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High School Football Playoffs Begin Tuesday [AUDIO]

It’s hard to believe, but the 2013 Minnesota State High School League football playoffs are getting underway Tuesday night with four local teams scheduled to play in the area.

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ROCORI (2-6) @ Little Falls (4-4) 6:30 pm-AM 1390 The FAN: The Spartans earned their second win of the season in week eight, a 16-15 edging of Sauk Rapids-Rice that dropped the Storm to 0-8 on the year.

Spartans quarterback Tim Hanson has been a little banged-up of late, with backup Skippy Virchow playing a majority of the second half in last week’s contest. Head coach Mike Rowe says they will both have to be ready to go at Little Falls:

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The Flyers notched a signature victory at Foley in week six, then beat Mora handily in week seven before stuttering in a regular-season ending 18-3 loss to Becker. They are led by running back Jalen Wuchko, who has missed the last couple of games:

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Here are ROCORI coach Mike Rowe’s thoughts on the regular season and matchup with Little Falls:

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Sauk Rapids-Rice (0-8) @ Sartell-St. Stephen (5-3) 7 pm-WJON.com (Online Only): The Sabres earned a season-ending, comeback win over Apollo in week eight by a 21-17 final score. With the win Sartell continued their mastery of the Eagles, who have never beaten the Sabres.Head coach Scott Hentges says the Sabres are playing with a lot of confidence:

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The Storm played better in 2013 than their record would indicate with narrow losses to Fergus Falls (35-34), Tech (21-14) and ROCORI (16-15) littering the schedule.

Here are Storm coach Bill Magnuson’s thoughts on the matchup:

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Sabres coach Scott Hentges thoughts on the matchup:

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Milaca (2-6) @ Cathedral (4-4): The Crusaders finished the regular season with a 40-6 win over the Wolves. Cathedral features a high-flying passing attack led by senior quarterback Jeff Fasching and receivers Brady Yoerg and Tommy Auger.

The Wolves topped Albany and Zimmerman for their only two regular season wins in 2013.

Cathedral head coach Andy Auger talks about Tuesday’s game:

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