Rosemount entered Friday’s football championship coming off one of the school’s best seasons, but the Irish came up short against an Eden Prairie team that’s established itself as a dynasty.
Rosemount lost to Eden Prairie 28-7 in the Class AAAAAA football championship—Eden Prairie’s third consecutive title and ninth overall.
Eden Prairie was first to put points on the board when senior quarterback Ryan Connelly hit senior running back Charlie Venable with a 54-yard touchdown pass with 10:40 still to go in the first. Connelly then shot a 51-yard pass to senior running back Anthony Anderson with 1:14 left in the first.
Rosemount responded with 5:41 left before the end of the half when a four-yard touchdown by junior running back Tyrek Cross capped off a 14-play, 77-yard drive. But the very next drive ended in a 15-yard touchdown run by Anderson, who would end up rushing 19 times for 165 yards over the course of the game.
Eden Prairie senior fullback Dan Fisher sealed Rosemount’s fate with a one-yard touchdown with 4:35 left in the fourth.
The Eagles tallied 285 yards rushing and 118 yards passing to Rosemount’s 116 rushing yards and 41 passing yards.
Rosemount junior quarterback Jackson Erdmann rushed nine times for 63 yards and completed seven of 17 pass attempts, with one interception.