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Willmar Cardinals outside linebacker Adam Fagerstrom takes a second-quarter interception to the end zone, with linebacker Gabe Amon trailing the play, against Bemidji Friday at Hodapp Field. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

Cardinals raise curtain with win

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WILLMAR -- Under a full moon, the Jon Konold era at Willmar debuted with a 26-19 win over the Bemidji Lumberjacks on Friday night.

Over 1,600 fans on a perfect evening saw Willmar's new shotgun offense revealed. It produced two touchdowns and made no turn-overs.


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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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