Rosemount (4-0) is coming off one of its biggest wins in program history after knocking off the top-ranked team in last week’s Class 6A Associated press poll, Eden Prairie (3-1). It was a 14-7 win Thursday on home turf led by junior running back Jackson Ganser's two-touchdown night. Ganser totaled 85 yards on 16 carries and is up to 259 yards on the season to lead a balanced offensive attack. The defense is allowing a meager 7.75 points per game.
The No. 6-ranked Irish’s reward for a job well done? A meeting this week with the defending state champions, No. 5 Lakeville South (3-1). The Cougars had their 23-game win streak snapped by Eden Prairie two weeks ago. One of those 23 wins came against Rosemount last year, 28-14. Current senior running back Carson Hansen starred in that game for Lakeville South, rushing 21 times for 229 yards and two scores. The Iowa State commit this season has 787 yards on 10.6 yards per carry with nine touchdowns.
Aside from the blemish against Eden Prairie, Lakeville South has dominated its other three opponents.
Rosemount will have an extra day of preparation for this one. If the Irish can establish a lead and force a run-heavy opponent into passing more than it’d like, this could be an all-timer.