The Norskies win 35-13 to remain unbeaten and hand the Warriors their first loss.
Jon Masson covers high school sports for the Wisconsin State Journal. He has covered a variety of sports — including the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin men's and women's basketball and volleyball — since he first came to the State Journal in 1999.
Sun Prairie is seeded second and host Janesville Parker third for the tournament in Janesville.
DeForest will recognize Minick and late coach Jerry Roelke on Friday night.
The fourth-ranked Cardinals, who have have won the Big Eight title 13 of the past 14 years, are playing for their coach.
Lake Mills was tied for sixth among medium-sized schools.
Lakeside Lutheran, McFarland, Madison Edgewood and Lake Mills among top seven teams in Division 2 in poll. Waterloo stands second in Division 3.
Van Buren plans to attend Loyola (Illinois) University. Backes announces he will attend Valparaiso University.
Hobson plans to attend Michigan Tech University in Houghton, Michigan.
Verona is third-ranked in Division 1 and fourth-ranked overall, which includes all divisions.