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West Delaware drops slugfest to SC Heelan 42-35

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CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -- A back and forth battle launched #5 Sioux City Heelan to the Class 3A state final in a thrilling 42-35 win over West Delaware.

West Delaware spent much of the game rallying from behind as the Hawks forced a tie on 3 different occasions.  The last coming when quarterback Jordan Hoffman scored on a one yard sneak knotting the score at 35 with under 6 minutes left to play.

However, a costly turnover would be West Delaware's undoing, as Heelan quarterback Paul Jacobson scored on a sneak of his own for the game winning touchdown.  In the end, West Delaware fell one win shy of their first state title game appearance since 2005.

Online reporter Mark Woodley

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