CLASS 3A-TITLE GAME
Bishop Heelan routs Washington 47-14
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) – Philip Jacobson caught four of Trent Solsma’s six touchdown passes and Sioux City Bishop Heelan overwhelmed Washington 47-14 Thursday night to win the Class 3A state championship.
Jacobson also ran for a touchdown and intercepted two passes, part of a record-setting performance that gave the top-ranked Crusaders their fourth state title.
Solsma hit on 23 of 30 passes for 453 yards with no interceptions, setting a 3A championship game record for completions and all-class marks for yards and touchdowns.
Solsma threw for 301 yards in helping Heelan build a 26-7 halftime lead, forcing No. 6 Washington’s ground-oriented offense out of its comfort zone and ending an 11-game winning streak for the Demons (13-1).
CLASS A-TITLE GAME
West Lyon routs BGM 49-7 for Class A title
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) – Brandon Snyder scored two touchdowns and passed for another and No. 1 Inwood West Lyon routed No. 2 Brooklyn BGM 49-7 Thursday to win the Class A state championship.
West Lyon (14-0) dominated on the ground, outrushing BGM 329-48.
Snyder ran for 181 yards on just seven carries and completed 4 of 5 passes for another 110 yards.
BGM (13-1), which had been averaging a class-best 53.9 points, was held without an offensive touchdown.
The Bears played most of the game without star running back Jack Kline, who came in with 1,811 yards rushing and 49 TDs. After returning an interception 52 yards for the game’s first touchdown, Kline sprained an ankle making a tackle and did not return.
Don Bosco beats Exira-EHK 18-14 for 8-player title
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) – Quarterback Jake Hogan scored on a 1-yard run with 1:13 left Thursday to give Gilbertville Don Bosco an 18-14 victory over Exira-EHK and the 8-player state championship.
Hogan drove the Dons (14-0) 79 yards in 12 plays for the winning score after their potent offense had been stymied for much of the game.
Hogan then intercepted a pass with 9 seconds left to preserve the first state football title for a school long known for its wrestling program.
Exira-EHK (12-1) took a 14-0 halftime lead on long scoring runs by Trey Sander and Drew Peppers.
But Hogan got his team rolling in the second half. He finished with 111 yards on 32 carries while adding 172 yards on 8 of 21 passing.
Iowa City Regina (13-0) vs. Fort Dodge St. Edmond (13-0)
Kickoff: 10:06 a.m.
Waukon (12-1) vs. Carroll Kuemper (13-0)
Kickoff: 1:36 p.m.
Cedar Rapids Xavier (12-1) vs. West Des Moines Dowling (13-0)
Kickoff: 7:06 p.m.