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Iowa City Regina and Union come up short in State Championship Games

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Iowa City Regina looked ready to continue their record run - but they'd play from behind early -

Down 19 to 14, but Isaac Vollstedt keeps churning on his second touchdown run of the game - Regals go up 20, 19 -

and would add to it here - Jack Jensen deep down field takes the Michael Conlon pass 68 yards - big play for an 8 point Regina edge -

But just before half - Western Christians Ben Granstra responds with a great 3 yard touchdown run - the Wolfpack tacked on the 2-point conversion to pull even at 27 at half -

and Regina found themselves in an unfamiliar spot in the third as Granstra's second touchdown gave the Wolfpack a seven point edge -

and they put it away in the fourth - Tyson Kooima to Ben Gesink for the score - the streak is snapped as Western Christian stuns Regina 41, 27 for a class 1A state title -

Marv Cook/Regina Head Coach

"It's one of those games where both teams deserve to win and one team's gonna. Our kids didn't lose, they just didn't win today. I'm very, very proud of them, the way they acted, the way they prepared all season long."

In 2A - Union looked to grab their first title since 2011 - Boyden Hull Rock Valley stood in their way -

but not on the first drive - Isaiah Vaugh breaks free - and the Knight speedster is gone - 38 yards to the house - Union quickly up 7, nothing -

but it didn't last - BHRV's Brett Moser to Mitch Dievekers - the Nighthawks scored 13 unanswered to end the half and led 13, 7 at the break -

Second half - Knights down 13, bur right back in to it as Vaughn breaks free from his own 30 yardline - out runs the defense - and goes 70 yards for his second touchdown ot the game - Union still down 20 to 14 -

and BHRV put it away late - Moser finds Jacob Schafer on the screen - he races 29 yards down the sideline for the score -

Union finishes as the runner-up - falling in the final 41 to 22 -

Joe Hadachek/Union Head Coach

"They had depth. They had 42 junior and seniors. .We have 24. We knew it was going to have to be a blood battle for 4 quarters for us to be in it and they did a great job executing on third down."

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