A wild comeback by Blaine in its home opener Friday gave the fans dressed in patriotic gear a reason to rush the field after pulling off a 22-21 win against rival Anoka.
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.
Blaine put two losses behind them while spoiling Coon Rapids’ homecoming game 41-14, Sept. 27. Cardinals Stadium was hoping with a rabid student section proud to share their Cardinal Nation pride throughout the deceptively one-side score.
Through the first quarter of play Blaine appeared to have its Northwest Suburban Conference game against Osseo (3-0) under control, thanks to a 23-yard touchdown run by quarterback Alex Copa followed by a 29-yard field goal from Grant Boege.
A big second quarter helped turn the tide for Blaine in a 31-21 win at Robbinsdale Armstrong Sept. 7.