D-G-F football joins Sports Sunday

FARGO -- After two seasons going 6-4 and 5-5, the Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton football team knew 2019 was a year they needed to show major improvement.

In the first five games, mission accomplished.

The Rebels are 5-0 to start 2019, scoring 40 points or more in each of those contests and winning four of them by wide margins.

The closest call came this past Friday against Perham, where D-G-F outlasted the Yellow Jackets 42-34.

"I think it really showed us what we had, it allowed us to compete and go back and forth with Perham," said senior halfback Logan Tucker. "The pressure allows us to be more comfortable further on in the season when we're going to be in situations like that more frequently."


The Rebels returned 15 starters from 2018, and the experience has paid off in big ways.

"I think having that many seniors out just kind of brings back a lot of experience," said senior quarterback Aiden Leach. "Brings back a lot of, especially with that many older guys, physicality even."

They'll need that experience next week when Detroit Lakes comes to town. Like the Rebels, the Lakers are 5-0 and have a powerful running attack led by Isaiah Thompson.

"DL is going to be a really fun game, and a couple games after that," senior fullback Cade Sogge said. "Just every day in practice, we're there to get better and learn. Just not letting the success get to your head."

The game will be broadcasted on WDAY Xtra and streamed live on The Rebels and Lakers kickoff at 7:00.

Zach Staton joined WDAY as a sports reporter in 2018. He grew up in Salem, Virginia loving any sport he could play or watch. Staton graduated from Bridgewater College with a degree in Communication Studies before getting his Master's in Broadcast and Digital Journalism with a Sports Communication Emphasis from Syracuse University.
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