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Warrior rally falls short


ST. CLOUD — Five turnovers and six penalties negated a gritty comeback from 10-point deficits.

The fourth-seeded Moorhead Spuds scored 17 points off turnovers and went on to upset the No. 2 Warriors 24-20 in the Section 8-5A championship game Saturday at Husky Stadium at St. Cloud State University.

Burdened by two first-half turnovers, Brainerd trailed 17-7 at the half. The Warriors turned it over three times in the second as they rallied from a 24-14 deficit.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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