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Favre has a few steps to take for Viking success They had to find their potential last piece of the puzzle in a very unlikely place — right out of the pocket of their biggest rivals. Now, there’s a long ways to go and many factors to go into if in fact Brett Favre is the final piece to the puzzle, but at face value, it’s an upgrade from what was being offered to start the season with. There are plenty of roses — and warts — which are coming with the signing of Favre, who turns 40 in early October. But in the harsh world of professional sports, it’s a win now attitude and the Vikings are set up to win now. The risk and questions were just too big to go with either Tarvaris Jackson or Sage Rosenfels at quarterback. It’s that simple, they were way too much of an unknown quantity heading into the season to lead a team which has been assembled to win now. Not many holes are in the Viking Longship now. The have the best rushing attack in the NFL, headed by the freak Adrian Peterson and backed up by probably a top three backup in Chester Taylor. Their offensive line is geared to run the ball, with the two biggest tackles providing quite the bookend bulk in Bryant McKinnie and Phil Loadholt. The playmakers are there, with the Vikes’ IN THE top draft pick Percy Harvin providing bustZONE out speed and a potential touchdown from TO PAGE 3 anywhere on the field.

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(Left) Sage Rosenfels looks to be the Vikings No. 2 quarterback for the regular season. (Above) Viking running back Adrian Peterson (28) talks with fellow RB mate Chester Taylor . Photo by Brian Wierima .............................. Visante Shiancoe is looking to place himself FROM on an elite level PAGE 2 of tight ends, especially with tight end friendly Favre throwing to him. The defense is also legit, ranked as the top rushing unit in the league — and that looks to hold with the return of middle linebacker E.J. Henderson. Their pass rush is elite with defensive end Jared Allen coming in with 14.5 sacks. They have their two cornerbacks — Antoine Winfield and

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Cedric Griffin — locked up for the next five to six years. So, in essence, the only leak which needed to be addressed is quarterback. Now that we’re past the dramatics of Favre’s waffling of retiring or not, it’s time to see what he can bring to the table. The number one concern? Health. Favre is beat up, there is no doubt about that. That’s what entering your 18th year in the NFL brings you. The knicks and bruises are a bit bigger, but it’s something he’s played through for many

Viking receiver Darius Reynaud leaps for a ball during training camp in Mankato. Photo Brian Wierima

years. But it’s that small muscle and tissue in his rotator cuff of his throwing arm which would derail his season. If that goes, the next issue comes up. Unlike what Eric Mangini didn’t do last year, head coach Brad Childress needs to act like he’s in charge and bench Favre — thus ending that consecutive game starting streak. Playing with pain is fine, playing injured just hurts the team. The Vikes do have a pair of valid backups in Jackson (if he isn’t traded soon) and Rosenfels — who can be considered a top second-string quarterback, who can play effective for a streak of four or five games. That needs to happen if the zing goes out of Favre’s passes and his arm is dead. All egos need to be locked away with the key thrown out. Which brings us to the third point in which Favre will need to accomplish to make this a good deal. Favre has to accept the offense will not go as he does. This is Peterson’s gig, it will revolve around him. If Favre can accept his role as a quarterback who only has to throw it 20-25 times, limit the turnovers, move the sticks on third and long, then pull off a few two-minute warning drives — this experiment will work. There was a microcosm of a sign that Favre has already accepted the fact that the team will not live and die just by his performance. In the third preseason game in Houston, the Vikings had the ball from their own 26 with 3:32 remaining in the half. That’s about time to kick in your two-minute offense. In years past, Favre would take it upon himself to drive the team down the field with that overused cliché of being a gunslinger. Not this time —  which is a good sign for the Vikes. Instead, the first three plays went to Peterson, who had runs of six, five and 15 yards. The first play after the twominute warning was an incomplete bomb. But then Favre’s experience took over and he started to use his knowledge of the West Coast offense, looked off defenders and took what they gave him.

A short flat pass to Taylor netted three yards. A nice bullet to WR Sidney Rice on third and seven picked up a first down. Penalties slowed down the drive, but on first and 15, another dump off over the middle to Taylor netted five. Two more plays over the middle to Taylor and Harvin put them on the Houston 28 with 37 seconds to go. Favre completed his first touchdown pass, not on a risky hard throw in the end zone, but on a crafty screen to Taylor after looking off the secondary and opening the right sideline for Taylor to run through almost untouched and a touchdown. That drive — which took nine plays and gobbled up 74 yards —  was done by a toned down Favre and one which would not have been accomplished by either Jackson or Rosenfels. Those two-minute drives will be key for the Vikes this season, since not many — if any — have been finished in the last three to four years.

It’s that Favre the Vikings need, the one who has holstered his guns and let the talent which surrounds him win the games. Peterson will benefit, as well, which could be Favre’s biggest contribution. Defenses may try and keep stacking the box with eight to nine guys, but Favre will be able to pick them apart. Any good, veteran QB salivates at those nine guys in the box. A few big completions down the field, will force defenses to play Peterson with their base defense and honest. That in turn, will lead to many more seven to 10-yard runs and more production out of No. 28. There are plenty of stars which need to be realigned, but the biggest realignment will be Favre’s attitude and ego. If he does just that — this crazy little experiment may just work.

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Frazee geared to run the ball in 2009 Hornets hope for streak like in 2008 season By BRIAN WIERIMA

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With a load of last year’s seniors taking a bulk of the 2008 minutes along with them, the Frazee football team is looking to make a repeat crescendo towards the end of the season. The Hornets broke in several younger players during the 2008 season and proceeded to go on a five-game winning streak to cap the schedule. There could be similar steps taken this year, said Frazee head coach Jim Rader. “By the end of the season, we are hoping our younger players are going to be solid and we’ll work the kinks out,” Rader said. “That happened by the end of the third game, when we went on that five-game winning streak.” The rushing game for the Hornets will benefit from their two most-experienced players in three-year center Clint Johnson (5-8, 194) and running back Matt Viste (5-9, 165). “Clint is just a solid vet and Viste is a top 15 running back in the conference, which is pretty good for us,” Rader said. “(Viste) is one of the shiftiest backs I have seen.” Senior Dylan Stender (6-0, 155) also returns after a year at quarterback and will provide Frazee with a staunch aerial attack after he had the secondmost TD passes in the conference. “He takes good care of the ball,” the Frazee coach said of his quarterback. Rushing between the tackles will be junior fullback Mike Moltzan (5-9, 194), who finished as a top 10 rusher in the conference. “He’s a bruising fullback, but he also is fast in the open field,” Rader added about Moltzan.

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There will be several twoway starters on the lines, with senior Cody Richter (5-11, 209) providing the offensive line with good feet and strong work ethic. But with four of the five starting offensive linemen gone, there will be a lot of grooming to be done throughout the season on the front lines. Junior Nate Sandberg (6-1, 195) will be a contributor on the line after working hard in the weight room over the offseason. “We should be alright on the line and have four other guys competing hard for the rest of the positions,” Rader said. “We’ll basically have eight new people on offense this year.” Speed will be added on the outside by wide receiver Forrest Jackson, who will be a twoyear starter at the position. “Forrest and three other guys are also competing for the punt and kick returning duties,” Rader said. “They all provide good speed and explosiveness.” Richter and Sandberg are back on the defensive line, while Moltzan will anchor the defense at middle linebacker. There is some strong competition going on in the secondary, with up to six Hornets vying for playing time. “Of those six, all have good speed,” Rader said of his secondary battles. “The defense is starting to play with aggression and they are learning well. The

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The Frazee varsity football team do some warm up laps during an early morning practice last month. Photo by Brian Basham. key is reacting to the football well, which can result in some turnovers.” With state-ranked Hawley residing in each of Frazee’s conference and section, both will be hard.

