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Mahnomen sophomore QB Tom Pavek (11) hands the ball to the ref during his touchdown run in the Section 8-1A championship game inside the Fargodome. Brian Basham/DL NEWSPAPERS

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After clinching their fourth-consecutive Section 8-1A championship last week, there was a serene and calm celebration amongst the No. 1 ranked Mahnomen Indian football team.


“It was a feeling of business as usual by the players,” said Mahnomen head coach John Clark Jr. “But they don’t realize, yet, what they have accomplished. It’s never a given you make it this far.

“We are pretty spoiled here in Mahnomen.”

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Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN.