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Fast start keys Northland Pines' win over Devils

IRONWOOD - Northland Pines was looking to get back in the playoff race by improving their 1-4 record. They may not be a playoff caliber team yet, but the Eagles played solidly in defeating Ironwood 24-8 in a West-PAC Conference game at Longyear Field on Friday night.

The win got Eagle coach Matt Weberpal pretty pumped up.

"We've struggled in the first half in a lot of our games this year, but we played real well in the first half tonight and put 24 points on the board," Weberpal said. "We put it together tonight. The guys are motivated for the playoffs, so tonight was do or die. We got off to...