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New London-Spicer senior tackle Lee Schroeder (77) and teammates can only watch Annandale celebrate as the Cats' season comes to an end.

Annandale overtakes New London-Spicer, Minn., in second half to win AAA QF 20-17


ST. CLOUD -- Annandale won the head-to-head battle of Wright County Conference antagonists on Saturday afternoon at Husky Stadium coming from in back to tip the Wildcats of New London-Spicer 20-17.

For the second year in a row, the Section 5 champions advance to the Class AAA semifinals. The Cardinals will play Rochester Lourdes at the Metrodome next Saturday.

The Wildcats pack up with a 7-5 record after their second loss this fall to the Cardinals, now 10-1.

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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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