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Top games: Undefeated heavyweights Wayzata, Hopkins collide with plenty on the line

By Luke Hanlon, SportsEngine , 01/29/19, 11:30AM CST


Feb. 1: The Trojans and Royals each enter the week without a loss and atop Class 4A rankings, but a win on Friday could give one of these state contenders an advantage in the postseason.

Feb 1: There's a lot on the line, from conference to sections to state standings, when the No. 2-4A Trojans and No.1-4A Royals meet on Friday. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine

There's plenty at stake in Friday's bout between Wayzata and Hopkins. But claiming the title as the best Class 4A team may be the biggest prize awarded to the winner in this matchup of Lake Conference and Section 6 rivals. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner

We task our reporters with identifying several intriguing games throughout the state to assemble our Top Games of the Week. The matchups are presented in no particular order, and when there are additional games we want to highlight, we’ll include them with brief notes.

Editor's note: With school districts postponing games due to weather, some of the games we selected to highlight will not be played as scheduled. 

Other games to keep an eye on

Farmington vs. Apple Valley, 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1. No. 4-4A Farmington (17-1, 10-0) will try to keep its perfect South Suburban Conference record intact against Apple Valley (13-5, 7-3), which trailed 32-17 and then outscored the Tigers 29-21 in the second half to fall short, 53-46 in their first matchup this season.

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