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Rosemount football edges out Burnsville 26-25

Senior running back Garrison Green has been a touchdown machine this season for the Irish. Here he carries the ball against Lakeville South. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia

A tight game and a come-from-behind win is what the Rosemount Irish football team delivered Friday night at home against the Burnsville Blaze. The Irish trailed 19-7 in the second quarter and 25-13 in the third, but were able to make the comeback with 13 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to win 26-25. With the victory, Rosemount is now 5-2 overall and 5-0 in the Metro South sub-district, which they sit atop of a half-game ahead of Lakeville North. There will be a quick turnaround as the Irish travel to Shakopee on Wednesday, Oct. 17.

Senior running back Garrison Green started the scoring for Rosemount in the first quarter as he took it in for a touchdown from two yards out and junior kicker Nathan Whiting made the extra point to make it 7-0 Irish. Later in the quarter, the Blaze returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown and tied the game 7-7 and that was the score at the end of the first.

Burnsville's Andreasen scored two, two-yard touchdowns in the second quarter to give the Blaze a 19-7 lead. Rosemount was able to cut that deficit before halftime to 19-13 after senior quarterback Max Carter hit senior wide receiver Andrew Reuter for a 44-yard touchdown but the extra point was no good.

The Blaze extended their lead on another touchdown by Andreasen to make it 25-13. On the ensuing kickoff, Irish senior defensive back Evan Geiwitz ran the kickoff back 85 yards for a touchdown and the extra point by Whiting was good to make it 25-20. The Rosemount defense then forced and recovered a fumble and the offense capitalized by scoring on another touchdown run to take a 26-25 lead. The defense then sealed the win with an interception.

Alec Hamilton

Alec Hamilton is a RiverTown Multimedia sports reporter covering Hastings, Farmington and Rosemount athletics. He graduated from Drake University with a journalism degree in 2014. 

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