CLINT JOHNSON The other senior captain, Clint Johnson will be in his third year of starting as the Hornet center. He, along with Viste, will be key returners for the Hornet squad and help propel the rushing game.

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“You are not just looking at Hawley as being the favorite in both, but how far they can go altogether,” Rader said. “But we would like to finish in the top three in the conference and gain a home playoff game.”

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(Above) The Hawley coaching staff (not in order) Brett Schmidt, Lee Eklund, Jon Hinrichs, Nate Anderson, Tim Pederson, Bryan Jetvig and Peder Naatz. (Right) The Nugget football team line up and do drills during a morning practice. Photos by Brian Basham.

ing our fair share of wins this season,” Naatz said. “They are comfortable playing on the bigger stage and they are a loose group, who play with some high intensity.” For yet another season, the Nuggets are in line to quench that hunger of that elusive shot for a state title. But for a fifth year in a row, they have the ammunition to be one of the last teams standing. hawley Sched ule 9/4/09 9/11/09 9/18/09 9/25/09 10/2/09 10/9/09 10/15/09 10/21/09

Junior speedster Kevin Olson is one half of the two-headed backfield monster for Hawley. Olson can run between the tackles, as well as bust it outside and go the distance.

NATE MATTSON Senior Nate Mattson is the other half of the deadly Hawley rushing attack. The Nugget RB is a homerun hitter and can go the distance on any touch of the ball.

ERIK ROSENFELDT Senior tackle Erik Rosenfeldt is what every running back and coach loves. The roadgrader will key the Hawley Moving Company this season on the offensive line.

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For the fifth year in a row, the Hawley Nuggets are looking to get over the proverbial hump. But in the Nugget’s case, most teams would be dying to get just one opportunity to get to that type of hump. The Nuggets have played to the Class 2A state semifinals four years in a row — all ending in losses —  including last year where Hawley came up just yards shy of making to the finals. “We were just six yards short and a few extra seconds possibly from winning that game,” said Hawley head coach Peder Naatz. “It’s definitely a motivating deal for the kids, to get over that hump. They are hungry to get over it.” And once again, the Nuggets are primed to make yet another deep run through the playoffs with what they have coming back. For one, they have the bulk of their powerful and explosive rushing game back in the form of 1,000-yard rushers junior Kevin Olson and senior Nathan Mattson. Two, they have bookend tackles who have the size of some college offensive linemen and the talent to dominate the line of scrimmage in seniors Erik Rosenfeldt and Tyler Haugtvedt. Thirdly, they have the catalyst to meld all these high-end players together in senior quarterback Taylor Harms. And all this is not to mention they return a load of players back on one of the most suffocating defenses in the area. “Offensively, I don’t think we have a real weakness now,” Naatz said. “We have the options with speed, as well as power rushing. “Hopefully by midseason, our defense is gelling well.” Having the luxury of two tackles who have the size and strength to literally push back defensive linemen into the second level of the defense, it affords plenty of options for the offense which has two of the better backs in the region. Rosenfeldt weights in at 285 pounds, while Haugtvedt plays at 250 and both have good experience. “It’s a good deal having both back, some small colleges don’t have tackles that size,” Naatz said. “They have studied the game and know what to expect.” Senior Brady Berg will start at center, while senior Brantly Gram will man a guard position, with the other guard slot still being played for heading into the season. The offensive line will be key to spring the two-headed rushing monster of Olson and Mattson. “I’m very excited what these two can pull off this season,” Naatz said. “They have added some muscle and Nate (Mattson) was third in sprinting at the state track meet last spring, so you know he has good speed.” Olson also was on Hawley’s 4x100 relay team, which finished sixth in the state meet last year. “They have plenty of speed,

but they also can run with power,” Naatz said. “Nate is stronger and bigger and has grown stronger in his lower body and can cut more sharply. Kevin can be a thumper, too, and he just refuses to be tackled.” Directing all this will be Harms, who has been impressive throwing the ball — thus giving the Nuggets a weapon to use against defenses who are stacking the box with eight to nine defenders to try and stop Olson and Mattson. Harms saw most of his action last season as Hawley’s leading wide receiver. “Taylor is more confident and he knows he will be the one taking the snaps this year,” the Hawley coach said. “He’s also a very talented runner. But if defenses stack the box, we do have that option to air it out.” The responsibility of stretching the defenses will be up to a trio of receivers in seniors Jake Bjornson, Sam Grandbois and sophomore Riley Burns. Rosenfeldt and Haugtvedt will anchor the defensive line, with three to four players in the mix at defensive end, including senior Tyler Gilberts. At linebacker, those who will see action include Olson, sophomore Patrick Arens at middle linebacker, senior Andrew Regnier, Burns and junior Tanner Schultz. The secondary returns Harms at cornerback or safety, free safety Bjornson and Grandbois. All the players on the Nuggets team have experienced a great deal of success over the last four years. For that reason, Hawley has a swagger, but not overconfidence. “Realistically, we are expect-




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The senior quarterback is more poised and confident after helping lead the Raiders to the Class 1A state semifinals. His management of games will be a great help in LP-A’s quest to repeat as Section 6-1A champions.

BRYAN WARE The senior speedster helps secure a stout defense at his outside linebacker position. His twin brother, Danny, mans the other side of the linebacking corp.

NICK HANSON The senior running back will help fill the void that last year’s leading rusher Kenyon O’Brien left. Hanson is a solid and consistent runner and should help the Raiders move the chains.

Name Pos Grade Alex Tangen .................................WR 9 Brian Gordon ................................ QB 12 Mitch Knudsvig ............................. QB 11 Wyatt Wixo . .................................. QB 10 Wes Jaster .....................................WR 9 Drew Bacier ..................................WR 9 Cody Carlson . ..............................WR 11 Jake Lunde ....................................WR 12 Logan Gage ..................................WR 10 Logan Gage ..................................WR 10 Jon Nelson ...................................... RB 11 Adrian Bailey ................................. RB 10 Andrew Erickson ..........................WR 9 James Kohler .................................WR 9 Dan Binde ...................................... RB 12 Nate Renner ..................................WR 9 Bobby Lalonde ............................... RB 12 Nick Hanson . ................................. RB 12 Zach Tougas ................................... RB 10 Bryan Ware . ................................... TE 12 Chase Zeller .................................. RB 10 Tyler Riewer .................................WR 11 Steve Oak . .................................... OL 11 Danny Ware . ................................. QB 12 Bryce Bartunek ............................. OL 10 Derek Braseth ................................ RB 11 Matt Pepper ..................................WR 9 John Engeseth ...............................WR 9 Mike Hamre .................................. OL 10 Greg Olson ................................... OL 10 Jordan Lange ................................. OL 10 Brandon Schoeberl ....................... OL 12 Mike Quam ................................... OL 10 Dylan Larson .................................WR 0 Joe Anderson ................................ OL 12 Tim Bjorgan .................................. OL 12 Elijah Beaudine .............................WR 10 Caleb Lunde .................................. TE 12 Dylan Omvig . ...............................WR 10 Chad Dehler .................................WR 12 Jesse Wixo . ...................................WR 12 Isaac Svare ..................................... TE 10 Jordan Sherbrooke ........................WR 10

