Posted On: 08/31/17 8:30 PM

Hopkins should benefit from moving into the Suburban District in 2017. They will not have to bang heads with the likes of Eden Prairie and the rest of the old Lake Conference.

The schedule makers didn't ease them into the new schedule, though. Traveling to one of the best AAAAA teams the last few years - Apple Valley - will give them a nice test right out of the gate. The Eagles should have a solid offensive line, while the Royals have Jadon Washington carrying the ball and he's one of the best juniors in the state. -- Brian Jerzak (@brijerzak), NFN Staff Writer

Note: An earlier version misstated that Hopkins dropped down to Class AAAAA, that was incorrect. The Royals still compete in Class 6A.

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