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Tigers Plan to Utilize Size, Strength and Speed

Chelsie Brown
Updated: August 06, 2019 11:02 PM

After going undefeated in the Heart O' North Conference and finishing the season 11-1, just shy of reaching the state semifinals, you can bet a lot of eyes are going to be on Northwestern and the team they put together this season.

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The Tigers graduated about 13 seniors from last year's stellar squad, but their current roster remains senior heavy with about 15 listed. Senior quarterback Jake Brill returns to lead the command, but the biggest difference from last season is the lack of experience.

Right now, their focus is about getting around 16 off 22 starters up to speed for what it takes to play at the varsity level.

"We don't have the experience, but we are an older team," said Northwestern head coach Jovin Kroll. "We have great size, great strength and some really good speed."

"Everybody's got to do their part. It's a team game," said Northwestern senior quarterback Jake Brill. "Nobody has to be the hero if everybody does their job and if you do that, we win games."

"We've got the same expectations. We want to go just as far - we want to get further this year, explained senior offensive linebacker and tight end Jagar Stillson. "We've been hitting the weight room all summer and we're expecting big things."

The Tigers won't begin the season with the Battle of Highway 2 between Northwestern and Ashland, a rivalry game that had been going on for decades. Instead, Northwestern will have a tough conference game against Spooner week one. That game is set for Friday, August 23.

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