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Hudson's Austin Lenzen (20) carries Superior's Zach Erickson into the end zone to cap off a 13-yard touchdown run in the first quarter of the Raiders' loss to the Spartans Friday night in Superior. Photos by Jed Carlson, Superior Telegram

Raiders fall short at Superior

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The Raiders football team found out Friday night in Superior just how tough the Big Rivers Conference will be this season when the Spartans came up with a big defensive stand late in the game and held on to defeat the Raiders, 14-7, at Ole Haugsrud Field.


The loss was the first of the season for Hudson after nonconference wins over Wisconsin Rapids and Somerset. Superior won for the first time after close losses to state powers Stevens Point and D.C. Everest.

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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