Carson Hansen danced into the end zone for his second of four touchdowns in Lakeville South's 41-7 victory at Farmington. Photo by Mark Hvidsten, SportsEngine
Lakeville South's Reid Patterson evaded Farmington's Landon Pachall (59) to score on an interception return. Photo by Mark Hvidsten, SportsEngine
Lakeville South is built different from other teams, as the kids would say.
The Cougars’ vaunted power T offense bulldozed past host Farmington 41-7 on Friday night, as they racked up 294 yards — all without completing a pass.
“Part of what we do is we want to be physical, run the ball and control the clock,” said Lakeville South coach Ben Burk. “We came into the game wanting to throw more and they took us out of our game plan there. Credit to their defense for pressuring our quarterback and not letting us complete passes.”
Lakeville South, ranked No. 1 in the Class 6A Associated Press statewide poll, entered the game averaging 50 points a game — tops among all Minnesota schools. And the Cougars were on pace to reach that mark when they leapt to a 13-0 lead after 5 minutes, 34 seconds of game time.
Sophomore running back Carson Hansen capped an eight-play drive with a 20-yard touchdown rush, his first of four TD runs of the night.
The No. 7-6A Tigers attempted a fake punt rush that was quickly snuffed out at their own 20-yard line. The bold move backfired as Lakeville South junior Camden Dean ran for a 20-yard touchdown on the next play giving the Cougars a 13-0 lead following an unsuccessful extra-point attempt.
Lakeville South’s high-octane offense revved its engine to the tune of a 41-7 victory over Farmington at Farmington High School on Friday to remain unbeaten.
The Cougars, ranked No. 1 in the Class 6A statewide Associated Press poll, took care of the No. 7-6A Tigers, and looked poised to run away with the game by taking a 13-0 lead midway through the first quarter.
Lakeville South's Carson Hansen and Camden Dean each scampered in for touchdowns from 20 yards out. Dean’s TD was set up by a failed fake punt rush on fourth-and-7 from Farmington’s 20-yard line.
Farmington (4-1, 2-1) got on the scoreboard with an 8-yard quarterback scramble from Alex Berreth early in the second.
Lakeville South (5-0, 4-0) took a 19-7 lead into halftime, thanks to Hansen rushing untouched up the middle for a 28-yard TD. A close call on a two-point pass attempt was ruled incomplete. That missed opportunity didn’t matter, however, as the Cougars came out on fire to start the second half. A quick three-and-out on defense and a blocked punt set Lakeville South up at the opposing 33-yard line.
Soon after, Hansen found paydirt again from 21 yards out, and Garrett Savards’ two-point rush made it 27-7 in favor of Lakeville South.
The Cougars broke it open when quarterback/linebacker Reid Patterson’s second interception of the night was returned 22 yards for a TD.
The cherry on top for Lakeville South came on Hansen’s 1-yard touchdown rush with 1 minute, 53 seconds remaining, which capped a time-bleeding drive. Hansen’s TD was his fourth of the game.
The Cougars averaged 50 points per game entering Friday’s contest. They did not complete a pass on four attempts.
Farmington quarterback Alex Berreth passes to a running back in the third quarter. Photo by Mark Hvidsten, SportsEngine
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