By Brad salmen
Tate Link was rewarded for a phenomenal 2022 season by being named to the Minnesota High School Football All-Star Game.
The 50th annual All-Star game will be held Saturday, Dec. 10, with the kickoff at 6 p.m at US Bank Stadium.
Players and coaches representing 85 schools and 37 sub-districts will participate in this year’s game. They were selected by the Minnesota Football Coaches Association (MFCA).
It will be the second straight season that Dassel-Cokato will have a running back featured in the game, after Eli Gillman’s appearance in last year’s game.
After Gillman’s eye-popping season last year, Link followed up with one of his own.
His statline: 300 carries for 2,190 yards and 32 touchdowns in 10 games, with a 7.3 yards per carry. Link helped propel the Chargers to an 8-2 season record.
(Average: 30 carries, 219 yards, and 3.2 touchdowns per game).
“Tate had an outstanding year and career for us. He is well deserving of being selected,” said DC head coach Ryan Weinandt. “It will be exciting to see him put on the pads one more time and play with the best seniors in the state.”
Link will be the fourth player, and fifth DC Charger, to participate in the All-Star game.
Tyler Irvin played in the 2011 summer game, and offensive lineman Keaton Lasanen and coach Weinandt both participated in 2017, before Gillman’s appearance last season.
It will be the sixth time the game has been played at US Bank Stadium, and will also be the 60th overall All-Star Game in Minnesota football history, dating back to 1945.
It will be the 12th consectuve time the game will feature the North All-Stars vs. the South All-Stars. The South AS lead the North 9-2 in the current iteration (Link will suit up for the North All-Stars).
Last season, the South beat the North 12-7.
Tickets can be purchased at am.ticketmaster.com/vikings/HSFootballAllStarGame.
Tate Link to participate in All-Star Game
By Brad salmen