Members of the 1984 Worthington High School football team that won 11 games and advanced to the state tournament semifinals are pictured above. In the front row (l-r) are manager Mark Jacobson, Paul Allis, Dave Schafer, Scott Barber, Trevor Lastoka, Tracy Schuster, Troy Marco, Dave Gaul, Tim Mogck and manager Eric Johnson. Second row: water girl Julie Von Holtum, manager Dave Kletscher, Wade Heille, Trent Nasers, Craig Hayenga, Keith Balster, Andy Raedeke, Brian Roos, Marc Kuiper, Keith Berger, Ed Castle and manager Tom Graves. Third row: Dennis Jetter, Wayne Nau, Dave Peterson, Scott Benson, Brian Iverson, Doug Gearman, Todd Lynch, Monte Einck, Gene Lais and Paul Witzel. Back row: Jim Berger, Dan Guimont, Jeff Linder, Rich Inman, assistant coach Don Kuiper, assistant coach Fred Heille, head coach Dennis Hale, assistant coach Dave Cummings, assistant coach Ron Vorwald, Troy King, Scott Haugen, Troy Hoefker and Skip Feenstra. Not pictured in this early-season photo were Brian Hughes, Tim Doeden, Rod Lais, Monte Bofenkamp and Eric Raverty. After posting a 7-1 regular season record, the Trojans won playoff games over Windom, Fairmont, Marshall and Lakeview, earning a trip to the state semifinals at Hutchinson on Friday evening, Nov. 16, 1984.
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