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Football | Blooming Prairie 46, Goodhue 34

BLOOMING PRAIRIE — Top seed Blooming Prairie scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to avert an upset and beat No. 4 seed Goodhue 46-34 in a Section 1A semifinal game Saturday night.

The Blossoms trailed 34-33 entering the fourth quarter but took the lead on a 2-yard run by Gabe Kartes and a 9-yard run by quarterback Luc Zellmer.

Zellmer, back playing with a broken thumb after missing several games, rushed 13 times for 104 yards and two touchdowns and he passed 9-for-22 for 116 with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

The Blossoms finished with 434 yards in offense with 318 on the ground. Jonny Kraling had 27 carries for 102 yards and one score, and Kartes finished with 89 yards on nine rushed with two touchdowns.

Goodhue had success on offense with 352 total yards. Quarterback Brandon Dowden was 11-for-21 passing for 233 yards and one touchdown. Alex Brunholzl rushed 20 times for 114 yards and a pair of scores, and Jeremy Schrimpf also ran in two touchdowns. The Wildcats finished 6-4.

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Blooming Prairie (9-1) is home against No. 3 seed Southland (8-2) in the section final Friday.

Blooming Prairie 46, Goodhue 34

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