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Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The growing pains are done at Fargo Davies, after four years of working the kinks out, the Eagles are ready to take off to the top of the EDC standings, bolstered by the memories of a home playoff loss last year.

The Eagles bring back 14 starters from that team and get an early shot at revenge, facing Century to start the year in a game we'll televise.

Expectations continue to rise, especially with an offense that returns one of the best quarterback-wide receiver duos in the state in quarterback Aiden Hartness and his brother Tristan Hartness at wide receiver.

Tristan Hartness/Eagles Sr. Wide Receiver: “My brother has a good arm. We have some guys that can catch the ball. I think we'll be throwing a little bit more than we did last year. We'll still balance it out with that running game. We'll definitely throw a little bit more than last year.”

Aiden Hartness/Eagles Sr. Quarterback: “Our offense is definitely going to be looking good this year. It will be like a shootout with most teams, especially against South.”

Jason Thielges/Eagles Head Coach: “I think the sky is the limit. I think we have a lot of talent offensively. We're going to throw the ball around, but we're going to need to be able to run the ball effectively as well. But, we're definitely going to utilize those two guys’ talent, that’s for sure.”

The Eagles were a balanced bunch last year, ranking among the conference leaders in the major defensive categories as well, something they feel they can accomplish again this season.

Cody Frey/Eagles Sr. Linebacker: “Pretty aggressive defense. We get right after the ball in our gap sound defense. We just do our jobs and be aggressive at the same time.”

Jody Norstedt

Jody Norstedt is WDAY/WDAZ's weekend sports anchor and reporter. The Montevideo, MN native joined the WDAY/WDAZ team as WDAZ's weekend sports anchor in Grand Forks in June of 2008. As time went on, he transitioned to Fargo and is now the sports anchor for our weekend WDAY/WDAZ newscasts.  Jody has helped the WDAY sports staff earn numerous awards, including the 2015 MBJA Sevareid Award for Sportscast/Program for the team's submission of "First Down Friday". Jody said the highlight of his career, although it's so tough to pick only one, was covering the 2011 LPGA U.S. Open in Colorado Springs, CO when Oxbow's Amy Anderson held the lead as an 18-year old. He is also a proud graduate of St. Cloud State University and an avid college hockey fan, despite never playing the game himself. Go Huskies! Jody can relate to the heartache and the hope of Minnesota sports fans, he has been cheering for the Twins, Wild, Vikings, and Timberwolves his entire life. The thing he likes most about his job is the passion that this area has for sports and the opportunities to cover so many teams, athletes and outdoor activities across North Dakota and Minnesota. In 2012, he married his wife Amy (Unrau) who joined the WDAY/WDAZ team as a weekend news anchor/reporter. Together, the two have enjoyed volunteering in the community and providing viewers with the best local news and sports coverage in the Red River Valley.   Jody enjoys going for runs, being active in his church community, spending time with family & friends, travelling and the ups and downs of being a homeowner. If you have a sports story idea or a homeowner tip, send it his way.  You can "like" Jody's page on Facebook or follow him on twitter:@J_Norstedt

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