The Minnesota Associated Press is out with their latest high school football polls in each of the seven classes in the state.

For some reason the Faribault Bethlehem Academy Cardinals can't move up despite knocking off then #7 rated Goodhue last week in Wildcats country.  Goodhue was taken completely out of the top ten with the 4 point loss (38-34).

The only loss Bethlehem Academy has suffered was an overtime thriller against now #2 rated Fillmore Central (26-20).

Sometimes I wonder if the mostly metro team of voters actually looks at these results.

Cardinals receiver Hudson Dillon leads the state in touchdown receptions with 10.  He is #2 in receptions with 41 and #3 in yards with 568.

Dillon is listed as 6'4, 195.  He is fun to watch on the basketball court because he always plays hard.  He also enjoys football the most.

Dillon would like to be the next Adam Thielen at Minnesota State Mankato.

He reminds me of him in the area of tenacity and catches nearly everything thrown in his area code.

Quarterback Elliott Viland is 89 of 139 (64%) with 1,276 yards, 16 touchdowns, 3 interceptions.  His quarterback rating is 123.1.

Viland is averaging 255.2 yards passing per game which is second in the state.

Viland's completions rank third and his touchdowns are fourth in the state.

Viland has repeatedly told us on the Faribault Coaches Show at Janna's Market Grille in downtown Faribault his favorite sport is football and he wants to play in college.

He also plays safety on defense and says he doesn't care what position he plays.

Viland is a very good athlete, wrestling in the winter.

Kenyon-Wanamingo is undefeated and plays against Bethlehem Academy Friday night (October 6, 2023) in Faribault.

The game will be broadcast on KDHL Radio, 920 AM, 97.9 FM, Free KDHL app worldwide with Randy Sobrack on the call.

Coverage starts 6:45 p.m.

Faribault (3-2) at Winona (0-5) is on POWER 96 Radio, 95.9, Free POWER 96 app worldwide.

Falcons opponents have a combined 8-17 record going into Friday night.

1. Mountain Iron-Buhl
2. Fertile-Beltrami
3. Cherry
4. Nevis
5. Ogilvie
6. Ottertail Central
7. Leroy-Ostrander 
8. Edgerton
9. Kingsland 
10. Spring Grove
Also receiving votes: Hills-Beaver Creek, Stephen-Argyle 

1. Minneota
2. Fillmore Central 
3. Mahnomen/Waubun
5. Sleepy Eye United
6. Springfield
7. Ada-Borup-West
8. Parkers Prairie
9. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa
10. Lester Prairie
Also receiving votes: Kenyon-Wanamingo, Mayer Lutheran, Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop, Updsala/Swanville, Bethlehem Academy, Goodhue

1. Barnesville
2. Caledonia 
3. Chatfield 
4. Eden Valley-Watkins
5. Jackson County Central
6. St. Agnes
7. Barnum
8. Norwood Young America 
9. Cannon Falls 
10. Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg
Also receiving votes: Osakis, Holdingford, Moose Lake-Willow River, Maple River

1. Stewartville 
2. Esko
3. Fairmont
4. Annandale
5. Litchfield
6. Dassel-Cokato
7. Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 
8. Minneapolis North
9. Waseca
10. Pequot Lakes
Also receiving votes: Rockford, Rochester Lourdes 


1. Becker
2. Orono
3. Byron 
4. Detroit Lakes 
5. Totino-Grace
6. Princeton
7. Rocori
8. Hutchinson
9. Mound Westonka
10. Kasson-Mantorville 
Also receiving votes: Chisago Lakes, Hermantown, North Branch, Duluth Denfeld.


1. Chanhassen
2. Rogers
3. Mankato West 
4. Alexandria
5. Sauk Rapids-Rice
6. St. Thomas Academy
7. Andover
8. Brainerd
9. Robbinsdale Cooper
10. Robbinsdale Armstrong
Also receiving votes: Owatonna, Bloomington Jefferson.


1. Eden Prairie
2. Lakeville South 
3. Minnetonka
4. Lakeville North
5. Maple Grove
6. Stillwater
7. Centennial
8. Shakopee 
9. Anoka
10. Buffalo
Also receiving votes: Forest Lake.

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