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Ridgewatger tacklers, from left, Tyler Blomme, Otimbum Wilson, Justin Wennerberg and Mickell Brown combine to stop Mesabi Range running back Avery Walker after at two-yard gain in the first quarter Saturday at Hodapp Field in Willmar. (Tribune photo by Rand Middleton)

Ridgewater offense still needs spark

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WILLMAR -- After two games, there's no disguising Ridgewater is a team in search of some offense.

The Warriors fell to Mesabi Range 20-3 Saturday in their home opener. For the second week in a row, the new spread attack produced only a field goal.


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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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