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DEFENSIVE DOMINANCE CARRIES PRIDE TO TITLE

Two Ortman TDs and a memorable goal line stand highlight Canistota/Freeman’s 12-0 win over Warner — the Pride’s third-straight 9A title in four years as a co-op

  • Canistota Senior Cole Papendick wraps up and takes down Warner senior Ty Cramer in the Class 9A championship game at the DakotaDome Thursday night, Nov. 12. Papendick and the Pride shut down the Monarchs’ offensive attack, holding them scoreless and Cramer to just 29 yards rushing — impressive considering the powerful running back tallied more than 1,200 yards rushing and 20 touchdowns during the season.
    Canistota Senior Cole Papendick wraps up and takes down Warner senior Ty Cramer in the Class 9A championship game at the DakotaDome Thursday night, Nov. 12. Papendick and the Pride shut down the Monarchs’ offensive attack, holding them scoreless and Cramer to just 29 yards rushing — impressive considering the powerful running back tallied more than 1,200 yards rushing and 20 touchdowns during the season.
JEREMY WALTNER  -  PUBLISHER More than 3½ years ago, when the coaching staff and players of the newly formed Canistota/Freeman football cooperative got together to come up with a team name, it wasn’t hard for them to settle on their pick, even if it took a little time. The team would be the Canistota/Freeman Pride. “After many months of discussion, research and thought, a consensus has been reached on a mascot that we believe embodies the feelings that we all share for our communities, our…

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