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Hastings starting quarterback Aaron Stoneberg looks for a teammate to pass to during the first half of Friday's game at home.

It's all about the ground game

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No matter the level, there's one thing football coaches from across the country stress: running the football on offense and stopping the run on defense.


Hastings had trouble doing both on Friday night, and ended up losing in its season opener, 35-0, to White Bear Lake.

Hastings, dealing with all kinds of injuries in the backfield, had 39 yards of rushing offense.

White Bear, meanwhile, piled up 280 yards on the ground.

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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