Border Battle predictions

12:00 MCA vs Barneveld. Barneveld has fallen out of the Division 4 (MN Class A) poll recently but they play in a tough league. They're 8-4 but they've lost 3 out of 4. MCA is still undefeated at 14-0 but they haven't been tested yet. MCA is too athletic and David Hanson is too much. Give me MCA in a close one.

2:00 Rockford vs Marshall. Rockford may remember getting routed by La Crosse Aquinas last year in the Border Battle. I don't see that happening again but Marshall is 8-3, 7-0 in conference so it should be a tough game. Give me Marshall here.

4:00 Princeton vs Waupun. Ryan Rasmussen vs Jared Berggren, fun matchup. Waupun is 12-1 and #7 in the 3A poll this week. Princeton proved that they can compete at a high level with their game vs Mobile LeFlore in the TWolves Shootout. Give me Princeton.

6:00 The marquee rematch that has been a year in waiting. Madison Memorial (10-2 #2) vs Minnetonka (14-1 #3) . Tonka is loaded and hasn't been tested on this side of the river except for the December game at Sibley. Madison Memorial hammered DLS and then laid a major egg vs BSM in the TWolves Shootout. In theory Memorial gets routed because Tonka routed BSM who routed Memorial. But Jeronne Maymon is a beast, Vander Blue is a star sophomore who will break out next year and they won't forget that they had Tonka beat last year before Anthony Tucker cut their heart out. Give me Memorial in a thriller.

8:00 Tartan at Verona. Verona is 10-2 and honorable mention in the big school poll this week in Wisconsin. Tartan comes off a tough loss at STA on Tuesday. Tartan laid an egg last year on their home court vs Wisconsin Rapids to cost MN the border battle so I won't pick them this year either. Verona gets it done on their home court to give Wisconsin another 3-2 Border Battle win.

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