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

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

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