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West Lyon falls in state finals

Published: Nov. 19, 2021 at 7:10 PM CST
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SIOUX CITY (KTIV) - The West Lyon Wildcats came into Friday with a goal of winning their sixth state championship in school history. In order to reach that goal they would have to get past the Southeast Valley Jaguars.

The game would start off slow as the first quarter would end in a scoreless tie. The first points came in the second quarter when Southeast Valley’s Kolson Kruse hit Eli Johnson for a 57 yard touchdown to go up 6-0. That is where the score would stay as the first half ended.

Then in the third Kruse connected with Tre Fisher from 54 yards out and after the two point conversion it was 14-0 Jaguars. Southeast Valley was not done there a Kruse one yard sneak made it 22-0.

Then the Wildcats found paydirt on a 18 yard pass from Jaxon Meyer to Jude Moser which made it a 22-7 ballgame. But, Kruse found Colton Brant from inside the ten to make it 30-7.

West Lyon would put one more touchdown on the board when Meyer slung one to Hunter Jacobson for a 61 yard touchdown. But, it would be too little too late as the Jaguars defeat the Wildcats 30-13.

“Well you have to give them credit they’re a really good football team,” says West Lyon head coach Jay Rozeboom. “They ran the ball well they throw the ball well they have great athletes great speed. they have a really good scheme there is a reason why they were in the state championship game our guys battled hard they just fell short.”

“You know it means everything, it’s a goal that every West Lyon kid has. It’s a tradition we want to bring just to get to the dome and get that experience under the UNI-Dome,” says Dawson Ripperda West Lyon Senior. “It’s just a great opportunity and we’re all blessed and its one of the biggest goals we had this year and we got it but came up short.”

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