Cancer Survivor Grateful To Play Football For Bethel

By Mike Max, WCCO-TV

ST. PAUL (WCCO) –On Saturday, Bethel University meets the University of St. Thomas in the Division III football quarterfinals.

Logan Flannery hopes it won’t be his last game as a Bethel running back, but he’s thankful he can play football at all.

Flannery was going into his senior year at Lakeville high school when he got the diagnosis.

“We figured out that the treatments and the chemotherapy was only going to go for about four months. And so, I was able to squeeze it in through summer,” Flannery said. “Kinda got to be able to finish up that and go right into football. I had a great senior year.”

He not only beat it, he kept playing, a starter since his freshman year.

His team will play in the elements Saturday, a signature of a successful program and a successful career.

The game Saturday starts at noon at St. Thomas. It will be broadcast on NewsRadio 830 WCCO.

WCCO-TV’s Mike Max Reports

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  • Lund

    Thank you for carrying the St. Thomas Bethel Game. Most of us aren’t very interesting in W. Va. or Auburn, but a local game is different. Also thanks for sending the A-Team especially Dave Lee who knew every player and their High School. Really good going!

    • R Peterson

      MN can be proud of the MIAC and its consistently high level of athletic competition – without $$ driving the whole show. The Bethel and St. Thomas programs in football are great national level reminders of role of athletics as builders of school pride, human accomplishment and discipline, coaches devoted to player growth and maturity, and extraordinary team fellowship. Thanks for affirming these programs by carrying this unusual quarterfinal contest between local contenders.

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