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Can lightning strike twice? For the Lake Park-Audubon football team, they hope it can. The Raiders are ready to heighten the odds of repeating as Section 6-1A champions with a host of talent and experience coming back from the Class 1A state semifinalist squad of last year. LP-A was a quiet state qualifier after a dominating regular season, keyed by a stingy defense which gave up a statebest 6.2 points per game. But after making it to the state semifinals in the Metrodome, the Raiders will no longer be sneaking up on anyone. “There’s a confidence there, not a cockiness,” said LP-A head coach Jed Swegarden. “The players know they can’t be satisfied with what happened last year. But they are setting some higher goals this year.” The Raiders return eight players off that stout defense, which was fast, quick and physical. The Ware twins — Bryan and Danny — return at the outside linebacker positions, where they helped contain any outside rushing attack with their quick feet. Manning the inside linebacker slot is senior Caleb Lunde, with a host of returners back on the defensive line. “Our defense carried us early last year and with a number of kids back on the defensive line and eight returning, I think we have just as much speed as last year,” Swegarden said. LP-A’s leading rusher and leader Kenyon O’Brien has moved on after graduation, but there are several seniors primed to fill in that hole in the backfield. Senior Brian Gordon had a solid year at quarterback, running an efficient offense which didn’t shoot itself in the foot with turnovers. After “his best offseason yet”, Gordon enters his senior campaign with more confidence and ready to take on a larger leadership role. “He’s been more vocal and more confident running the offense,” Swegarden added. This season, LP-A will have a different array of runners with a mix of speed and size. Returning are seniors Bobby Lalonde and Bryan Ware, who each rushed the ball effectively as juniors. Senior Nick Hanson will enter the fray in the backfield, while Jon Nelson will see some action, as well. “Things maybe a bit different this year with our size of backs, but Ware still has that breakaway speed to take it all the way,” Swegarden said. If there is a question mark on the team in experience, it is the offensive line. “We lost some key seniors on the line,” Swegarden included. “We’ll need some guys to step up there.” Bringing some seasoning

on the O-line is senior Brandon Schoeberl, with the rest of the positions up in the air for the first game on the schedule. Gordon will have a pair of reliable hands to throw to, as well as some height, in senior Jesse Wixo and Lunde. Wixo proved to be an effective red zone target with his ability to go up and get a lofted pass in the end zone in 2008. “I think we are going to have some more scoring capabilities in the red zone,” the LP-A coach commented. There were a few goals which were not accomplished in last year’s magical season, like going undefeated and winning the conference. But a return trip to the Class 1A state playoffs is obviously still at the top. One hurdle LP-A will have is in the section, where Royalton and Barnesville has been added. Royalton was the team which ended the Raider’s run through the state with a 42-20 win in the semifinals. “It’s going to be a battle,” Swegarden concluded about the season. Lake Park-Audubon Schedule




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Some new faces on Mahnomen team Indians should be steady and ready to peak by playoffs By BRIAN WIERIMA brianw@dlnewspapers.com

Patience will be practiced by the Mahnomen Indians this season after losing a majority of starters in their skill positions from last year. Drives for the Indians will not be quick and fleet, instead an offense which will be plodding and grinding will be the norm. “We are not too big and we do not have that 80-yard touchdown speed,” said Mahnomen

ries in the triple-option offense. Senior Brandon White had one catch last year, but it went for a touchdown, as he will also be looked upon for more action this season. The defense will be Mahnomen’s strong suit, with junior linebackers Robinson and Lavoy anchoring the unit. “Our linebackers will be our strength,” Clark said. Zornes will be one of Mahnomen’s defensive tackle positions, while Neis and White will

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“We are not too big.” Head coach John Clark start at the end slots. “We should be able to put a lot pressure on the quarterback from our end positions,” Clark said. “We’ll play the run tough, with Neis being a good runstuffer.” The secondary brings back some good experience in Stevens and junior Mike Johnson back. Turnovers will be a key for the defense and Clark believes the Indians will once again thrive in that area. “We have good athletes across the board and that will help create those turnovers,” he included. “The defense will be a key for us this year. “We lost some horses from last year, so it will be interesting to see who can step up.”

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The majority of the Mahnomen carries will go to 6-1, 195-pound junior fullback Alex Lavoy. The bruising fullback will find his living bashing his way in between the tackles.

Although senior Brandon White caught only one pass last year, it went for a touchdown. He will anchor down the wideout position, but also will be a force coming from the outside on defense from his DE position.

ZACH NEIS This senior running back will add to the Indian’s triple-option offense at the running back position. He did the dirty work blocking last year, but is poised to carry a bigger load in 2009.

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Name Pos Grade Lucas Littlewolf . ............................ RB 10 Dylan Stevens ............................... QB 11 Garrett Hoffner ............................. QB 9 Jacob Pavek .................................. QB 9 Mitch Kochmann ........................... QB 10 Cody Gieseke ...............................WR 11 Mike Johnson ................................. RB 11 Joe Starkey ....................................WR 11 Zach Neis ....................................... RB 12 Brandon White ..............................WR 12 Bryce Penner ................................. RB 9 Andy Krebsbach ............................ RB 11 Alex LaVoy ..................................... RB 11 Aaron Vipond ................................. RB 10 Nick Otto . ...................................... RB 9 Beau Bellanger . ............................ OT 12 Jacob Hedstrom ............................OG 9 Kory Bellanger .............................. OL 10 Ty Swiers ...................................... OL 10 Kyle Robinson ............................... OL 11 Dalton Benson ............................... OT 10 Christian Penner ........................... OT 12 Peyton Zornes ............................... OL 11 Darrin Geray . ...............................OG 9 Fred Porter . ..................................OG 9 Bronson Winkler ........................... OL 10 Aaron Bendickson .........................OG 11 Ryan Bendickson .......................... OL 12 Tyler Coleman .............................. OL 11 Preston Zornes .............................. OL 11 Peter Refshaw ............................... OT 9 Alex Greene ................................. OL 11 Jason Schoenborn .........................WR 9 Tim McArthur . ............................... TE 11 Chad Guinn ................................... TE 9 Zach Polaschek ............................. QB 10 Alec Worden .................................WR 12

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The Spartan offense works on their formations during a recent practice. Photo by Jason Adkins.

Enough bumps, Spartans ready to break out Ulen-Hitterdal seniors will lead the way By BRIAN WIERIMA brianw@dlnewspapers.com

This is the season the UlenHitterdal Spartans will grow up. After a couple of seasons being forced to play underclassmen, those players are ready to earn the fruits of their labor. “We have the bulk of our returners back and lost only two seniors from last year’s team,” said first-year head coach Dustin Fraten. “They have grown up and ready.” Senior Tanner Wang will be both the anchor on each lines after being fully recovered from an ACL injury last year. “Tanner is a phenomenal lineman, he’ll be opening and plugging holes on the line,” Fraten said. Running behind Wang and the offensive line is senior Taylor Koczur at fullback. Senior Cody Zimmerman will run the defense at quarterback and will provide another strong

rushing option. “Cody can pass it, yet, but he has the control of the huddle,” Fraten said. One of Zimmerman’s targets will be hybrid tight end/wide receiver senior Levi Anderson, who can also play running back. “Our senior group are leaders and you can see it in them this year, they have a bit of that swagger,” Fraten said. The workhorse on the offense will be junior Dillon Stevens, who will average between 2530 carries a game. “The majority of his runs will be between the tackles, but he can also bounce it outside,” Fraten included about Stevens. Junior Adam Wibe will also provide some speed in the backfield, as well as sophomore Nolan Briard. “Our philosophy on the offense will be ball possession,” the U-H coach said. “We want to eat up ground and the clock.”

