The Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossoms knocked off the BOLD Warriors 41-15 to claim to the 2019 Class A Prep Bowl Championship. It was a physical game from start to finish that did not disappoint between two undefeated teams, BOLD at 13-0 and Blooming Prairie at 12-0.
Blooming Prairie took the lead early on a pick six on BOLD’s first possession of the game. BOLD replied by marching 84 yards, capped off by a 15-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Sagedahl to Drew Sagedahl, the 2 point conversion put BOLD up early 8-7.
The Awesome Blossoms reclaimed the lead on their next possession, 8 plays and 66 yards to jump ahead 14-8. They extended their lead to 21-8 before BOLD could get back on the board. The Warriors cut the lead to 21-15 with another Sagedahl touchdown pass, this time to Blake Plass for 14 yards.
BOLD was unable to answer in the second half as Blooming Prairie scored again in the third quarter and twice more in the fourth to push the final score to 41-15.
The Warrior defense held the Blooming Prairie ground attack in check for most of the game, but had no answers for Blooming Prairie quarterback Kaden Thomas and receiver Gabe Hagen. Thomas connected with Hagen eight times for 125 yards and two touchdowns. Hagen added another score on defense to lead the Awesome Blossoms. Overall Thomas was 23-30, 298 yards and four touchdowns.
BOLD ends the season 13-1, with back to back runner-up finishes in the Class A Prep Bowl.
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Passing: Sagedahl, Jordan 15-37-1, 219 2TD, Drew Sagedahl 0-2-0
Rushing: Jordan Sagedahl 15-10, Tim Peppel 3- 9
Receiving: Gavin Vosika 7-77, Blake Plass 5-59 1TD, Drew Sagedahl 2-45 1TD, Matthew Moorse 1-38