Brandon Johnson

Brandon Johnson is in his first year as Head Coach of the Alexandria Cardinal Varsity Boys' Soccer team. 

(Alexandria, MN) -- Discussion about the Section 8A Boys' Soccer and Girls' Soccer Tournaments highlights the Thursday edition of the Alexandria Cardinal Sports Report. 

In Boys' Soccer, Alexandria will host a Section 8A Tournament game at Viking Bank Field tonight (Thursday). By having a number three seed in the North Sub-Section, the Cardinals will host the sixth seed from the North, Hillcrest Lutheran Academy of Fergus Falls. The Cards were in Sartell Monday night for their final tune-up before Sections. Coach Brandon Johnson has a summary below on what capped off a furious stretch of matches to close out the regular season.

Hillcrest and Alexandria did not face each other during the 2019 regular season. KXRA and will have broadcast coverage of the Section 8A Boys' Soccer post-season match tonight. Wes Thompson will join Sports Director Dave McClurg for the play-by-play. Pre-game coverage will start at 6:40 this evening, with the match to follow at 7:00.  

Alexandria's Girls' Soccer squad is off until Saturday, to play in the North Sub-Section 8A Semifinal round. With the playoff brackets modified in a hope to create fewer lopsided results in early rounds of the Section 8A Tournaments, each of the top two seeds in each Sub-Section for Girls' and Boys' Soccer receive a triple bye to the fourth round (which is the semifinal round in Sub-Section competition). Bemidji will host Hillcrest in a 7 p.m. game today at Bemidji State University. The winner of that match will travel to Alexandria for a 1:00 contest Saturday afternoon, which will also be covered on KXRA Radio.

The Cardinal Girls' Swimming and Diving team returns to action tonight, hosting the ROCORI Spartans in a 6 p.m. meet at Discovery Middle School. The Cards will also host the True Team Section 6A Meet Saturday (weather permitting), starting at 10 a.m. 

KXRA Radio will air a number of upcoming Alexandria Cardinal events as part of our play-by-play coverage (weather and traveling conditions permitting). Listen at 1490 AM, 100.3 or 105.7 FM, or stream online, at

  • TODAY (Thursday, October 10th) -- Boys' Soccer: CARDINALS versus Hillcrest Lutheran Academy @ Alexandria (Viking Bank Field @ Alexandria Area High School) (Broadcast time -- 6:40 p.m.) (Section 8A Tournament, North Sub-Section Quarterfinal) 
  • Friday, October 11th -- Football: CARDINALS @ Sartell (Sartell Middle School Stadium) (Broadcast time -- 6:40 p.m.)
  • Saturday, October 12th -- Girls' Soccer: Alexandria versus Bemidji or Hillcrest Lutheran Academy @ Alexandria (Viking Bank Field @ Alexandria Area High School) (Broadcast time -- 12:40 p.m.) (Section 8A Tournament, North Sub-Section Semifinal)   

Wings UP!!!!