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Tribune photo by Rand Middleton Running back Michael Heitzman (7) eyes the goal line after taking a handoff from Augustine Hahn (5) as tackle Joel Engel (63) blocks Grand Rapids’ Brady Thomsen in the second quarter Friday at Hodapp Field in Willmar.

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WILLMAR — Augustine Hahn  threw three touchdown passes in the first half and ran for another as the Willmar Cardinals cruised by winless Grand Rapids 45-0 on a mild Friday evening watched by 1,362 fans at Hodapp Field.


Hahn had completed 11 of 13 throws — the last 9 in a row — by halftime for 214 yards. At the break Willmar led 36-0. The second half was running time.

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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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