The NFL season is nearing the end, but for a few die-hard fanatics, the football season will be getting under way soon.
The semi-pro football season that is.
And, in the Brainerd lakes area, that distinction belongs to the Brainerd Lumberjacks.
Caleb Janson's stat sheet looks like it came from a video game.
The Pierz Pioneers' senior is averaging 17.9 points and 15.6 rebounds a game. He's recorded 12 double-doubles, with two being of the 20-20 variety.
It was Jan. 17 and the Crosby-Ironton Rangers had fallen to 5-7 after a Mid-State Conference loss to Detroit Lakes.
Since then, Chelsey Bonsante has been on a tear and the Rangers have won three straight to even their record at 8-7.
The twine was kind to Riley Kline on Tuesday.
With the Brainerd Warriors trailing the Sartell Sabres 67-66 and the clock reading 10 seconds, Brainerd's senior point guard penetrated the lane in hopes of dishing off to an open teammate.