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College football: Bluejays dump Ridgewater 26-6

WORTHINGTON —The offense needed a kick-start from the defense after a scoreless first half. So Cha’Ron Thompson stepped up.

Thompson, a 6-1 sophomore linebacker, cradled a fumble and returned it 24 yards to the Ridgewater 6-yard line to set up Minnesota West’s first touchdown early in the third quarter. Then late in the same quarter, he returned an interception 33 yards to the Ridgewater 24, setting up TD No. 2.

The Minnesota West football team, coming off a disappointing 33-13 setback on the road to Northland, returned home Saturday and patched up its problems, beating a previously unbeaten Ridgewater team 26-6 to improve to 4-1 on the season. Ridgewater entered the game ranked No. 2 in the latest Minnesota College Athletic Conference poll. Minnesota West was No. 5.

For the complete story, see Monday’s Daily Globe print edition.

Doug Wolter

Doug Wolter is the Daily Globe sports editor. He served as sports reporter, then sports editor, news editor and finally managing editor at the Daily Globe for 22 years before leaving for seven years to work as night news editor at the Mankato Free Press in Mankato. Doug now lives in Worthington with his wife, Sandy. They have three children and seven grandchildren. Doug, retired after a lengthy career in fast-pitch softball, enjoys reading, strumming his acoustic guitar and hanging around his grandchildren. He also writes books on fiction. Two of his stories, "The Genuine One" and "The Old Man in Section 129" have been distributed through a national publisher.

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