The mighty Blaine Bengals flexed their muscles Friday night against Coon Rapids in a 42-7 blowout.  The Bengals scored touchdowns on their first three possessions of the game, the first two coming on 3-play drives and the third coming on a 4-play drive.  Blaine needed just 15 plays to score 35 first half points.  Their receivers had their way with a Cardinals secondary that allowed 351 yards on just 14 receptions.  Quarterback Eric Kline (Sr) completed 13 of those (on 15 attempts) for 347 yards and 2 touchdowns.  Running back Ben Pigorsch (Sr) broke the century mark on the ground rushing for 109 yards on 11 carries including a 4-yard score.

With the exception of their opening drive, which resulted in a touchdown, Coon Rapids looked completely overmatched.  Mo Ward (Jr) had 87 yards rushing (on 14 carries) for Coon Rapids.  He and wide receiver Tom Hansen (Sr) were the lone bright spots on an otherwise disappointing night for a Cardinals football team that came into this game with such high hopes.  Hansen had 3 receptions (for 57 yards) on the first two Coon Rapids drives including a beautiful 25-yard “over the shoulder” catch in the endzone, but never saw the ball again.  Under duress for much of the night quarterback Alex Aase (Jr) threw 2 interceptions, one of which was returned 37-yards by Bengals linebacker Chris Thomas (Sr) for a touchdown.  Featured running back Antonio Ford (Jr) fumbled for the second straight week.

Coon Rapids (3-2) has another big matchup next week at home against the unbeaten Andover Huskies.  Blaine (5-0) hits the road for a game at Park Center.

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Highlight videos of the Coon Rapids vs Blaine game courtesy of Coon Rapids Sports on YouTube

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