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Author: Jeff Linder | October 31, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- The identity of the ball carrier didn't matter. Run or pass, same success."Our coaches stress, just get off the ball," said Cedar Rapids Kennedy lineman Seth Gilmore. "It doesn't matter what we run. We want to get out and ground and pound."It's ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | October 17, 2013 | 1 comment

CEDAR RAPIDS - Getting used to a new school was the least of issues for Christian Ohrt. That part was easy."It was a new start for me," the Cedar Rapids Prairie senior said. "I'm definitely glad I did it."Ohrt's family moved into the Prairie district, ...

Author: By Jason Brummond, Correspondent | October 11, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Run the ball and stop the run. That’s all Cedar Rapids Prairie needed to do.Quarterback Trey Beckman and running back Mitch Christensen each rushed for three touchdowns as the Hawks racked up nearly 500 rushing yards to roll to a 63-17 win ...

Author: Jeff Linder | September 27, 2013 | No comments

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- They had dropped three straight games. Two, they could have won."Definitely some learning moments," said running back Mitch Christensen.This time, it was Cedar Rapids Prairie that provided the lesson.The Hawks ruled from the very first snap and manhandled Dubuque Wahlert, 27-0, in ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | August 25, 2013 | No comments

Bigger. Faster. Stronger.Prep athletes appear more advanced physically than ever, leading to the question on how they develop those abilities.With performance-enhancement drugs gaining attention in some professional sports and some supplements creating passing trends, more natural methods seem to be the desired method to improve size, speed ...

Author: Jeff Linder | April 18, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Innovative. And extremely competitive.That's how Metro football coaches view Tony Lombardi, who resigned Thursday at Cedar Rapids Washington."He is ultra-competitive, one of the most competitive people I've ever been around," said Cedar Rapids Kennedy Coach Tim Lewis. "Sometimes when you're that competitive, it ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 2, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Mike Morrissey's chin trembled and his voice cracked as he addressed his team postgame."When you walk off this field, you hold your heads high," he commanded. "You hang your heads for nobody."Cedar Rapids Prairie's breakout football season came to an end with ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | October 29, 2012 | No comments

IOWA CITY - They came. They saw. They conquered.And, Cedar Rapids Prairie Coach Mike Morrissey led the Hawks in their routine battle cry one more time.Prairie earned the chance to shout it with a 49-28 upset over second-ranked Iowa City West in an Iowa High ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | October 10, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS - Other players might get more attention, but Jarred Edmonds certainly is a player to watch.The Cedar Rapids Prairie wide receiver has shined although the spotlight hasn't been cast in his direction often.Edmonds leads Class 4A and is second in the entire state ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | September 27, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – It’s the centerpiece of his recruiting video. It’d be the centerpiece of anyone’s recruiting video.Demetrius Harper fielded a kickoff in a Week 2 football game against Cedar Rapids Kennedy in late August. Unable to find room in the center of the field, ...

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