The season started with a bang for Eden Prairie as they jumped out to a 35-0 lead over Lake Conference rival Apple Valley in the first quarter. The Eagles tallied 281 yards in the first half on runs of 75 and 79 yards by junior running back Matt Swanson.
Apple Valley tried to mount a comeback in the second quarter when Steve McGuiggan broke loose for a 78 yard score, but EP proved too tough. They would win the opener 42-14.
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