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Continued: Minnetonka quarterback Nick Rooney: Golden arm, sense of style

  • Article by: JIM PAULSEN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: October 4, 2013 - 7:17 AM

“He throws the ball harder than I do and he’s got so much confidence, he can fit it into tight spots,” Sikes said. “You always have to be ready to catch the ball because there’s always a chance it will come your way.”

Playing two-time defending state champion Eden Prairie is often enough to intimidate opponents. There’s no intimidating Rooney. The spotlight is nothing more than an opportunity to shine.

“I’m super excited for this game,” he said. “There’s a lot of pressure, but I love pressure. I look forward to it. This is what you play for.”

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