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PHOTOS: New London-Spicer vs. Litchfield, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022

The Wildcats defeated the Dragons in the inaugural Minnesota Fallen Heroes Football Game.

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Wildcats junior running back Mason Delzer sprints toward the end zone during the Minnesota Fallen Heroes Football Game against the Litchfield Dragons on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, at New London-Spicer High School in New London.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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NEW LONDON — The Wildcats earned their third straight victory with a commanding 60-29 win over the Litchfield Dragons on Friday.

The game between the two teams marked the inaugural Minnesota Fallen Heroes Football Game.

Before the game, the two teams honored 20 fallen heroes.

Here are seven photos from the MNFHFG:

New London-Spicer earns 60-29 win over Litchfield in Fallen Heroes game.

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Wildcats junior running back Mason Delzer gets surrounded by Litchfield defenders during the Minnesota Fallen Heroes Football Game against the Dragons on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, at New London-Spicer High School in New London.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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Wildcats senior wide receiver Brycen Christensen returns a punt during the inaugural Minnesota Fallen Heroes Football Game on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, at New London-Spicer High School in New London.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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Wildcats sophomore quarterback Blake Schultz throws the ball toward the sideline during the Minnesota Fallen Heroes Football Game against the Litchfield Dragons on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, at New London-Spicer High School in New London.
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Dragons junior wide receiver Blake Aller near the sideline during the Minnesota Fallen Heroes Football Game against the New London-Spicer Wildcats on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, at New London-Spicer High School in New London.
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Wildcats senior running back Gavin Degner fights for yardage near the end zone during the Minnesota Fallen Heroes Football Game against the Litchfield Dragons on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, at New London-Spicer High School in New London.
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Dragons junior quarterback Garrison Jackman tries to escape a tackle from Wildcats senior defensive tackle Isaiah Halvorson during the Minnesota Fallen Heroes Football Game against the New London-Spicer on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, at New London-Spicer High School in New London.
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Wildcats head coach Chad Gustafson celebrates after junior running back Mason Delzer returned the opening kickoff during the inaugural Minnesota Fallen Heroes Football Game on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, at New London-Spicer High School in New London.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune

Michael Lyne joined the West Central Tribune as a sports reporter in June 2022, following his graduation from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where he graduated with a bachelors degree in journalism and a minor degree in Spanish studies.

You may reach Michael at mlyne@wctrib.com, or by calling (320) 214-4345.
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