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Football Player of the Year: Pierz's Lanners lands top billing


Football coaches in the Central Minnesota Conference had much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

For three years they had been plagued by the unanswerable question: “How do you stop Josh Lanners?”

That wasn’t the only problem the Pierz Pioneers’ senior poised for opposing teams.

For as good as Lanners was as a running back — and his statistics speak for themselves — Lanners was equally as effective at disrupting opponents’ offenses.

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Jermey Millsop
My career at the Brainerd Dispatch began May 11, 1999 after graduating from North Dakota State University. My areas of emphasis includes local high school sports, Central Lakes College, the lakes area golf mecca and once a year I dabble in the NHRA when the Lucas Oil Nationals come to Brainerd International Raceway.
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