Cloquet FB Prepares for State

Posted at: 11/08/2013 3:18 AM
By: Eyewitness Sports

Cloquet, Minn. - The Cloquet football will make their fifth apperance in the state football tournament on Friday, but their first since 1987.

The Lumberjacks (9-1) won the Section 7AAAA Championship with a win at Hermantown. They'll face the Delano Tigers (9-1) on Friday at 8:00 p.m. in the State AAAA Quarterfinals at St. Cloud State University. The Tigers are making their tenth appearance in the state tournament. Neither the Lumberjacks or the Tigers have ever won a State title.

"Delano is a really big team, big strong physical kids and we are going to have to use our quickness to hit the edges and hit the seams and hopefully, break a couple of plays before they can get a hold of us," says Head Coach Tom Lenarz.

"We are just going to keep playing like we've been playing and we should do good. Hold on to the ball, keep clicking, keep scoring, (get) first downs and make stops on defense," says senior running back Austin Gotchnik.

To see the State AAAA bracket, click here.