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West Lyon edges West Sioux to advance to 1A title game

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (KTIV) — West Lyon beat West Sioux, 26-21, to advance to the Class 1A state championship game. The Wildcats avenged their only loss which came from the Falcons, 35-28, earlier this season.

Logan Meyer scored the game-winning touchdown with just over a minute to play. West Lyon led 12-7 at the half. West Sioux quarterback Hunter Dekkers threw a touchdown pass to Bryce Coppock in the third quarter to give the Falcons a 14-12 lead. After a West Lyon score, Dekkers threw a long touchdown pass to Kade Lynott and the Falcons took a 21-20 lead.

West Lyon (11-1) advances to the finals while West Sioux (10-2) falls just short of their third straight state championship.

“That was a great game the first time we played them and it was a great game this time as well,” said West Lyon Head Coach Jay Rozeboom. “Both teams left it out on the field and played hard every play.”

“It’s a dream come true,” said West Lyon Senior Logan Meyer. “We’ve been dreaming of this moment since we were in junior high. We told ourselves that we were going to make that far and took a lot of hard work and dedication from all of our players to make it there so it’s very accomplishing.”

“I can’t fault our kids,” said West Sioux Head Coach Ryan Schwiesow. “They worked their butts off. They played so hard.. Football is a game of inches and they just made a few more inches than we did. They made a few more plays.”

West Lyon will play top-seeded Van Meter (12-0) for the 1A title Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Van Meter beat Iowa City Regina, 49-17, in the other semifinal.

Brad Pautsch

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