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The local qualifying event of the National Football League’s Punt, Pass and Kick competition, sponsored by the Manistique Lions Club, took place last weekend, with eight participants moving on to the next event. Front row, from left to right: Austin Hinkson, Carter Miller, Mason Miller, and Danielle Lund. Back row, from left to right: Jacob Arnold, Kanton Lauzon, Kylie Hetrick, and Harley Kroll. These finishers will now move on to sectional competition, to be held in Newberry on Sunday, Oct. 13. Section winners from around Michigan move on to the state finals, known as the Detroit Lions Team Championship. That event will take place at Ford Field during halftime of a Lions game later this fall. After that, the top four age-group competitors in the country will advance to the national Punt, Pass and Kick championship at an NFL playoff game. 43p1.jpg