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New London-Spicer junior running back Adam Essler gains 13 yards on a catch-and-run before Waconia cornerback can nudge him out of bounds in the first quarter Friday at Pederson Field in New London. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton.

Prep Football: NLS clips Waconia


NEW LONDON -- Aaron Ruter hauled in a 57-yard scoring strike and had 113 receiving yards on just 4 catches as New London-Spicer held on to edge Waconia 21-14 in a Wright County Conference clash Friday in NLS' home opener.

Waconia (0-2, 0-2) tied the game at 7-7 about five minutes after Ryan Vraa's long TD pass to Ruter, but NLS (2-0, 2-0) then had Adam Essler (3 yards) and Austin Stone (17 yards) score in the third quarter to take command.

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