Posted On: 08/23/17 6:00 PM

      1. Grand Meadow
2016 Finish: 14-0, won State Championship
Returning Starters: 5 (2 O, 3 D)

Gary Sloan’s squad is younger and less experienced to open the season than any of his previous team four teams that claimed the 9-Man state title.

The Superlarks have a solid foundation of seniors led by Zach Myhre and Kyle Oehlke, but a smaller junior class means they’ll have to depend on a bunch of sophomores to keep their 50-game winning streak rolling. New section alignments in the postseason will also be more challenging for Grand Meadow, which might have to play No. 2 Cleveland and No. 5 Spring Grove just to get to the state tourney.

      2. Cleveland/Immanuel Lutheran
2016 Finish: 13-1, lost in Prep Bowl XXXV
Returning Starters: 9 (4 O, 5 D)

The Clippers hung with Grand Meadow for most of last year’s Prep Bowl, but simply were worn down in the second half by the Superlarks physicality. Cleveland returns more than half the starters from the 2016 campaign, making the orange-and-black the

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