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Published August 25 2012

Area Class 5A football preview


Coach: Kevin Feeney (third year)

2011 record: 6-6 (Minnesota Class 5A, Section 8 champions, lost to Wayzata in the state quarterfinals).

Players to watch: Chase Morlock, Sr., RB/LB; Aaron Lien, Sr., QB; A.J. Wheeler, Sr., LB; Brandon Porter, Sr., WR/DB.

Coach’s comments: “Our strength is going to be our overall team speed,” Feeney said. “(I) feel like we have gotten faster each year (I’ve) have been here. That is a credit to the kids and the offseason training program they have been on. We return a lot of guys that have carried the football or have had the ball in their hands the last couple of years. Chase Morlock has been a starter ever since his sophomore year and Aaron Lien is a guy who has played in a lot of football games. To have that kind of experience in the back field is something we will rely on early.”

Schedule: Aug. 31–Bemidji, 7 p.m.; Sept. 7–at Grand Rapids, 7 p.m.; Sept. 14–Duluth Denfeld, 7 p.m.; Sept. 21–Fergus Falls, 7 p.m.; Sept. 28–at St. Cloud Tech, 7 p.m.; Oct. 5–at Buffalo, 7 p.m.; Oct. 12–Alexandria, 7 p.m.; Oct. 17–at Duluth East, 7 p.m.