Jack Keough, a senior linebacker for Dowling Catholic, discusses the Maroons’ thrilling forty one-34 win over Bettendorf in the Class 4A state semifinals.
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CEDAR FALLS, Ia. — State semifinal games in Class 1A and 2A have been played out Saturday on the UNI-Dome and championship video games for both courses are set for subsequent Friday.

Class 2A: PCM, Monroe 27, West Liberty 0

The Mustangs have been thought-about Class 2A’s greatest group all season, and on Saturday night time, PCM, Monroe confirmed why in a 27-0 win over West Liberty in the state semifinals.

PCM started quick, main 14-zero after the first quarter. Wes Cummings opened the scoring with a 41-yard dashing landing. After the defense recovered a West Liberty fumble, quarterback Reed Value extended the lead when he hit Brayton Van Dyke for a ten-yard rating.

The romp continued via the second and third quarters. Andrew Mitchell added a 22-yard subject objective to make it 17-zero at half. Within the third, Value hit Isaac Telfer for an 18-yard score to push the Mustangs’ advantage to 24-0. Value added a 27-yard area aim within the fourth for the final score.

PCM, now 12-0, advances to subsequent week’s state championship recreation for the first time in class historical past. West Liberty’s season ends at 8-four.

Class 2A: Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 48, Waukon 12

In a rematch of last yr’s state semifinal, Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley struck early and sometimes and rolled to a 48-12 win over Waukon.

Waukon gained this matchup last yr (36-19) en path to a state title. The yr earlier than it was Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley that stormed to its first championship in class historical past.

On Saturday, it was the Nighthawks (eleven-1) who dethroned the defending champs. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley raced to a 28-6 halftime lead behind scores from Elliot Van Kekerix (dashing), JT Van’t Hul (additionally dashing), Brayton Van Kekerix (receiving) and a fumble recovery in the long run zone by Sam Te Slaa.

The Nighthawks continued to roll after intermission. Brayton and Van Kekerix combined for three more touchdowns, the last of which was a thirteen-yard run by Brayton early in the fourth quarter to enact the operating clock. Waukon’s season ended at 10-2.

Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley will play PCM, Monroe within the Class 2A state championship Friday at 2 p.m. 

Class 1A: Dike-New Hartford 34, Pella Christian 21

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