Blaine’s magical 2012 boys’ soccer season came to a close Thursday as the Bengals (16-4-1) lifted the runner-up trophy after Eastview (15-2-5) won the Class AA State Championship finals 3-2 at Metrodome. Early scoring put the Lighting ahead only 2:12 into the contest before Blaine’s Mitch Boege put in a loose rebound four minutes later after Ian Durbin’s shot from distance bounced off the woodwork. Blaine’s Zach Wright tied it up in the 61st minute only to have Eastview score the game-winner in the 64th minute. Photos by Bill Jones.
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