Class 1A, Section 7
Two-time defending state champion Hermantown (17-6-2) was awarded the top seed in Class 1A, Section 7 on Friday in a vote of Class 1A, Section 7 coaches. The Hawks enter the postseason ranked No. 1 in the small-school coaches’ poll.

Greenway (18-7) took the other first-round bye as the No. 2 seed and is ranked third in Class 1A. Virginia/Mountain Iron-Buhl (15-9-1) is the No. 3 seed, while No. 4 Duluth Denfeld (10-15) rounds out the top four seeds.

Hermantown has won eight consecutive section titles and the past four in Section 7.

1A, Section 7 seeds
 1. Hermantown
 2. Greenway
 3. Virginia/Mountain Iron-Buhl
 4. Duluth Denfeld
 5. International Falls
 6. Eveleth-Gilbert
 7. Hibbing/Chisholm
 8. North Shore
 9. Proctor
10. Ely

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