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2021 Tackle Cancer game schedule

This marks the 10th year of the Minnesota Football Coaches Association (MFCA) Tackle Cancer campaign, which supports the state's cancer community.

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — Editors note: The video above originally aired on Sept. 16, 2019. 

2021 marks the 10th year of the Minnesota Football Coaches Association (MFCA) Tackle Cancer campaign, which supports the state's cancer community through the Randy Shaver Cancer Research & Community Fund. 

Each week of the football season, high school and college teams across the state choose a home game (or games) in September and October, promote them as “Tackle Cancer” games in the school and community, and then collect donations at the gate before the game or in the stands during halftime.

The MFCA website says the Tackle Cancer initiative has raised $2.1 million dollars for the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund since 2012. The goal for 2021 is $400,000. All monies raised go to support cancer research and patient aid that benefits all Minnesotans. 

Here is the list of confirmed Tackle Cancer games so far. The schedule will be updated through the season. 

Friday, September 10

  • Orono (Holy Angels)
  • Mound-Westonka (St. Anthony)
  • Benilde-St. Margaret’s (Spring Lake Park)
  • Goodhue (Lewiston-Altura)
  • Chaska (Chanhassen) JOINT GAME*
  • Albany (Milaca)
  • Shakopee (Prior Lake)
  • Andover (Elk River)
  • East Ridge (Stillwater)
  • Lewiston-Altura (Goodhue)
  • Foley (St. Cloud Cathedral)

Saturday, September 11:

  • U of M Gophers (Miami of Ohio)

Friday, September 17

  • Lakeville South (Eden Prairie)
  • Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop (Cleveland)
  • Rosemount (Lakeville North)
  • St. Thomas Academy (Cretin-Derham Hall) *Joint Game*
  • Zumbrota-Mazeppa (Plainview-EM)
  • Lake City (Rochester Lourdes)
  • Northfield (Rochester JM)
  • Rogers (Andover)
  • Dassel-Cokato (open opponent)
  • Grand Meadow (Houston)
  • Waterville-EM (Alden Conger)
  • Hastings (Simley)
  • Providence Academy (Academy Force)
  • Elk River (Coon Rapids)
  • Albany (Milaca)
  • Nevis (Blackduck)
  • Rockford (Morris Area)

Saturday, September 18:

  • Bethlehem Academy (Randolph)
  • Hill-Murray (Mahtomedi)
  • Kasson Mantorville (Mankato East)

Friday, September 24

  • Holy Family (Glencoe-Silver Lake)
  • Waconia (Chaska)
  • Spring Lake Park (Irondale)
  • Academy Force (Concordia Academy)
  • Maple Lake (ACGC)
  • Stillwater (Osseo)
  • Tartan (Mahtomedi)
  • Fairmont (open opponent)
  • Princeton (Milaca) Joint Game*
  • Faribault BA (Fillmore Central)
  • Minnewaska Area (Montevideo)

Saturday, September 25

  • St. John’s (Bethel)

Thursday, September 30:

  • Rochester Lourdes (PEM)

Friday, October 1

  • Irondale (St. Thomas Academy)
  • Edina (Farmington)
  • Cass Lake-Bena (Park Christian)
  • Buffalo (open opponent)
  • SMB Wolfpack (Park Center)
  • Buffalo (Andover)
  • Crosby-Ironton (Chisholm)
  • Breck (Providence Academy)

Friday, October 8

  • Richfield (SMB)
  • Brainerd (Rogers)
  • St. Michael-Albertville (Champlin Park)
  • Park (Woodbury) JOINT GAME*
  • Faribault (Winona)
  • St. Cloud Apollo (Delano)
  • Mpls South (Mpls Henry)
  • Springfield (Sleepy Eye)
  • Columbia Heights (Brooklyn Center)
  • Becker (Monticello)
  • Armstrong (Apple Valley)
  • Benson (BOLD)

Thursday, October 14:

  • Farmington (Lakeville North)
  • Prior Lake (Rosemount)
  • Dawson-Boyd (MACCRAY)

Friday, October 15

  • Marshall (Jordan)
  • New Ulm (Belle Plaine)
  • Princeton (open opponent)
  • Leroy-Ostrander (Houston)
  • Redwood Valley (Sibley East)

Tuesday, October 19:

  • Lakeview (Canby)

Wednesday, October 20

  • Stewartville (Rochester JM)
  • Mankato East (Mankato West) Joint Game*
  • Bemidji (Sartell)

Thursday, October 21

  • Eden Prairie (Stillwater)

Saturday, October 23:

  • Southwest MN State (Wayne State College)