Hunters Preparing for Comeback Homecoming Game

By KBJR News 1

September 22, 2011 Updated Sep 22, 2011 at 2:10 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- After a year away from their traditional maroon and gold and the Duluth Denfeld name, the Hunters are preparing for a comeback of sorts at this Friday's homecoming football game.

The Hunters, who spent last season playing as Duluth Central, will host the Moose Lake-Willow River Rebels Friday night at Public Schools Stadium.

It will be the first homecoming football game since 2009 for Duluth Denfeld, and both players and coaches are excited to get out and play.

"They're a solid football team," Hunters senior quarterback Nick Lavigne said. "We're going to have to go out there and give them everything we've got if we want to compete with them, that's for sure."

"They're a strong program," Hunters head coach Chris Vold said. "Annually, they are in the playoffs. I imagine they're going to their best to come up here, take care of business, and knock us off. We hope we improve, take care of some of the silly mistakes we've been making, and play football the way we can play football."

That game can be seen live in the Northland on the My 9 Sports Network. Kickoff is set for 4:30 p.m. at Public Schools Stadium.

Posted by Zach Schneider