Up until six years ago, these high schools were one – Lakeville High School. Seeing as it’s the fastest growing suburb of Minneapolis, however, they needed to expand into two high schools – South and North. Knowing as the “Battle of the Cats”, this annual match up has turned into one of the most anticipated rivalries in Minnesota. Lakeville South’s mascot is a cougar and North’s is a jaguar.


Carl Engwall
Lakeville North


Grant Mosser

Lakeville South

Grant will finish his outstanding career as a three year letter winner. He was an All Conference Honorable Mention in Football and two year All Conference in Track. He has played in the band for two years while also serving as a member of the National Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He is undecided on a degree and university Presenting the award is Sgt Klimek, Congratulations Grant!
Tristyn Hansen

Lakeville North

Tristyn is the team captain, an all-conference linebacker and pre-season All Metro selection. He entered the season with three D1 full ride offers but is still undecided. A broken ankle in week three sidelined Tristyn, but he plans to return before season’s end. He is one of the toughest and most athletic football players Lakeville North has ever had and an even better person. Presenting the award is Sgt Klimek, Congratulations Tristyn!


Marcus Brumm

Lakeville South

Marcus was a two year starter as Quarterback for the South team and was captain in his junior and senior years. In his first year, he led his team to a victory over the Lakeville North Panthers. He was an All Conference Quarterback and was named “All State” his senior year. Marcus graduated from Augsburg College where he was All Conference for three years. Presenting the award is Marine Sgt Klimek, Congratulations Marcus!!
Zach Creighton

Lakeville North

Zachary played in five North vs. South rivalries in three different positions. As a senior, Zach took over as team quarterback and led North with two Touchdown passes and 100 yards rushing in the Panthers most dominant win over the Cougars, giving Zach a record of 4-1 versus South. He has played a major role in Lakeside North moving from 1-4 all time to 5-5 in the rivalry. Presenting the award is Marine Sgt Klimek Congratulations Zach!!!


Lakeville North entered the game with the confidence that they would win, given the fact that they had a more experienced and seasoned team – they were state champions two years ago. South, however, was hoping that their internal drive and confidence would help them win. Early in the game, South had costly errors, like a safety in the early part of the first quarter, that gave North the quick edge. At halftime, the score was 15-0 with North dominating. The second half started with South making some headway down field but an interception forced the turnover to North. They weren’t able to put more points on the board but did win 15-0. Even with the 32 degree temps and 45 MPH winds, North played their hearts out and won the Battle of the Cats.