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Nordics wing-T offense clicks

November 14, 2012 - Burt Angeli
North Dickinson’s explosive offense featured a pair of 1,000-yard backs in Dominic Christian and Tim Hruska. Quarterback Ken Pekarek was the engineer of the attack that put up 46 points per game.

Nordics coach Joe Reddinger also credited a line that understood the game very well.

“One of the best I’ve had in a long time,” Joe told Leader and Johnny on the radio.

Dylan Dario, Mid-Eastern Conference offensive lineman of the year, led a group with three other all-leaguers in Cody Berg, Brady Mashak and Sean Conery.

“This group is so football smart,” Reddinger said. “Brady Mashak is the valedictorian of our offensive line. Dylan Dario, Cody Berg and Sean Conery can coach themselves in practice just about.”

Reddinger runs a Wing-T, an offense the Nordics settled on some 30 years ago.

“We only do a good job with it because the kids do a good job with it,” Reddinger said. “They believe in it. “They start running parts of it in junior high. They run the same thing from freshmen all the way through.”

North Dickinson’s first loss and end of the season came in the regional final to St. Ignace, 26-20. The Nordics have been a playoff participant for the past 22 straight years.

“It’s good players, great kids who work hard in the off-season and are fun to be around,” Reddinger said. “If it wasn’t fun, why would I stick around after 36 years of coaching?”



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