Zimmerman vs. Albany

7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 13

About 60 or so miles separate these two schools, with Zimmerman located off of U.S. Highway 169 just north of the metro, and Albany adjacent to I-94 northwest of St. Cloud. 

While these programs aren’t natural rivals, this tilt figures to be a thriller given the way both have opened the season.

Zimmerman, a Class 4A program, routed Litchfield and Foley by a combined 57-7. Carter McEachern, a 6-foot-5 quarterback in his second year as starter, pilots a Zimmerman (2-0, 1-0) attack averaging 99.5 passing yards per game and has thrown three TDs. The Thunder have also collectively ran for 368 yards on 86 carries.

Albany (2-0, 1-0), meanwhile, has blown out Glencoe-Silver Lake and Little Falls by an aggregate score of 96-14.

Ben McLachlan and Nolan Rueter each scored two touchdowns for the No. 7-3A Huskies last week in their 56-7 rout of Little Falls.