Anoka’s Trip To State

The Anoka football team has had an improbable turnaround. But if you ask the players, there was a lot more to the team’s success than just hard work. The team believes they got a little help from above.

Dylan Witschen would have been a senior this year, and there’s no doubt among his teammates that he would have been a captain and an all-conference player. But after a 22-month battle with brain cancer, Dylan died in June of last year.

“Amazing football player. He was just an animal on the football field,” said Anoka co-captain Chase Baumgartner.