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Published November 11, 2009, 10:28 AM

Deacons overcome adversity and make it to the Dakota Bowl

Fargo, ND (WDAY Sports) - Shanley and Devils Lake meet Saturday in the North Dakota class AA championship.

By: Steve Hallstrom, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY Sports) - Shanley and Devils Lake meet Saturday in the North Dakota class AA championship. The Firebirds are used to this, they won it all last year, but Shanley is in brand new territory.

The Deacons in their first year of AA football celebrated a new stadium and mourned the loss of a teammate. Somehow it all took them to the Dakota Bowl. The coach says it's tough to even try to describe this season.

“It really seems like the stars have aligned, we've battled adversity, and we have a bunch of guys that work hard together. We happened to get the new field this year, we happened to have the reclassification this year and all the things lined up for this to happen and these guys capitalized on the opportunity.”

It's a 1:00 kickoff Saturday at the Fargodome.

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