Week 8 High School Football Preview
Zeke Fuhrman | Oct 16, 2018 AT 4:22 pm
It's already the final week of the 2018 high school football season. There is a lot on the line for teams in the Lakes Area as they try to get one last victory before heading into the playoffs.
DETROIT LAKES (7-0) VS THIEF RIVER FALLS (0-7):
The Detroit Lakes Lakers look to cap off their first undefeated season since 2014 with a win over winless Thief River Falls. The Lakers are one of 8 undefeated teams remaining in Class 4A. The Laker offense is putting up 42.4 points per game (fourth in the state) and are only allowing 14.7 (12th in the state). The Prowlers are only scoring 6 points per game and allowing 38. The Lakers are ranked #6 in the QRF. Second place Willmar (6-1) is #9. With St. Cloud Apollo (4-3) ranked #22, the Lakers have pretty much clinched a first round by in the Section 8AAAA playoffs. You can hear the game on Wednesday night live from Mollberg Field beginning with the 6:30 pregame show with Charlie Newland, Zeke Fuhrman and Jim Peterick on KDLM.
PERHAM (5-2) vs PARK RAPIDS (2-5)
Perham's high-flying offense head to Park Rapids for the regular season finale. The Yellowjackets, ranked #13 in the QRF, are eight spots ahead of second-place Pequot Lakes and are looking to secure a first round bye in the Section 8AAA playoffs. After a hot 2-0 start to the season, the Panthers of Park Rapids have lost five straight games. You can hear Yellowjackets vs Panthers on The Lakes 99-5 with Mike Peterson at 7pm and online at TheLakes995.com.
Another section game worth paying attention to is East Grand Forks (4-3, #24) travelling to Pequot Lakes (4-3, #21) with the tournament's second seed on the line. A dominating win from Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton (3-4, #25) against red-hot Fergus Falls (4A school with 4 straight wins) could vault them into the #2 spot.
CASS LAKE-BENA (2-5) vs LAKE PARK AUDUBON (5-2)
Cass Lake-Bena has forfeited the game against Lake Park-Audubon. LPA will get the week off to get ready for the Section 6A playoffs.
HAWLEY (5-1) vs PELICAN RAPIDS (4-3)
The Hawley nuggets leap-frogged Barnesville both in the QRF and the Section 8AA after beating them 19-18 last week. The Nuggets will put their six-game winning streak on the line against Class A Pelican Rapids. You can hear Nugget football on 102.3 KRCQ with David Kinderman at 7pm and online at RealCountry102.com.
OTHER REGIONAL AND SECTION GAMES (Record/QRF):
East Grand Forks (4-3/24) vs Pequot Lakes (4-3/21), 6p
Perham (5-2/13) vs Park Rapids (2-5/43)), 7p
Moorhead (1-6/39) vs Alexandria (2-5/36), 7p
Breckenridge (5-2/19) vs Barnesville (6-1/9), 7p
St. Cloud Apollo (4-3/22) vs Becker (2-5/36) 7p
Rothsay (2-5/44) vs Bertha-Hewitt (3-4/33), 7p
Thief River Falls (0-7/53) vs Detroit Lakes (7-0/6), 7p
Fergus Falls (4-3/23) vs Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton (3-4/25), 7p
Polk County West (5-2/9) vs Fosston (2-5/44), 7p
United North Central (0-7/59) vs Frazee (0-7/54), 7p
New York Mills (2-5/38) vs Kimball Area (3-4/29), 7p
Fertile-Beltrami (5-2/8) vs Mahnomen/Waubun (7-0/2), 7p
Browerville/Eagle Valley (3-4/27) vs Parkers Prairie (3-4/32), 7p
Hawley (6-1/6) vs Pelican Rapids (4-3/19), 7p
Staples-Motley (1-6/51) vs Pillager (6-1/13), 7p
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle (3-4/39) vs Wadena-Deer Creek (2-5/48), 7p
Otter Tail Central (7-0/3) vs West Central Area/Ashby (4-3/28), 7p
Verndale (7-0/4) vs Wheaton/Herman-Norcross (6-1/12), 7p
Rocori (1-6/40) vs Willmar (6-1/9) 7p
Goodridge/Grygla (5-2/23) vs NCE/UH (7-0/9), 5p