Everyone knew the rivalry between Iowa City West and Iowa City High was going to heat up Friday night. The game turned into a very defensive battle throughout all four quarters.
The Little Hawks would come out pumped up for this game, and you could see it on the field and hear it in the stands.
In the first quarter, quarterback Mitch Weiland would handoff to running back Xavier Washpun, who would run over his own blockers to get a few more yards.
That play would lead to the first score of the night.
Weiland would do his best Payton Manning impersonation: While everyone is looking left, Weiland would go right and head into the end zone untouched.
After the extra point, the Little Hawks would take a 7-0 lead early in the first quarter.
The Trojans would also come to play. Quarterback Nate Boland would hit his favorite receiver, Anthony Batie, for a crucial first down.
That play would lead to a 6-yard run by fullback Micah Kelsay. The extra point would be good and the Trojans would tie things up at seven-all late in the first quarter.
Late in the second, the Trojans would look to get one more score on the board before halftime. Boland would roll to his left and hit receiver Tyler Eads on the run. Eads would go out of bounds and stop the clock with about six seconds remaining in the half.
West High would go for the field goal, and kicker Conner Gordon would left it. The ball would have enough distance, but it would go right.
The Little Hawks and Trojans would go into the locker rooms at halftime tied at seven-all.
The second half would continue to be a defensive battle, but the Little Hawks would get seven more points on the board. City High upsets Iowa City West 14-7.
Written by John Wilmer
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