B-B-E football earns State Semifinal berth!
November 16, 2023
For the first time in school history, the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa football team will play in the state tournament semifinals. The No. 5-ranked Jaguars earned that feat with a convincing 28-6 win against No. 11-ranked Mayer Lutheran in the Class 1A state quarterfinals on Friday, November 10 at St. Cloud Apollo.
After gaining a 22-0 lead through the first half, the Jaguars and Crusaders played even throughout the second half as they each posted one touchdown for the game's final score.
The Jaguars improved to 11-0 overall and now prepare for No. 1-ranked and defending state champion Minneota. The Vikings, champions of Section 5A after they beat BOLD by a 14-6 score to advance to state, are 12-0 overall after defeating unranked Braham in their state quarterfinal game on Friday in Jordan. Braham was the Section 7A champion.
The state semifinal game against Minneota (12-0) will start at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 18 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. For the Vikings, this is their 17th state tournament.