Section Football Quarterfinals: Duluth East, Cloquet, Esko, Two Harbors advance

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Prep football playoffs kicked off on Tuesday in Minnesota.

In Section 7AAAAA, three Austan Orvedahl touchdowns lifted fifth seeded Duluth East passed fourth seeded Cambridge-Isanti 35-26. The Greyhounds advance to visit top-seeded Elk River in the semifinals Saturday at 1 p.m.

In Section 7AAAA, fourth seeded Cloquet rallied from an early deficit to top No. 5 Duluth Denfeld 42-12. The Lumberjacks visit No. 1 Grand Rapids Saturday at 6 p.m. The other semifinal will be No. 2 Hermantown hosting No. 3 North Branch also on Saturday at 6 p.m.

In Section 7AAA, No. 1 Esko improved to 9-0 beating No. 8 Hibbing 55-0. They’ll host No. 4 Two Harbors, who downed No. 5 Proctor 47-7, in Saturday’s semifinals at 2 p.m. No. 2 Pequot Lakes will host No. 3 Aitikin in the other semifinal.

The Section 7AA semifinals will be No. 4 Hinckley-Finlayson at No. 1 Moose Lake-Willow River, and International Falls at No. 2 Crosby-Ironton.

The Section 7A semifinals will be No. 4 Chisholm at No. 1 Deer River, and No. 3 Barnum at No. 3 Braham.

Click Here for the Section 7 9-Man, and Section 5 9-Man brackets.