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Alexandria football

November 12, 2016
Elk River senior running back Nicholas Rice breaks free from Alexandria's Robert Anderson for a 58-yard touchdown run in the first quarter on Saturday night at St. Cloud State University. Rice had three touchdowns at 263 yards rushing in the first half alone in the state quarterfinal game. (Eric Morken | Echo Press)
State football: Elks live up to the hype in beating Alexandria
November 12, 2016 - 11:36pm
November 11, 2016
Alexandria offensive linemen (left to right) Luke Paschka, Mason Covel, Gavin Hvezda, Landon Fisher, Jake Minnerath and Drew Steffensmeier have paved the way for an Alexandria offense that is averaging 45 points per game heading into Saturday's state tournament game against Elk River. Senior Derek Jantzen (not pictured) is also a part of the rotation up front. (Eric Morken | Echo Press)
Paving the way: Alex linemen come a long way to drive a potent offense
November 11, 2016 - 10:55am
Alexandria's Robert Anderson leaves his feet to knock a ball away from Sartell's Ethan Stark during the first half at St. John's University on Friday night. Anderson and the Cardinals will head to St. Cloud for the state quarterfinals in an 8 p.m. kickoff with Elk River on Saturday. (Eric Morken | Echo Press)
A top-ranked test
November 11, 2016 - 10:54am
November 7, 2016
Alexandria senior quarterback Jaran Roste scrambles away from the pressure of Sartell's Mitchell Zayas during last Friday's Section 8-5A championship at St. John's University. (Eric Morken | Echo Press)
Roste one of 10 Mr. Football finalists
November 7, 2016 - 4:17pm
November 4, 2016
Alexandria seniors John Urman (left) and Spencer Hockert celebrate after Hockert's 25-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter on Friday at St. John's University. Both Urman and Hockert had first-half touchdowns. (Eric Morken | Echo Press)play button
Football: Empting's late pick sends Cards to state (w/video)
November 4, 2016 - 11:33pm
Alexandria senior Spencer Hockert (right) celebrates a kickoff return for a touchdown with his teammates in the second quarter last Saturday against Moorhead. The Cardinals pulled off a seven-point win, setting up a section title showdown with Sartell-St. Stephen tonight, Friday, at 7 at St. John's University. (Eric Morken | Echo Press)
On the cusp of breaking through: Sartell stands in Cards’ way of 5A state berth
November 4, 2016 - 12:00am
October 29, 2016
Alexandria senior Spencer Hockert races to the end zone on a 91-yard kickoff return for a touchdown as Moorhead players try to catch up during the second quarter on Saturday night in the 8-5A semifinals. Hockert added a 73-yard touchdown reception later in the fourth quarter that tied the game and send it to overtime. (Eric Morken | Echo Press)
8-5A Semifinals: Cards cap crazy game with two-OT win over Spuds
October 29, 2016 - 11:21pm
October 28, 2016
Alexandria's Jay Kohls (front) wraps up Moorhead quarterback Bailey Life for a sack, with Alexandria's Mac Somerville also getting in on the play for the Cardinals the first time Moorhead and Alexandria met on Sept. 9. (Eric Morken | Echo Press)
Another round in a rivalry
October 28, 2016 - 8:33am
October 25, 2016
Alexandria junior Cody Faber searches for an opening during a run against St. Cloud Tech on Oct. 19. Faber and the Cardinals will take on the winner of Bemidji and Moorhead on Saturday in the section semifinals. (Eric Morken | Echo Press)
8-5A Football: Cards moving past a loss to Tech
October 25, 2016 - 9:26am
October 20, 2016
Senior linebacker Quintin Kluver-Longfellow wraps up St. Cloud Tech quarterback Chris Backes on Wednesday night. Kluver-Longfellow had a hand in 23 tackles, but Backes finished with two touchdowns rushing and two more passing to lead the Tigers to the win. (Eric Morken | Echo Press)play button
Football: Defenses come to play as Tech edges Alex in battle of unbeatens (w/video)
October 20, 2016 - 1:11am
October 14, 2016
Alexandria defensive players (left to right) Preston Buechler, Brock Erdman, Robert Anderson and Gavin Hvezda swarm Rocori's Derek Thompson during Friday night's 35-0 win for the Cardinals on the road. (Mark Ripley | Select Digital Memories)
Football: Cards' rout of Rocori sets up a battle of 7-0 teams on Wednesday
October 14, 2016 - 11:47pm
Alexandria’s Jaran Roste throws the ball Saturday against Brainerd. Roste and the Cardinals will be on the road again this week as they take on 4-2 Rocori tonight, Friday, at 7. (Kelly Humphrey | Brainerd Dispatch)
Alex football: Path to perfect runs through Rocori
October 14, 2016 - 8:37am
October 10, 2016
Alexandria’s Michael Empting intercepts the ball Saturday against Brainerd. The Cardinals remain unbeaten on the season with two games to play with a 59-45 victory over the Warriors. (Kelly Humphrey | Brainerd Dispatch)
No stopping through six weeks: Injury to Christenson doesn’t keep Cards from scoring 59
October 10, 2016 - 1:36pm
October 4, 2016
Senior quarterback Jaran Roste puts a move on a Bemidji defender during a run in the third quarter on Saturday afternoon. Roste set a state record for most total touchdowns in a game with nine after he threw for five scores and ran for four more in the 69-20 win for the Cardinals. (Eric Morken | Echo Press)
Roste sets state's single-game touchdown record
October 4, 2016 - 12:21pm
October 1, 2016
Alexandria senior quarterback Jaran Roste (left) celebrates one of his four rushing touchdowns with teammates Spencer Hockert (second from left), Luke Paschka (67) and Jacob Minnerath (56). Roste threw for an additional five touchdowns in a career day that helped the Cardinals to a 69-20 win over Bemidji on homecoming. (Eric Morken | Echo Press)play button
Football: Cardinals electric again on homecoming (w/video highlights)
October 1, 2016 - 6:43pm