The Brainerd Warriors sophomore football team fell to the Alexandria Cardinals 27-8 at Adamson Field Thursday.
After playing to a scoreless tie in the first half, the Cards scored on a 40-yard run on the opening drive of the second half. The Warriors came back to take an 8-6 lead on a 2-yard run by David Jones and a 2-point conversion pass from Chris Klabo to Darren Eller.
The Cardinals then scored 21 unanswered points on a punt return for a touchdown and on 4- and 10-yard runs. The Cardinals outgained the Warriors in total offense 279 yards to 178.
The Warriors play at Sartell next Thursday.
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