Winona football back at State for fourth consecutive season

Winhawks credit linemen for dominant play

Winona Senior football is back at state for the fourth consecutive year. This postseason the Winhawks bring a lot of confidence, because they’ve done a little bit of everything this year.

80-yard runs, punt return touchdowns, pick sixes–you name it and Winona’s probably done it to crush their opponent.

Everyone on the team agrees it all starts with the linemen on both sides, like Aaron Witt, Cal Brinkman and Ethan Prodzinski, who’ve racked up the sacks on one side and then allowed their ball carriers to average over 200 yards a game on the other.

All the seniors are ready to end their final season by bringing home the program’s first state title.

“A lot of the seniors have been lifting and doing everything they possibly could for four years now, and it’d just be massive to see that kind of hard work pay off,” senior wideout Austin Mlynczak said.

“We haven’t been able to put one together since sophomore year for us, so I think after last year[‘s loss in state quarterfinals], to come back and win a state title I think would mean a lot to us,” senior running back Trevor Pomeroy said.

Winona takes on 7-seed Simley Friday night in Hastings.

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