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"We were a young team last year and we expect our experience to be our advantage," said Reinhardt, who guided R-P to six section finals in the 1990's.

"We will have good team speed and more depth than we are used to. We expect a contribution from our sophomores."

2002 TROJANS

Head coach: Jim Reinhardt, 18th year (127-55 career record/94-44 at R-P).

Assistant coaches: Glen Bernard, Duane Koenen, Mitch Thompson, Rod Anderson, Gary Wade.

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Last year's record (conference/overall): 5-2 in SEC/6-4.

Returning key players

Seniors: Darrin Dessner (5-11, 175) RB/LB, Wade Thompson (5-10, 175) RB/S, Jacob Merchlewitz (5-11, 170) QB/LB, Jason Hall (5-11, 170) WR/DB, Mark Chambers (5-7, 155) RB/LB, Dustin Rislov (5-9, 170) G/LB, Ryan Agrimson (6-0, 185) G/LB, Dan Moe (6-4, 255) T/DT, Caleb Wilkemeyer (5-11, 230) T/DT, Eric Howe (6-0, 195) T/DE, Joey Rye (6-0, 170) T/DT, Cody Bellock (5-10, 200) G/DT, Hank Becker (5-9, 150) WR/CB, Travis Jonsgaard (6-0, 155) TE/DE.

Juniors: Reid Anderson (5-9, 160) RB/DB, James Colbenson (5-8, 145) RB/LB, Tyler Crouch (6-1, 265) T/DT, Fred O'Hara (6-4, 255) T/DT, Michael Johnson (6-3, 210) TE/DL.

SOUTHLAND

Head coach Dick Strand will guide Southland for his 29th and final season, and his last Rebels team should be solid. Southland rebounded last year after an 0-2 start and won six straight. Their season ended in the Section 1AA semis with a 29-8 loss to Dover-Eyota.

Strand's defense will be more experienced than his offense, with six returning starters. He needs to replace his entire offensive line.

Senior Adam Naegle is back for his third season at QB, after passing for over 900 yards in each of his first two seasons. His top targets are also back, senior ends Dan Bakker and Tim Schneider. Senior Steve Snyder had nearly 700 yards and four TDs returning punts and kickoffs.

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2002 REBELS

Head coach: Dick Strand, 29th year (166-97 career record).

Assistant coaches: Bill Feuchtenberger, Jim Guthmiller, Eric Feuchtenberger.

Last year's record (conference/overall): 5-2 in SEC/6-4.

Returning key players

Seniors: Dan Bakker (6-2, 195) DE/LB, Tim Schneider (6-5, 230) DT/DE, Adam Naegle (6-0, 175) QB/CB, Steve Snyder (5-10, 165) RB/S, Pete Churchill (5-8, 165) HB/LB, Jared Kulow (6-2, 260) OT/DT, Chad Emanuel (6-1, 150) CB.

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