GLADBROOK (KWWL) -- Dike-New Hartford and Gladbrook-Reinbeck are huge rivals, but did not get lined up across from each other until the first round of the playoffs. Both teams entered the game with identical seven and two records.
The Gladbrook-Reinbeck Rebels moved the ball early in the first quarter but Travis Freese loses the frozen pigskin. Three plays later and this time the Wolves's Eric Joblinske would cough it up...two of five turn-overs between the two teams in the first half. The game was scoreless after the first quarter.
In the second quarter, Eric Joblinske takes off around the right side and he would not be touched until he scrambles 25-yards to the Rebels 35-yard line. Five plays later Joblinske takes it around the left side this time for a touchdown from nine yards out. Wolves up seven-zip.
A few possessions later the Wolves would find themselves starting in Rebel territory, fourth and three and Eric Joblinske gets the call again and after being nearly tackled Joblinske would escape, thanks to his o-line, and take it from the 30 to the six yard line.
Two plays later Quarterback Josh Rekers takes it in for another score, 14-zero at the end of the first half.
The final score: Dike-New Hartford 33 and Gladbrook-Reinbeck 14.
The Rebels end their season with a very good seven and three record. The Wolves move on behind Eric Joblinske who finished the game against the Rebels with more than 200 yards. Dike-New Hartford will take on Aplington-Parkersburg in the next round.