Pigskin preview: Gothenburg Swedes

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GOTHENBURG, Neb.-- Last season the Swedes finished 7-3 and lost in the first round of the playoffs.

This year, head coach Craig Haake's team returns a lot of playing experience in group that includes 17 seniors.

On offense, they return their top four rushers, their leading passer and three guys on the offensive line.

Defensively, they return five linebackers.

Coach Haake says his big guys up front are quick on their feet and he's confident that his skill guys can get to the edge.

"We've got in the weight room and we've got after it so we're feeling good. We had a lot of kids get into the weight room a lot this summer which, when you put the work in in the summer you know that makes everything you fight for in the fall a little bit more dear," says Haake.