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Ryan Balentine had a banner night for the Bemidji Axemen against Cedar Rapids, both on kick returns and with an impressive one-arm touchdown catch during Saturday’s game at the Sanford Center. Cedar Rapids, however, won 49-43 in Bemidji’s final home game of the season. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

Indoor Football: Axemen drop home finale to Cedar Rapids

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BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Axemen couldn’t pull out a victory for Bemidji fans in their final home game of the 2014 season, but they sure gave them everything they could in an exciting finish.


A pair of late interceptions in a two minute span -- one by Bemidji’s Byron Best and another by Cedar Rapids’ Jereme Green -- turned the momentum of Saturday’s game two ways.

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Jack Hittinger
Jack Hittinger is the sports editor of the Bemidji Pioneer. He is also the Bemidji State beat writer. He hails from the Great State of Michigan. Read his Bemidji State blog at and follow him on Twitter at @Jackhitts.
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