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College football: Warriors take out Mesabi Range

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VIRGINIA -- Lawrence White caught two touchdown passes and the Ridgewater Warriors won their season opener 21-12 over Mesabi Range on Saturday in Virginia.

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White pulled in a 22-yard pass from quarterback Cody Jaeger in the first quarter and a 12-yarder in the second quarter. The Warriors (1-0) led 14-0 at halftime.

Ridgewater added seven more when running back Batelmy Exil broke out for a 51-yard run in the third quarter.

"It was a great cut from Exil," Warriors coach Rob Baumbarn said. "He ran hard and broke a few tacklers and turned on the jets."

Mesabi Range (0-1) mounted a comeback in the fourth, scoring touchdowns on a Derrick Reynolds 11-yard reception and a fumble recovery in the end zone after a muffed punt.

"Typical first game mistakes and jitters," Baumgarn said. "There were a lot of good things and some bad things, but overall I'm pleased with the win."

Ridgewater 21,

Mesabi Range 12

Ridgewater (1-0) 7 7 7 0 -- 21

Mesabi Range (0-1) 0 0 0 12 -- 12

R - Lawrence White 22 from Cody Jaeger (Matt Malek-Zadegan kick good)

R - White 12 from Jaeger (Malek-Zadegan kick good)

R - Batelmy Exil 51 run (Malek-Zadegan kick good)

M - Defense recovered fumble in end zone (Kick failed)

M - Reynolds 11 from Billups (Run failed)

Ridgewater

Team statistics

First downs: 11 ... Rushing: 31-130 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 10-16-147-1 ... Fumbles lost: 2 ... Penalties: 6-45

Individual statistics

Rushing: Batelmy Exil 15-92, Nathanial Swoyer 2-2, Cody Jaeger 9-11, Martell Baker 4-17, Sabastain Lee 1-8 ... Passing: Cody Jaeger 8-14-104-1, Wes Oswald 2-2-43-0 ... Receiving: Clint Coffey 3-40, Lawrence White 2-32, Kyle Mullen 3-19, DeAndre Henry 1-(-3), Andrew Walstrom 1-14, Justin Frank 1-45 ... Punting: Cody Jaeger 8-225 ... Interceptions: Hunter Smith 1 ... Fumble recoveries: n/a ... Tackles (solo-assist): n/a ... QB sacks: Justin Russ 3, Dominique Mitchell 4

Mesabi Range

Team statistics

First downs: 9 ... Rushing: 35-50 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 9-25-86-* ... Fumbles lost: 0 ... Penalties: 5-25

Individual statistics

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