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Ellsworth running back Dennis Schutz (18) makes a break for the sidelines during practice Friday at Ellsworth High School. The Panthers open the 2013 season on Aug. 23 at home against Spooner. (Republican Eagle photo by Joe Brown)

Football: Panthers ready to run

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ELLSWORTH – After a 2-6 campaign in 2012, two losses in particular still bother Ellsworth head football coach Clair Austin. 

In back-to-back weeks against New Richmond and Osceola, the Panthers fell 14-7 in both games. Sitting at 2-2 before the New Richmond game, the losses piled up for Ellsworth and the team was forced to watch the postseason from the bleachers.


“It still eats at my craw a little bit,” Austin said of the close losses. 

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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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