Mahnomen tops Bethlehem Academy for Class 1A title 

Jacob Pavek ran for two scores and threw for one as Mahnomen held off Bethlehem Academy 20-14 for the Class 1A championship Saturday at the Prep Bowl.

Pavek led Mahnomen (14-0) with 151 rushing yards. The title is Mahnomen's seventh overall.

Kyle Filzen passed for one touchdown and rushed for another for Bethlehem Academy (11-3), a private school in Faribault.

Down by a touchdown, Bethlehem Academy's Tim Angell intercepted Pavek in the end zone with just over 7 minutes to play, but the Mahnomen defense forced a three-and-out.

Pavek and Nathan Hanson connected on a 23-yard touchdown with about 2 minutes to play for a 20-7 lead, but Filzen found Angell for a 15-yard touchdown with 34 seconds to play to get within 20-14. However, Mahnomen recovered the onside kick.

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Blue Earth Area takes Class 3A title with 30-7 win 

Kysten Zierke threw two touchdown passes and Blue Earth Area pulled away to beat Rochester Lourdes 30-7 in the Class 3A Championship Saturday in the Prep Bowl.

David Franta had 144 rushing yards and threw two touchdowns for the second-ranked Buccaneers (13-0), who claimed their first title.

Griff Slightham had 77 yards rushing for top-ranked Rochester Lourdes (13-1).

With the game tied at 7-7, Zierke and Isaac Darrington hooked up on a 6-yard score with 15 seconds left in the first half. After Felix Harseim added a 36-yard field goal, Darrington caught a 10-yard touchdown pass for a 23-7 Buccaneers lead.

Franta added a 5-yard run on the first play of the fourth quarter.

Grant Phillips had three sacks and blocked a punt and field goal for Blue Earth Area.

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Totino-Grace takes Class 5A title with 49-21 win 

AJ LaPanta threw for 219 yards and three touchdowns as Totino-Grace beat Owatonna 49-21 Saturday for the Class 5A Championship.

It's the seventh title in 10 years for the private school in suburban Fridley.

Kez Flomo had 97 rushing yards and a touchdown for the top-ranked Eagles (13-0). Charlie Miller caught two touchdowns and Kai Barber had two rushing scores.

Colton Schock threw for 144 yards for the third-ranked Huskies (12-1).

Leading 21-14 entering the third quarter, LaPanta threw a perfect spiral midway through the frame that Miller caught in stride near the Owatonna 35. Miller outraced a defender to the end zone.

After a three-and-out by the Huskies, Flomo scored on a 43-yard run to make it 35-14. Barber later scored from 11 yards out after an Owatonna fumble.

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