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Cardinals pick up first win over Grand Rapids

The Alexandria football team got their first win in a big way on Friday with a 34-3 win at home over Grand Rapids.

Running back Mitch Peck scored two rushing touchdowns in the game to lead the Cardinals offense. Quarterback John Vogeler passed for a touchdown to wide receiver David Krivanek and scored a rushing touchdown.

Parker Bowden also scored on an 87-yard kickoff return in the second quarter.

After the game head coach Mike Empting was happy the Cardinals players finally were able to capture their first victory this season.

“These guys have been working super hard all season long, it’s nice to finally have it pay off for them,” Empting said. “That’s the biggest thing for me.”

The Cardinals are now 1-5 this season after Friday’s win. Grand Rapids fell to 0-6.

Blaze Fugina

Blaze Fugina is the sports editor of the Woodbury and South Washington County Bulletin newspapers. Previously, Blaze worked as a sports editor for the Pierce County Herald and a sports reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in May of 2011. You can follow Blaze on Twitter at @BlazeFugina.

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