Blooming Prairie vs Springfield Football

Blooming Prairie wide receiver Alex Baldwin (6) finds room to run with the ball during a Class A state football quarterfinal game against Springfield on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in Janesville. (Andrew Link / alink@postbulletin.com)

FIRST REPORT

FOOTBALL

Final score: Blooming Prairie 42, Springfield 20

What happened: Blooming Prairie defeated Springfield in the Class A state quarterfinals in Janesville in a battle of teams that came into the game unbeaten.

What it means: Blooming Prairie (11-0), ranked No. 2 in the state, advances to the state semifinals while No. 3 Springfield finishes the season 10-1.

Game notes: Blooming Prairie quarterback Kaden Thomas completed 22 of 28 passes for 288 yards and three touchdowns. He threw two TDs to Alex Baldwin in the closing 1:06 of the first half as the Blossoms turned a 21-7 lead into a commanding 35-7 lead at the break. The second TD to Baldwin, from 15 yards out, came with just one second left in the half.

Up next: Blooming Prairie will play in the Class A state semifinals at 11:30 a.m. next Saturday at U.S. Bank Stadium.

SATURDAY’S STARS

Kaden Thomas (Blooming Prairie) completed 22 of 28 passes for 288 yards and four touchdowns.

Gabe Hagen (Blooming Prairie) caught eight passes for 123 yards and two TDs.

Alex Baldwin (Blooming Prairie) caught eight passes for 98 yards and two TDs.

Matthew Pryor (Blooming Prairie) rushed for 132 yards and two TDs.

QB Derrick Scheffler (Springfield) rushed for 157 yards and a TD and also caught an 80-yard TD.

A full game story will be posted at PostBulletin.com later tonight

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