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Alexandria football

September 22, 2018
Alexandria's sophomore running back Nolan Morical sheds a tackler against Rocori on Friday night at AAHS. Morical scored all three of Alexandria's touchdowns on a 24-yard catch and runs of 50 and 60 yards. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)play button
Football: Morical, defense help Cards to a homecoming win
September 22, 2018 - 12:39am
September 20, 2018
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Alexandria football: Proud Rocori program arrives for homecoming
September 20, 2018 - 5:00pm
September 14, 2018
Alexandria junior Cody Branson (15) catches a pass as Brainerd's Jack Olson comes in for the tackle on Friday in Brainerd. (Kelly Humphrey / Forum News Service)
Football: Lightning, offense stall in Cards’ 36-7 loss at Brainerd
September 14, 2018 - 11:43pm
September 13, 2018
Alexandria's Cody Branson lowers his shoulder into a defender against Sartell on Sept. 7. Branson caught seven balls for 81 yards in the Cardinals' 17-16 win over the Sabres last week. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
A section rematch: Cards travel to Brainerd to face 0-2 Warriors
September 13, 2018 - 5:00pm
September 11, 2018
Alexandria senior tight end Evan Lattimer (left) and junior quarterback Matthew Carlsen can't contain a laugh on Monday at practice as their teammates give them some friendly ribbing during a photo after the two connected on Sept. 7 against Sartell on a touchdown pass that ended up being shown on NBC's Sunday Night Football broadcast. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)play button
Morken: Carlsen, Lattimer break down the play viewed by millions
September 11, 2018 - 5:00pm
September 8, 2018
Alexandria's Derek Pesta comes around the edge and prepares to hit Sartell-St. Stephen quarterback Ryan Giguere during the first half of Friday's 17-16 win for the Cardinals in their home opener. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)play button
Football: Crazy play, creative calls send Cardinals to a one-point win (w/video)
September 8, 2018 - 12:18am
September 6, 2018
Alexandria junior running back Blake Hoelscher gets into open space at Andover on Aug. 30. Hoelscher scored the Cardinals' only touchdown in the season opener last week on a three-yard reception from Matthew Carlsen. (Mark Ripley / Select Digital Memories)
Football: Cards look to get offense going against Sartell in home opener
September 6, 2018 - 5:00pm
August 31, 2018
Alexandria junior running back Blake Hoelscher gets into open space at Andover on Aug. 30. Hoelscher scored the Cardinals' only touchdown in the season opener on a three-yard reception from Matthew Carlsen. (Mark Ripley / Select Digital Memories)
Football: Cardinals run into a talented defense as Andover takes the opener
August 31, 2018 - 12:04am
August 29, 2018
Alexandria's Mike Empting gives direction to his team during a practice on Aug. 14. Empting and the Cardinals will start the season on Thursday night as they travel to Andover to take on a Huskies team that went 8-3 a year ago. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
Football: Cardinals to get a good test at Andover on Thursday
August 29, 2018 - 6:02pm
August 22, 2018
Alexandria's Matthew Zick (left) wraps up Riley Simonson during a drill at the Cardinals' practice on Aug. 14 as Dom Wilson (far left) and head coach Mike Empting (far right) watch on. This form, where Zick never brings his head across the ball carrier’s body but instead hits with his front shoulder, is a part of a new tackling technique that Alexandria coaches are implementing to try to lead to more efficient and safer tackling. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
Football: Alexandria using Atavus to address tackling issues
August 22, 2018 - 6:00pm
August 17, 2018
Alexandria's Matthew Carlsen takes the snap during an offensive drill at an Aug. 14 practice. Carlsen, a junior, will take over the quarterback job for the Cardinals this season after the graduation of Michael Empting. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
Carlsen's chance: Matthew Carlsen set to take over at QB for the Cards
August 17, 2018 - 5:00pm
August 15, 2018
Alexandria's Aaron Jost takes a handoff from quarterback Matthew Carlsen with Blake Hoelscher watching on in the background. All three are some of the new faces who could emerge for the Cardinals this fall. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
Opportunity awaits: Cardinals eager to fill in the spots left by a talented senior class
August 15, 2018 - 6:08pm
June 28, 2018
Alexandria players who took second place at the Vikings 7-on-7 tournament this past weekend are (back row, left to right) Taylor Jendro, Blake Hoelscher, Ethan Schroeder, Dan Jantzen, Josh Wegner, Nolan Morical, (middle row) Dylan Mesita, Jameson Molesworth, Derrek Piepho, Kade Blankenship, (front row) Matthew Zick, ball boy Talan Witt, Matthew Carlsen, Trappier Botz, Cody Branson, ball boy Thomas Hinrichs and ball boy David Hinrichs. (Submitted photo)
Cardinals impress at Vikings Tournament
June 28, 2018 - 5:00pm
May 25, 2018
Alexandria native Jaran Roste asked for and received his release from the University of Minnesota football team and will play at the Division III level for Bethel starting this fall. (Submitted photo)
Roste transfers from the Gophers
May 25, 2018 - 12:08pm
February 7, 2018
Alexandria's Cody Faber (left), Michael Empting (middle) and Tyson Hoelscher signed their letters of intent to play college football on Wednesday at AAHS. Empting will join the University of Minnesota-Duluth, while Hoelscher goes to Minnesota State University-Moorhead and Faber joins the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
Cards send three more on to college football
February 7, 2018 - 4:22pm