When the Mounds View High School football team takes the field on Friday night, it will be playing in its eighth consecutive section final. The Mustangs won the first four in that streak, but are winless in the last three.
If Mounds View is to snap that losing streak and reach the state tournament this year, it needs to take care of a surprise opponent in Blaine. The Bengals were the No. 6 seed in Section 5-6A but upset third-seeded Centennial last week.
For the eighth consecutive year, the Mounds View High School girls tennis team is headed to the state tournament. The Mustangs locked down the state berth with a 6-1 victory over Coon Rapids in the Section 5AA final last Thursday.
The Irondale High School football team closes out the regular season on Wednesday with a trip to Park Center for a late-afternoon game (5 p.m. kickoff). For the Knights, it's one last chance to pick up a victory prior to the post-season.