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Published October 18, 2013, 09:40 PM

Kittson County Central Blazes Into Postseason

Undefeated and ranked second in Minnesota's 9-man, the Kittson County Central football team boasts one of the region's best backfield's.

By: Dan Corey, WDAZ

It is said that speed kills. And no one knows that better than Kittson County Central's opponents.

Fernando Blanco, senior KCC running back, "We have to use our quickness because that's all we have. We're not that big."

Nick Kasprowicz, senior KCC running back, "We're not big so we're not going to overpower many people, we can if we really try. We come up, we run hard and with our speed, hopefully we can get some momentum and knock some people over. Our speed is what has us going right now."

Standing five-nine and five-ten and weighing just over 150 pounds a piece. Bearcat senior running backs Fernando Blanco and Nick Kasprowicz are among the best one, two combos in the region.

Cory Waling, KCC head football coach, "They're very good athletes but they're team players as well. They want what is best for the team so it's not about carries, yards, or touchdowns, it's about what's best for the team.”

Blanco, "We're not really like that. We do it for the team. So, whoever can help the team, we're both happy with that."

And when the two aren’t sharing carries, quarterback Drew Olsonawski is giving defenses fits.

Kasprowicz, "I like how he sees the field and he can check out of things if he realizes if the defense isn't going to work with what we're running and he can find our receivers and he does a good job with what he does."

Three Bearcats, on the hunt for a section title.