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Rand Middleton New London-Spicer's defensive linemen, from left, Aaron Johnson, Austin Wenztlaff and Tom Duscher spill Glencoe-Silver Lake quarterback Kyler Anderson after a short gain in the third quarter at the Metrodome on Saturday.

New London-Spice wins state footballtitle

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MINNEAPOLIS - To appreciate the enormity of New London-Spicer's 28-22 victory over Glencoe-Silver Lake during the 28th addition of Prep Bowl consider:


n Coming in to the championship, the Panthers, ranked No. 1 all year in Class AAA, were 23-0 in post-season games since losing at the 2005 state tournament.

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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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