MINNEAPOLIS - Thunderbird pride has never been higher as the first year co-op of Mahnomen-Waubun demolished Springfield at U.S. Bank stadium on Saturday. w
While the players meshed as one early on this season, its the rival communities who continue to take steps towards a united Thunderbird cry.
"It was hard right away to put away all the maroon and gold," former Mahnomen football player Kyle Larson said. "It was a difficult thing to do, but I think everything the way it worked out, I remember when we played we came down to the Metrodome and played and those are just memories that last a lifetime and now these kids get to do the same thing."
"Yes there is still gonna be those people that aren't ever gonna be able to take off their maroon and gold or blue and white but putting on our colors now we should be very proud of what the kids have accomplished," Former Mahnomen cheerleader Tina Starkey explained.
For those kids this process has been near seamless.
" The kids made it easy some of the alumni and some of the administration and those logistics were a little difficult but our senior class is tremendous, they made it easy," Thunderbirds head coach John Clark Jr. said. "The coaching part was the easiest part."