Big kickoff of 2nd half leagues

Its a big week of fall league action with the Minnetonka, Washburn and Mississippi River fall leagues getting underway and the 2nd week of Breakdown action.  The Magic league also finishes up on Sunday at Jefferson.  Of course, with football playoffs getting underway on Tuesday night, expect many teams to still be football depleted.

10 teams in the Washburn league.  Columbia Heights and Washburn highlight that league and they open league play bright and early at 9 AM Saturday.  Mpls North, Park Center, a 2nd Washburn team, Brooklyn Center, Roosevelt, Edina, FAIR Downtown and Prairie Seed Academy round out the league members.

Breakdown play at Kennedy falls in the last 3 pairs of sessions this Saturday.  Holy Angels vs Patrick Henry at 12:35 PM in a preview of Larry McKenzie's December 7th return to the north side. 

At St. Michael-Albertville, the 32 varsity teams take up all of the last 6 games from 2:15 PM through the 6:35 PM game.

At the Whitney Center in St. Cloud, the Mississippi River fall league gets underway on Sunday.  New London-Spicer vs St. Cloud Tech and MACCRAY vs St. Cloud Cathedral in the last 2 games of the day.  Again beware of football kids missing in those games (Jayme Moten, Seth Hinrichs are both football stars).  Sartell with 3 teams, Foley, Willmar, Sauk Rapids-Rice, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle and Melrose round out the league.

And then the big enchilada (mmm mmm, need more of those at games), the Minnetonka fall league.  Its loaded as usual with 20 teams this year.  Here's the field.  Minnetonka, Wayzata, Hopkins, Duluth East, Tartan, Armstrong, Orono, Waconia, Cooper, St. Louis Park, Osseo, Prior Lake, Apple Valley, CDH, Winona, BSM, Columbia Heights, MTS, Rochester Mayo and Holy Angels.  Too many good games to pick but the obvious one starts the league off with a bang.  Its Hopkins rematching with Apple Valley at 9 AM on Sunday morning.  Remember that Tyus Jones went crazy for 24 of his 40 in the 4th quarter when these teams met in the Pacesetter semis.

Waconia vs CDH and Osseo vs BSM highlight the second session.  Chaska vs Orono highlights session 4.  Will Ross Travis play after sitting out Breakdown action last week?  Michael Idso and Ian Reid-Hathaway lead Rochester Mayo against Tartan.  I would expect the Preiner twins to sit out due to football.  The day closes with an outside battle of Mark Blacklock and Winona against Johnny Woodard et al and Duluth East.

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