The Minnesota Army National Guard selects our Two Stars:
22 rushes, 160 yards, 3 TD
22-37, 291 yards, 3 TD, 2 INT
Sam Derynck: 4-11, 86 yards, 2 TD, INT
Jacob Cheadle: 10 rushes, 81 yards, 2 TD
Will Kurka: 2 receptions, 62 yards, TD
303 total rushing yards
5 of 10 3rd down conversions
Aaron Niles: 11 rushes, 31 yards
Cooper Nelson: 6 receptions, 42 yards, TD
Gabe Kartes: 5 receptions, 136 yards, TD
33 total rushing yards
6 of 14 3rd down conversions
The Story Line
Minneota blew open a tight game in the second half with steady doses of Brandon Anderson and a pounding offensive line.
The 49-26 win puts Minneota in the Prep Bowl for the fourth time.
A three point lead at the half expanded to 10 with Anderson's third touchdown rush of the day near the end of the third quarter. Quarterback Sam Derynck complemented Anderson with 86 yards and two scores through the air.
The Awesome Blossoms had multiple opportunities, but failed to move the ball consistently on the ground. Blooming Prairie threw 37 passes and ran only 27 times.
Minneota will face Adrian on Friday, Nov. 27 at 1 p.m. The Vikings are 3-1 in their finals appearances.
"They started blowing up tremendous holes." - Minneota quarterback Sam Derynck on his offensive line's play in the second half.
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