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Blue Earth Area Takes Class 3A Title With 30-7 Win

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kysten Zierke threw two touchdown passes and Blue Earth Area pulled away to beat Rochester Lourdes 30-7 in the Class 3A Championship Saturday in the Prep Bowl.

David Franta had 144 rushing yards and threw two touchdowns for the second-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 pass 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.

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