Senior Ben Beckman and junior Griffin Fussy will compete for the starting quarterback spot after graduating longtime quarterback Alex Copa last season. Develice said the QBs are similar in style, having plenty of success during the baseball season. He likes the strength from Beckman, realizing Fussy isn’t far behind.
Goodrich Field was transformed into Dave Brock Field for the annual Pumpkin Bowl football game, but Blaine walked away with a 21-9 win over Anoka, Oct. 16.
Blaine won its third straight game and posted a season-high points total in a 42-20 win at Centennial Oct. 11. The Bengals (5-2) have things going the right direction after back-to-back losses to good Osseo and Maple Grove programs in weeks three and four.
Blaine (4-2) overcame five turnovers and quarterback Alex Copa ran for 235 yards and two touchdowns including a four-yard run in overtime as the Bengals topped Champlin Park 21-14 Oct. 4.
After a 2-0 start, Blaine (2-2) dropped its second game in a row when Maple Grove (4-0) spoiled Blaine’s Homecoming 31-7 Sept. 20.
A big second quarter helped turn the tide for Blaine in a 31-21 win at Robbinsdale Armstrong Sept. 7.