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The building blocks for the offense are these returning starters, from left, right tackle Robert Johnson, center Jack LaPatka, right guard Ade Sobande and quarterback Jackson Illies. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

After a year with the spread offense, Ridgewater goes to ground


WILLMAR - It's back to run first for the Ridgewater Warriors after implanting a wide-open spread formation last autumn.

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Rand Middleton

Covers Willmar and area high schools and Ridgewater College, plus amateur baseball, stock car racing and fitness events in summer. Writes weekly column since 1980. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 

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