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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Third-ranked Becker edged past visiting Little Falls 18-3 in a defensive struggle to close the regular season, Oct. 16. The Flyers got on the scoreboard first via a 29-yard field goal by junior Thomas Bell, producing a 3-0 lead they would carry into the second quarter. The Bulldogs answered [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Holdingford’s final tune-up for the postseason went off without a hitch, as the host Huskers pulverized host Rockford Area 42-0, Oct. 16, capping an unbeaten regular season. Senior Mitch Messman and junior Matt Messman each ran in a pair of touchdowns for the Huskers, with Mitch Messman also completing [...]

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The first round of the high school football playoffs begin at home for all five area teams tonight. Match-ups include: Section 8AAAA: #3 Little Falls (4-4) vs. #6 Rocori (2-6) at 7 p.m. Section 5AAA: #4 Pierz (5-3) vs. #5 Pine City (3-5) at 7 p.m. Section 6AA: #1 Holdingford (8-0) vs. #8 Staples Motley [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor Little Falls vs. Mora football photo gallery Most halftime breaks don’t include a couple of meals and a full night’s sleep. But after the oddity of having two halves split between days due to lightning, Little Falls came back fully reenergized as it completed a thorough 31-14 victory over visiting [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Royalton topped visiting Browerville 27-14, Friday, keeping the Royals in the hunt for the top seed in the Section 6A tournament. The two teams traded touchdowns in the first two quarters, with Royalton scoring on a 28-yard run by junior Brady Moulzolf and a 2-yard plunge by senior Tony [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Upsala-Swanville Area (USA) bounced back from its first defeat of the season with a sound 23-8 victory over visiting United North Central, Friday, just missing on a shutout at the end of the game. The Patriots leaned heavily on senior running back Mitch Lange, who ran for 166 yards [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Holdingford’s offense was relentless and its defense perhaps even more so as it picked apart visiting Maple Lake 46-6, Friday. The Huskers scored twice in each of the opening three quarters and again in the fourth, clinching a repeat Central Minnesota Conference championship. Senior Jordan Gombos led the offensive [...]

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