Moose Lake-Willow River Prepares for Class AA Quarterfinals

Updated: November 08, 2018 10:43 PM

For the fourteenth time the Moose Lake-Willow River football squad is headed to the state tournament. The Rebels travel to Brainerd Friday for the Class AA quarterfinals against Barnsville. The 8-2 Rebels have won their last five games and are searching for their first Class AA title. They have been in twelve of the last thirteen state tournaments.

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"We just got to play together and play fast and physical and just have fun out there, having fun is the biggest thing." Said senior offensive/defensive lineman Aidan Szczyrbak. 

One of their keys to success is their family mentality cultivated by Head Coach Dave Louzek, currently in his 20th season as the Moose Lake-Willow River head coach. 

"If we get the kids to buy into having fun and becoming a family accepting their role on the team then you start getting some of those performance goals like section championships and competing in state title type games." Said Louzek. 

Bo Moffett, a senior running back with a genetic disorder known as William's syndrome, shared his love for the Rebel family. Moffett scored his first touchdown in the Section 7AA championship match against Royalton. 

"This is an amazing right, amazing right to play football here." Said Moffett.

For the Class AA brackets click here. 

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