2010 Class AAA and AAAA Metro tidbits

I did section 4A and 4AA predictions already (read them here), now on to the big boys.  My section winners will be on Minnesota Preps tomorrow (I'll link them when available) so I can't give them to you here.  But I will give you some highlights of games before that.

Class AAA
Section 3: No 1st round surprises here.  Semifinals should be dynamite.  I'll take Columbia Heights to upset Central in 1 semifinal.

Section 4: No early round surprises here.  St. Thomas wins a very tight one over Mahtomedi in the semis.

Section 6: Holy Family with something to prove after winning 18 games and getting a first round road game at Richfield.  I'm there to see this one and I think Holy Family gets it done.

Class AAAA
Section 2: Nice Chaska/Shakopee rivalry in 1 semifinal.  With Ross Travis back, I think the Hawks have too much size and firepower for Shakopee to overcome.

Section 3: A pair of great rivalry games in the semis with Apple Valley and Lakeville bragging rights at stake.  Great section

Section 4: Lots of hype around the White Bear Lake vs Tartan game.  My gut tells me Tartan by double-figures in that one but the matchups are bad for them after that.  Semifinals here feature 4 teams that have been highly ranked this season.  If you like big guys, this is the section to watch.

Section 5: Nice first round rivalry game with Mounds View and Irondale.  Mounds View won a tight one during the regular season.  I'll take them again as coach Kauls will have a plan for Bryan Sprang.  How about Osseo vs Champlin Park for a 3rd time this year.  Osseo has faced Cooper the last 3 season in this section (they split the last 2 section finals), will that happen again?

Section 6: South vs St. Louis Park should be interesting in the 4 vs 5 game but Alonzo Traylor is too big.  I like South in that one.  I talked about Minnetonka vs Armstrong in my MN Preps piece this week.  I think Armstrong has to chew off a few fingernails but they advance.  I'll take them over North in the semis too.

Section 7: Duluth East wins another high scoring game with Andover.  The section final was the toughest pick I made.


  1. Who do you have in the finals of section 7AAAA? You say Duluth East over Andover, but that could only be a semifinal matchup. It will be Forest Lake over Duluth East. The Greyhounds have beaten the Rangers the first two times around, but Forest Lake will prove that the "third time's the charm" cliche is a true statement

  2. I had to hold back the section final pick here due to doing picks for Minnesota Preps. Should be a fun section.


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