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Barnwell and Ridgway named to Don Hansen's All-Region Team

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MissouriSouthern football players ChrisBarnwell and GatlinRidgway were named to the Don Hansen All-Super Region Three team today, theorganization announced. 

Barnwell, a6-1 fullback from Savannah, Ga., was named a first-team selection. A third-teamAll-MIAA pick this season, Barnwell led the Lions this season with 878yards and finished second on the team with seven rushing touchdowns. He helpedthe Lions to lead the MIAA in rushing for the second-straight season asSouthern had a 1,000 more yards than second-place Pittsburg State. Barnwell wassixth in the MIAA in rushing as the Lions also broke school records forrushing yardage (3,684) and rushing touchdowns (42), both of which were setlast season. Southern also broke the single-season rushing attempts record with597 on the season, besting the mark of 581 set last year. 

Ridgway, a5-10 linebacker from Danville, Ohio, was a third-team selection. He was asecond-team All-MIAA selection this year after finishing fourth in the MIAA insacks with 5.5. He led the team in tackles with 80, and had a team-high 9.5stops behind the line of scrimmage, as well as an interception, fivequarterback hurries and one forced fumble. 

The Lionsfinished the season with a 7-3 record this sesaon, including a win at PittsburgState, the first win over the Gorillas since 1993 and the first in Pittsburgsince 1983. 

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