Waterloo West had every reason to be satisfied- playing in the postseason for the first time in 21 years.
The Wahawks proved Wednesday night it was still a hungry team.
Waterloo West played undefeated Iowa City West tough for two and a half quarters, before falling 41-13 in the first round of the playoffs.
Iowa City West got a boost from junior running back Devin Raffensperger, who was filling in for the injured Ezra Reiners.
Raffensperger swept left for a 12 yard second quarter score to put the Trojans up 14-0.
But Waterloo West hung tough.
The Wahawks put a long drive together right before the end of the half, but an Alex Young pass was intercepted in the end zone by Jeremy Morgan.
In the third quarter, Waterloo West again moved the ball.
Dequayvious Martin had a 22 yard run to put the ball first and goal on the Trojan one yard line.
Two plays later, Dylan Drager scored on a one yard sneak to cut the Trojan lead to 14-6.
Iowa City West responded immediately through the air.
Nate Boland led West High on four consecutive scoring drives, capping off all four with touchdown passes.
Jeremy Morgan caught touchdown passes of 20 and 16 yards to open the game wide open.
Iowa City West will host Cedar Rapids Prairie on Monday.
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