Totino-Grace defeats Eden Prairie to capture the 2016 Class 6A Prep Bowl title

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The 6A Champions, in the 6A game between Totion Grace and Eden Prairie on November 25, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)

Let the grudge match begin…In 2014, the Totino-Grace Eagles lost to the Eden Prairie Eagles by one point in the Prep Bowl. They were on a mission to not let this chance at a rematch go to waste.

The Totino Grace Eagles dominated the time of possession in the first and third quarter, but it was the third quarter that sunk the Eden Prairie Eagles.  It was in the fourth quarter, however, that the Totino-Grace Eagles sunk the dagger into the Eden Prairie Eagles.  Eden Prairie led by seven to start the fourth but Totino-Grace was knocking at the door, fourth and two on the four yard line, when Rocky Kreuser caught a four yard pass from Kyle Halverson, on the first play of the quarter, for a touchdown.

Totino-Grace would add two more touchdowns in the quarter, both on the ground, from Gayflor Flomo and Ivan Burlak to bring the score to 28-14 with 1:30 remaining in the game.  Eden Prairie’s Carlos Williams would run the ball in for a seven yard touchdown as time expired, but they would not kick the extra point as there was no way for Eden Prairie to win at that point.  The game ended 28-20 with Totino-Grace winning this time.

Photos by Rick Corwine

Totino-Grace full back Brady Bertram (6) with the championship hardware in the 6A game between Totion Grace and Eden Prairie on November 25, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Totino-Grace full back Brady Bertram (6) with the championship hardware in the 6A game between Totino-Grace and Eden Prairie on November 25, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
The 6A Champions, in the 6A game between Totion Grace and Eden Prairie on November 25, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
The 6A Champions, in the 6A game between Totino-Grace and Eden Prairie on November 25, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Totino-Grace linebacker Jared Florell (12) and Totino-Grace tight end Nick Sticha (34) celebrate in the 6A game between Totion Grace and Eden Prairie on November 25, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Totino-Grace linebacker Jared Florell (12) and Totino-Grace tight end Nick Sticha (34) celebrate in the 6A game between Totino-Grace and Eden Prairie on November 25, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Totino-Grace half back Gayflor Flomo (4) fends off a tackle in the 6A game between Totion Grace and Eden Prairie on November 25, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Totino-Grace half back Gayflor Flomo (4) fends off a tackle in the 6A game between Totino-Grace and Eden Prairie on November 25, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Totino-Grace quarterback Kyle Halverson (7) drops back to pass in the 6A game between Totion Grace and Eden Prairie on November 25, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Totino-Grace quarterback Kyle Halverson (7) drops back to pass in the 6A game between Totino-Grace and Eden Prairie on November 25, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Totino-Grace defensive back Nolan Neilson (21) knock the the ball away from Eden Prairie receiver Brandon Enriquez (80) in the 6A game between Totion Grace and Eden Prairie on November 25, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Totino-Grace defensive back Nolan Neilson (21) knock the the ball away from Eden Prairie receiver Brandon Enriquez (80) in the 6A game between Totino-Grace and Eden Prairie on November 25, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Totino-Grace half back Sam Hanson (3) in the 6A game between Totion Grace and Eden Prairie on November 25, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Totino-Grace half back Sam Hanson (3) in the 6A game between Totino-Grace and Eden Prairie on November 25, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Totino-Grace Eric Moynagh (36) knock the ball away in the 6A game between Totion Grace and Eden Prairie on November 25, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Totino-Grace Eric Moynagh (36) knock the ball away in the 6A game between Totino-Grace and Eden Prairie on November 25, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Eden Prairie quarterback Cole Kramer (12) goes deep in the 6A game between Totion Grace and Eden Prairie on November 25, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Eden Prairie quarterback Cole Kramer (12) goes deep in the 6A game between Totino-Grace and Eden Prairie on November 25, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Totino-Grace quarterback Kyle Halverson (7) carries the ball in the 6A game between Totion Grace and Eden Prairie on November 25, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Totino-Grace quarterback Kyle Halverson (7) carries the ball in the 6A game between Totino-Grace and Eden Prairie on November 25, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Totino-Grace quarterback Kyle Halverson (7) hands off to Totino-Grace half back Gayflor Flomo (4) in the 6A game between Totion Grace and Eden Prairie on November 25, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Totino-Grace quarterback Kyle Halverson (7) hands off to Totino-Grace half back Gayflor Flomo (4) in the 6A game between Totino-Grace and Eden Prairie on November 25, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Totino-Grace half back Gayflor Flomo (4) makes a hard cut in the 6A game between Totion Grace and Eden Prairie on November 25, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Totino-Grace half back Gayflor Flomo (4) makes a hard cut in the 6A game between Totino-Grace and Eden Prairie on November 25, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Totino-Grace quarterback Kyle Halverson (7) muffs a snap but recovers in the 6A game between Totion Grace and Eden Prairie on November 25, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Totino-Grace quarterback Kyle Halverson (7) muffs a snap but recovers in the 6A game between Totino-Grace and Eden Prairie on November 25, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Totino-Grace kicker Jack Vettel (19) thanks the fans in the 6A game between Totion Grace and Eden Prairie on November 25, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Totino-Grace kicker Jack Vettel (19) thanks the fans in the 6A game between Totino-Grace and Eden Prairie on November 25, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Totino-Grace quarterback Kyle Halverson (7), Totino-Grace half back Gayflor Flomo (4) and Totino-Grace lineman Tyler Santos (64) watch as the final sec onds tic down in the 6A game between Totion Grace and Eden Prairie on November 25, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Totino-Grace quarterback Kyle Halverson (7), Totino-Grace half back Gayflor Flomo (4) and Totino-Grace lineman Tyler Santos (64) watch as the final seconds tic down in the 6A game between Totino Grace and Eden Prairie on November 25, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Totino-Grace full back Brady Bertram (6) celebrates their victory in the 6A game between Totion Grace and Eden Prairie on November 25, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Totino-Grace full back Brady Bertram (6) celebrates their victory in the 6A game between Totino-Grace and Eden Prairie on November 25, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Totino-Grace tight end Rocky Kreuser (9) makes the catch for a touchdown in the 6A game between Totion Grace and Eden Prairie on November 25, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Totino-Grace tight end Rocky Kreuser (9) makes the catch for a touchdown in the 6A game between Totino-Grace and Eden Prairie on November 25, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Totino-Grace half back Gayflor Flomo (4) powers in for the touchdown in the 6A game between Totion Grace and Eden Prairie on November 25, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Totino-Grace half back Gayflor Flomo (4) powers in for the touchdown in the 6A game between Totino-Grace and Eden Prairie on November 25, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Eden Prairie fans in the 6A game between Totion Grace and Eden Prairie on November 25, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)
Eden Prairie fans in the 6A game between Totino-Grace and Eden Prairie on November 25, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)