Check out my picks for the upcoming sports week.
St. Mary’s 28,
The Knights return with another strong offense and an even stronger defense. The Chargers might keep it close in the first half like last year but St. Mary’s will pull away.
Cedar Mt/Comfrey 27,
Sleepy Eye Public 14
It will be close as the Indians will be at home with healthy players for once. Expect a shaky offense from both teams in this season opener.
St. Mary’s 3, MVL 2
The Knights return nine experienced seniors compared to the Chargers five. St. Mary’s will have the edge at home in the warm gym.
Sleepy Eye Public 3, Martin Luther 1
Martin Luther will struggle as only 10 girls make up its team this year.
Sleepy Eye Public 3,
Mankato Loyola 2
The Crusaders are young this year with only two seniors and four juniors. It won’t come easy as Mankato is in a tougher conference but Sleepy Eye will come out on top.
St. James 5,
River Valley 2
St. James continues to be a section favorite. River Valley can win a couple but unforced errors might be an issue against the consistent players of St. James.
River Valley 3
Fairmont lost all of their seniors who made it to State last year and only has three seniors this year, but still has a strong program.