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Somerset football wins in overtime; New Richmond loses opener
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The Somerset football team began its 2013 season with another heated battle against Bloomer.

New Richmond's football squad began its season with an inspired first half, but the Tigers couldn't finish off a win against River Falls.


Somerset's Alex Praschak scored the game-winner in overtime against Bloomer. Somerset led 14-7 at halftime, with Bloomer tying the score with a lengthy drive in the third quarter. Bloomer had a chance to win the game in the final seconds, but a 28-yard field goal attempt was just wide of the mark.

New Richmond's football team showed encouraging flashes, building a 13-6 lead in the second quarter.  The Tigers got touchdown runs from quarterback Sevin Davis and running back Connor O'Loughlin.

Other Middle Border Conference scores include:

Amery 22, Hayward 0

Durand 24, West Salem 14

Prescott 22, Barron 0

Ellsworth 33, Spooner 7

Dave Newman
Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for nearly 30 years.
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