Blooming Prairie football has a long, rich tradition. The recent success, including a state title and 28-game winning streak, adds to the legacy. Longtime Awesome Blossom coach Chad Gimbel spoke about the 14 seniors on the 2021 roster during a recent appearance on the AM 1390 KRFO Coaches Show.

Gimbel said, "This is one of the hardest times of the year. When you talk about an ending for this great group of seniors...It's an ending (for them) in Blooming Prairie football...These guys are all great individuals. I'm confident they're all going to go on and do better things than they've done here at Blooming Prairie."

Hear Gimbel's full interview below.

Blooming Prairie football coach Chad Gimbel


  • 2 - Colin Jordison, wide receiver, linebacker
  • 4 - Drew Kittelson, quarterback, cornerback
  • 7 - Bradley Simon, wide receiver, free safety
  • 16 - Garret Farr, wide receiver, linebacker
  • 18 - Xavier Rennie, wide receiver, defensive end
  • 21 - Jett Swenson, wide receiver, free safety
  • 23 - Carson Brennecke, halfback, linebacker
  • 25 - Tyler Archer, halfback, linebacker
  • 53 - Payton Fristedt, offensive guard, defensive tackle
  • 58 - Adam Walsh, offensive guard, defensive tackle
  • 59 - Ezra Kiley, offensive guard, defensive end
  • 63 - David Kartes, center, defensive tackle
  • 72 - Dawson Sorenson, offensive guard, defensive tackle
  • 89 - Samuel Skillestad, wide receiver, defensive end

With the ink still drying on this season's accomplishments, Gimbel says the returners are thinking about next fall, "We've got kids already in the weight room getting prepared for next year, which is great to see...They just went in there and did it on their own. When they do that, you do they are doing things right."

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