Lakeville South lost their next two games to fall to 1-4 before winning their next six games, including their three playoff contests by a 128-48 margin. The Cougars lost to eventual Class 4A champion Mahtomedi 20-13 after leading 13-7 going into the fourth quarter as Brumm threw two touchdowns.
Brumm completed 174 of 319 (54.5%) passes for 2,415 yards with 24 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. Lakeville South, which did not have any seniors on their roster, will return all 22 starters and figure to be one of the top teams in the state. They will move up to Class 5A a year earlier than mandated. However, they were placed in the same section as perennial power Cretin Derham-Hall.
Brumm led Lakeville to a 5-5 mark as a sophomore, losing to Rochester Century 20-13 in the second round.
Brumm is also a standout basketball player for Lakeville South. He led the Cougars to an 17-13 mark, falling to Waconia in the first round of the Class AAA Tournament. Brumm averaged 14.9 points per game. Brumm scored in double figures 24 times and has scored in double figures in 14 of the last 15 games. Brumm has scored 20 or more points three times, including 20 in the Cougars' win Friday over Rosemount.
Brumm averaged a team-high 12.4 points per game as a sophomore for Lakeville as the Panthers finished 22-6, losing to Eagan in the Section 1, Class 4A championship game 56-49 after leading 25-15 at halftime.
Brumm came off the bench as a freshman as the Panthers finshed just 18-14, but finished in third place in the Class AAAA tournament.
He had a strong summer with the Minnesota Magic 16-and-under AAU team that finished runner-up in the Hoosier Shootout, in the semifinals of the Kentucky Hoopfest and to the Las Vegas Main Event championship.
The following interview took place before Phil Haig committed to the Gophers.
What is the latest on the recruitment front?
"I'm still searching. I'm still looking around."
What schools are you hearing from the most?
"For football, Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas and Kansas State."
Have you decided about any football camps? I know that it is tough since you are also playing basketball.
"The ones that I will attend so far are Minnesota and Iowa."
Have you talked to the Minnesota coaches? I know that they are also looking at Phil Haig, a quarterback from Henry Sibley.
"I have talked to them. They have made a decision that it is either him or me. They are going to take one of us."
Have they offered you a scholarship yet?
"No. Not yet"
Has anyone offered you a scholarship or is anyone close to offering you?
How about basketball? How is that going so far?
"We won the Chicago Mixers Tournament. We've got a good team this year. It is going really well."
Last year was pretty exciting at Lakeville South. A lot of people had wondered how good you would be, but you made it to the state tournament in football and basketball in your first year as a school.
"It was a thriller for both sports to make it that far. Nobody expected that. Our talent prevailed and it is going to be interesting to see how things go going into next year."
What are your expectations football-wise? You return every starter (Lakeville South did not have any seniors last season). You guys move up a class and are in a tough section.
"Expectations are big, but we are all in the weight room and we are getting pretty dedicated. We are all thinking about football already. Expectations are high for next year for football season."
It has to be a different kind of feeling going into next season. Most teams will lose a certain number of starters, but you return every starter from last year.
"We don't lose one starter. Everyone is back."
How about basketball? You guys had a decent year, but really surprised people with how well you played in the section and made it to the state tournament.
"Decent year during the season. We struggled at times, but we really came together when the sections started. We really started playing as a team and handling teams that we had not all year. It took us into the state tournament, where we lost an unfortunate game.
You have a couple of Lakeville South teammates on your AAU team. How does that help? I'm sure that you know each other so well.
"It helps chemistry-wise. We know where we play, where we go. We know what we can get done with each other. That shows out here in the AAU courts too.
Are you hearing from many basketball schools yet?
"The smaller schools for basketball. I have been getting some basketball letters."
Have you set a timetable for when you are going to decide on what sport to play in college?
"I don't know. I really have a love for basketball and football. It's probably education and scholarship-wise where I will go. It will be tough to leave one of them behind"