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LAKER QB JOE MOLLBERG is hit on the line by Shanley's Stefan Webber and Preston Nichols during Friday's season opener for Detroit Lakes on Mollberg Field.

Lakers to face 2nd North Dakota state champion

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The Detroit Lakes football team may feel it has entered the North Dakota state playoffs after facing two of the state's champions in the first two weeks of the season.


Round one went to North Dakota, as Shanley pulled off a last-play shocker, winning 23-21 on the game's last play Friday on Mollberg Field.

Now, round two will feature North Dakota's Class 3A champion Bismarck, which is comparable in size to Minnesota's Class 5A schools.

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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.