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Rosemount pitches third shutout of the season

Junior quarterback Max Carter threw for over 100 yards and two touchdowns against Burnsville. Here he is protected by offensive linemen Sam Willmott (56) and Sam Marschinke (70) against Farmington. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 2
The Rosemount defense has been outstanding this season, pitching three shutouts and allowing just six points over the last four games. Here they recover a Farmington fumble at the goal line. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 2

The Rosemount defense has been stifling the last few weeks, giving up just six points through three games coming into Oct. 13. That trend continued as the Irish shut out the Burnsville Blaze in Burnsville 37-0. The Irish offense was not to be left out either, as they amassed more than 300 yards of total offense, had two 100-yard rushers and passed for over 100 yards. With the win, Rosemount is now 5-2 on the season and sits atop the Metro South subdistrict. Going into the game, the Irish were ranked 10th in the AP poll in class 6A.

Shutout

The game started slowly as Rosemount took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on a 2-yard touchdown run by junior running back Garrison Green. The Irish then blew the game open in the second quarter.

Junior quarterback Max Carter completed an 11-yard touchdown pass to sophomore wide receiver Jonathan Mann to go up 14-0. Senior Keenan Wenzel then blocked a Burnsville punt and fellow senior Colin Pomeroy recovered and returned it 51 yards for the score. A 75-yard pass from Carter to Mann then set up a 34-yard field goal by sophomore Nathan Whiting to give Rosemount a 24-0 lead going into the half.

The Irish defense scored a second touchdown in the third quarter on another blocked punt to take a 31-0 lead. In the fourth quarter, Carter hit junior running back Marvin Walker on 6-yard touchdown pass to make 37-0 the final.

Walker and Green both ran for over 100 yards. Green went for 109 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries while Walker rushed for 105 yards on 15 carries. Carter was 6-for-15 passing with 122 yards and two touchdowns. Mann was the leading receiver for the Irish, catching three passes for 97 yards and a touchdown. Walker had the one reception for a touchdown and junior receiver Andrew Reuter caught two passes for 19 yards.

On top of the two defensive touchdowns, junior defensive back Evan Geiwitz pulled in another interception to add to his total and so did senior Sullivan Lanoue.

Football teams across the state have a short week as many play Wednesday, Oct. 18, in preparation for the start of section playoffs. Rosemount hosts Shakopee that night in their final regular season game and a win clinches the top spot in the Metro South.

Alec Hamilton

Alec Hamilton is a sports reporter and general assignment reporter at the Hastings Star Gazette. He is a journalism graduate of Drake University.

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