Posted On: 10/4/19 1:14 AM

Being ranked the #1 linebacker in all of Minnesota for your class while going into your sophomore year tends to add at least a bit more pressure to most high school football players, but Hopkins' RJ Chakolis is not like most high school football players. His freshman season, the 5'10 215 lb. Chakolis posted 101 tackles, with 12 TFL's, and two defensive TD's and was named All District First Team as a 14 year old. He followed that up last year with 124 tackles (87 solo), 10 TFL's, 3 sacks, and 2 FF's. The awards also grew, as he was the 2018 District Co-Player of the Year and was named to the Sports Jam All Area team. That winter, Chakolis also went 44-4 on the wrestling mat, and was ranked in the Guillotine Top 10 almost all year while qualifying for the Minnesota state tournament again. Expectations are high for the junior and his Hopkins Royal squad in 2019, so I was excited to get the opportunity to interview Chakolis for Northstar

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