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Ridgewater running back Martell Baker bursts 15 yards up the middle to the Fergus Falls’ 7-yard line and would score the first of his three touchdowns on the next play, leading the Warriors to a 37-7 win Saturday at Hodapp Field in Willmar. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

College Football: Run game, defense help Warriors drub Fergus Falls, improve to 4-0


WILLMAR — On a perfect Saturday evening at homecoming, Ridgewater College had all things going its way.

At the front end, the Fergus Falls’ long-snapper gift wrapped nine points for the hosts in the game’s first five minutes and the Warr


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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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