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'Jacks build on experience


August 23, 2019

Caleb Swanson

The Cloquet football team comes together with their helmets raised after every practice, scrimmage, and game as a collective to celebrate their accomplishments.

Two years ago the Lumberjacks finished second in the Minnesota State Class AAAA football tournament. Last season, Cloquet entered the 7AAAA tournament as the favorite, but suffered a key injury and eventually lost the section title to the Hermantown Hawks.

If the 'Jacks are going to get back to the section title game this season they will need to rely on some key players.

Markus Pokornowski was a huge cog in the Lumberjack offense and defense last season, but was injured late in the season and was not on the field in the loss to Hermantown. Pokornowski returns at fullback and linebacker an...

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