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WATCH: DGF's experienced senior class takes aim at school's first state football title

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GLYNDON — 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.

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“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.

“It’s pretty crazy," Leach said. "There’s guys graduating college that I played with."

With eyes on a trip to US Bank Stadium this November, DGF is excited for week one.

“Being that it’s our last year here and I think we have the pieces to do it. If we don’t do it, then I think it’s kind of a letdown.”

“As long as we have 11 kids on the same page, working together, and being physical, we’re going to be successful," Soderberg said.

DGF opens the season Sept. 1 against Thief River Falls.

Cullen Holt is a sports anchor and reporter for WDAY News, while handling play-by-play duties for high school and select college sports.
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