Football review: Eagan overtakes Blaze in second half

Zenner gains 109 yards for Wildcats

Eagan quarterback Ian Entzion tries to elude Burnsville tacklers Brady Letson (32) and Brett Shepley (42). Photo by Rick Orndorf

Eagan quarterback Ian Entzion tries to elude Burnsville tacklers Brady Letson (32) and Brett Shepley (42). Photo by Rick Orndorf

Eagan scored 17 points in the second half of its 20-7 victory over Burnsville in South Suburban Conference football action Friday night.

Sam Zenner scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 17-yard run in the third quarter for the Wildcats (1-1), who won their home opener. Eagan will play at Lakeville South at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, in search of back-to-back victories, something the Wildcats haven’t done since the 2011 section playoffs.

Burnsville (0-2) plays host to Edina in a non-conference game at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Eagan did a lot of its damage on the ground, gaining 238 yards and averaging 5.7 yards per attempt. Zenner was the Wildcats’ leading rusher with 109 yards on 13 carries. Senior T.J. Sands added 61 yards on 14 carries.

Burnsville lost its seventh consecutive game dating to the 2012 season, but things looked good for the Blaze at halftime. Burnsville took a 7-3 lead into the break on Jahvonta Wilson’s 3-yard touchdown run with 29 seconds remaining in the second quarter.

The lead held until Zenner put the Wildcats back in front 4:20 into the second quarter. Eagan quarterback Ian Entzion scored on a 1-yard run early in the fourth quarter. Eagan kicker Josh Edelstein had field goals of 35 yards in the first quarter and 33 yards in the fourth.

Burnsville quarterback Will Reger completed 13 of 22 passes for 115 yards and had one interception. Camden Traetow had five catches for 46 yards.

The Blaze was held to 82 yards rushing. Junior running back Alex Davis gained 30 yards on nine carries.

Eagan’s Entzion completed 13 of 20 passes for 64 yards. Zenner, who also takes some snaps at quarterback in addition to his duties as a running back, had two completions for 12 yards. Senior wide receiver Scott Danielson caught six passes for 35 yards.

Zenner also intercepted a pass for the Wildcats, while Ricky Kamrud and Jack Schaefer had five tackles each. Junior linebacker Hogan Marshall made two of Eagan’s three sacks, with Schaefer getting the other.

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