Tribune photo by Rand Middleton
These 2010 Robbinsdale Cooper graduates were each born in Africa, came to the U.S.A in the late 1990s and now are enrolled at Ridgewater College to continue their education while playing Warriors football. From left, TE Anton Bedeaux, safety/placekicker Elijah Swen, LB Melvin Kromah, RB back Gabe Kromah and DE Rob Diane.
Warriors boosted by Cooper connection
Ridgewater College football coach Rob Baumgarn drove to New Hope early in 2010 pursuing a 270-pound tackle.
The big lineman ended up elsewhere on scholarship, but the Warriors coach didn't return home empty handed.
So far, he's reaped six players from that visit. Four will start on Saturday against undefeated Rochester, a 1:30 game at Hodapp Field.
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