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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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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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