MOORHEAD - A new football season greeted the Moorhead Spuds Monday.
The first day of high school football practice means a chance to start over which is exactly what Moorhead is counting on in 2019. Tenth year head coach Kevin Feeney has a host of younger players moving into starting or pivotal roles but believes those players will be able to deliver this fall.
Feeney has eight returning starters, including his son Trey, now a junior at quarterback. The younger Feeney spent the winter and summer beefing up in the weight room to the tune of 20 pounds. Protecting Feeney is Seth Anderson, the 6'4, 270 pound lineman who verbally committed to North Dakota State in June. Anderson had been one of the prized high school recruits in Minnesota.
Moorhead has a challenging schedule, opening with 6A school Rogers on the road, followed up with back to back home games against Alexandria and Delano. They end the season with road tests at St. Cloud Tech and Bemidji, but after winning just two games last fall, the Spuds are hopeful that a deep playoff run returns to Moorhead this fall.