It was a schedule maker's dream, as the championship in each division in Northwest Suburban Conference football came down to a matchup of unbeaten teams in conference play.
In the North Division of the larger schools in the conference, Maple Grove won a tough defensive battle 17-12 at Champlin Park. Maple Grove won the third conference title in program history and finished the regular season 8-0.
Maple Grove earned the top seed ahead of Osseo and Champlin Park in the Section 5AAAAAA playoffs.
Totino-Grace won a defensive slugfest at Osseo 14-7 to capture the West Division championship.
Jay Wilcox reporting
Thursday, October 18, 2012