GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — Many aspects of life have gone sideways in 2020 due to the impact of COVID-19, and the adjustments people have had to make in order to avoid face-to-face contact.
High school football was among the institutions that looked to be impacted, that is until the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) board of directors reversed an earlier decision and voted to start the season Sept. 28.
Players were overjoyed, and so was KARE 11's Randy Shaver. As he has for 37 years now, Randy will bring you scores and highlights from games across Minnesota. As another part of this fall tradition Mr. Shaver has compiled a list of the top prep football players across the greater Twin Cities metro, for his 2020 KARE Preseason All-Metro team.
You can expect to hear many of these names repeatedly as Randy produces and hosts the KARE 11 Prep Sports Extra.
2020 KARE Preseason All-Metro Football Team: Offense
- Kristoff Kowalkowski, Totino-Grace, Sr.
- Terrance Kamara, Minneapolis North, Sr.
- Shawn Shipman, Champlin Park, Sr.
- Gaven Ziebarth, Cambridge-Isanti, Sr.
- Cade Kramer, Eden Prairie, Sr.
- Eli Green, Farmington, Sr.
- Joe Alt, Totino-Grace, Sr.
- Jaxon Howard, Cooper, Sophomore
- Riley Mahlman, Lakeville South, Sr.
- Bastian Swinney, Edina, Sr.
- Tyler Magnuson, Wayzata, Sr.
- Logan Purcell, Annandale, Sr.
- Jake Raines Woodbury Sr.
- Lucas Heyer, Hill-Murray, Jr.
- Carter Otto, Elk River, Sr.
2020 KARE Preseason All-Metro Football Team: Defense
- Deven Eastern, Shakopee, Sr.
- Garrison Solliday, St. Thomas Academy, Sr.
- Davon Townley Mpls North Sr.
- Jordan Titus, Hutchinson, Sr.
- Jake Ratzlaff, Rosemount, Sr.
- Justice Sullivan, Eden Prairie, Sr.
- R.J. Chakolis, Hopkins, Sr.
- Eli Mau, Chanhassen, Sr.
- Michael Olowo Rogers, Sr.
- Nick Hand, Totino-Grace, Sr.
- Kage Montoya, Chaska, Sr.
- Noah Kiani, Irondale, Sr.
- Connor Reynolds, Eden Prairie, Sr.