HS Football Preview: Blackhawks could lean more on the pass in 2019

Remaining Ad Time Ad - 00:00

Bloomer (WQOW) — The Blackhawks advanced to level two of the playoffs last season behind their potent rushing attack, but things could look a little different offensively in 2019.

Bloomer returns 12 starters total from last season, but one position they do have to replace is their starting quarterback. As senior Isaiah LaGesse gets his turn behind center, and with his talented arm expect the Blackhawks to air it out a little more this season.

“He’s doing real well, he’s a completely different style of player though,” says Post, who begins his 15th season as head coach. “He’s long, lanky, and he throws a beautiful ball. He played a couple games after our quarterback got hurt, but after that he sat again. So he’s kind of a mystery. He looks good in practice, but we’ll wait and see.”

Bloomer once again has their goals set of winning a conference title, returning to the playoffs, and making it down to state in Madison. But to do so, they once again have to get past the defending Heart O’North champions.

“Every year we get close to Northwestern, and we don’t really get blown out except for last year,” says senior quarterback Isaiah LaGesse. “I wasn’t really prepared last year when Zach went down, but this year we’re going to be a lot more prepared.”

“Like every team right now starting, you hope to be playing in Madison in November,” Post says. “I don’t have any illusions, but I think the team has got some potential to be pretty decent and then we’ll see if we can stay healthy.”

The Blackhawks open the season at home week one, hosting Saint Croix Falls on August 23rd.

Collin Talbert

Collin Talbert

More Sports


The great Minnesota ‘sweat-together’ won’t start as sweaty this year

The great Minnesota ‘sweat-together’ won’t start as sweaty this year

A nearly perfect start for fair goers this weekend.

Connect With WQOW

Soldier to head coach: Loscheider’s incredible journey to Mondovi

We all know that life has many twists and turns, and sometimes dreams and goals have to be put on

High School Football: Countdown to Kickoff 2019

The News 18 Sports team looks ahead to the 2019 high school football season with its annual half-hour special, Countdown

HS Football Preview: Wildcats ready to defend their conference title

The Wildcats won their first Big Rivers conference championship in school history, and are ready to do it again in

HS Football Preview: Tackmann takes over at St. Croix Central

The Panthers have made it down to Camp Randall the past three seasons, but this year have a new coach

HS Football Preview: Vikings’ chemistry on offense makes them more dynamic

The Vikings missed out on the playoffs last season with a 3-6 record overall, but bring back a lot of

Scroll to top
Skip to content