The 2008 Preseason is thankfully over

My final girls game leading up to the start of the MN boys season takes me to Henry to see them take on North Branch. North Branch gets a late layup to win the 2nd half 16-14, woo who. None of it matters as the first half saw Henry go without a field goal until 1:10 left in the half for a halftime score of 40-3 North Branch. Needless to say we had 9 full minutes of mercy rule tonight. Props to the Henry PA guy for announcing that the clock would be running. North Branch wins 56-17.

So 7 out of 9 girls games were bad and 1 of the other 2 would have qualified if North hadn't made a 14-2 run to steal their game vs Andover. So enough of that. We begin the real season with boys games the next 2 days in the Old Kingdom. I'll join The Emperor for the 1st of many games with him this season for a battle of top Wisconsin bigs as Evan Anderson (#1 WI JR, top 40 nationally going to Wisconsin) leads his Eau Claire North squad into the Swamp to take on Trevor Jorgenson (#3 WI Soph, offered by UW-Milwaukee) and La Crosse Logan. Then a special game on Wednesday with the Crown Prince as a loaded Milwaukee Washington squad travels to Madison LaFollette for a battle of top 10 teams.

Then I hustle back here for Eden Prairie at Cretin-Derham Hall on Thursday night, Apple Valley hosting Sibley on Friday and I can't get Wisconsin out of my system as DC Everest (Wausau, WI) finishes their night/day adventure in the cities at Simley on Saturday afternoon. Should be a very interesting week. If you haven't read my MN Preps column yet, take a look (see the link in the upper right). This week's column is a closer look at 7 of the top games of the week. I think you'll enjoy it.

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