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Top games: Perennial state contender Moorhead faces top-ranked Minnetonka in a Class 2A tussle

By Adam Holt, 12/10/18, 12:30PM CST


Dec. 15: The Spuds eye a road win against the reigning state champion Skippers.

Moorhead is always competitive, and faces Minnetonka, fresh off a Class 2A state title, to continue a series that’s tied 2-2 over the last four meetings. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine

Moorhead is always among the state's competitive programs and has a chance to show it this year when visiting defend Class 2A champion Minnetonka on Saturday. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine

We task our reporters with identifying several intriguing games throughout the state to assemble our Top Games of the Week. The matchups are presented in no particular order, and when there are additional games we want to highlight, we’ll include them with brief notes.

Other games to keep an eye on

Orono vs. Chaska, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m. No. 8-1A Orono (3-2, 1-0) gets a chance to boost its resume against a quality Class 2A opponent in Chaska (3-3, 0-0), which sits just outside the top-10 rankings. Both teams have been challenged in the season's opening weeks, and the winner gets a quality nonconference win.

South St. Paul vs. Hill-Murray, Thursday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m. The Packers (2-1-1, 1-1-1) have been uneven out of the gate and look to gain traction against a tough opponent in No. 8-2A Hill-Murray (3-1-0, 2-0-0).

Grand Rapids vs. Eden Prairie, Friday, Dec. 14, 6 p.m. Grand Rapids (3-3-0) has faced a brutal schedule early, which includes this showdown with No. 6-2A Eden Prairie (2-1-1).

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