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Hillmen power past Redbirds
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Times photo: Anthony Wahl Darlington junior linebacker Michael Ruf (44) strips the ball from Plattevilles Jacob Bernhardt and the Redbirds recovered. The Redbirds forced two first half turnovers, but lost to Platteville 45-19.
DARLINGTON - The way Patteville junior running back William Cooley was breaking tackles and bouncing off defenders, he looked like a ping pong ball. Cooley rushed for 311 yards on 22 carries and scored five touchdowns to lead Platteville to a 45-19 win over Darlington in the season opener at a muggy Martens Field on Friday.