Arlington/Lake Preston football opens season Friday

The Arlington/Lake Preston football co-op takes the field for the first time Friday hosting Elkton-Lake Benton in a Dakota Valley Conference matchup. Head coach Steve Gilbertson has 34 players in camp 24 from Arlington. He says the ten players from Lake Preston make a big difference.

He says it was an adjustment to bus to Lake Preston and practice on the Divers’ field but past that, it was football as usual. Gilbertson has a good mix of size and speed.

Among the backs are Arlington track standout Luke Weber and Lake Preston’s Brock Bumann. Gilbertson says there are no easy games on the schedule

Arlington and Lake Preston made the decision to combine programs after last season, the co-op team name will be The Badgers.