Wolverine coach Koy Goodchild says it’s and awesome feeling to get back to the dome and to play inside adds excitement for everyone. He says this team has earned everything it has gotten. He says teamwork is the one word that describes his teams, as he says all 11 play together. These teams have met several times in the playoffs over the years. Goodchild says they have a tremendous amount of respect for Madrid and he says they know when they play it mean somethings.The first game pits 7th-ranekd Northwood-Kensett against 10th-ranked North Mahaska. Northwood-Kensett survived a late surge but beat Valley of Elgin 14-6. The 10-1 Vikings like to use the ground game and control the ball…and Vikings coach Dave Capitani says it’s a fact proven by their 21- play 98-yard drive lasting 12-minutes-10-seconds in the first half against Valley. Capitani knows they’ll have to stop North Mahaska’s leading rusher Levi Ferguson. North Mahaska is 9-2 after a 38-14 win over WACO in the quarterfinals. Levi Ferguson has rushed for over 21-hundred yards this season, but North Mahaska coach Steve Ehert says the tailback knows he’s had a lot of help. He says he’s a great competative back that also has a great offensive line that blocks for him and opens holes in a team effort. Ehret knows he can also use the passing game if he needs to, led by quarterback Joel Stout. Stout is a first-year starter who he says has gotten better and better through the season.
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