At this time last year, Cretin-Derham Hall was cruising into Xcel Energy Center squarely in the state title conversation.
Fast forward to now, and the hype surrounding the Raiders couldn’t be more different. The team struggled down the stretch before clawing its way through the Section 3AA tournament and enters the Class 2A field unseeded.
It might be the perfect situation.
The Raiders (18-9-1) still have the high-powered offense, are getting huge contributions from underclassmen and have some ever-important tournament experience.
Cretin-Derham Hall is flying under the radar, and, with notoriously shortened benches in a television time-out tournament, this could be the most dangerous team no one is talking about.