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WATCH: Moorhead Spuds start fall practices, experienced Concordia offense primed for breakout year

With Division I commits on the offensive and defensive line, Moorhead looks to bounce back from last year's first-round playoff loss.

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Moorhead defensive lineman and Washington football commit Elinneus Davis (64) joins the huddle at a Spud football practice
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Today was the first allowable practice for Minnesota high school football and at Moorhead's first day, the Spuds are working for redemption after last year's early playoff exit.

Moorhead is in good hands, returning their starting quarterback and several experienced skill players. However, it's in the trenches where the spuds are most confident, with Division I athletes on both the offensive, and defensive line.

“Football is funny because you're only guaranteed eight games, but we put a whole lot of work into it,” said head coach Kevin Feeney. ”These guys are excited to come out and show what they've done this summer to their coaches and we just have to keep competing and find some guys and build some depth.”

“I'm really excited. We've got a really solid offense,” said senior running back Karson Wendt. “We have got big guys on the line like Micah Cozad and Austin Schultz and I'm really excited to run the ball this year.”

Concordia's fall camp is also underway and the Cobbers are leaning on an experienced group of returners.

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Two seasons ago, Concordia moved on from their traditional triple option offense, to spread the formation and throw the ball more. With their leading passer, rusher and many more back for a fifth year of eligibility, the Cobbers are hoping to take the new scheme to new heights.

At least it took me probably two full seasons and off-seasons to kind of have the full grasp that I do now of what we're trying to do,” said senior quarterback Tanner DuBois. “Going from run-heavy offense to pass-heavy hasn't been easy for anybody, but guys just chose to commit, buy in, and I think it's going to work out great for us.”

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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