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Ridgewater vs. Mesabi Range preview


MESABI OVERVIEW: The Norsemen piled up 396 yards in a 33-12 victory over Fergus Falls last Saturday. Avery Walker rushed for 124 yards and three touchdowns in 16 carries. Quarterback Howard Anthony passed for 127 yards and a touchdown. The defense gave up 182 rushing but allowed the Spartans less than 50 yards in the air. Every indication is that Mesabi is more potent than the Itasca team that Ridgewater met in last week's opener.

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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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