Cloquet left little doubt the 'Jacks are still a step or two ahead of the Blue Jackets after a 40-0 thrashing at Rol Bromberg Field.
The Lumberjacks hammered Forest Lake and Tartan by a combined 15-0 margin, while the Eskomos pounded North Branch and Mesabi East by a combined score of 11-0. In other words, something had to give in a game played with wet field conditions.
The Lumberjacks nearly ran the table during the regular season as they finished with a 15-1 regular-season record and eventually fell to North Branch 2-1 in the section championship game.
Last year, a number of local squads had great runs into the playoffs. This year, it appears as if the stage is set for another great season of high school football.
Loaded with talent, the 'Jacks knew from the start last season they would be good. Despite graduating a boatload of seniors from last year's squad, the Lumberjacks return another strong senior class and may surprise football fans this season.
Carlton County Fair organizers dipped into their bag of tricks and found something that was a hit among fair goers: mutton busting. What is it? It's a short race where young kids ride a sheep in a chute to see who can ride the longest or who can ride all the way to the finish line. Think of it as a rodeo for tots.
The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls tennis team started practice Monday, Aug. 13, but will have only one week before they begin a busy schedule that includes three matches in one day.
Ironically, despite being 55 years old, Brad has the least on-track driving experience and it has shown at times this year. In the first race of the season, as Brad tried to learn what his car could do, he was lapped by every other car in the field, prompting a "Driving Miss Daisy" comparison.
Most running races happen on streets, but this is in such a beautiful setting that I think it adds to the uniqueness of the race." The event is used a fundraiser for Cloquet Rotary, with money distributed to help make lives better for the less fortunate. "Our Cloquet Rotary Club has donated over $500,000 dollars in the past 12 years," Nordvall said. "Things like the child literacy program, all-night grad parties, a program to make sure kids have warm clothing in the winter are just some of the many things Rotary has donated to." <
Whew! Can we come up for air yet?