Posted On: 10/29/19 1:39 AM

The Rosemount Irish advanced to the second round of the 6A playoffs Friday night by defeating the White Bear Lake Bears 35-21. In this back and forth game, who stood out on an individual basis?

Christian Graske – Rosemount running back

Graske provided most of the scoring for the Irish. He scored all five of their touchdowns. The junior has extremely good feet. In small spaces, he makes quick cuts to get to the second level. After scoring a 6-yard touchdown, he showed his speed to the corner on a sweep that resulted in a 14-yard touchdown run. After his third touchdown of the game, a 5-yard run, he showed his power by breaking a tackle and instead of no gain, picking up 60 yards. His power was on display again on a pair of one-yard touchdown runs – the fifth and final touchdown on a fourth and goal from the one. Oh – by the way – he also ran for over 250 yards.

Charlie Barnick – Rosemount inside linebacker/fullback

Early in the game, he pressured the quarterback to disrupt a screen. Then he used good timing and speed to

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