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Rand Middleton Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg junior running back Joel Bauman (shown carrying teh ball in inset photo) was all smiles after the Fighting Saints beat Springfield in the Class A state semifinals Nov. 15 at the Metrodome.

KMS' Bauman sets the record straight


When talking about the great running backs from the area over the last 25 years, observers raved about Rick Meyer's quickness, Bobby Carlson's cutting, Matt Zupke's toughness and David Blom's agility.

Add Joel Bauman to the list.

The Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg junior running back broke Carlson's area single-season rushing mark last week against Springfield in the Class A state semifinals.

Bauman, a 6-2 189-pound workhorse, now has 2,652 yards this season.

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