The halfway point is here for the Minnesota high school football season. After going undefeated the first half Cannon Falls is on top of Class 3A, Lakeville South on top in Class 6A, and Blooming Prairie #1 in Class 2A.

Proof football in southern Minnesota still draws crowds is in the latest rankings.  The South Suburban teams are dominating in the largest school division 6A.

In addition to Lakeville South in the top spot.  Shakopee is #3, Rosemount #5, Prior Lake is #8.

In Class 5A  Mankato West has been ranked #1 all season.  Rochester Mayo is #6.

Becker is still #1 in Class 4A.  Stewartville is #5,  Kasson-Mantorville (Faribault's opponent this week) is #7.

The Falcons and Albert Lea (I know I did a double take also) received votes but didn't crack the top 10 in 4A.

Lake City is now #2 in 3A, Plainview, Elgin-Millville #8.  Waseca is in others receiving votes.

Blooming Prairie is joined in Class 2A by Chatfield in others receiving votes.

Class 1A Rushford-Peterson is #9.

In nine man Lanesboro is #3, Leroy-Ostrander #10.  Grand Meadow and Spring Grove received votes.

Each class is below with KDHL/POWER 96, KRFO/KAT KOUNTRY  area teams in bold.

Class 6A

  1. Lakeville South 
  2. Wayzata
  3. Shakopee 
  4. Eden Prairie
  5. Rosemount 
  6. St. Michael-Albertville
  7. Stillwater
  8. Prior Lake (tie)  Woodbury
  9. Maple Grove
    Others receiving votes: Minnetonka , Centennial .

Class 5A

  1. Mankato West 
  2. Andover
  3. St. Thomas Academy
  4. Moorhead
  5. Mahtomedi
  6. Rochester Mayo 
  7. Chaska
  8. Elk River
  9. Sauk Rapids-Rice
  10. Spring Lake Park
    Others receiving votes: None.

Class 4A

  1. Becker
  2. Rocori
  3. Mound-Westonka
  4. Hutchinson
  5. Stewartville 
  6. Fridley
  7. Kasson-Mantorville 
  8. Holy Angels
  9. North Branch
  10. SMB-Wolfpack
    Others receiving votes: Willmar , Simley , Faribault , Albert Lea , Princeton

Class 3A

  1. Cannon Falls 
  2. Lake City 
  3. Fairmont
  4. Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton
  5. Litchfield
  6. Dassel-Cokato
  7. Pierz
  8. Plainview Elgin-Millville 
  9. Rockford
  10. Aitkin
    Others receiving votes: Providence Academy, Waseca, New London-Spicer Annandale, Esko, Watertown-Mayer .

Class 2A
School Total Points Prv

  1. Blooming Prairie 
  2. Blue Earth Area
  3. Pipestone
  4. Kimball
  5. Minneapolis North
  6. West Central Ashby
  7. Moose Lake Willow River
  8. Eden Valley-Watkins
  9. Redwood Valley
  10. Osakis
    Others receiving votes: Chatfield , Royalton , Rush City.

Class A

  1. Murray County Central
  2. Minneota
  3. BOLD
  4. Dawson-Boyd
  5. Polk County West
  6. Ada-Borup
  7. Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 
  8. Mahnomen-Waubun
  9. Rushford-Peterson
  10. Martin County West
  11. Others receiving votes: Browerville-Eagle Valley, New York Mills, Pine River-Backus, Ottertail Central.

Class 9-MAN
School Total Points Prv

  1. Verndale
  2. Mountain Iron-Buhl
  3. Lanesboro 
  4. Hills-Beaver Creek
  5. Hancock
  6. Sleepy Eye St. Mary's
  7. Warren-Alvarado-Oslo
  8. Mountain Lake Area
  9. (No. 8, tie with Mountain Lake) Fertile-Beltrami
  10. LeRoy-Ostrander 
    Others receiving votes: NCE-UH , Grand Meadow , Wheaton Herman Norcross, Cherry, Spring Grove .

The featured football games this week include Bethlehem Academy Homecoming game against Kenyon-Wanamingo on KDHL 920 AM and 97.9 FM and FREE KDHL app .  Coverage begins 6:45 p.m.

On POWER 96, 95.9 FM and FREE POWER 96 app Faribault is at KM Telecom Stadium to square off with the KoMets. Coverage starts 6:45 p.m.  Both teams have one loss.

This is interesting information.

LOOK: The most famous actress born the same year as you

Many of the actresses in this story not only made a name for themselves through their collection of iconic performances, but also through the selfless, philanthropic nature with which many of them approached their stardom. In an age of flipping the script on societal norms, many of these actresses are using their voices and platforms to be advocates for those who are otherwise unheard.

Might as well continue with the movie star reading.

LOOK: The Most Famous Actor Born Every Year