The Minnesota Lumberjacks held tryouts at Shanley high school tonightFargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- 5 years ago, they gave it a try and it folded after one season.
By: WDAY, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- 5 years ago, they gave it a try and it folded after one season.
But, a new group is in to try and make semi-pro football work in Fargo-Moorhead.
The Minnesota Lumberjacks held tryouts at Shanley high school tonight,
that's where they plan to play there 3 home games this fall.
JJ Kern the coach and owner of the team, has operated a spring season team out of Brainerd the last 5 years.
The season begins next month, and the team will play an 8-game regular season, with all games on Saturdays.
Kern knows the history, but he's here to make it work.
James Kern- Lumberjacks Owner & Coach: "If I was a brand new team and I was a brand new guy I don't know if I would take on the challenge. But I've owned a team for five years, part of team. So we are just excited to put that in the past and play some football."
Brock Drayton- West Fargo: "I've been missing it, kinda dreaming about it, just kind of missing football, missing contact. It's a chance to play football after college and it's a good opportunity to meet some new guys and have fun again."
They have 25 players on the roster, and they're hoping these tryouts will add some more talented players.