Osseo wins 6A Prep Bowl for the ages
MINNEAPOLIS — Prince Kruah scored with 24 seconds remaining, and Dean Lumb drilled the extra point to give Osseo a thrilling, come-from-behind 14-13 victory over East Ridge in the Class AAAAAA Prep Bowl on Friday at TCF Bank Stadium.
East Ridge led most of the game until Kruah scored to tie it with just seconds remaining. Osseo had no timeouts remaining when the running play was called on third down.
East Ridge figured to get the ball back with some time remaining. But Osseo's squib kick wasn't covered by East Ridge, and Osseo recovered to secure the win.
Osseo ended its season 11-3, while East Ridge was 12-2.
Kruah carried an incredible 43 times for 189 yards and the game-winning score. Osseo QB Malik Gaillard completed 11 of 17 passes for 143 yards and a score.
Dominik London led East Ridge with 31 carries for 126 yards. Otumus Payemanu completed 3 of 4 passes for 67 yards and a touchdown.
Becker rolls over South St. Paul
Gabe Dertinger rushed for 151 yards on 20 carries to lead Becker to a 35-14 victory over South St. Paul in the Class AAAA Prep Bowl on Friday at TCF Bank Stadium.
Dertinger scored two touchdowns, helping Becker complete a perfect 13-0 season and win its 25th consecutive game. The Bulldogs have won back-to-back state championships.
Becker built a 28-0 halftime lead and coasted after the break.
Becker compiled 347 yards in the first half on 41 plays. Dertinger led the way with 119 yards on 11 carries and scored two touchdowns. He gave the Bulldogs a four-touchdown lead at the break on a 3-yard run with 3:38 left in the second quarter. He also had a 41-yard scoring run late in the first quarter.
Bulldogs quarterback Andrew Stanger completed 9 of 15 passes in the first half for 187 yards and a touchdown, a 77-yarder by Clayton Gallus. Stanger ended up 12 of 18 for 219 yards.
Milan Kent, a senior fullback and linebacker, was an all-around force. He had 21 yards rushing, 86 yards receiving, and on defense, had 10 tackles and two tackles for loss.
South St. Paul (11-2), making its first appearance in a Prep Bowl championship game, was held to 55 yards on 27 plays in the first half. The Packers managed four first downs and had the ball for just 7:41.