Posted On: 10/17/20 7:40 PM

Yesterday’s crosstown rivalry matchup of Mankato East vs. Mankato West was a hard-hitting, slug-it-out, grind of a game that ended with a West Scarlett victory 20-0 over the East Cougars in the 48th meeting of the two high schools. With scholarship commits and prospects in both sides 2021 classes, and some serious D1 talent in each teams 2022s, there was a lot of talent on the field all night long in Mankato. One of the things I love about rivalry games is you tend to see 100% high-flying effort from both squads, and last night was no exception. This effort and talent combined to produce some excellent individual performances on offense, defense, and special teams and these athletes deserve some recognition for their games. Check out who earned our PrepRedzoneMN Player of the Game Awards below! Thanks for reading.

Player of the Game: Mekhi CollinsMekhiCollins6'5" | WRMankato-West | 2022StateMN (Mankato West) WR/CB. 2022. 6’5, 190 lbs. @MekhiCollins2

The crazy part about giving this POTG award to Collins is that despite his 2 TD receiving performance, his lockdown game at CB that was filled with PBUs and hard hits, and a variety of other impressive plays is that West’s #1 missed a couple big plays that would have most likely put the game in

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