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Hudson’s Lonnie Meinke (79) and Jack Koski (6) celebrate after the Raider defense stopped Appleton North quarterback Dan Rothbauer (13) short of the goal line on the final play of the game to preserve Hudson’s 20-14 victory over the Lightning in a WIAA Division 1 state quarterfinal game last Saturday in Chippewa Falls. (Photo courtesy Ann Majerus)

Raiders stonewall Appleton North; move on to state semifinal

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They don’t come any wilder than the ending of the Hudson football team’s state quarterfinal game against Appleton North last Saturday in Stevens Point.

After scoring the go-ahead touchdown with just over two minutes remaining, Hudson had to stop Appleton North twice inside the one-yard line in the final 12 seconds to preserve a 20-14 victory and advance to the state semifinals for the second straight year.

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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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