Posted On: 10/14/19 9:55 PM

Rogers high school has quietly had one of the most consistent high school football programs in Minnesota, ever since they opened in 2003. Their identity has often relied on a power running game, and a dominant defense. The Royals unfortunately had a disappointing 2018 season where they finished with a 1-8 record. This year has been a completely different story. They have gotten back to their dominant ways, starting out their 2019 campaign with a 6-1 record while finding their running game again. The Royals have been averaging nearly 250 yards on the ground per game this year.


Most of their running game success has came from their offensive line play. Which is headlined by junior, o-lineman Charlie Folkens. Folkens stands at 6'3" 260 pounds. He has been dominating opposing defensive lineman since he started last season as a sophomore for Rogers. The talented junior has the versatility to play anywhere on the offensive line. He has started a game at nearly all three o-line positions in his young high school career, he has even found some playing time as an interior defensive lineman. I was fortunate enough to catch up with Folkens, where he was able to share

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