Posted On: 10/9/20 5:11 PM

Tomorrow is finally the day! Much like Christmas Eve, I am sure I’m not the only going to bed giddy tonight, and Friday’s matchups are the proverbial presents that will be dancing through my head tonight. In preparation for the games, I figured it would be fun to list and comment on some interesting storylines, good team contests, and any other fun facts I can think of regarding Week 1! Thanks for reading.

Mankato East vs. Worthington 

The Mankato East Cougars are bringing a really talented rosters led by senior big-boys Eli OlsonEliOlson6'5" | OLMankato East | 2021StateMN (UMD commit) and Rieley FlemingRieleyFlemingOLMankato East | 2021StateMN, and junior QB Jacob EggertJacobEggert6'1" | QBMankato-East | 2022StateMN and ATH Gus GartzkeGusGartzke5'9" | LBMankato-East | 2022StateMN, so I’m really excited to see how their offense looks especially. This is one of their most talented rosters in a while, and they have a lot to prove this season. Olson is one of the most under-recruited 2021 lineman in the state as well, and is the de facto leader of a Cougar squad that has a great chance to beat cross-town rival Mankato West this year. On the other side, Worthington is coming off a winless 2019 season but have a senior-heavy team with some talent in 2021s Terbuto Ochothow (6’, 165), Brock Burns (6’5, 185), Tommy Lais (6’3,

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