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Bigtime Beef

January 7, 2019


Photo courtesy of Tucker Turrittin

The boys’ lineup before playing Blake.

All great sports teams have rivals, BSM boys’ lacrosse is no different. Since BSM has been a top team for the past 11 years, teams always give their best when given the opportunity to play this historically successful team. Be it because of a particular moment, game, or goal, there has always been a reason for teams to resent BSM lacrosse and their success. One of BSM’s greatest rivals, Blake, dates back to the beginning of the sport, and since head coach Rob Horn left BSM to coach the neighboring school, the feud hasn’t fizzled.

Tommy Forsha, Eagan Starting Attacker: “We are always playing a hard an intense game against Benilde because we know how good they are, and it challenges us to play our best game.”

Dakota Johnson, Blake LSM: “BSM has beaten us a lot the last few times; we have competed against them, but regardless our rivalry has lasted a while.”

Coach Chaun Klemetsrud, Defensive Coordinator: “Each team we play offers unique challenges, but I love the rivalry we have with Blake. Whether its home or away the stands are packed with fans matching the same intensity we’re playing with on the field.”

Dakota Johnson: “When we get to play BSM we always get big crowds and a super high intense game because usually it’s a Section game and both teams know they need a win.”

Tucker Turrittin, Current Captain: “When we play Blake, we’re playin’ em. Ya know what I mean? Like really playing them.”

Tommy Forsha: “During the State game, the tension was super tight, and everyone was looking for a win and both of our teams were nervous.”

Christian Horn, Former Player and Captain: “What was also special for me was playing Blake. My older brother, who is now the head coach at BSM again, was at Blake. For three years, either we were #1, and they were #2 or vice versa, those games were a lot of fun.”

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