DGF seniors have big dreams for upcoming football season

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A helmet for Dylworth Glyndon Felton sits unused during a team practice
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Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton football has won five section titles in eight seasons, but this year’s senior class has goals well beyond that.

“Winning that section championship doesn’t mean as much anymore," said senior Victor Sosa. "It’s not as special to us."

After winning the 2021 8AAA championship, the rebels lost to Annandale in the first round of the state tournament.

“There’s an expectation around here," said head coach Tony Soderberg. "They have got high expectations and we want to play good football."


For the rebels, it’s no longer about meeting those expectations. It’s about exceeding them.

“This school has never won a state championship," Sosa said. "A lot of the seniors going into the season would like to have a shot at that."

It’s a lofty goal, but the Rebels return most of their starters on both sides, including quarterback and four-year starter Owen Leach. >>> Full story here.

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Horace head coach Harvey McMahon gives some lineman instructions during football practice Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022, at West Fargo Horace High School.
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The dawn of a new high school football season is upon us here in the Peace Garden State and as a newly adopted North Dakotan who moved here from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan nearly nine months ago, I could not be more thrilled for it to get started on Friday night.

The last high school football game I covered as a sports writer was Nov. 9, 2019. It was a small school playoff game back in Michigan under the very similar frigid winter conditions we get here in the Dakotas and western Minnesota.

Little did I know in that moment, it would be the last prep football game I'd cover for almost three years. A global pandemic got in the way and I was laid off from my former sports writing gig because of it.

Simply put, I'm excited. I've been excited since covering a practice out here for the first time the other week at West Fargo Sheyenne. Autumn is in the air and there's no better way to transition from summer to fall than with some Friday night lights. >>> Full column here.


On Sunday, that meant scoreless performances from Cody Stashak, who followed Paddack and threw 2⅔ innings, Caleb Thielbar, who struck out all three batters he faced, Joe Smith, Tyler Duffey and Emilio Pagán, who locked down the save after allowing a pair of baserunners in the ninth.

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