Training camp tour: Northwestern Tigers

Remaining Ad Time Ad - 00:00

MAPLE, WI – For the first installment of the Friday Night Lights Training Camp Tour, KBJR 6 heads to Wisconsin to visit the Northwestern Tigers.

They finished the 2018 season with an 11-1 record, just one win shy of the WIAA state tournament.

This year, they’re turning over 16 of their 22 starting players. Former star running back Reagan Ruffi has moved on to the University of Minnesota Duluth, putting the spotlight on senior quarterback Jake Brill.

“Well it is going to be different. It’s going to be more diversified,” said head coach Jovin Kroll.

“Our offense will probably run through our quarterback a lot more than it did last year. And we’ve got an array of backs and recievers, and I think we’ll probably put the ball in the air a little more.”

Instead of opening their season against the rival Ashland Oredockers, as they have done for many years, the Tigers open against Heart ‘O North rival Spooner.

“It’s gonna be a little different, yeah. We’re going to have to pick it up right away, instead of having a one game buffer to like see what we’ve gotta fix,” said senior lineman Isaiah Huray.

“We’ve got to hit it right away and gotta just fly around. Start with one of our toughest people, Spooner. First out of the gate game, so lets just take it one game at a time.”

Kickoff between the Tigers and the Rails is on Friday, August 23 at 7:00 p.m.

Matt Halverson

Matt Halverson

More Sports

KBJR 6 Weather Authority

Ashland
69°
Hayward
69°
Superior
69°
Hibbing
65°
International Falls
69°
Grand Marais
61°
Ironwood
67°
Siren
Solon Springs
68°
Munising
68°
Brainerd
71°
Bemidji
68°
Aitkin
66°
Silver Bay
64°
Cloquet
66°
Cook
68°
Ely
64°
Grand Rapids
67°
Mora
68°
Moose Lake
68°
Orr
66°
Two Harbors
Hinckley
70°
Connect with KBJR 6
Top Sports Stories
Scroll to top
Skip to content