Week 5 High School Football Preview
Zeke Fuhrman | Sep 26, 2018 AT 5:01 pm
The high school football season is already half over, and playoff seeding is starting to take shape.
Ten teams across the state in Class 4A remain undefeated, including the Detroit Lakes Lakers. The Lakers's #5 state ranking holds steady after a 42-14 home win over Park Rapids last Friday night. Previously unbeaten Cloquet lost to North Branch last weekend to fall out of the top five (#1 Holy Angels, #2 Winona, #3 Hutchinson, #4 St. Paul Academy/Minnehaha Academy/Blake, #5 Detroit Lakes).
The Lakers are averaging 41.8 points per game, which is sixth best in the state. They travel to Pequot Lakes (2-2) to take on the Patriots. Pequot Lakes won last year's match up at Mollberg Field 28-12. You can hear Lakers vs Patriots at 6:00 on 93.1 FM and AM 1340 KDLM with Charlie Newland, Zeke Fuhrman and Jim Peterick.
In Class 3A, the Perham Yellowjackets look to improve to 4-1 with a battle with the Fergus Falls Otters. Both teams were runners-up in their respective Section Tournaments last year and the teams are trending in two different directions. The Yellow Jackets are ranked 7th in Class 3A (with their only loss coming to Detroit Lakes in Week 2) and are scoring 40 points per game. Fergus Falls is 1-3. Yellowjackets football will be on The Lakes 99.5 with Mike Peterson at 6:00.
The Mahnomen/Waubun Thunderbirds are 5-0 and ranked #2 in Class 1A. They play the Lake Park-Audubon Raiders (2-2). While the Thunderbirds are great on offense (35.2 ppg), they excel on defense and are only allowing 7 ppg. You can listen to the game online at CatchTheWave1041.com at 7:00. John George will have the call.
The 3-1 Hawley Nuggets have a tall order on Friday night as they play host to #6 Breckenridge. The Nuggets have won three straight games and are scoring nearly 40 points per game during the winning streak. Breckenridge is currently in first place in Section 6AA at 4-0 and are only allowing 6.5 points per game. You can hear Breckenridge vs Hawley on Real Country 102.3 with David Kinderman beginning at 7:00.
WEEK 5 SCHEDULE:
#7 Perham @ Fergus Falls 6p
#5 Detroit Lakes @ Pequot Lakes 6p
#6 Breckenridge @ Hawley 7p
#7 Otter Tail Central @ Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 7p
#4 Barnesville @ Roseau 7p
#3 Verndale @ Rothsay 7p
Lake Park-Audubon @ #2 Mahnomen/Waubun 7p
Thief River Falls @East Grand Forks 6p
Moorhead @ Willmar 6:30p
Park Christian @ Bertha-Hewitt 7p
Ada-Borup @ Cass Lake-Bena 7p
Frazee @ Crookston 7p
Park Rapids @ Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 7p
Badger/Greenbush-Middle River @ Fosston 7p
Kittson County Central vs Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdahl 7p
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunberg @ New York Mills 7p
United North Central @ Staples-Motley 7p
Pelican Rapids @ Wadena Deer Creek 7p
Laporte @ Win-E-Mac 7p