Brainerd Warriors football has established itself as possibly the state's most respected outstate program through the years, knocking off pillars like Cretin-Derham Hall, Wayzata, Centennial and Eden Prairie in the big-school state playoffs.
Founded in response to the failed School District 181 referendum in 2007, the Brainerd Warriors Football Association continues to flourish and it has several events planned this season.
Next up is the annual Pigskin Preview Saturday, Aug.
It didn't require a strenuous effort by Eddie Krawiec to strengthen his season points lead in the finals of the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals Sunday at Brainerd International Raceway.
Krawiec was handed the event title by default when Hector Arana Jr.