The defensive line will be led by Wang, while the linebackers will be the key in the nine-man scheme. Sophomore Troy Peterson, Koczur and Briard will handle the linebacking duties. “These guys have taken their licks the last couple of years, but these seniors are hungry to win now,” Fraten said. “If we can stay healthy, I think we can turn this around.” Fraten was a two-year assistant at Ulen-Hitterdal, before becoming the head coach this year. He was also a seven-year assistant at Lemmon, S.D.

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The Ulen-Hitterdal Spartans will find time to pass this year. Photo by Jason Adkins.

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CODY ZIMMERMAN The offense will be run through senior quarterback Cody Zimmerman. He controls the huddle and adds to the Spartan rushing attack, while giving Ulen-Hitterdal the threat of going over the top.

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Ulen-Hitterdal’s opponents will see a big dose of junior running back Dillon Stevens. He will see the bulk of carries and he can not only run the ball inside, he can carry the rock around the ends and go to the house.

This “phenomenal” lineman will anchor the Spartans in the trenches. The senior guard will be able to open holes on offense, but plug gaps in the defensive line. Opponents will have a hard time blocking this Spartans all game.

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Senior Levi Anderson has a strong pair of hands for Zimmerman to throw to. The U-H tight end can hit the seams, as well as be an effective red zone target.

Senior fullback Taylor Koczus will see some running duty, but he will also be the lead blocker for Stevens. Koczus will be a tackling machine from his LB position.

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Waubun Bombers have unfinished business Names not familiar, but talent still there By BRIAN WIERIMA brianw@dlnewspapers.com

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Yes, there are some big shoes to fill in the Waubun backfield after over 2,000 yards of rushing graduated. Senior running back Adam LaDue could have been one of those starters last year, but is now anxious to take his turn this year tearing up opposing defenses from his running back position

Tanner Voss Just like LaDue, this 6-1, 220pound fullback is ready to haul the Bomber offense on his back and down the field. Voss is a strong blocker and a top-notch defender and tackler.

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The Waubun Bombers ended the 2008 season with some unfinished business and they feel — despite what it looks like on paper —  they have the bullets to reload and complete what they set out to do last year. The Bombers’ path to a potential second-straight NineMan state playoff berth abruptly ended in the Section 8 championship game with a surprising defeat to Ada-Borup. Many of the big guns from that undefeated regular season team are gone, but Waubun head coach Jason McCloskey is confident in their replacements. “I’ve been coaching these same guys now for the last four years,” McCloskey said. “We felt we didn’t leave everything out on the field for that section championship game. These guys want to continue that winning tradition which has been built here over the course of the last several years. “I credit (former) head coach John Clark and the seniors the last few years for building that tradition. We are expecting to win games now that football is back in the minds of the community.” There is a good host of returners, which is coming back at the offensive and defensive line positions. Senior right guard Matt Haverkamp and junior right tackle John Brower will be stalwarts on each line. “Brower will be a force to be reckoned with at 6-3, 270-pounds,” McCloskey added. The backfield took the biggest hits from last year’s graduation class. Gone are 1,000yard rushers Floyd DeGroat and Tyler Voss, along with bulldozing fullback Izaac Bray and the savvy quarterback Dustin Spaeth —  who had a 13-to-2 touchdown to interception ratio last season. “The backfield is our biggest question mark entering the sea-

son,” McCloskey said. With Spaeth being a threeyear starter, not many other younger QB’s saw much seasoning. Three entered the preseason with a shot at becoming the regular signal-caller, which includes senior James Ritterman, junior Josh Syverson and sophomore Sam Lerud. “Ritterman was our starter at QB for the junior varsity team and he is a 6-1 quarterback with a good arm,” the Waubun coach said. “He knows our offense and has shown his leadership skills.” Three will look to fill the void left by DeGroat and Voss. Seniors Adam LaDue and Kellen McArthur, along with junior speedster Tanner Voss have the tools to work with to keep the Bombers on par with last year’s amazing rushing performances. “We may surprise some people with our rushing game this year,” McCloskey said. “Voss is very fast and Ladue is like a Floyd DeGroat and McArthur can run well. “I have no concern about their experience. People may not know their names, but they are good players.” Senior John DeGroat and sophomore Luke Morgan will help stretch the field at wide receiver and are reliable targets for whoever is tossing the ball. The defense has a good mix of experience returning, including LaDue and Voss at linebackers and Brower at defensive tackle. Syverson returns as a hard hitter in the middle at linebacker. Although the names maybe different, making other teams overlook them throughout the season, don’t expect the Bombers to buy into it. The motivation to not just rebound from last year’s section title defeat, it is also there to continue a newly-formed winning tradition at Waubun.

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Class: 9MAN Section: 1 9 teams in this section Administered by Region 1A Alden-Conger High School Glenville-Emmons High School Grand Meadow High School Houston High School Lanesboro High School LeRoy-Ostrander High School Mabel-Canton High School Coop: 262 “Lyle-Pacelli” Austin Pacelli High School Lyle High School (HOST) Coop: 432 “Spring Grove H.S.” Gerdes Home School Spring Grove High School (HOST)

Class: 9MAN Section: 2 8 teams in this section Administered by Region 2A Avalon School Cleveland High School Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton H.S. Madelia High School Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf Nicollet High School Saint Clair High School Truman High School Class: 9MAN Section: 3 10 teams in this section Administered by Region 6A Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley H.S. E.C.H.O. Charter School Hancock High School Hills-Beaver Creek High School Lincoln H I High School Wheaton High School Coop: 76 “Tri-State Tigers” Campbell-Tintah High School (HOST) Coop: 91 “Chokio-Alberta/Herman-Norcross” Chokio-Alberta High School (HOST) Herman-Norcross High School Coop: 142 “Edgerton/Ellsworth” Edgerton High School (HOST) Ellsworth High School Coop: 154 “Brandon/Evansville” Brandon High School Evansville High School (HOST) Class: 9MAN Section: 4 9 teams in this section Administered by Region 7A Bertha-Hewitt High School Eagle Valley High School Isle High School Onamia High School Rothsay High School Underwood High School Verndale High School Coop: 20 “Ashby” Ashby High School (HOST) Country Bible Christian Coop: 213 “Hillcrest Lutheran Academy” Hillcrest Lutheran Academy (HOST) Synstelien Home School Wangerin Home School Wentzel Home Schoo Class: 9MAN Section: 5 9 teams in this section Administered by Region 5A AlBrook High School Cromwell High School Floodwood High School Fond du Lac Ojibwe High School Hill City High School McGregor High School Silver Bay (Wm. Kelley) High School Coop: 110 “Cotton” Cotton High School (HOST) East Range Academy of Technology & Science Coop: 496 “Wrenshall H.S.” Cloquet Christian Academy Wrenshall High School (HOST) Class: 9MAN Section: 6 8 teams in this section Administered by Region 8A Ada-Borup High School Laporte High School Nevis High School Norman County East High School Norman County West High School Northland High School Ulen-Hitterdal High School Waubun High School Class: 9MAN Section: 7 9 teams in this section Administered by Region 7A Babbitt-Embarrass High School Bigfork High School Cherry High School Cook High School Littlefork-Big Falls High School Mesabi Academy School Mountain Iron-Buhl High School Orr High School Tower-Soudan High School Class: 9MAN Section: 8 9 teams in this section Administered by Region 8A Clearbrook-Gonvick High School Sacred Heart High School Stephen-Argyle Central High School Win-E-Mac High School Coop: 165 “Climax/Fisher Knights” Climax High School Fisher High School (HOST) Coop: 196 “Goodridge/Grygla-Gatzke” Goodridge High School Grygla-Gatzke High School (HOST) Coop: 197 “Kittson County Central” Kittson Central High School (HOST) Lancaster High School Coop: 235 “Kelliher/Northome” Kelliher High School (HOST) Northome High School Coop: 277 “Northern Freeze” Marshall County Central H. S. (HOST) Tri-County High School

