Townsquare Media's High School MVP is a weekly series honoring different prep athletes in Northern Colorado. Follow along live prep game action with our Prep Scoreboard.

With a trip to the state championship on the line, Zack Rakowksy stepped up from the Loveland backfield.

The senior running back rushed for 181 yards and a touchdown in Loveland's 20-14 Class 4A semifinals win over Dakota Ridge. He's this week's Townsquare Media High School MVP.

No. 4 seeded Loveland will face No. 2 Palmer Ridge at 6 p.m. on Friday at CSU-Pueblo. While fan attendance will be drastically limited, you can follow along for free with our live Prep Scoreboard.

Loveland is likely to continue leaning on Rakowsky. He's gained 1,224 rushing yards this season and has been part of 19 total touchdowns — 16 rushing, 2 passing and 1 receiving.

Rakowksy sat down for Q&A interview this week as they prepare for the state title game:

Q&A: Zack Rakowsky, Loveland

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Q&A: Ethan Florez, Eaton

Q&A: Tanner Applebee, Resurrection Christian

Q&A: Tyler Kubat, Fossil Ridge

Q&A with Loveland QB Garrett Harstad

Q&A WITH Dax Polka, Windsor High School

Q&A With Jack Nauman, Heritage Christian

Q&A With Fossil Ridge Pitcher Nikki McGaffin