Area football players on nationally ranked Concordia team
Alexandria's Matt Peterson, running back; Mark Whiting, wide receiver; Parker Giroux, running back; Ross Thompson, safety; Thomas Quist, center; and Osakis' Chris Ludwig, linebacker; are all part of the 7-1 Concordia Cobber football team this season.
Concordia moved inot the national poll for the first time in 2012 and reached the top 20 in another. They are ranked 19th in the American Football Coaches Association poll and are 23rd in the D3football.com national poll.
The Cobbers' only loss this season is to nationally ranked Bethel in a heartbreaking 15-14 loss with no time on the clock.
Whiting has a total of 17 catches for 474 yards and seven touchdowns for the Cobbers.
Ludwig has one solo tackle and one assist, while Thompson has one solo tackle.
Giroux has one kickoff return for 11 yards.