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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Holdingford has kept the blinders on all season, focusing in on each week’s opponent and not looking too far down the road. But now, after 11 straight wins, the moment the undefeated Huskers have been waiting for since last season ended in double overtime in the state quarterfinals is [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor Pierz vs. St. Cloud Cathedral photo gallery Pierz had the lead and the ball late in the Section 5AAA championship game, Friday, but still plenty of reason to be nervous. Facing a 3rd-and-9 from midfield and clinging to a 26-21 lead, going up against a pass-happy opponent in St. Cloud [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com It’s the middle of September. The Pierz football team is struggling, having just lost its first two conference games of the year. A half dozen starters are out of the starting lineup with injuries. And all Tomas Roquemen knows about the sport is that it somewhat resembles soccer, which [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Pelican Rapids kept within striking distance in the early stages of the Section 6AA semifinals, looking as if it may have a chance to spring a huge upset. Then the Holdingford machine clicked on. After holding a slim 12-10 lead early on in the second quarter, the top-seeded host [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Just like the regular season meeting, Browerville and Royalton entered halftime tied, Oct. 26. But in the rematch in the Section 6A semifinals, the sixth-seeded Tigers knocked off second-seeded host Royalton 16-13, earning a trip to the section championship. The Royals got off to a strong start, scoring less [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Upsala-Swanville Area vs. Pine River-Backus photo gallery Upsala-Swanville Area (USA) didn’t have to look far back to know that being a top seed doesn’t make a team safe in the section semifinals. Only a year ago, the Patriots went on the road as the fourth seed and knocked off [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor Pierz vs. Pine City football photo gallery Five different players ran for touchdowns. With the way the Pierz offensive line manhandled Pine City’s front, though, it probably wouldn’t have really mattered much which back got the ball. The fourth-seeded Pioneers imposed their will from the opening whistle, scoring on their [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com When the two teams squared off in the regular season, Royalton shut out New York Mills 15-0. But a repeat of that margin, which only became a two-score difference in the waning minutes, would have caused some considerable discomfort in a playoff setting. Any concerns of that were wiped [...]

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