The Alexandria football team is fresh off of beating St. Cloud Apollo 50-0 on Wednesday night, and they’ll get another go at it again next Tuesday.
Alexandria earned the fourth seed in the Section 8AAAAA playoffs after a 3-3 season. The Cardinals were scheduled to play against Brainerd, but a positive COVID-19 test ended the Warrior’s season prematurely. Apollo is 0-4 this season.
The winner of the Alexandria-Apollo game will travel to face top-seeded Moorhead (6-2) on Nov. 21. Second seeded Bemidji (4-2) hosts third-seeded Sartell (3-2) next Saturday for a chance to go to the section championship game.
Minnewaska earns third seed in 6AAA
Through the first few weeks of the regular season, it looked as if the Minnewaska football team was going to have to travel to one of the higher seeds in the first round of the Section 6AAA playoffs. Now, they’re hosting Melrose in the opening round.
The Lakers (2-3) host Melrose (2-4) next Tuesday at 6 p.m. for a chance to go to the section semifinal round. Albany earned the top seed after a 6-0 season. Pierz (6-0), who beat Minnewaska 14-6 earlier this season, will play seventh-seeded St. Cloud Cathedral. The winner of Minnewaska and Melrose will play the winner of Pierz and Cathedral. The Lakers will kickoff at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.
WCA-A, Osakis earn top two seeds
The West Central Area-Ashby and Osakis football teams will get first-round byes in the Section 6AA tournament next week.
WCA-A finished 4-2, and will play the winner of Staples-Motley (1-5) and Wadena-Deer Creek (3-3) in the semifinal round as the top seed in the tournament. WCA-A finished 4-2 this season, including section wins over Staples and Pillager.
Osakis will host Pillager in its section semifinal playoff game as the two-seed. Osakis went 2-2 in the regular season, which was good enough to earn a first-round bye. They will take on third-seeded Pillager, who finished 3-3, next Saturday. All semifinal games will start at 2:00 p.m.
B-E’s season cut short
After a positive COVID-19 test, the Brandon-Evansville football team will not be playing in the Section 4 9-man postseason.
Parkers Prairie earns sixth seed
The Parkers Prairie football team will hit the road on Tuesday to play third-seeded Lester Prairie (5-1).
The Panthers finished the season 1-3, which was good enough for the sixth seed in the Section 4A tournament. Mayer Lutheran earned the top seed in the section after a 6-0 regular season.
If the Panthers win their quarterfinal game they will take on the winner of Browerville (5-1) and Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa (0-6)
Parkers Prairie’s first game will be at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.