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North Side out to prove resilency

The North Side football team has had to put a lot behind it this year and has done so pretty successfully.

The Redskins (5-2) have had two big losses – 45-28 to Mishawaka on Sept. 16 and 56-28 to Bishop Luers on Friday.

Two ugly situations – one after a win against Huntington North and the other last week after beating Snider – have somewhat stained their accomplishments this year, including beating Bishop Denver and the Panthers.

"I was proud of the way our kids played," North Side coach Ryan Hall said after the loss to Luers on Friday. "They kept going."

But North Side has proved the ability to bounce back, from losses and other situations. And next week is a battle against rival South Side for the Totem Pole, the traveling trophy currently in the Redskins' possession.

"We got a big one next week," Hall said. "That's a big rivalry. It goes back many years. We have the Totem Pole right now, and South is going to want to come and get it. These kids will be ready to play next week."

High School Sports Editor Greg Jones on prep sports.