HECTOR -- Chuck Hartman has endured a lot in his tenure with Buffalo Lake-Hector. In 4½ years as the Mustangs' head coach, Hartman has compiled a record of 3-35. The Mustangs were winless in their last nine games when Hartman took over in 2001. BLH went 0-8 in Hartman's first year and started the 2002 season 0-3 before it broke a 20-game losing streak with a 12-0 win over Cedar Mountain on Sept. 20, 2002. Last Friday, the Mustangs ended another 20-game losing streak when they beat Renville County West 20-6 behind the solid play of junior quarterback Ty Kramer.
WILLMAR -- Ridgewater scored on their first two possessions Saturday, but a physical Hibbing team shut down the Warriors the remainder of the game and went home with a 24-14 winin junior college football at Hodapp Field. Playing in their home opener, the Warriors (1-1) called 11 running plays before hitting the air. Freshman Louie Pirrotta picked up three first downs after gaining 20 yards on seven carries to set up sophomore Aaron Minter's 24-yard touchdown pass to freshman Jamie Belisle. Hibbing (1-1) answered right back, piecing together a 16-play drive that covered 70 yards