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Pigskin Preview - Albert Lea

Created: 08/28/2014 10:14 PM KAALtv.com

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- Kevin Armbrust is a northerner, but he likes what he sees in the southern part of the state.

The new Albert Lea football coach is a Sauk Rapids native, and spent the past five years at Onamia, where he led the Panthers to a 30-17 record.

He's trying to turn around a Tiger program that didn't win a single game last year.

"It's been great," Armbrust said. "I really feel at home with these guys."

Armbrust and his Tigers open the season Thursday at Mankato West.