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Red Wing senior offensive tackle/defensive end Nick Connelly hits the sled during lineman drills on Aug. 13 at Red Wing High School. Connelly, a University of Minnesota offensive line commit, looks to help the Wingers rebound after going 0-9 in 2013. Red Wing opens the season Friday at Northfield. (Republican Eagle photo by Joe Brown)

Football: New beginnings abound for Wingers

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With a new head coach and a new slew of conference opponents, Red Wing is hoping to revitalize its football program. Losers of their last 17 games, the Wingers are hungry to win again.


“When you look at it, all those schools (in the now-defunct Missota Conference) were a bigger size than us,” said Red Wing senior lineman Nick Connelly. “This year, people don’t know what to expect. I’m all right with being the underdog. I’m all right with surprising some people.”

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Joe Brown
Joe Brown is the sports editor for the Red Wing Republican Eagle. Previously, he worked at the Marshall Independent and the St. Cloud Times. For updates on local sports, follow Joe on Twitter at @RE_JBrown.
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