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Alex Grove passed for 1,852 yards in 10 games as a sophomore and 1,502 this fall in nine games.

Grove's total yardage of 2,234 is up from last year, when he totaled 2,177.


The shotgun quarterback ran for 709 yards, a 6.3 average per rush.

Around mid-season, the night after playing 5A Moorhead, the 175-pound junior was asked how he was holding up?

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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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