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Mahnomen running back Austin Reitan (30) dives for the end zone and the Indians’ first touchdown during the first quarter of the Minnesota State Class 1-A semifinal game in the Metrodome last Saturday morning. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham

Mahnomen shuts down Cardinals, advances to finals

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The formula remained the same for the Mahnomen Indians and it resulted in a familiar ending, that being another victory.

But this win separates itself a bit from their 12 other ones, as the Indians (13-0) advanced to their third-straight Class 1A state championship game by posting their eighth shutout of the season with a 19-0 triumph over Bethlehem Academy (9-4) in the semifinals inside the Metrodome in Minneapolis.


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Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN.