Posted On: 09/15/18 6:47 PM

Burnsville head coach Vince Varpness had seen flashes of his team playing great football, the Blaze just hadn’t done it for four quarters.

Varpness saw those flashes sustained longer Friday and it added up to a 23-7 victory over Lakeville South for Burnsville’s first win of the season.

“Being 0-1 and 0-2, mentally, those things can kind of get in your mind and slow kids down,” Varpness said. “This week the kids kind of laid it all out there and didn’t let the adversity handle them.”

Varpness pointed to the 30-6 season-opening loss to Lakeville North and noted that it was a 13-6 game until the fourth quarter. Last week, the Blaze had a touchdown called back because of holding and a fumble led to a touchdown for Eastview in a 20-0 loss.

It wasn’t a flawless game for Burnsville against Lakeville South. There were three holding calls and two lost fumbles, one of which led to the Cougars’ only touchdown of the game. But it was a start for Varpness, who is in his second year as head coach.

“We’ve been waiting to get our first win,”

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