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Jordan Hein's nose for the end zone will be tested by the most stout defense in Class 3A Saturday, at 4:30 p.m. in Minneapolis as the Yellowjackets face Blue Earth Area for a trip to the state finals. Robert Williams/FOCUS

Semifinal preview: Blue Earth Area vs. Perham

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On paper, the name of the 3A state semifinal game between No. 5-ranked Perham (10-1) and No. 2-ranked Blue Earth Area (11-0) will come down to defense.


The undefeated Buccaneers have allowed 14 points or more only twice this season.

The Bucs defeated #10-4A St. Paul Highland Park 37-21 and Fairmont 33-24. In a rematch with Fairmont in round one of the playoffs, the Bucs won easily 29-8.

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Robert Williams
Robert is the Sports Editor of Detroit Lakes Newspapers. Williams worked prior in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 
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