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Detroit lakes defensive coordinator Rob Nielsen (left) and assistant coach Nick Courneya go over some strategy with the team during a home game this season. (Taylor Blank/DL Newspapers)

Size and speed of Minnetonka too much for Laker football team

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Minnetonka boasts of size -- a lot of it, as Detroit Lakes found out.

The Skippers play in a big stadium, with big numbers behind a pair of big lines.

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Even their football program is big.

Unfortunately, the Lakers (2-4) couldn't contain that size and speed the Class 5A Minnetonka -- with a school enrollment of 1,744 students -- employed, resulting in a 42-12 loss Friday.

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