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Ryan S. Clark, Published September 16 2010

Clark: Minnesota preps, Rebels still bring the tough defense

Defense was never really a problem for the Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton football team last season.

That appears to be the case this year, too.

D-G-F coach Tony Soderberg said after his team’s 28-7 win against West Central Area last week he was pleased with what he saw.

“We only gave up 68 yards,” he said. “Fifty-one came off a long run they had.”

Through two games, the defense has allowed a touchdown.

That’s even better than last season’s start where

D-G-F gave up 15 points through two games.

More importantly, it could pose a problem for Perham.

Points have been a bit of a premium for the Yellowjackets.

Perham scored a touchdown in a 31-7 season opening loss to Pelican Rapids.

The Yellowjackets scored a few more points in a 12-6 win last week against Park Rapids Area.

If D-G-F’s defense can keep this up, it will certainly help them climb up the AP poll.

D-G-F is eighth in the latest poll, which was released Wednesday. All 10 teams ranked in Class 2A have 2-0 records.

Haasbeek coming back for Spuds girls soccer

Junior forward Janessa Haasbeek is working her way back from a case of tendonitis, said Moorhead coach Nicole Wiesner.

Haasbeek led Moorhead in scoring last season with 11 goals.

“Her first day of practice was last Wednesday,” Wiesner said. “I can tell by her non-verbals she is a little frustrated. Her timing and her stamina has to come back.”

The Spuds have made up for her absence with Chelsea Klemetson scoring eight goals through five games.

Klemetson’s scoring has helped Moorhead get off to a 4-1 record to open the season. Weisner said Haasbeek played five minutes in each of Moorhead’s last two games.

The hope is for Haasbeek to get back to the role she played for the Spuds last season.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Ryan S. Clark at (701) 241-5548