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Eric Morken, Echo Press Alexandria head coach Mike Empting went over a play with senior captain Charlie Wensman during practice last Wednesday morning. The Cardinals are ready to put those three weeks of camp to use when they open up in Willmar tonight.

Card football: Willmar is up first for Alexandria

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The Alexandria football team is ready to put the grind of a three-week camp behind it as the Cardinals prepare to open up the season on the road against conference rival Willmar tonight.


The two-a-days and the monotony of going against each other day in and day out through camp are finally over. That lead-up to the season makes opening night in football hard to beat for teams all across the state.

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Eric Morken
Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.
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