Class: A Section: 1 8 teams in this section Administered by Region 1A Blooming Prairie High School Fillmore Central High School Goodhue High School Medford High School Randolph High School Rushford-Peterson High School Wabasha-Kellogg High School Coop: 46 “Bethlehem Academy” Bethlehem Academy (HOST) Discovery Public School of Faribault

Class: A Section: 2 9 teams in this section Administered by Region 2A Buffalo Lake-Hector High School Le Center High School Mankato Loyola High School New Ulm Cathedral High School Sleepy Eye High School Sleepy Eye Saint Mary’s High School Springfield High School Coop: 81 “Cedar Mountain/Comfrey” Cedar Mountain High School (HOST) Comfrey High School Coop: 517 “Gr-Hunt-E Ch/Martin Luth” Granada-Huntley-East Chain H.S. (HOST) Martin Luther High School Class: A Section: 3 8 teams in this section Administered by Region 3A Adrian High School Fulda High School Murray County Central High School Red Rock Central High School Wabasso High School Westbrook-Walnut Grove High School Coop: 316 “Mountain Lake/B-O” Butterfield-Odin High School Mountain Lake High School (HOST) Coop: 424 “Southwestern United” Round Lake-Brewster (HOST) Southwest Star Concept H. S. Class: A Section: 4 11 teams in this section Administered by Region 4A Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City H.S. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa H.S. New Life Academy of Woodbury Northwest Passage Charter High School PACT Charter School Saint Agnes High School Saint Bernard’s School Spectrum High School West Lutheran High School Coop: 254 “Lester Prairie \ Holy Trinity” Holy Trinity High School Lester Prairie High School (HOST) Coop: 845 “Lions Gate Christian/Bethany Academy Golden Lions” Bethany Academy Lion’s Gate Christian Academy (HOST) Class: A Section: 5 9 teams in this section Administered by Region 3A Canby High School Dawson-Boyd High School Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg H.S. Lakeview High School MACCRAY High School Minneota High School Ortonville High School Renville County West High School Russell-Tyler-Ruthton High School Class: A Section: 6 9 teams in this section Administered by Region 6A Barnesville High School Browerville High School Lake Park-Audubon New York Mills High School Parkers Prairie High School Pillager High School Pine River-Backus High School Royalton High School Coop: 458 “Upsala/Swanville” Swanville High School Upsala High School (HOST) Class: A Section: 7 8 teams in this section Administered by Region 7A Barnum High School Carlton High School Chisholm High School Cook County High School East Central High School Ely High School Mesabi East High School Ogilvie High School Class: A Section: 8 9 teams in this section Administered by Region 8A Blackduck High School Cass Lake-Bena High School Fertile-Beltrami High School Fosston High School Lake of the Woods H.S. Mahnomen High School Warren-Alvarado-Oslo High School Coop: 193 “Badger/GB-MR” Badger High School Greenbush-Middle River High School (HOST) Coop: 368 “Red Lake County Rebels” Red Lake County Central Red Lake Falls High School (HOST) Class: AA Section: 1 8 teams in this section Administered by Region 1A Caledonia High School Chatfield High School Cotter High School Dover-Eyota High School Kingsland High School Lewiston-Altura High School Pine Island High School Zumbrota-Mazeppa High School Coop: 392 “Saint Charles High School” Hope Lutheran High School Saint Charles High School (HOST)

Class: AA Section: 2 8 teams in this section Administered by Region 2A Hayfield High School Kenyon-Wanamingo High School Maple River High School New Richland-H-E-G H.S. Southland High School Triton High School United South Central High School Waterville-Elysian-Morristown H.S. Class: AA Section: 3 8 teams in this section Administered by Region 3A Jackson County Central High School Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial Luverne High School Martin County West High School Minnesota Valley Lutheran Pipestone Area High School Saint James High School Tracy-Milroy-Balaton High School Windom Area High School Class: AA Section: 4 8 teams in this section Administered by Region 5A G-F-W High School Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted H.S. Kimball Area High School Maple Lake High School Mayer Lutheran High School Montgomery-Lonsdale High School Saint John’s Prep Saint Paul Humboldt High School Class: AA Section: 5 8 teams in this section Administered by Region 3A B O L D High School Benson High School Eden Valley-Watkins High School Lac qui Parle Valley High School Minnewaska Area H.S. Morris Area School Paynesville Area High School Yellow Medicine East H.S. Class: AA Section: 6 9 teams in this section Administered by Region 6A Breckenridge High School Crosby-Ironton High School Holdingford High School Long Prairie-Grey Eagle H.S. Osakis High School Pierz High School Wadena-Deer Creek High School West Central Area School Coop: 35 “Ottertail Central Bulldogs” Battle Lake High School (HOST) Henning High School

Class: AA Section: 7 8 teams in this section Administered by Region 7A Braham High School Deer River High School Esko High School Eveleth-Gilbert High School Hinckley-Finlayson High School Marshall School, Duluth Rush City High School Coop: 308 “Moose Lake/Willow River” Moose Lake High School (HOST) Willow River High School Class: AA Section: 8 9 teams in this section Administered by Region 6A Bagley High School Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton H.S. Frazee High School Hawley High School Pelican Rapids High School Red Lake High School Walker-Hackensack-Akeley H.S. Warroad High School Coop: 284 “United North Central Warriors” Menahga High School (HOST) Sebeka High School Class: AAA Section: 1 8 teams in this section Administered by Region 1A Byron High School Cannon Falls High School Kasson-Mantorville High School La Crescent High School Lake City High School Plainview-Elgin-Millville High School Rochester Lourdes High School Stewartville High School Class: AAA Section: 2 9 teams in this section Administered by Region 2A Blue Earth Area High School Jordan High School LeSueur-Henderson High School Minneapolis Roosevelt High School Minneapolis Washburn High School Saint Paul Highland Park Saint Peter High School Waseca High School Coop: 39 “Belle Plaine/Holy Family Acad” Belle Plaine High School (HOST) Holy Family Academy Class: AAA Section: 3 9 teams in this section Administered by Region 3A Dassel-Cokato High School Fairmont High School Glencoe-Silver Lake High School Montevideo High School Norwood-Young America High School Sibley East High School Watertown-Mayer High School Worthington High School Coop: 370 “Redwood Valley H. S.” ENW Learning Center Redwood Valley High School (HOST)

