Class AA outstate section predictions

If you missed part 1 of my 3 part series on outstate section predictions, you can read my class A predictions here. Part 2 covers the class AA outstate sections.

Class AA
Section 1: Plainview-Elgin-Millville has to be the favorite and I'll pick them for state. The west half should be very interesting. Yes #1 seed Rochester Lourdes beat #2 Stewartville twice, but I think Stewartville comes out of that subsection.

Section 2: Blah. This team would be a #8 team at state if AA were seeded. Give me the #2 seed out of the east Byron to win this section.

Section 3: I think there's plenty of illusion in this section as I see good records with weak schedules. Martin County West is the favorite in the south. Give me Minnesota Valley Lutheran and that partially because I missed out on the great St. Croix Lutheran vs MVL game earlier in the year.

Section 5: Sibley East has to be the pick, but watch out for Norwood-Young America who just beat Sibley East last week. HLWW has beaten Pierz once so I'll take them in the north half.

Section 6: I'll take Breckenridge after they survive a tough subsection with Morris and Staples-Motley. Albany has won 16 of 17 on the other side including 2 over section and conference rival (and Defending State Champ) New London-Spicer. I'll take Albany on the other side.

Section 7: Mora could be dangerous in the Braham and Moose Lake/Willow River half. These 3 teams went 1-1 in round robin play. In the other half, Virginia and Mesabi East split 2 close regular season games. The rubber match will determine that subsection. Give me Mesabi East to beat Braham again this season and break the Bombers streak of state trips.

Section 8: Easiest pick of these as Pelican Rapids is on another level from most teams in AA. Pequot Lakes handed Crosby-Ironton 1 of their 3 losses, that looks like a very good subsection final on the other side. UND recruit Brandon Brekke lurks in the Pelican Rapids half for East Grand Forks.

2 comments:

  1. I would go with someone else out of 5AA. As much as I want my alumnus to succeed, Marshall Bjorklund's shoulder injury is just too substantial to overcome.

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  2. Update.

    Norwood-Young America got the 1 seed in Section 5aa. Sibley East drew 2, and plays 7 Mayer Lutheran in the first round. Mayer gave Sibley a whole world of problems last week, and Boozikee always has strong teams. Possible upset alert.

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