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John's Journal: 16 Football Teams Get A Head Start On 2023 Season

Practice Is Underway In Preparation For Zero Week Games

Posted: Monday, August 7, 2023 - 10:38 AM


The Mountain Irin-Buhl football team celebrates its 2022 Nine-Player state championship at U.S. Bank Stadium.

A handful of Minnesota high school football teams are on the practice field for the first time today (Aug. 7) as they begin preparations for the 2023 season. Sixteen teams will play Zero Week games on Aug. 24 or 25, while the remaining teams in all fall sports will begin practice one week from today on Aug. 14.

Here is the schedule of Zero Week football games ...

Aug. 24

--Houston at Alden-Conger/Glenville-Emmons

--Hill City/Northland at Bertha-Hewitt

--Ogilvie at Cromwell-Wright

Aug. 25

--Nevis at Carlton-Wrenshall

--GHEC/Truman at Heron Lake/Okabena-Fulda

--Spring Grove at Mountain Lake

--Lanesboro at Southland

--Sebeka at Verndale

--MSHSL senior content creator John Millea has been the leading voice of Minnesota high school activities for decades. Follow him on Twitter @MSHSLjohn and listen to "Preps Today with John Millea” wherever you get podcasts. Contact John at [email protected] 





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