Class: AAA Section: 4 9 teams in this section Administered by Region 4A Blake School (The) Concordia Academy-Roseville DeLaSalle High School Minnehaha Academy Saint Anthony Village High School Saint Croix Lutheran High School Saint Paul Arlington High School Saint Paul Johnson High School Coop: 403 “St.Paul Academy & Summit/ Mound” Mounds Park Academy St. Paul Academy and Summit School (HOST)

Class: AAA Section: 5 9 teams in this section Administered by Region 5A Breck School Brooklyn Center High School Columbia Heights High School Holy Family Catholic High School Minneapolis Edison High School Minneapolis North Community H.S. Rockford High School Coop: 293 “Henry H.S. / West Metro” Inter District Downtown School Minneapolis Patrick Henry H. S. (HOST) Coop: 689 “Providence Academy” Heritage Christian Academy Providence Academy (HOST) Class: AAA Section: 6 9 teams in this section Administered by Region 5A Albany High School Annandale High School Foley High School Litchfield High School Melrose Area High School New London-Spicer High School Sauk Centre High School Zimmerman High School Coop: 395 “St. Cloud Cathedral” Saint Cloud Cathedral High School (HOST) Saint Cloud Christian School Class: AAA Section: 7 9 teams in this section Administered by Region 7A Aitkin High School International Falls H.S. Milaca High School Mora High School Pine City High School Proctor High School Two Harbors High School Virginia High School Coop: 194 “Greenway Naskwauk Keewatin” Greenway High School (HOST) Nashwauk-Keewatin High School Class: AAA Section: 8 8 teams in this section Administered by Region 8A Crookston High School East Grand Forks High School Park Rapids Area High School Pequot Lakes High School Perham High School Roseau High School Staples-Motley High School Thief River Falls High School Class: AAAA Section: 1 7 teams in this section Administered by Region 1AA Albert Lea High School Austin High School Faribault High School New Prague High School Northfield High School Red Wing High School Winona High School Class: AAAA Section: 2 7 teams in this section Administered by Region 2AA Mankato East High School Mankato West High School Marshall High School New Ulm High School Waconia High School Willmar High School Coop: 224 “Hutchinson Tigers” Hutchinson High School (HOST) New Century Charter School Class: AAAA Section: 3 7 teams in this section Administered by Region 3AA Academy of Holy Angels Chanhassen High School Richfield High School Saint Louis Park High School Saint Thomas Academy Simley High School South Saint Paul High School Class: AAAA Section: 4 8 teams in this section Administered by Region 4AA Chisago Lakes Area High School East Ridge High School Hill-Murray School Mahtomedi High School North Branch High School Saint Paul Como Park H.S. Coop: 404 “Saint Paul Central” Saint Paul Central High School (HOST) Saint Paul Open School Coop: 406 “Saint Paul Harding H.S.” Community of Peace Academy Saint Paul Harding High School (HOST) Class: AAAA Section: 5 7 teams in this section Administered by Region 8AA Becker High School Big Lake High School Delano High School Monticello High School Princeton High School Rogers High School Saint Michael-Albertville H.S.

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Frazee players, upper left, line up to have their picture taken by Caulfield Studios before an early morning practice. Photo by Brian Basham. Referee Wade Johnson, above, talks to Detroit Lakes captains about the coin flip procedure during the annual Red and White. Photo by Brian Basham. Detroit Lakes quarterback Joe Mollberg rolls out looking for a receiver during the Red and White game. Photo by Brian Basham. A Ulen-Hitterdahl coach lines up the players during practice in Ulen. Photo by Jason Adkins.

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A Pelican Rapids ball carrier, above, breaks into the open field during a scrimmage at Mollberg Field Aug. 29. Photo by Brian Wierima. Detroit Lakes lineman Justin Holm, right, flashes a smile to teammates during the Red and White game Aug. 27. Photo by Brian Basham.

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Detroit Lakes running back Nate Baker (22) looks to make a juke and move on DL defender Erik Larson (26) during the Red and White scrimmage at Mollberg Field. Photo by Brian Basham.

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Flint Motschenbacher be a key in close games and a run for their second North Country Conference title. “Hopefully we’ll be a more of a physical team than we have been in the past,” said DL head coach Flint Motschenbacher. “We should be more physical up front and we’ll need to play better defense overall. “We have an extremely tough schedule (which features five road games and three home ones).” To accomplish that goal of being more physical up front, the Lakers do have the advantage of returning three offensive linemen. Senior center Justin Holm (6-0, 245), along with senior tackles Pat Williams

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(6-2, 205) and Paul Voeltz (6-3, 195) will give the Laker’s a consistent look on the line. The other returning offensive player is junior Josh Stalberger (6-4, 185) at wide receiver, after he led the team in 2008 with 13 catches for 242 yards and three touchdowns. “We have about four to five players in the mix at each position from there,” Motschenbacher said. Sophomore Joe Mollberg will cut his

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teeth at the quarterback position after he started at wide receiver last year, hauling in eight grabs for 162 yards and two touchdowns. “Joe practiced at the position all of last year, but it’s different in a game-type of atmosphere,” Motschenbacher said. “He is a good, strong athlete and throws the ball well. He’ll be a good quarterback and we’ll have to develop him along.” Each of senior T.J. Manning (6-0, 185) and sophomore Brian Labat (6-2, 205)

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can also take snaps. The backfield will also have a different look, as DL’s top four rushers are gone. The Baker boys — junior Logan (6-0, 175) and junior Nate (5-9, 155) —  will provide speed on the perimeter, while sophomore Alex Mason will see some time, as well. Senior Alex Feldt DETRO IT also returns after runLAKES ning the ball some last TO PAGE 21 season, as well as ju-


21 “We have played 5A schools before and have done quite well against them.” Another reason the Skippers were added was there would have been an open date otherwise. “The kids work too hard in the offseason to have an open date during the season,” Motschenbacher said. In all, DL will have three field turf games — at Shanley (Sept. 4), at Minnetonka and at Duluth East (Oct. 21). This is also the last year of the North Country Conference, with Thief River Falls already out of it and Duluth Central closing. The 2010 schedule for the Lakers already has four North

justin holm The 6-0, 245-pound senior has plenty of seasoning on both lines and will be an anchor for the more-physical Lakers in the trenches.

Dakota teams on it, which is the only teams available for DL to play at those times. “We have no choice but to play North Dakota teams, because this is the last year of the conference,” Motschenbacher said. In Section 8-4A, Alexandria has been added, with Sartell being one of the favorites once again.

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Pedersen (5-10, 170), Manning, McLeod and junior Erik Larson (5-7, 145). The safety positions will have Stalberger, junior Connor Hedstrom (5-11, 165), senior Mark Labat (6-2, 180) and Brian Labat seeing time. The Laker’s schedule features two tough contests against 5A teams. DL will host RobbinsdaleArmstrong Sept. 11, then travel to traditional powerhouse Minnetonka Oct. 9. “We look at it as a chance to play in a big-time football atmosphere and play in front of 6-7,000 people,” said Motschenbacher of the matchup with Minnetonka. “We are going to go down there and compete.

