Published November 24 2012
Blue Earth Area takes Minnesota Class 3A football titleMINNEAPOLIS – Kysten Zierke threw two touchdowns and Blue Earth Area pulled away to beat Rochester Lourdes 30-7 Minnesota in the Class 3A football Championship Saturday in the Prep Bowl.
David Franta had 144 rushing yards and threw two touchdowns for the No. 2-ranked Buccaneers (13-0), who claimed their first title.
Griff Slightham had 77 yards rushing for top-ranked Rochester Lourdes (13-1).
With the game tied at 7-7, Zierke and Isaac Darrington hooked up on a 6-yard score with 15 seconds left in the first half. After Felix Harseim added a 36-yard field goal, Darrington caught a 10-yard touchdown for a 23-7 Buccaneers lead.
Franta added a 5-yard run on the first play of the fourth quarter.
Grant Phillips had three sacks and blocked a punt and field goal for Blue Earth Area.