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Sophomore running back Jake Bear found an opening the first time Alexandria met St. Cloud Tech in the season opener. Bear was one of four Cardinal players to find the end zone in a 39-12 win over Tech in the opening round of the 8-5A playoffs on Tuesday night. (Echo Press photo by Eric Morken)

Alexandria football: Cardinals top Tech in 8AAAAA

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A new start in the postseason can sometimes breathe new life into teams and that's exactly how the Alexandria football team played on Tuesday night after a 1-7 regular season.


The Cardinals put that behind them and opened the Section 8 5A playoffs with a 39-12 dismantling of St. Cloud Tech. The Tigers came into the game missing their program's leading rusher in Jacob Peterson after he broke his leg in the regular-season finale.

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