Irish lose 31-14 to Wayzata in Class 5A football championshipThe Rosemount football team was undone by four long Wayzata touchdown runs in a 31-14 loss in the Class 5A football championship game Friday night at the Metrodome.
By: Brian Hall, Rosemount Town Pages
The Rosemount football team will have to settle for second.
The Irish was undone by four long Wayzata touchdown runs in a 31-14 loss in the Class 5A football championship game Friday night at the Metrodome.
After the Trojans scored on the second play of the game, the Irish countered with their own touchdown in the second quarter.
Rosemount's Colton Crow recovered a fumble and Kevin Larson scored on a 3-yard touchdown run to tie the score at 7-7. Wayzata later added a field goal and led 10-7 at halftime.
The Irish defense had held against the high-powered Trojans offense until a third-and-short play in the third quarter. Trying convert a first down, Wayzata's Mitchell Underhill went 66 yards for a touchdown. Underhill then had 58-yard touchdown runs on the next two Trojan drives. Wayzata had three total plays on the two scoring drives.
Rosemount made it a 31-14 game in the fourth quarter when Nicholas Liska had a 4-yard touchdown run.
Liska had 21 carries for 68 yards. Larson ran for 43 yards on 11 carries. But Larson was jsut 6 of 23 passing for 60 yards as the Irish couldn't convert through the air once they were down by double digits.
Crow finished with seven tackles. Matt Larson, David Morgan and Jacob Mortenson each had four tackles for Rosemount (12-1).
Morgan intercepted a pass.
Rosemount brought a large and vocal crowd to the game. The appearance in the state title game was Rosemount's first since it won the big-school championship in 1981.