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Willmar quarterback Alex Grove runs 10 yards for a first down to launch a 92-yard touchdown drive in the second quarter at Hodapp Field on Friday. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton.

Prep Football: Willmar takes opener from Alex


By Rand Middleton

WILLMAR -- The Willmar Cardinals scored a pair of first-half touchdowns and then turned the game over to the defense.

That didn't work last year at Alexandria but it did this time. Willmar came away with a 14-0 victory in the season opener against their Central Lakes Conference rival.

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