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Preparations Underway for Badlands Bowl

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The best 34 football players in the state are hitting the gridiron this week out in Dickinson.

Their goal at the end of the week, beating the best of the best of Montana, in the 21st annual Badlands Bowl.

It has been four years since the North Dakota All-Stars have beaten Montana.

The team is working harder than ever this year, knowing it has been years since they have held bragging rights.

The All-stars started practiced on Sunday, and have been out on the field three times a day.

The motivation for the players to work their hardest has been knowing they are one of many that were chosen to represent their state.

I've gotten to know a lot of linemen and they're all good guys, good teammates I, this is one of the best teams I've ever been a part of.

It's great playing with these guys you know you're always across the ball from them in games and now you get to be on the same side as them.

Hunter Braaten, WNG:It's awesome to be here with all these guys because we're all college level players, most of us are going to college to play some ball and we've all molded pretty well even with some of us 9 man guys that aren't used to playing 11 man, we're molding pretty well with everybody else.

Game time on Saturday is at 7 p.m. Central time at the Henry Biesiot activities center in Dickinson.

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