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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor [email protected] Senior Mac Gruber started the fall as Pierz’ starting quarterback. With the Pioneers in their first season up a class against bigger schools, and given that the offense seldom passes, though, the decision was made to make Gruber solely a on...Read More
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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor [email protected] Upsala-Swanville Area doesn’t need to air out the ball often. Having one of the state’s leading backs in senior Mitch Lange makes sure of that. But when the Patriots do pass, they can be pretty sure it’s going to be a big play. And it...Read More
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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor [email protected] Upsala-Swanville Area (USA) didn’t open the season with the most talented team in program history. It only had starters back at six off 22 positions too. But the Patriots did have an unparalleled work ethic, and now, after routing Browervil...Read More
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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor [email protected] 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 ...Read More
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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor [email protected] 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 spo...Read More
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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor [email protected] 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 th...Read More
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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor [email protected] 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 secti...Read More
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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor [email protected] 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...Read More
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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor [email protected] 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 play...Read More
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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor [email protected] They took awhile to get going. But once the Patriots did, there was no chance of West Central Area stopping them. Top-seeded Upsala-Swanville Area (USA) opened up what was just a touchdown differential at the break with a big second half, pul...Read More
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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor [email protected] 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 ...Read More
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