach Matt Lombardi (40:55), Logan, Matt, & Bill are back at it to discuss an exciting Week 5 in prep football! Topics discuss include but are not limited to Rosemount rolling to 5-0 (5:10), Shakopee’s overtime win over North (11:30) and how the Sabers match up with Eden Prairie in the “Game of the Week” this Friday! They also head to the East Side of the metro to talk East Ridge’s upset over previous unbeaten Woodbury (19:20), plus Stillwater’s big matchup with Forest Lake in a battle of Maroon undefeated squads (24:55)!

Moving to Class 5A starting at (27:55), Bill Hupp breaks down his favorite game from last Friday, a comeback win for Robbinsdale-Armstrong over Chanhassen, and discusses the parity in 5A football this year.

Interview with Matt Lombardi starts at (40:55)

EP 50: Stunning Upsets, Unbeatens Left Standing, & Lakers Live’s Dom Dandrea!

Before a conversation with “the voice of the Lakers” Dom Dandrea to help preview this Friday’s top-5 matchup between Prior Lake and Eden Prairie, Logan, Matt, & Bill reunite to discuss a myriad of prep football topics. Discussed is Rosemount’s stunning upset of Eden Prairie last Thursday (2:30) and where the Eagles should fall to in this week’s rankings (11:27). Also discussed is Maple Grove improving to 4-0 (14:39), Farmington giving No. 4 Lakeville South an early scare (20:37), Carson Hansen’s record-breaking performance, and how Shakopee’s defense make them a State title contender (26:32).

Plus they talk some 5A football storylines (32:29), including surprise 4-0 starts by Robbinsdale-Armstrong and St. Francis. They also preview an important battle atop the South Suburban Conference in volleyball this Thursday!

Interview with Dom Dandrea starts at (43:51)

EP 048: Into the Wild with Forest Lake Football’s Brad Beeskow

This week’s podcast guest is Brad Beeskow, the first year head coach of Forest Lake football, who joins the show to talk about the Rangers’ 2-0 start to the season! Beforehand, Logan, Matt, & Bill break down the surprises of Week 2 in prep football, preview a huge matchup between No. 1 Lakeville South and No. 2 Eden Prairie, and talk a little prep volleyball!

EP 047: Prep Football is Back! feat. Eden Prairie Head Coach Mike Grant

FOOTBALL IS BACK! Longtime Eden Prairie coach Mike Grant joins the podcast to talk about the Eagles’ Week 1 win over East Ridge, and the outlook on the perennial powerhouse heading into the legendary coach’s 30th season at the helm.

Before Grant joins the show, Logan, Matt, & Bill discuss the results of Week 1 of high school football, including Bill’s scouting report after watching Ponies QB Max Shickenjanski author a 4th quarter comeback to lift Stillwater over Centennial (). The guys all discuss Forest Lake’s huge upset win () as well as Totino-Grace’s deserved dub over Mounds View (). They also preview big rivalry games coming up in Lakeville and Prior Lake on the Game Time Media family of networks this week.

Interview with Mike Grant starts at ().

EP 045: Prep Football Preview with KARE 11’s Craig Norkus

Matt, Logan, and Bill make their 6A football predictions and preview the upcoming prep volleyball season before welcoming in Craig Norkus, one of the co-hosts of the Prep Sports Preview show on KARE 11! Craig gets philosophical before breaking down the Preseason All-Metro team, and gives a few sleeper teams to follow on the gridiron this year.