Prep Sports Extra

Prep Sports Extra: MN & WI Postseason, Ely Advances to State Semis

Playoffs continue for Eyewitness Prep Sports Extra and this week we focus on the  High School football Quarterfinals in Minnesota and Second Round playoffs in Wisconsin.

Prep Sports Extra

  • Prep Sports Extra: Playoffs Continue, October 22 & 23

    Playoffs are in full swing for Eyewitness Prep Sports Extra and this week we focus on the High School football Section Championships in Minnesota and First Round playoffs in Wisconsin. Dan Williamson will have highlights from Friday's games on Eyewitness News at Ten.

  • Daryl Illikainen, Head Coach, Hermantown Prep Sports Extra Semifinals: October 17

    Playoffs are in full swing for Eyewitness Prep Sports Extra and we focus on the High School football semifinals being played on Saturday, October 17 in Minnesota.

  • Prep Sports Extra: October 13 - 16

    It is a big week for Eyewitness Prep Sports Extra. It is Week 9, and high school teams in Minnesota begin Section Playoffs this week. Wisconsin teams have one more week of regular season play. We will have highlights and scores for Eyewitness Prep Sports Extra Fridays following our 10 p.m. newscast on WDIO-WIRT.

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Beyond the Gridiron

  • Moose Lake Willow River Rebels Look to Return to State for 10th Straight Year

    Come October, football season gets more serious for the Rebels of Moose Lake Willow River. The Rebels finished the regular season with a 5-3 record but more importanly look to return to the state tournament for the 10th straight season.

  • International Falls Snaps 15 Game Losing Streak With Back-to-Back Wins

    Despite racking up miles with away game road trips, the International Falls Broncos have snapped a long standing losing streak with back-to-back wins and look to close out the regular season on a three game winning streak.

  • Rails Ready to Reclaim 'Hammer' as Proctor Will Host H'Town

    With the versatility of both a solid ground game and air attack, Proctor can put points on the board. They have topped 30 three times, including in last week's win over Cloquet.

  • Hayward Hurricanes Hurricanes of Hayward

    After starting the season with a loss, the Hayward Hurricanes have rattled off four straight wins, averaging nearly 30 points a contest, behind the states leading rusher Howie Leuschen.

  • Cloquet Lumberjacks Cloquet Lumberjacks

    Normally known for it's hockey program, Cloquet High School has been making noise on the football field. The Lumberjacks are coming off three straight winning seasons, including back-to-back state tournament appearences.

  • Duluth Marshall Hilltoppers Duluth Marshall Hilltoppers

    The Duluth Marshall Hilltoppers head into week four of the prep football season still in search of their first win. The Hilltoppers are a young team but feel confident that winning ways will come together as the season progresses.

  • A New Look for the Northwestern Tigers

    The Northwestern Tigers have a rich football history, and now under new year head coach David Crail, the Tigers don't expect that tradition to slow down any time soon.

  • Hermantown Hawks The Soaring Hawks

    The Hermantown Hawks know how to win football games, as they haven't had a losing season on the football field in six seasons, but now returning to the state tournament is goal.