Home Team: Dassel-Cokato Student-Athletes Give Back With Community ServiceHigh school sports in Minnesota return this month, and the way that athletes spend their downtime can make all the difference.
Prep Blog: Week 2, Previewing 'The Big 4'It's Week 2 in high school football across Minnesota, and it's the first week where a majority of the games are under the lights Friday night.
Prep Blog: Section Semifinals, Previewing ‘The Big 4’Friday and Saturday marks the semifinal round for sections in all seven classes around Minnesota. It means teams are one win away from playing for a trip to the state playoffs. It’s what every player who puts on pads in August dreams about.
3 Weeks After Severe Brain Injury, Prep Football Player Still RecoveringA Dassel-Cokato teenager is in stable condition at the hospital but having some complications as he recovers from suffering a brain injury on the field that almost killed him. “It was three weeks ago tomorrow that Luke was injured -- we’ve had a lot of highs and a lot of lows,” mother Sara Nelson said.
Dassel-Cokato Football Player Home After Brain InjurySurgeons had to remove part of Luke Nelson's skull earlier this month to ease swelling on his brain. The 16-year-old linebacker for Dassel-Cokato was hurt during a tackle, but stayed in the game until he collapsed.
Dassel-Cokato Athlete Suffers Head Injury In Game, Has Part Of Skull RemovedA Dassel-Cokato high school linebacker who collapsed on the field unconscious during a game is responding to doctors and family members following surgery for a serious head injury. According to Perry Thenison, Dassel-Cokato K-12 school’s activities director, Luke Nelson was hurt Saturday night during a football game. Thenison says Nelson, 16, is resting after undergoing surgery Saturday night, and is active and alert.
Prep Blog: Week 1, Previewing ‘The Big 4’This week, everybody is in action and most teams will be playing their first games of the season. For a lot of players, it’s the first chance to run out on the field as a varsity football player under the Friday night lights. It’s a thrill for any high school football player.
24 Years, 12 Football-Playing Brothers At Dassel-CokatoFootball coaches at Dassel-Cokato High School will either be really happy, or really sad when this season is over.
Prep Blog: Week 1, Previewing 'The Big 4'It’s Week 1 in the Minnesota high school football season. For the state’s powerhouses, it’s hopefully just the start of another successful run to the state tournament and maybe even the Metrodome.