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High school athlete of the week - Morgan Wardner

Morgan Wardner, a senior quarterback for the Dickinson High football team, led the Midgets to their first win of the season. Wardner had two passing touchdowns, a pair of rushing touchdowns and a 29-yard interception return score during Dickinson...

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Morgan Wardner, a senior quarterback for the Dickinson High football team, led the Midgets to their first win of the season. Wardner had two passing touchdowns, a pair of rushing touchdowns and a 29-yard interception return score during Dickinson's 34-28 victory over Williston on Friday, Oct. 5 from the Biesiot Activities Center.

DP: What was the key to victory against Williston?

MW: "The key to victory was playing as a team and focusing and never giving up. The whole game, we kept grinding till the end of the game."

DP: What are the goals for the rest of the year?

MW: "The goal for the rest of the year is to get those two games and get a victory in them. Play our hardest and hopefully make the playoffs."

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DP: What other sports or clubs do you participate in?

MW: "I participate in hockey and baseball."

DP: When did you start playing football?

MW: "I started playing football when I was six, I think."

DP: What do you like most about the sport of football?

MW: "I love being surrounded by your team, taking a win with your team, always being there with each other, like a family together as a group."

DP: Who is the funniest teammate?

MW: "The funniest teammates is probably Kyler Benefit, he just says the funniest things."

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DP: If there is one thing you can eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?

MW: "If I could eat one thing for the rest of my life, it would probably be pizza."

DP: Any particular toppings?

MW: "Pepperoni is my favorite."

DP: What is the best tv show or movie that you've watched recently?

MW: "The best tv show or movie that I've watched recently is probably Black Panther. I don't watch movies that often."

DP: Who is you celebrity crush?

MW: "My celebrity crush is probably Selena Gomez."

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DP: Instagram or Snapchat?

MW: "Probably snapchat."

DP: Country music or hip hop?

MW: "Oh, that's a good one. I'd probably go with hip hop."

DP: Playstation or Xbox?

MW: "Xbox."

DP: Madden or Fortnite?

MW: "Madden."

DP: Coke or Pepsi?

MW: "Pepsi."

DP: Who is your biggest inspiration to succeed?

MW: "My biggest inspiration for succeeding is my grandpa. He's been there for me, he's motivated me, and he's taught me a lot, almost everything I know."

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