Rosemount football finished with an uncharacteristic 5-5 record last fall, the program's lowest win total since the 2011 season.
On Thursday, any disappointment from last year seemed like a distant memory.
Two touchdowns and a late-game defensive stop finished off a 14-7 victory over top-ranked Eden Prairie at home Thursday. A turnover on downs by the Eagles' offense with five seconds left started the celebration for players in a game that made memories for many of the Irish players.
Two touchdowns and a late fourth quarter stop propelled Rosemount to a victory in a showdown against top-ranked Eden Prairie at home Thursday.
Two rushing touchdowns by Jackson Ganser gave No. 6-6A Rosemount a 14-0 lead it carried into the fourth quarter. But No. 1-6A Eden Prairie was not ready to give up yet, cutting the deficit to 14-7 on a 10-yard touchdown run by Devin Jordan with 4:16 left on the clock.
The Eagles (3-1) had one final chance on offense, catching a punt at its own 30-yard line with 2:32 left in the game. The Eden Prairie threat continued as it pushed the ball into Irish territory, but a turnover on downs at the 24-yard line sealed the win with five seconds remaining.
Ganser gained 80 yards on the ground to go with his two touchdowns for Rosemount (4-0). Eden Prairie’s Tyler Walden carried the ball 17 times for 75 yards.
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