In what's become an annual tradition, Northstar Football News is proud to host the expert picks segment for the state football tournament.
Media members from around Minnesota will compete for the fourth-straight year to see who can best predict the 2017 games. Matt Bigelow, formerly of the Faribault Daily News, correctly predicted a record 40 of 49 games to win the competition last year by two games over a trio that tied for second place.
The games begin Thursday night with a pair of Class AAAAAA contests and finish Saturday night with three of the four AAAAA quarterfinals. Standings will be updated and posted on Sunday. All helmet images are courtesy of the Minnesota High School Helmet Project website.