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Tribune photo by Rand Middleton Toppling Fond du Lac 195-pound running back James Griffin often meant Ridgewater organizing a committee on Saturday evening at Willmar's Hodapp Field. Here Mickey McGuire (50) wraps up with Mike Wilson (15), Jordan Meine (56) and Hunter Smith (21).

College Football: Fond du Lac hands Warriors first loss


WILLMAR -- Ridgewater College came back to the pack Saturday night.

Rochester and Central Lakes can thank Fond du Lac and Thunder running back James Griffin for that.

Dragging Warrior tacklers in his wake, the 195-pound freshman from the Deep South (McDonough, Georgia) plowed and cut his way to 165 yards in 46 carries and two short touchdown runs in the Thunder's 20-12 MCAC non-division win.

Not surprisingly, Griffin leads state juco in rushing.

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