The eight-man championship game in the UNI-Dome will match number one versus number two as top ranked Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton takes on second ranked Don Bosco. The Dons are back in the title game after finishing as the runner-up a year ago.. This is just the 10th season that Don Bosco has fielded a football team, and head coach Colby Yoder says the program has come a long way since then.
The Dons will lean on quarterback Jake Hogan in today’s championship game against Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton. The senior leads all classes in both total yards and touchdowns this season. Don Bosco and Exira-EHK have been rated in the top two positions in the eight-player division all season, and Yoder says he believes the two best teams in the state survived to the title game.
Making its fourth trip to the playoffs Exira/Elk Horm-Kimballton is looking for its first title.
The class A championship game will be a one versus two showdown as top ranked West Lyon battles second ranked BGM. West Lyon will be in search of a fourth state title and coach Jay Rozeboom says they will need to slow down a balanced BGM offense. Rozeboom says it will come down to which team wins the line of scrimmage.
This is BGM’s first trip to the championship game but coach Jerrod Burns says the Bears are not satisfied by just getting there. “We are up here for one reason and one reason only,” Rozeboom says.
By Jesse Gavin, KCNZ, Cedar Falls/Chris Varney, KGNR, Grinnell