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Sophomore running back Sam Olson powers through Shanley defenders at the Packers' scrimmage on Friday evening. David Samson / Forum Communications Co.

Packers ready for football season

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The West Fargo Packers football team takes the field for its first regular season game at home against Bismarck this Friday night, and with a crew of 92 players, half of them sophomores, Coach Jay Gibson is happy with where his team is.


"We have a really good group of players," Gibson said. "Many have done their prep work, I can tell. They are very fit. A lot of them came to practice bigger and stronger than last year."

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