MOOSE LAKE-WILLOW RIVER, MINN– One of Minnesota’s most consistent football programs over the last 10 years is coming off a 6-2 regular-season record in their 2019 season campaign and a trip to the state tournament in Class AA, the Moose Lake-Willow River Rebels no doubt have some big-time talent that can play football at the next level. The two communities that combine for just over 3000 people form MLWR which is nestled off of I-35 over 100 miles north of the Twin Cities and a little over 40 miles south of Duluth, can certainly play some football and have made the state tournament in Minneapolis eight of the last nine seasons. I introduce to you from Northstar Football News, the Moose Lake-Willow River Rebels to our 2020-2021 edition of MN football hotbeds!
Mason Olson, QB, Class of 2021, 91 yard TD pass against Barnum
Olson shows he can put the peddle to the floor in this play as MLWR destroyed Barnum 78-0 last season.
Logan Orvedahl, RB/LB, Class of 2022, Sophomore Highlights
There is a lot of great features Orevedahl offers. He’s an elusive back that has a little more vision than your average running back. You have to watch the 47-50 second mark of his tape, where he shows off spectacular hands Odell Beckham Jr. would be proud of.
Blake Juhl, RB/LB, Class of 2021, Junior Highlights
Juhl is a clutch running back in traffic and has no problem breaking tackles. At 200 pounds he not only has tons of strength but can hit the gas in the open field.
Brody Motz, OLB, Class of 2021, Tackle for a Loss vs. Aitkin
Motz you can tell has a knack for knowing where the football is like he shows off in this loss of yards vs. the Aitkin Gobblers.
Watrin shows off a solid ability to grab the football in coverage situations for the Rebels.
Adam Olson, TE/LB, Class of 2021, 75-yard reception vs. Mesabi East
Who doesn’t love a tight end with wheels? Olson is not your traditional 5 yards and out the tight end or a tight end that’s just useful for blocking schemes.
Landin Kurhajetz, TE/WR/FS/K, Class of 2022, 30-yard reception vs. Barnum
Another threat in the Rebels receiving core is Kurhajetz, who similar to Olson has a good vision when the football is in his hands.
Brodie Hoffman, G/DT, Class of 2021, Tackle for Loss vs. C-I
Hoffman is a big body that lines up very strong on both sides of the for the Rebels.
Jackson Thompson, LB/RB, Class of 2023, Highlights vs. Royalton
Thompson, a freshman linebacker for the Rebels is loaded with potential. One of those in on every play type of linebackers you just want on your roster.
Garrett Peterson, DT/T, Class of 2022, Sack vs. Esko
Peterson is another big dog that plays on both sides of the line for the Rebels.
Ethan Burton, LB/TE, Class of 2022, Interception vs. Aitkin
Just a sophomore, Burton rolls with a deep line of tight ends for the Rebels of MLWR. In my opinion, he will shine at linebacker too.
Zach Youngs, RB/CB, Class of 2022, Big Run vs. Barnum
Youngs who is another sophomore gives even more depth in the backfield that the Rebels can count on.