It's been a rough start to the 2013 Brainerd Warriors boys track and field season.
And head coach Rod Reuer isn't complaining.
The season officially started last week while the Brainerd School District was on spring break.
MOORHEAD - Defense being the trademark of Perham, the Southwest Subsection's No. 2-seeded Yellowjackets were defensive Friday.
Perham forced the Crosby-Ironton Rangers into 13 turnovers and capitalized on 10 of those.
Four of the last five Section 8-2A championships have been won by either Crosby-Ironton or Perham.
Friday night, however, will be the first time in that span those teams will battle to decide who represents the section at state.