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Author: Jeff Johnson | December 2, 2013 | No comments

(As voted by district coaches)FIRST TEAMNew Hampton - Connor Frerichs, jr.; Tanner Rentschler, jr.; Alex Lukes, jr.; Cole McDonald, New Hampton, jr.; Kyle Smith, sr.; Koltin Pfaffle, sr.,; Kyle Blaylock, sr.; Anthony Sweitzer, jr. Waukon - Marcus Weymiller, sr.; Jacob Ronan, jr.; Seth Snitker, sr.; ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | November 26, 2013 | No comments

One high-profile game that didn't go very well failed to affect Cedar Rapids Xavier's vaunted defense when it came to all-state voting.The Saints placed four players on the Iowa Newspaper Association's Class 4A first-team defense. Reporter Jeff Johnson of The Gazette helped select the team, ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | November 22, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR FALLS – You’d think any guy with his own website would be good. Make no mistake, Ryan Boyle is website good.At times, the junior quarterback surgically and single-handedly took apart the state’s best defense Friday night, leading West Des Moines Dowling to a 44-13 ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | November 21, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR FALLS – Trent Solsma, Philip Jacobson, Connor Niles and their buddies played a video game in real life Thursday night, and blew the machine to bits. Blew Washington to bits, too.The Sioux City Heelan quarterback-receiver trio were unstoppable and record smashing in a 47-14 ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | November 21, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – He’s the Farmer Fran of Cedar Rapids Xavier football. That’s minus the straw hat, suspenders and outrageous Cajun accent.In reality, there’s nothing similar about Jim O’Connell and the character from the movie “The Waterboy,” other than the farm part.O’Connell makes his living ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | November 20, 2013 | No comments

CLASS 2A Waukon (12-1) vs. Carroll Kuemper (13-0) Kickoff: 1:36 p.m. TV: KCRG-9.2 Notable:Waukon comes in ranked fourth, Kuemper is No. 1. Neither team has played in a championship game, though Kuemper was in the semifinals last season. The Knights beat Sioux Center in this year's semis, 28-6. Meanwhile, ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | November 20, 2013 | No comments

CLASS EIGHT-PLAYER Don Bosco (13-0) vs. Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton (13-0) Kickoff: 10:06 a.m. TV: KCRG-9.2 Notable:Exira-EHK was the top-ranked team in The Gazette's final regular-season rankings, Don Bosco No. 3. Both strolled past unbeaten teams in their semifinals games: Exira/EH-K over Newell-Fonda, 56-7, and Don Bosco over Adair-Casey, 78-21. Football ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | November 16, 2013 | No comments

 CEDAR FALLS -- No one had to rub their rosary beads or light a prayer candle unless they really wanted to do so. There was no "Immaculate Recovery" this time."That's a good thing," laughed Hunter Baldus.Mostly Baldus and his Cedar Rapids Xavier teammates did Friday ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | November 15, 2013 | 28 comments

CEDAR FALLS – In almost every championship run, you’ve got to get lucky somewhere along the line. You’ve got to catch that break that helps you win a ballgame.Washington’s lucky break came in the fourth quarter Thursday night.A fake punt, a forward fumble, what appeared ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | November 14, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS - This had to be an instance of divine intervention. Just had to be.A Catholic school football team is about to give up a go-ahead touchdown with two minutes left in its state playoff semifinal game. The opponent is at the 2-yard line.There's ...

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