Blooming Prairie Reaches State Semis with Shutout Victory
It's on to US Bank Stadium for Blooming Prairie's football team after a 42-0 win over United South Central in Saturday's state tournament quarterfinals at New Ulm High School. Warmer conditions will greet players, fans and broadcasters, who were also forced to call the game from the bleachers in brutal winter conditions.
BP (12-0) will face BOLD (12-0) Saturday morning at 9 am on Kat Kountry 105 FM and the Kat Kountry app with the winner advancing to the Prep Bowl finals on November 24.
Gabe Hagen scored on an 80-yard pass play from Kaden Thomas, on a short touchdown run and on a long fumble return. Matthew Pryor added a pair of rushing touchdowns in Blooming Prairie's third shutout of the season.
Mahnomen/Waubun (11-0) will play Springfield (8-4) in the other semifinal, immediately following the BP vs BOLD game.
The full semifinal schedule is below. All games are at US Bank Stadium. Click here to order your ticket ahead of time.
Thursday, November 15
Nine-man: Cromwell-Wright vs Spring Grove, 11:30 am
Class 2A: Pillager vs Caledonia, 2 pm
Class 4A: Waseca vs SMB (St. Paul Academy/Minnehaha Academy/Blake) 4:30 pm
Class 6A: Eden Prairie vs Blaine, 7 pm
Friday, November 16
Nine-man: Mountain Iron/Buhl vs Mountain Lake Area, 9 am
Class 2A: Barnesville vs Minneapolis North, 11:30 am
Class 5A: Owatonna vs Elk River, 2 pm on KRFO AM 1390
Class 4A: Willmar vs St. Paul Johnson, 4:30 pm
Class 6A: Lakeville North vs Lakeville South, 7 pm on KDHL AM 920
Saturday, November 17
Class A: Blooming Prairie vs BOLD, 9 am on Kat Kountry 105FM
Class A: Mahnomen/Waubun vs Springfield, 11:30 am
Class 3A: Pierz vs Rochester Lourdes, 2 pm
Class 3A: Perham vs Fairmont, 4:30 pm
Class 5A: Bemidji vs St. Thomas Academy, 7 pm