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Ridgewater’s Rodney Jones (51), Roy Johnson (66) and Deshon Johnson (28) stop Rochester Yellowjackets running back DeShawn Marshall after a 3-yard gain in the second quarter on Saturday at Hodapp Field in Willmar. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

College football: Ridgewater stung again by Jackets


WILLMAR — Ridgewater College put up a fight but a scoreless second half doomed the Warriors to another loss at the hands of unbeaten Rochester Community and Technical College on Saturday.

No. 10-ranked Yellowjackets outscored their hosts 10-0 in the game’s last 30 minutes for a 26-14 victory and the outright championship of the MCAC South Division.

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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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