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ALL-AREA FOOTBALL TEAM: Warriors awarded five, Pierz four


The Pierz Pioneers advanced to their ninth state tournament appearance and landed four players on this year’s Brainerd Dispatch All-Area Football Team.

The Brainerd Warriors collected the most all-area players, including Player of the Year Jake Kassulker.

Three Pequot Lakes Patriots were awarded spots to round out the top teams.

Players for the all-area team are nominated by their coach and then selected by the Brainerd Dispatch sports department.

All-Area Team

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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