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Tribune photo by Tom Larson Dawson-Boyd quarterback Joey Lee prepares to throw during a 25-20 win over Canby in the Section 5A semifinals Oct. 26 in Dawson. Lee leads the Blackjacks into the state semifinals on Saturday.

Prep football: As a young gun and a vet, Lee exhibits poise


Two years ago, Joey Lee set foot on the Metrodome turf for the first time and if he wasn’t in uniform it would have been easy to mistake him for some varsity football player’s younger brother.

The fair-skinned kid wore his bristles of hair cropped so close it was tough to tell where his forehead ended and his hairline began. A set of braces made his big smile gleam even brighter, and the few whiteheads dotting his smooth teenage chin still outnumbered the whiskers.

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Tom Larson

Tom Larson is the sports editor of the West Central Tribune.

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