Grand Meadow wins Prep Bowl XXXV 9-Man title

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Grand Meadow running back Christophor Bain (26) runs into the end zone in the 9 Man championship game between the Grand Meadow vs Cleveland/Immanuel on November 25, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)

Led by Christophor Bain’s 287 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns, the Grand Meadow Superlarks amassed an impressive 468 yards of total offense and dominated the time of possession 29:42 – 18:18…High School Football plays 12 minute quarters.

The two teams could not have been more opposite in their approaches to the game with Grand Meadow completing 5-12 passes and running 61 times while the Cleaveland/Immanuel Lutheran Clippers completed 22-34 passes and ran the ball just 22 times.  The physical running of the Superlarks was evident in the third and fourth quarters, allowing them to put away the Clippers on the ground.

The Clippers trailed by just six points at halftime, but the Grand Meadow offense silenced the crowd when quarterback Christophor Bain took the ball 78 yards to end a one play drive with a touchdown at the 11:40 mark of the third quarter that would go on to be the game winning score.  Grand Meadow struck again, opening up a 34-14 lead at the 6:39 mark and did not look back.

The game ran 2:45 and was the first game of Prep Bowl XXXV and the first Prep Bowl game played at the newly christened US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn.

Photos by Rick Corwine