Lakeville North's football team began their run to state by thrashing Eagan in the first round of section play on Friday night.
The No. 2 seed Panthers beat No. 7 Eagan 48-21, and will next host No. 3 Eastview in the Section 3AAAAAA semifinals next week. Game time is still to be determined. Eastview beat Burnsville 42-14.
For a full recap of the game, visit Minnesota Football Hub.
The Panthers, now 8-1, beat the Lightning 24-7 on Sept. 14, at Eastview, in their only other meeting this season. The Panthers only loss came to conference champion Prior Lake. The Lakers beat Park of Cottage Grove and will face Rosemount next week.
Lakeville Patch will have more on the section playoff journey.