BP nearly completes late comeback in loss to Rushford-Peterson

Published 11:10 pm Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossoms (6-3) nearly dug themselves out of a pretty deep hole, losing to Rushford-Peterson Wednesday night 39-35 on the road.

“We did get in a hole fast,” coach Chad Gimbel said.

Down 20-7 at halftime, the Blossoms kept pushing and chipping away at the R-P score were able to engineer a last-second Hail Mary that failed to fall in Blossom hands.

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With just under three seconds left in the game, quarterback Seth Peterson found Max Romeo for a touchdown that cut the lead to four. BP then recovered the onside kick with 1.3 seconds left setting up the long pass.

“We threw a Hail Mary and we got the tip, we just couldn’t get it to go the right way,” Gimbel said.

The Blossoms will get the No. 3 seed going into the playoffs and will probably host Southland in the section’s first game.

Passing: 277 yards

Rushing: 164 yards

Individual stats

Rushing: Max Romeo,11-81; Seth Peterson, 7-82

Passing: Peterson, 22-for-43, 277, 5TD, 2INT

Receiving: Gabe Hagen, 6-112; Tim Wolf, 6-63; Colin Lerum, 3-56.