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New Richmond football coach Jason Eckert diagrams a play for the Tiger offense during a recent practice session.

2012 Season Preview: Tragedy, depth will best the toughness of New Richmond football team


With 30 players in grades 10-12, the New Richmond football team knows every member of their squad is being counted upon to contribute in the 2012 season.

The low number of players isn't lowering the Tigers' expectations. Tiger coach Jason Eckert said he believes the team can be a contender in the Middle Border Conference.

"If we stay healthy, I still expect us to compete toward the top of our conference, to be a playoff team," Eckert said.

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Dave Newman
Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for nearly 30 years.
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