Posted On: 02/17/20 3:00 PM

The Playoffs are right around the corner. With small-school section tournaments set to begin in the next few weeks, it’s time to turn our attention to the postseason.

Spring Grove finally broke through last year to win Section 1A after years of advancing deep only to lose to Rushford-Peterson or Goodhue. For years, it feels like the region had been dominated for the Trojans. The tide seems to be turning with a number of talented teams seemingly positioned to make lengthy postseason runs.

Here’s a look at Section 1A:

Favorite: Blooming Prairie

While many small schools that advance deep into the postseason in football traditionally stumble a bit out the gates, the Awesome Blossoms seemingly jumped right in and dominated from the jump. Blooming Prairie is sitting at 19-3 on the year with a pair of losses to top-five Waterville-Elysian-Morristown and one to a very good Goodhue team. This is the year the Awesome Blossoms have been building towards for what feels like forever, as Gabe Hagen and Kaden Thomas are finally seniors. Both guys have started since their freshmen seasons and as they’ve gotten better, BP has

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