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Cory Gartner received the Gary Rehn Award (Most Valuable Player) and Kip Gauldin Leadership Award in helping the Park Rapids football team advance to the Section 8AAA championship game and finish with a 5-6 record.

Panthers fulfill goal with trip to Dome

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Having the most balanced offensive attack in school history gave the Park Rapids football team a chance to advance to the state playoffs for the first time in almost three decades.


The Panthers set a school record by passing for 1,551 yards and added 2,505 yards rushing in going 5-6 and advancing to the Section 8AAA championship game at the Fargodome. That marked the first appearance in a section title game for the Panthers since 1985.

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