All he did, in his words, was run. Then he ran, and ran and ran some more.
Carson Hansen toted it 21 times for 225 yards and two touchdowns as Lakeville South dashed away from Rosemount for a 28-14 win Friday. He took a challenge from head coach Ben Burk at halftime and responded.
“I thought Carson Hansen did a great job,” Burk said. “I challenged him at the end of the first half that ‘you’ve got to be a special player for us’ and he came out and didn’t disappoint.”
Hansen rushed for 10 carries and 139 yards in the second half, most of which came in the third quarter, to help the Cougars’ ball-control offense to do its thing.
“I can’t ask for any better on the offensive line,” Hansen said. “I wish I could give some of my touchdowns to the offensive line. They created big holes and all I did was run.”
On homecoming night in Rosemount, Lakeville South stole the show with a 28-14 win Friday.
Lakeville South (5-0), ranked No. 1 in Class 6A in the Sept. 29 AP poll, took advantage of a short field on its second drive of the game, striking first late in the first quarter on a 22-yard touchdown rush by Carson Hansen.
No. 5 Rosemount (3-2) was driving in the red zone early in the second quarter before fumbling it away at the 5-yard line. The Cougars capitalized with a 95-yard drive ending in a 21-yard rushing touchdown by Ryder Patterson.
The Irish got the response it needed with a 42-yard deep ball touchdown on 4th-and-10 from Vincent Pyne to Cedric Wall with 1:27 left in the half.
Lakeville South took a 14-7 lead to halftime and extended it on the opening drive of the third quarter. Hansen ripped off a 57-yard touchdown rush to push the lead to 21-7.
The Irish used a pair of 25-yard rush plays to get back inside the red zone, only for a Ryder Patterson interception to stem the tide.
The Cougars put their stamp on the game, driving 85 yards ending in a Camden Dean 1-yard quarterback sneak touchdown to go up 28-7 with 2:50 remaining in the third quarter.
Hansen led Lakeville South in rushing with 21 carries for 225 yards. Josh Jacobson added 26 yards on 10 carries, followed by 15 yards on four carries for Ian Segna.
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