Posted On: 08/12/17 12:30 PM

"I think when my teammates and coaches think about me, they think about my effort," Prior Lake athlete Preston Jelen said to Northstar Football. "I believe I have been the hardest working player on the varsity team for the last three years. I am the type of player that stays after practice to do extra work and conditioning. I think my effort is part of the reason why I was voted captain this year. On the field, I am versatile. My coaches can put me at any position and trust me. I am a physical player, but I also use my speed to make plays. Last season my team went 5-5. Three of the losses came in the last 45 seconds. I  don't believe our record reflected who we were. Multiple opposing head coaches told our head coach we were the hardest hitting team they faced. We were a defensive-minded team. I think the biggest highlight of the season was the way our team came together to form a family. As a team, we learned to focus on the things that we can control: attitude, preparation, and effort."

High expectations are prevalent once again for Prior

Minnesota All Access Pass