(KSTP Sports Archive) Bruce and Reggie Larson: Legend vs rookie, also father vs son

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This story originally appeared on 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS and KSTP.com in 2018.

Bruce Larson passed away February 27th, 2022 at 58-years-old

KSTP Sports chronicled the first time New Richmond coach Reggie Larson – then the youngest high school football head coach in Wisconsin – faced Somerset, coached by his father Bruce, a three-time State Champion and the Shula Award winner as National Coach of the Year in 2015.

Click the video box on this page to watch KSTP Sports’ story from 2018 when first-year New Richmond coach Reggie Larson faced off against his father – legendary Somerset coach Bruce Larson – for the very first time

There will be a celebration of life for Bruce Larson at Somerset High School on Friday, March 4th. The visitation is from 4pm to 7pm with a ceremony to follow. Attendees are asked to wear team colors of the Somerset Spartans, Wisconsin-River Falls or the Green Bay Packers.

Neighboring high schools are asked to turn on their stadium lights Friday night in Larson’s honor.

Original post on KSTP.com:

New Richmond’s Reggie Larson is the youngest high school football coach in Wisconsin at only 23 years old. Meanwhile, his dad, Bruce Larson, has coached at nearby Somerset for 31 years and has won three state titles.

This coaching father-son combo found themselves on opposite sidelines in September when their teams went head-to-head.