Blooming Prairie’s defense steps up in shutout win

Published 12:42 am Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Blooming Prairie football team had its lowest scoring output of the season, but its defense got the job done as it beat Faribault Bethlehem Academy (3-5 overall) 20-0 in BP to close out the regular season Wednesday.

The Awesome Blossoms (7-1 overall) held FBA to just 71 yards of offense in the win, which was their second shutout of the season.

“We had a great defensive effort throughout the game and it was pretty awesome to see how they played,” BP head coach Chad Gimbel said.

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Isaiah Toquam hooked up with Michael Thomas on a pair of touchdown passes and Gabe Kartes scored on a 20-yard run to provide the offense for BP.

BP will open the Section 1A tournament Tuesday at 7 p.m.


First quarter

No scoring

Second quarter

(BP) Michael Thomas 23 pass from Isaiah Toquam (Pat Jones kick) 10:26

Third quarter

(BP) Gabe Kartes 20 run (Jones kick) 5:06

Fourth quarter

(BP) Thomas 22 pass from Toquam (kick failed) 5:42


Rushing: Jonny Kraling, 21-for-97; Gabe Kartes, 7-for-62, TD; Ryan McCabe, 7-for-25; Passing: Isaiah Toquam, 20-for-32, 272, 2 TD, INT; Receiving: Michael Thomas, 6-for-101, 2 TD; Luke Hueman, 7-for-70; Kartes, 5-for-65