Posted On: 11/15/19 12:01 AM

The 7:00 PM 6A state semifinal showdown between the 10-1 Lakeville North Panthers and the 9-1 Champlin Park Rebels has the makings to be either an offensive shootout or a defensive slugfest. Either way, it’s going to be an entertaining game to watch that will be filled with great Minnesota prep football players. Before two of the strongest teams in the state facepff for a chance to compete in the state championship game next week, let’s take a closer look at the two teams and see how they matchup in this Northstar Football News 6A state semifinal preview. 

Champlin Park Rebels

The Metro-North runner-up and 1st round bye recipient Rebels finished 5-1 in their subdistrict play and 7-1 overall in the regular season. Despite a tough loss to to Metro-North rival Centennial in week 3 20-21, the Rebels have grinded out tough victories over East Ridge week 1 22-19, Rosemount week 6 17-14, and a 12-7 exhilarating victory against Totino-Grace week 7. I was fortunate enough to cover the Totino game for Northstar, and CP looked like a dark horse 6A contender who had studs at almost every position group on the field. That week 3 loss seemed to fire up CP and they’ve been

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