Posted On: 05/1/18 1:30 AM

Every team can use a guy like Zach Cargill.

The Maple Lake junior knew his role last season was not going to be one that leads to a huge statistically year. He also played a position that had not been his primary spot since junior high. Cargill didn't complain, and his roll on the Maple Lake team helped the Irish rebound from a slow start to make a third straight extended run in the playoffs.

Despite the slow start, the team came together at the end.

"It was an up and down season," Cargill admitted. "Some games the offense would play well, and the defense would struggle and vice versa. Then we played well in the playoffs and were up against (Minneapolis) North, and they got a big kick return, and things went sideways from there."

When things were going well, the Irish were physical.

"We ran down people's throats, and on defense, we would stop the run to force people to throw, and we got off the field on third downs."

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