Posted On: 10/6/17 2:45 AM

Matt Winkle, QB – Kasson-Mantorville (vs Rochester Lourdes)

Winkle has been more effective as a runner in his two-and-a-half seasons directing the Kasson-Mantorville offense, but last week he showed he can pass when needed.

He connected with teammate Wesley Asprey for three long touchdown passes in a 55-13 rout of Stewartville. The KoMets junior finished with a career-high 255 yards passing. He enters the showdown with Lourdes averaging more than 120 rushing yards per game leading the option offense too.

Recent history is not in the KoMets favor against the defending-Class AAA champion Eagles. Lourdes has won eight straight games in the series with an average margin of victory of more than 18 points per game. Will Winkle and the KoMets end the streak and stay undefeated in 2017?

Anders Nelson, WR – Edina (at Minnetonka)

Nelson’s given the Edina offense a much-needed threat in the passing game in his first season playing varsity football at Edina.

The 6-foot receiver, who’s also a standout basketball player, already has 27 receptions for 291 yards and five touchdowns. He’s been remarkably consistent too, catching at least four passes

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