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Northwestern's Nate Pearson (5) lays a big hit on Ashland's Ben Cashman (31) in the third quarter of the Tigers game in Maple Friday night. (Jed Carlson/

Tigers trounce Ashland

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MAPLE — The Northwestern High School football team opened its season Friday with a 33-12 victory over the Ashland Oredockers.


Special teams play gave Northwestern an edge as the Tigers made a pair of field goals and returned a kickoff 82-yards for a score. Northwestern also picked up a TD on a fumble return and ran the ball in twice from short yardage.

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