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Quote Me, Howie: Hunters football coach Erik Lofald on his team's undefeated start

Legendary-eligible Denfeld football coach Erik Lofald on his team's impressive 46-6 win at nonconference Pine City on Friday night, to improve to 3-0:


"Nice win on the road! We were able to get a lot of players involved, played disciplined football and represented our community well playing with class and respect. 3-0 starts have been few and far between…first time since 2006 apparently and I can’t help but think back to ‘97 when I was fortunate enough to play on a team that started 3-0!

The kids continue to play extremely hard and their confidence is growing. Really looking forward to playing our rivals across town (vs. Duluth East on Friday night). The old cliche 'throw the records out the window' will be our message leading up to Friday. They’ll have revenge on their mind after last year’s game, which makes them dangerous. But we want another victory this year just as bad…should be a fun night!"

Erik Lofald, in a home game earlier this season. Howie /

Prep Football Scoreboard (Friday)

Esko 66, Mora 8

Duluth Denfeld 46, Pine City 6

North Branch 28, Hermantown 21

Cloquet 17, Duluth East 16

Proctor 32, Hibbing 12

Ely 8, South Ridge 0

Mille Lacs 20, Chisholm 0

Aitkin 22, Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin 7

Pequot Lakes 20, Two Harbors 13

Mesabi East 20, International Falls 14

Mountain Iron-Buhl 76, North Woods 0

Barnum 32, Deer River 18

Moose Lake/Willow River 16, Crosby-Ironton 12

Cameron 32, Northwestern 14

Cherry 62, Bigfork 8

New Richmond 48, Superior 8Grand Rapids 27, Rock Ridge 6

Hunters star wide receiver KJ Pulliam. Howie /