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Spuds football looks to rebound in season finale

posted Oct 13, 2019, 2:16 PM by Andrew Tichy
By: Kasyn Storbakken
Sports Reporter

The Moorhead Varsity football team is on a good pace for a playoff spot. Junior starting wide receiver, Brady Walthall said they need to work on the defense but he believes they have a chance of winning their first section game. 

“We have a record of 4-2 on the season, we lost our best defensive player, Seth Anderson, but I believe we can continue to improve on our defensive game,” said Walthall. “Our offense has been a key factor to us winning these football games.” Walthall says this season has been far better than last season, and he is happy with the way he has been playing on the field. While Brady and the rest of the Moorhead Spuds are off to a good season, the last few games are very critical. 

“Bemidji is our toughest opponent that we play before the end of regular season, the Lumberjacks are undefeated and have a very talented offense, and they're ranked third in the state, it will be a very tough game” said Walthall.

Brady seems very pleased so far, he knows his football team can do big things. “We just need to come to work everyday on and off the field, we will work on the things we need to, we will continue scoring points offensively and works at the little things on defense,” Walthall said. 

Brady has high hopes for beating Bemidji and winning the first section game, it will all come down to who wants it more in the end. 

Max Soeth, starting varsity center for the Moorhead Spuds, agreed with Brady but he thinks there is a certain area the team could improve on. 

“Our team’s offense has come up big in most of the games and I feel like our defense just needs to rely on each other more,” said Soeth. “If our defense can improve and all of our teammates can start to rely on each other throughout the whole season I believe we will be a successful football team.”

Still, the biggest test of the year is awaiting the Spuds. 

“I hope we win this last regular season game against the undefeated Lumberjacks, it would be a huge impact on the organization and for the school,” said Soeth.  

A key defensive player for the football team is out right now with a serious leg injury and Soeth says it does not look like he will be back for the final games of his senior season. If the Spuds come out strong, the defense is ready, and all of the team relies on each other it should be a great run for the Moorhead Spuds.