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Published October 27, 2013, 08:41 PM

Nortland football in Thief River Falls is having an excellent season

Thief River Falls, MN (WDAY TV) - You might not know about Northland Pioneer football yet, but the squad up in Thief River Falls is trying to change that.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Thief River Falls, MN (WDAY TV) - You might not know about Northland Pioneer football yet, but the squad up in Thief River Falls is trying to change that.

The Pioneers are in the midst of an excellent season.

After starting off 1-2, the team has rattled off six straight wins, including a 4-0 mark in conference play.

They scored a playoff win over Mesabi Range on Friday, and now they're hoping to go even deeper in the MCAC playoffs and capture a championship.

Merle Johnson/Northland Head Coach: “What we're trying to do is build off the success that we've had the last 6 games. We're giving opportunities to guys who haven't had a lot of opportunities because we lost a lot of guys that were hurt. We've asked guys to step up and they've done that”

Darian Nelson/Northland Sophomore Runningback: “Our goal is to win the championship. We have to take game by game. But, at the end of the day we want to be the best.”

The Pioneers will play Central Lakes out of Brainerd in the next round.

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