The Dyersville Beckman football team has been making school history this fall. For the first time ever last Monday, Beckman played in the UNI-Dome. Later today they’ll be the first football team at Beckman to play in the state semi-finals wnen the sixth ranked Blazers take on top ranked and defending champion Iowa City Regina in class 2A.

Beckman Coach Gregg Hammann says this is a special group of kids and he says they are very proud of the way they working in the summer and spring to get ready for the season and he says that has paid off.

Hammann feels like the community has also been a reason for their success. Beckman quickly sold all one thousand advance tickets it was given for their quarterfinals game, with hundreds more showing up to buy tickets at the Dome on game night. He says the support of the community is huge and has made a difference for the team.

Regina has not lost a game since 2009. Hammann says Regina is big up-front, but his team’s been dealing with that all season long. He says they have to be quicker and more disciplined and take advantage of what they are given.

By Janelle Tucker KMCH Manchester