Grand Forks Red River seemed to be reeling a few weeks ago. The Roughriders had given up more than 40 points in back-to-back football games, dropping their overall season record to 2-3. Even then, Red River coach Vyrn Muir didn’t believe that an East Region regular-season title was out of reach.
Playing the underdog is a role Jeremy Morgenroth prefers — especially when it comes to his undefeated Win-E-Mac football team. “We’ve viewed ourselves as the underdog,” the Win-E-Mac High School football coach said. “It’s easier to be the hunter. It’s harder to be the hunted, the guys with the targets on their backs.
Eric Sanders faced some unknowns when he took over as the Grand Forks Central girls golf coach. It was unclear if the first-year Knights coach would have enough bodies to field a full six-player lineup.
The only rotation regulars back from last season in the Grand Forks Central lineup are Jess Longtin and Haley Norton. That makes the Knights the most experienced of the two Grand Forks high school volleyball teams.
Officially, Austin Contreras is listed as a receiver. The better description probably is simply playmaker. Contreras had only two catches for 20 yards Friday. But the receiver also rushed for four touchdowns and 129 yards as Grafton beat Stanley-Powers Lake 44-12 to score its first win of the high school football season.
Balance isn’t a term often tossed around to describe Thief River Falls football. For years, the Prowlers’ offense has featured a heavy dose of rushing, with a few — usually very few — passes sprinkled into the mix.
That may be changing.
The transition from junior high to varsity track hasn’t been difficult for Bradley Davidson. The Devils Lake freshman has emerged as one of the top North Dakota Class A sprinters. He’s also been a big surprise to his coaches.
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