Posted On: 10/22/19 10:30 AM

It isn’t often that the team that isn’t the favorite in its respective section doesn’t ultimately win it. But upsets at the high school level certainly can happen. Here are teams from each section that could surprise.

Section 1AA: St. Charles

Favorite: Lake City/Caledonia

Section 1AA seems to be an endless flip-flop of Lake City and Caledonia as those two teams have won the section for a majority of the last decade. The Tigers and Warriors will again be on a collision course this winter but it’s no guarantee that they face off, as each of the last two seasons, one has been picked off before the section final. St. Charles did it last year and the Saints have the horses to make similar noise this winter as Drew Maloney and Kooper Vaughn form one of the best duos in Class AA.

Section 2AA: Belle Plaine

Favorite: Waseca

Waseca moves into Section 2AA and immediately takes it from one of the weakest sections in the state to reputable. The Bluejays will be the heavy favorites to emerge and contend for a state title. Jordan is always lurking but watch out

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