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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com One was perfect, the other winless. And it showed. Fresh off an unbeaten regular season, Holdingford took care of business in convincing fashion in Tuesday’s first round of the Section 6AA tournament, scoring all of its points in the first half in a 40-0 drubbing. Senior quarterback Mitch Messman [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Little Falls vs. Rocori football photo gallery After 28 years without a home playoff game, Tuesday night’s tilt in Little Falls provided a few decades’ worth of postseason drama in the opening round of the Section 8AAAA tournament. But after the Flyers withstood numerous knockout attempts by Rocori, the [...]

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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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