Posted On: 11/11/19 2:09 AM

Friday's 6A state quarterfinal matchup between the Lakeville South Cougars and the Mounds View Mustangs was a physical and exciting 38-14 game that featured two of Minnesota's best big school competitors facing off for a chance to go to U.S. Bank Stadium and continue their quest's for a 6A state championship. Within the 38-14 game some defensive standouts on both teams impressed me enough for them to be featured in this state quarterfinal edition of Northstar Football News "Players of the Game." Whether it was rushing the passer and shedding double teams, running the alley, or snagging interceptions, take a look at what these ballers did to distinguish themselves during this banger of a quarterfinal. Hudl game recap:

1) Riley Mahlman (6'8, 280 lb.) is the #1 rated recruit in Minnesota for the class of 2021, and it was easy to see why Friday night in Eden Prairie. I couldn't help but feel bad for Mounds View's right tackle, who probably drew the toughest assignment of the day for either team. 

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