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Coach Archie Clark watches as Domenico Tomaselii and Richmond Seju demonstrate a new drill to the soccer team on a hot Tuesday morning at Hilltop Park in Cloquet. Jamie Lund/Pine Journal

Young CEC can't be overlooked

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Although several inches shorter and a few pounds lighter than his older brother Landen, Brandt Straub has become accustomed not to his elder sibling's forward position in soccer, but rather, as a barrier in the last line of defense.


"I'm a lot more natural at stopping than scoring," laughed Brandt, a second-year varsity defender for the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys soccer team. "But Landen has helped a lot. He has turned me into the player I am."

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