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Published August 25 2012

Area Class 3A football previews


Coach: Anthony Soderberg (fifth year)

2011 record: 4-5

Players to watch: Taylor Beyer, Sr., RB/DB; Jordan Phoels, Sr., QB/DE; Cole Sogge, Sr., RB/LB; Derek Johnk, Sr., RB/LB; Zach Osbjornson, Sr., TE/DE; Wyatt Bolin, Jr., OL/DL; Ben Martin, Jr., RB/LB; Chad Johnson, Jr., RB/DB.

Coach’s comments: “We are going to have pretty good depth across the board,” Soderberg said. “As for our linemen, we are going to have to rely on juniors and sophomores. We have a small senior class that has some linebackers and athletes, but only one lineman. It is probably going to be a bit of a rocky start to the season, but we’ll be getting better each game once those younger kids get more experience.”

Schedule: Aug. 31–East Grand Forks, 7 p.m.; Sept. 7–at Roseau, 7 p.m.; Sept. 14–at Perham, 7 p.m.; Sept. 21–Breckenridge, 7 p.m.; Sept. 28–at Hawley, 7 p.m.; Oct. 5–Warroad, 7 p.m.; Oct. 12–at Staples-Motley, 7 p.m.; Oct. 17–Pelican Rapids, 7 p.m.

Park Rapids

Coach: Aaron Morris (fourth year)

2011 record: 3-7

Players to watch: Ian Johnson, Sr., QB/CB; David Dirks, Sr., RB/LB; Rilee Johnson, Jr., WR/S;

Coach’s comments: “We’re not very big, but we’re very quick,” Morris said. “We’re just going to use our quickness to our advantage. We should be above .500.”

Schedule: Aug. 31–Hawley, 7 p.m.; Sept. 7–at Perham, 7 p.m.; Sept. 14–Crookston, 7 p.m.; Sept. 21–Pequot Lakes, 7 p.m.; Sept. 28–Thief River Falls, 7 p.m.; Oct. 5–at Detroit Lakes, 7 p.m.; Oct. 12–East Grand Forks, 7 p.m.; Oct. 17–at Roseau, 7 p.m.


Coach: Mike Jordahl (third year)

2011 record: 9-4

Players to watch: Jordan Hein, Jr., QB/DB; Josh Nordick, Jr., WR/DE; Payton Jordahl, Soph., FB/LB.

Coach’s comments: “We feel we have the ability, decent team speed, and experienced receivers to compete well in our section and in the playoffs,” Jordahl said. “We’ll be running a 5-2 or 3-5-3 look most of the time depending on the situation.”

Schedule: Aug. 31–at Pelican Rapids, 7 p.m.; Sept. 7–Park Rapids, 7 p.m.; Sept. 14–Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton, 7 p.m.; Sept. 21–at Crookston, 7 p.m.; Sept. 28–Pequot Lakes, 7 p.m.; Oct. 5–at Thief River Falls, 7 p.m.; Oct. 12–Detroit Lakes, 7 p.m.; Oct. 17–at East Grand Forks, 7 p.m.