If the Westhope-Newburg-Glenburn Sioux football team were a boxer, they'd have a pretty good chin. They just keep taking punches week in and week out and keep on coming out on top. Westhope-Newburg-Glenburg is the heavy underdog coming into its game against undefeated number 1 Cavalier tomorrow in the 9 man state championship and it's the perfect position for these guys.
"It really motivates us. We want to try and prove everyone wrong. We may be three small schools but we got enough talent, work hard, and give everything we have. It really motivates us," running back Hawkin Smette says.
This is the second straight trip to the Fargodome for the Sioux. They lost to Hazen last year in the Class A state final. Coach Nesvold is using that factor and the approach that it's just another business trip to show that his team is ready.
"We want to stay on a schedule, stay on a plan. We know what we expect when we get there. Last year, we were maybe a little bright-eyed. We got to see the inside of the dome for the first time. Play on turf for the first time. We've done that, been there now," Nesvold says.
"They're a pretty strong defensive team all the way through. You just have to play them like any other team. Just got to go hard at them and just keep it going.," quarterback Hunter Braaten says.
WNG and Cavalier kick off at 9:00 am Friday morning. It's the first of four state championship games at the Fargodome.