Tribune photo by Rand Middleton
Current New London-Spicer players Brandon Knisley (far left), Avery Knisley (center) and Ben Beuning (second from right) stand with their fathers John Knisley (second from left) and Paul Beuning (far right), who played for Belgrade’s 1982 Class C runner-up team.
Willmar notebook: Prep Bowl a tie that binds
Like most Novembers, the short days of 1982 were gray, sub-freezing and forbidding.
The undefeated Belgrade Redmen finished the regular season undefeated then won consecutive Class C playoff games on the frozen field across from the high school. They first defeated Battle Lake 16-0 and then St. Paul Academy 20-12 in the semifinals.
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