It will be another competitive year in the East subdistrict. Goodhue and Fillmore Central, two of 2016’s top teams, will again contend for the No. 1 spot.
Goodhue returns 13 starters from a team which had losses to Lewiston-Altura and Fillmore Central (2x) by a total of 23 points last season. Running back Mason Huemann has the potential to eclipse 4,000 yards for his career this fall, while tight end/defensive end Ryan Schoenfelder is one of the best two-way players in the district.
After falling just short of a state tournament bid, Fillmore Central has six starters back on both sides of the ball. Two-time All-District player Brady Ristau enters his third year as a starter linebacker and fullback for the Falcons. Lineman Luke Ristau has also earned All-District honors the past two seasons for his work up front.
Blooming Prairie might also contend in its first year in the subdistrict. The Awesome Blossoms come to the East subdistrict after two years in the West.