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nior Josh Eggebraaten (5-11, 165). 20 E G “We have avPA m fro erage speed at the running back position, but we’ll do what we go out and try to do — and that’s run the football,” Motschenbacher said. Stalberger will feature a set of receivers who are able to go up and snag the ball out of the air. Senior Brock Johnson (65, 200) joins Stalberger out wide, along with junior Connor McLeod (5-11, 170), senior Tanner Duncan (6-2, 165) and junior Jon Gilson (6-0, 195). Holm is back at defensive tackle, while senior Tyson Libby (6-2, 230) and Voeltz will clog the middle at the tackle positions. At the ends, Johnson will be a force, along with senior Davis Johnson (6-3, 200). Eggebraaten and Gilson will also play downs at the defensive end slot. The linebacker positions have Feldt and Williams as returners, with junior Bryce Dutton (6-1, 205), sophomore Nate Bausman (6-0, 200) and Mason seeing time. The secondary will have many new faces, with the players contending to play the corner positions being senior Andy

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Grade: 12 Position: WR/DB

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Grade: 11 Position: TE/DE

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Grade: 10 Position: QB/DB

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Lakes Specialty Services

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Rob Sims, Owner 21920 NW Pickerel Lake Rd. Detroit Lakes

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Grade: 9 Position: TE/DL

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#22 Conner Collins

Grade: 11 Position: RB/DB

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Grade: 10 Position: RB/DL

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Grade: 11 Position: RB/DB

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Grade: 10 Position: RB/LB

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#34 Stephan Erb

Grade: 9 Position: RB/DB

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#35 Nick Griffith

#36 Brennon Benscoter

Grade: 10 Position: RB/DB

Grade: 10 Position: TE/DE

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#38 Louis Singer

Grade: 10 Position: RB/LB

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#40 Leron Wills

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Grade: 9 Position: RB/LB

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LAKERS #55 Andrew Brown

#56 Aaron Colby

Grade: 9 Position: OL/DL

NEVER AN OVERTIME CHARGE!

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#57 Tyler Gebhart Grade: 9 Position: OL/DL

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Grade: 9 Position: OL/DL

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Grade: 11 Position: TE/DE

Grade: 12 Position: OL/DL

844-6820

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Grade: 10 Position: OL/DL

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LAKERS #78 Danny Arndt

#78 Brandon Johnson

Grade: 10 Position: OL/DE

Grade: 9 Position: OL/DL

Polaris Sales, Parts & Service

844-3000

920 Lake Avenue, Detroit Lakes • www.statebanks.com

#79 Cole Pudwill

847-9304 www.okeson.com 24360 County Road 113 • Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

#79 Dustin Redick

Grade: 10 Position: OL/DL

Grade: 9 Position: OL/DL

Weum Chiropractic Clinic

Jim & Kathy Fry

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Chiropractic For All Ages

Offering relief, corrective & wellness care.

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TUNE • REPAIR • REBUILD • 847-9637 For Appointment For The Professional Care Your Piano Deserves Jim & Kathy Fry • 1088 North Shore Drive • Detroit Lakes

#80/84 Josh Mickelson Grade: 9 Position: WR/DB

Open 24 Hours 7 days a week 310 East Frazee St. Detroit Lakes

844-FOOD (3663)

511 Washington Ave., Detroit Lakes, MN

218-847-3151 or 800-422-1409

#81 Derek Long

#81 Kyle Singer

Grade: 9 Position: WR/DB

Grade: 10 Position: WR/DB

Dr. Christopher L. Singer

847-7336

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#82 Rick Hutchinson Grade: 10 Position: WR/DB

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#84 Ben Lindquist Grade: 11 Position: TE/DE

We’re raising the Standard 3 GREAT LOCATIONS WITH THE SAME GREAT OWNER! Highway 10 West Store

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#85 Brock Johnson Grade: 12 Position: TE/DE

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#86 Davis Johnson Grade: 12 Position: TE/DE

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LAKERS #86 Sam Velde

#87 Andrew Averbeck

Grade: 9 Position: WR/DL

Grade: 9 Position: WR/DB

Weum Chiropractic Clinic Chiropractic For All Ages

Dr. Ryan K. Weum

We’re raising the Standard

Offering relief, corrective & wellness care.

*Auto/Sports/Work Injury *BCBS *Medica *Preferred One

847-9235 1-800-862-6954 “Same Day Service Discount”

Major credit cards accepted - Most insurances accepted 1225 S. Washington Ave., Detroit Lakes

#88 Kevan Brown

#88 Carter Krengel

Grade: 10 Position: TE/DE

844-6820

25807 County Hwy 22, • Detroit Lakes, MN (just past Lakeview General Store)

(218) 847-1383 • (800) 821-6879 Hwy 10 by K-Mart • Detroit Lakes www.anbmn.com

Grade: 9 Position: WR/DB OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK AT 11 AM TO CLOSE

#89 Aaron Marsh

Grade: 10 Position: WR/DB

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#89 Austin Soyring Grade: 9 Position: WR/DB

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#58/51 Casey Vanata Grade: 10 Position: OL/DL

#52 Brady Wilberg Grade: 10 Position: OL/DL

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847-9258 #90 Richard Grossman Grade: 9 Position: WR/DB

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Perham Football looking for 3rd straight 8AAA title By John George sports@eot.com

With a guarded optimism, the Perham Yellowjacket football team has hopes of reaching the State Tournament for a third consecutive year this fall. The Jackets have a few holes to fill from the team that won the Heart O’ Lakes North Conference title last year with a 5-0 record (9-3 overall). But the cupboard isn’t completely bare. “We have several returning starters from last year and many with playing experience,” said assistant head coach and defensive coordinator Mike Jordahl. “We hope that we can build on that and continue a strong tradition of Perham football.” One hole they don’t have to fill is at quarterback where 6’7” senior Ben Bucholz will run the show. Having lost one of the school’s all-time leading rushers, Nate Schmitz, to gradu-

ation, the Jackets will have to find help for Bucholz in the backfield. Looking to fill that hole will be several players, including Matt Dreyer, Chris Scheidecker, Tim Herrmann and Charlie Schmitz. Schmitz was an All-Conference linebacker last season. Bucholz should have plenty of speed on the outside to throw to this fall. Potential targets include seniors Ben Waldon, Mathias Winkels and Cody Soderstrom. Both offensive and defensive lines should be very strong for the Jackets. Securing the middle will be senior Ben Brill, the team’s center and a defensive lineman. He will be surrounded on both offense and defense by a pair of big bodies in Andrew Muer per ham and John LanTO PAGE 31 glie. Muer, an All-Con-

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can stay healthy, I believe we can have a successful season.” Perham opens the season Sept. 4 in Pelican Rapids. After a game in TRF on Sept. 11, they get Crookston on Sept. 18 in their home opener at Meinhover Field.

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Perham head coach Howie Kangas talks to his troops during the Yellowjacket’s scrimmage in DL.

