WEST ST. PAUL, MN; The Minnesota Sports Broadcast Network announces today that six state tournament quarterfinal games are on the broadcast slate over the course of three days, November 6, 7, and 8, featuring 12 teams from eight different Minnesota conferences, and a combined 115 state tournament appearances among them. The winners of these state quarterfinal match-ups will move on to the 2008 Minnesota State High School football tournament semifinals, which takes place on November 14 and 15.
Along with this week’s state quarterfinal games, the Minnesota Sports Broadcast Network will have extensive coverage of the state high school football tournament semifinals and Prep Bowl, including all 12 state semi-final games on November 14 and 15, and all six Prep Bowl match-ups on November 28 and 29.
All six of this week’s games can be heard on the Minnesota Sports Broadcast Network’s website, available online at www.mnsportsnetwork.com.
Included in these games will be:
November 8 – Class 5A State Quarterfinal: St. Cloud Tech (9-1) vs. Wayzata (10-0): The St. Cloud Tech Tigers of the Central Lakes Conference will try to tame the undefeated Wayzata Trojans of the Classic Lake Conference Saturday night at 6:00 p.m. in St. Cloud, as two teams battle in a Class 5A state quarterfinal game from St. Cloud State University. The Tigers advanced to the state tournament with a 39-21 victory over Buffalo in the Section 8AAAAA final, while Wayzata defeated Champlin Park 41-15 in the Section 5AAAAA championship game. The Tigers are making their fourth trip to state overall, and the second in three years, while the Trojans are making their eighth overall appearance in the state tournament, and their fourth in five years. While St. Cloud Tech has aspirations of making their first Prep Bowl appearance this year, Wayzata has been in the championship game twice, winning the 2005 Prep Bowl for their only state title. Joe Moore will have the play-by-play call for MSBN, with Marcus Dee providing color commentary.
The Minnesota Sports Broadcast Network, http://www.mnsportsnetwork.com, is a Minnesota based web broadcasting company started in September 2005 to broadcast and promote high school, college, and professional athletics. Since its inception, MSBN has broadcast more than 850 events in the state of Minnesota, including coverage of Minnesota State High School League regular and post-season athletic events, University of St. Thomas athletics, and Northwoods League Baseball. Check www.mnsportsnetwork.com for broadcast information including start times and game summaries.