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Warriors look for opportunity against winless Pioneers

October 18, 2012
By David Swartz - Managing Editor , Estherville Daily News

ARMSTRONG - The last game of the year for a couple struggling programs may not seem important, but ending the season on a victory is the way any senior wants to end his career.

For North Union and Okoboji both have had long seasons. In returning to 11-man play and jumping up to Class 1A, the Warriors haven't won since a season-opening victory over Estherville Lincoln Central.

Okoboji didn't field a varsity team in 2011 and are winless this season.

"It should be an interesting game," said North Union co-coach Tommy Elliott. "We're fighting for our second win and they're looking for their first."

Elliott said Okoboji appears to have good size and decent speed.

"They play hard and their kids don't give up," Elliott said.

He said the Pioneers usually run out of an 'I' formation, but do occasionally spread things out.

For the Warriors, Elliott said the offense is starting to come around.

"We started the season one way and with the personnel we had decided to change after a couple games," Elliott said. "They kids are getting a grasp of what they can do and they're getting it. Hopefully against Okoboji we can move the ball."



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