Former long-time Brainerd Warriors assistant coach Mark Embretson had many sayings in his career.
One was "Never give up, never give in."
This year's edition of the Brainerd Warriors is the epitome of Embretson's slogan.
For the second time in four weeks, the Brainerd Warriors will face an opponent that played in a 2011 state championship game.
Friday's foe, the Bemidji Lumberjacks, lost to the Rocori Spartans 17-10 in the Class 4A championship game at the Metrodome.
The Brainerd Warriors and Bemidji Lumberjacks won't only be tackling each other Friday night.
They will also be tackling cancer in one of 132 contests statewide that have been designated as "Tackle Cancer" games this fall.