Minnetonka Prepares for Program's 2nd Prep Bowl Appearance

November 23, 2017 09:33 PM

Back in 2004, Minnetonka made their first appearance in the Minnesota State High School Football Tournament.  Their debut went well, culminating in a 23-14 win over next-door rival Wayzata in the Championship game.  This year, the Skippers are up against another next-door neighbor - Eden Prairie - as they try for a second State Championship.

Click the video box on this page to see KSTP Sport's interviews with Minnetonka players and head coach Dave Nelson ahead of their Prep Bowl clash with Eden Prairie


Minnetonka faces Eden Prairie Friday night at U.S. Bank Stadium in the Class 6A State Championship game. Kickoff will be no earlier than 7 p.m. but will likely be slightly later.  The game will be aired live in the Twin Cities metro on 45TV (KSTC), and will be available via live stream at GrandStadium.TV.

The Prep Bowl clash is a rematch of a regular season meeting between Tonka and EP, who were ranked 1-2 most of the season. Eden Prairie's beat the Skippers 39-12 in the next-to-last game of the regular season. That defeat back on October 13th stands as the Skippers only loss this season.

Last year, Minnetonka qualified for the State Tournament bu lost to Blaine in the State Quarterfinals.

Eden Prairie is shooting for an eleventh state title, having won all ten in the last 21 years including four straight Championships from 2011-2014. 

The Eagles lost the 6A title game to Totino-Grace at the 2016 Prep Bowl.




Chris Long

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