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From left, Fargo Catholic Schools Superintendent Kyle Edgerton, Shanley football coach Steve Laqua and Shanley Principal Sean Safranski talk about sophomore Nick Bailey at a news conference Tuesday at the school. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

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Nick Bailey's football coaches saw big potential in the 16-year-old lineman.

Bailey spent the summer in the weight room, and his coaches were excited about his progress and potential as a varsity player at Shanley High School, head coach Steve Laqua said, describing Bailey as a "great competitor."


"He really conducted himself with a quiet confidence about him and a tremendous inner drive to reach his potential and to be the best that he could be," Laqua said.

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