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BOLD falls just short versus defending champs Caledonia, MInn.


MINNEAPOLIS -- The BOLD Warriors took mighty Caledonia to the wire before bowing 26-24 in the Class AA semifinals on Thursday afternoon at the Metrodome.

The two-time defending champions were outgained 322-215 yards but still extended their winning streak to 25-games.

Caledonia, also the Warriors, benefited from field position and a blocked punt early in the second half recovered for a touchdown.

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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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