The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

November 22, 2013

Hogan rallies Dons to title

Associated Press
The Clinton Herald

---- — CEDAR FALLS — Do-it-all quarterback Jake Hogan scored on a 1-yard run with 1 minute, 13 seconds left Thursday to give Gilbertville Don Bosco an 18-14 victory over Exira-EHK and the eight-player state championship in Iowa high school football at the UNI-Dome.

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. Then he 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. The Spartans shut down Hogan in the first two quarters while holding the Dons to 80 yards and two first downs.

But Hogan got his team rolling in the second half and finished with 111 yards on 32 carries while adding 172 yards on 8 of 21 passing.

Heelan wins 3A title

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. 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.

West Lyon rolls

Brandon Snyder scored two touchdowns, rushed for 181 yards on seven carries and completed 4 of 5 passes for another 110 yards and a score as No. 1 Inwood West Lyon routed No. 2 Brooklyn BGM 49-7 to win the Class A state championship. West Lyon (14-0) dominated on the ground, outrushing BGM 329-48. BGM came in averaging a class-best 53.9 points.