Brainerd at Alexandria
2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16

Brainerd surrendered 477 total yards in a 45-6 loss last week to St. Cloud Tech and aims to get back in the win column this week against North Central Red foe Alexandria.

The Warriors (1-1, 0-1) have allowed 98 points in their past two games against Alexandria, both losses, after three straight wins in the series.

The No. 5-5A Cardinals (2-0, 1-0) started their season with victories over Andover (34-28) and Sartell-St. Stephen (32-0) after reaching the state quarterfinals a year ago. Senior quarterback Michael Empting passed for 375 yards and two touchdowns in Week 1, and threw two TDs while rushing for two more in Week 2.