# Name Pos Grade 1 Guajardo, Jesus...........................K/DB 11 2 Waldon, Ben.............................WR/DB 12 3 Waldon, Andrew......................WR/DB 11 4 Bucholz, Ben.............................. QB/LB 12 7 Doll, Taylor..............................WR/DB 12 8 Dreyer, Matt . ......................... RB/OLB 12 9 Pankonin, Gabe....................... QB/DB 10 11 Shipman, Matt..........................WR/DB 10 12 Winkels, Mathias......................WR/DB 12 15 Stratton, Sam..........................WR/OLB 10 18 Moberg, Andrew......................WR/DB 10 21 Scheidecker, Chris ...................RB/LB 12 25 Still, Jacob..................................RB/LB 10 31 Bickell, Cyrus.............................FB/LB 11 33 Haverland, Ty.............................RB/LB 10 34 Herrmann, Tim.......................... RB/DB 12 41 Wiskow, Michael........................RB/LB 10 42 Schmitz, Charlie.........................RB/LB 12 44 McMahon, Harvey......................FB/LB 10 45 Honer, Ethan..............................RB/LB 11 51 Brill, Ben.....................................C/DL 12 52 Byer, Hilarion............................ OL/LB 11 53 Trautman, Josh..........................OL/DL 11 57 Hofland, Chad........................... OL/LB 10 64 Collette, Ben.............................OL/DL 11 65 Christopherson, Ryan...............OL/DL 10 67 Schumacher, Mark.................... OL/LB 10 69 Schleeter, Gene........................OL/DL 11 70 Muer, Andrew...........................OL/DL 12 71 Dreyer, Eric...............................OL/DL 12 72 Mitchell, Jared...........................OL/DL 11 73 Biegler, Garrett.........................OL/DL 10 74 Rutten, Isaac..............................OT/DL 11 76 Langlie, John.............................OL/DL 12 77 Nodsle, Ivan..............................OL/DL 10 78 Hein, Jesse................................OL/DL 10 80 Babler, Sam............................WR/OLB 11 81 Link, Mac.................................WR/DB 11 84 Soderstrom, Cody ..................WR/DB 12 88 Ruther, Chris............................ WR/LB 10 89 Briard, Daniel...........................WR/DB 10

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ference selection last PERHAM year, is 6’3” 30 E G FROM PA and a very athletic 290 pounds. Langlie comes in at 6’2”, 280 lbs. and is very athletic for his size as well. Another big, athletic lineman returning for the Jackets is sophomore Jesse Hein. Hein (6’0”, 260 lbs.) already has two years of varsity experience under his belt. Another sophomore who will be a big part of the defense is 6’2”, 220 pound Harvey McMahon. “McMahon hits hard and has a good nose on defense,” Jordahl said. Perham’s biggest challenge, both in the HOL North, and in Section 8AAA will be Thief River Falls. TRF is new to the HOL North and the Jackets will see them in their second regular season game. Perham will not have a true “non-conference” game. They will take on their six counterparts in the HOL North (Crookston, East Grand Forks, Pequot Lakes, Roseau, Park Rapids, TRF), as well as Pelican Rapids and Warroad from the HOL Classic. Perham and TRF have met in the 8AAA title game four-straight years. TRF won in 2006-07 and the Jackets have won the past two 8AAA titles. “Things are coming together well for us,” Jordahl said. “If we

Young Eagles hope for improvement By John George sports@eot.com

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# Name Pos Grade 1 Tommy Selander............................WR 11 3 Chris Flath...................................... TE 10 4 Creed Dunrud................................WR 9 6 Eric Tumberg.................................. RB 11 10 Charlie Peeters.............................. QB 9 11 Derik Gaudette..............................WR 11 12 Nick LeTourneau............................ QB 10 15 Tanner Wegscheid......................... QB 11 19 Jarrod Norton.................................. TE 12 21 Sam Slieter...................................... RB 10 23 Ted Rohr........................................WR 12 24 Ben Jacobson.................................. RB 12 25 Jordan Novak.................................. RB 12 32 Shane Novak................................... RB 9 41 Ryan Lee......................................... RB 10 42 Peter Stark...................................... TE 11 54 Max Carlson.................................. OL 9 55 Andy Teberg.................................. OL 10 60 Landyn Saewert............................. OL 12 62 Seth Hofland.................................. OL 9 64 Frank Peeters................................. OL 11 65 Kyle Vorderbruggen...................... OL 10 67 Ty Bell............................................ OL 11 68 Jake Hessig....................................OG 11 69 Austin Reinke................................. OT 10 71 Sam Jacobson................................. OL 9 72 Noah Pesola................................... OL 9 78 Adam Kangas................................. OL 9 79 Zach Umland.................................. OL 11 81 Cody Clarksean............................. OE 11

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To say the New York Mills football team has had a pair of frustrating seasons would be a major understatement. After winning the Section 6A title in 2006, the Eagles won their season opener in 2007. Since then, they have lost 17-straight games, including an 0-9 season last year. This year, the Eagles bring a young team to the field that hopes to be the foundation to a return to winning ways. New York Mills has only six seniors on this year’s squad, led by running back Jordan Novak. He was a Prairie Conference North All-Conference selection and All-Section in 6A last year. Other seniors include: Jarrod Norton, Ben Jacobson, Ted Rohr. Steve Kasma and Landyn Saewert. Running the Eagle offense this fall will be junior quarterback Tanner Wegscheid. He started a pair of games as a sophomore when 2008 graduate Mike Baune was out with injury. Joining Wegscheid and Novak in the backfield will be another talented junior, Erik Tumberg. Wegscheid will have some targets to throw to downfield, including Norton, a towering tight end, as well as Rohr. “We have some guys with pretty good speed that we hope to be able to get into the open field and create some plays,” said third year head coach Jon Kotaska. They will have to improve upon an offense that averaged just eight points a game in 2008 and were shutout three times. Saewert will anchor both offensive and defensive lines for Mills. The Eagles defense will also have their work cut out for


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A Pelican Rapids’ defender takes down a Laker running back during a scrimmage between the two teams. (Top) A Viking stretches out before practice. Photo by Brian Basham.

Vikings to have new looks for 2009 By BRIAN WIERIMA

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the line of scrimmage. The three top Viking rushers have departed to graduation, with McKale Evenson leading the way in 2008 with 696 yards and 11 touchdowns. Senior Dan Ditch (6-1, 185) will see plenty of carries and can be a between-the-tackle runner, as well as the ability to bounce it outside.

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It will be a work in progress to replace one of the best quarterbacks who has donned a Pelican Rapids football jersey. With the graduation of threeyear starter Tyden Storrusten leaving behind a gaping hole in the Viking offense, it will be up to one of three quarterbacks to lead the Pelican Rapids’ offense — with the Vikings making the last four Section 8-2A championship games, but losing them all to Hawley. “All three guys bring something different to the table,” said Pelican Rapids head coach Dave Haugen. “It will be a situational thing leading up to the season opener. I do prefer to have one guy playing at quarterback.” The three vying for the starting snaps this season include juniors Andy Johnson (6-4, 165 pounds) and Brady Morgan (6-1, 190), along with sophomore Casey Bruggeman (511, 150). “All of them have limited experience,” Haugen said. “So we will emphasize our rushing game and try and establish the

run.” That job will come down the offensive line, which has some good sized players and experience back. Senior Lance Erickson (61, 250) is a two-year starter at guard. Senior Justin Keller (5-10, 235) and junior Dan Wood (6-5, 225) each will provide size on

If Morgan doesn’t win the quarterback job, he will line up as fullback to provide holes for Ditch, as well as taking on some rushing duties. “Depth at running back is a concern,” Haugen said. To go along with the possession style of offense will be possession-like wide receivers in senior Mike Strand (6-1, 175)

and sophomore Luke Halbakken (6-5, 175). “We should see some decent yards after the catch with our receivers,” Haugen added. But with a load of talent gone from last PELICAN year’s seniors, TO PAGE 33 the offense maybe a work

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should be pretty competitive, but it may take the first playoff game to get there,” he said. Keller and Erickson will anchor the defensive line for the Vikings, while Morgan will solidify the linebacking corp. Ditch will return in the secondary. “The defense is similar to the offense, where it may take some time,” Haugen said. “But we’ll need to control the line of scrimmage. “Overall, these guys have been around a lot of winning and they are expecting it to happen again. They just want their chance to prove it.” PAGE 32

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