Longtime Football Coach Morrell Dies

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WAGNER, S.D. – Former Wagner and Bon Homme football coach Russ Morrell died of a heart attack Friday while on a fishing trip in Alaska.  Morrell retired from coaching football at Wagner High School eight years ago as the fifth winningest coach in South Dakota high school history. His overall record, with six schools over 33 years, was 233-89.  Morrell also coached football before taking the position at Bon Homme at Irene (1973-75), Rapid City Central (1975-76), Burke (1976-81) and Tyndall-Tabor (1981-82). He was inducted in the South Dakota Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2008.

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