Posted On: 04/3/18 2:00 PM

Despite a knee injury that wiped out half of his season, Lakeville North's Jack Hansen still returned in time to not only get back into the starting lineup but also to help the team by showing position flexibility both before and after his injury. Going into his senior year – healthy – will allow him to expand even further his position flexibility to not only help the Panthers but also help a college to be named later.

After a 5-3 regular season, the Panthers advanced to the section finals.

"The season went pretty well," Hansen said. "It was a disappointing end. We are always trying to make it passed the same point."

The team excelled by running the ball and playing great defense.

"As a team, our offense struggled a bit, but when we got together, it worked pretty well. Our defense was consistently good throughout the year. We had some great players on that side of the ball. On offense running the football was our forte."

Hansen had an uneven season.

"It could have gone better. I had a knee injury and was out for four games. I had a tough time coming back. The first two games –

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