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CR Jefferson upsets Waterloo West on the road 21-17

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In class 4A, district 5, Waterloo West played host to Cedar Rapids Jefferson at Memorial Stadium.

Waterloo West entered the night with a 4-1 record after opening district play with a 58-6 win over Waterloo East last week.  Cedar Rapids Jefferson came in with a 1-4 record after dropping its first district game to Cedar Rapids Washington 21-18.

It was a bit of a chilly fall night over at Memorial Stadium in Waterloo.  The Wahawks got things going first with senior quarterback Cade Dodd.

On the opening drive, he hit Tanner Pollock on the corner route, and he stiff armed his way into the endzone.  West took the early lead.

But turnovers were an issue in this one.  Dodd would audible at the line and the defensive sniffed it out.  Kyler Bell picked off the pass, and took it 68 yards for the pick six.  The game was knotted up at 7.

Special teams were also an issue in this one.  The Wahawks lined up for a field goal, but it was blocked by the J-Hawks.

But Jefferson had its own issues punting deep in their territory, it was a high snap, the punter could not handle it and West jumped on it.

On the ensuing drive, Dodd moved to his left and hit Devon Jones, who toe tapped for the nice catch.  Then out of the wildcat Kalen Burt powered his way in for the score to put West back on top.

Bad news followed though, as star wideout Marrio Wright was getting what looked like his ankle iced.  He did not return in this one.

Then on third and long for Jefferson, Noah Vawter kept it on the draw play and went 80 yards for the score.

J-Hawks pulled off the big upset 21-17.

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