Although many see cross country as all about individual achievement, at its core it's a team sport. And we saw this firsthand last fall, as the highly anticipated Class A team title race lived up to the hype, becoming what might have been the greatest battle in Minnesota history. Perham would ultimately prevail by just a point over Cotter. With the entire Perham varsity and the core of Cotter returning, this should again be one of the tightest competitions. But there are plenty more storylines besides these two heavyweights, and with such a young group of talent within Class A, there are sure to be lots of surprises on the team side.