2017 Iowa High School Football Championship Breakdown

4A Dowling Catholic (11-1) vs Iowa City West (12-0) Friday @ 7:00pm

Dowling Catholic (11-1) – Going for 5th Straight Championship (Defeated Iowa City West in Title Game 23-10) in 2016

RB: Jayson Murray (2016 Championship) Stats: 3 Rush, 13yds, 1 TD; 2 Rec, 11yds

Defeated: Urbandale (45-3), Johnston (13-10), Ankeny Centennial (44-7)

Key Players Through Playoffs:
QB: Blake Clark – 444yds, 5TD, 0INT; 25 Rush, 69yds, 3TD
RB: Jayson Murray – 60 Rush, 346yds, 4TD
WR: Sam Ingoli – 8 Rec, 144yds, 1TD
Defense: 3 Fumble Recoveries & 2 INT

Iowa City West (12-0) – Looking to Win State Championship Going Undefeated

QB: Evan Flitz (2016 Championship) Stats: 22-29, 186yds, 0TD, 0INT; 11 Rush, -4yds
WR: Traevis Buchanan 4 Rec, 46yds

Defeated: Cedar Rapids Washington (49-7), Cedar Falls (27-9), Bettendorf (23-0)

Key Players Through Playoffs:
QB: Evan Flitz – 471yds, 4TD, 1INT; 22 Rush, 91yds, 1TD
RB: Trumell Roberts – 46 Rush, 421yds, 4TD
WR: Traevis Buchanan – 6 Rec, 107yds
Defense: 5 Fumble Recoveries & 3 INT

3A Pella (11-1) vs Cedar Rapids Xavier (12-0) Thursday @ 7:00pm

Pella (11-1) – Defeated Webster City for State Championship (28-18) in 2016.
Going for 4th Straight Championship. Defeated: Webster City (27-7), Dallas Center Grimes (35-18), Harlan(41-39)

Key Players Through Playoffs:

QB: Ryan Gustafson – 419yds, 6TD, 3INT
RB: Avery Van Zee – 36 Rush, 197yds, 2TD; 9 Rec, 257yds, 3TD
RB: Reece Schnell – 39 Rush, 207yds, 4TD

Defense: 4 Fumble Recoveries & 3 INT (1TD)

Cedar Rapids Xavier (12-0) – Looking to Win State Championship Going Undefeated

Lost to Pella in Semifinals (34-30) in 2016. Defeated: Oskaloosa (43-10), Davenport Assumption (44-21), Solon (35-7)

Key Players Through Playoffs:

QB: Quinn Schulte – 199yds, 1TD; 47 Rush, 366yds, 8TD
RB: Braden Stovie – 59 Rush, 389yds, 4TD
Defense: 2 Fumble Recoveries & 6 INT (1TD)

2A Waukon (11-1) vs Williamsburg (10-2) Friday @ 2:00pm

Waukon (11-1) – Finished last season 6-3 & did not make playoffs. Defeated: Clear Lake (46-16), New Hampton (34-13), Boyden-Hull /Rock Valley (36-19)

Key Players Through Playoffs:

QB: Abe Schwartz – 410yds, 2TD, 1INT; 35 Rush, 122yds, 1TD
RB: Mitchell Snitker – 76 Rush, 576yds, 11TD
Defense: 3 Fumble Recoveries & 5 INT

Williamsburg (10-2) – Lost to Mt Vernon in Quarterfinals (42-32) in 2016. Defeated: PCM Monroe (18-17), Mt Vernon (24-14) avenged loss from 2016, Union, La Porte City (28-14)

Key Players Through Playoffs:

QB: Gage Blythe – 280yds, 3TD, 1INT; 29 Rush, -4yds, 2TD
RB: Gage Hazen-Fabor – 80 Rush, 440yds, 4TD
Defense: 5 Fumble Recoveries & 6 INT

1A Van Meter (12-0) vs Iowa City Regina (10-2)

Van Meter (12-0) – Looking to go undefeated & Win State Championship

Lost in Semifinals to Western Christian Hull (35-16) in 2016. Defeated: Belmond-Klemme (24-6), Denver (27-6), West Lyon, Inwood (35-21)

Key Players Through Playoffs:

QB: Blake Fryar – 424yds, 5TD, 1INT; 27 Rush, 120yds
RB: Carson Rhodes – 88 Rush, 528yds, 5TD
WR: Anthony Lowman – 11 Rec, 269yds, 4TD
Defense: 1 Fumble Recover (1 TD) & 2 INT

Iowa City Regina (10-2) – Looking to Win 7 out of 8 Championship Games. Lost to Championship Game to Western Christian Hull (47-34) in 2016

Defeated: South Winneshiek, Calmar (27-21), Wilton (35-0), Pella Christian (37-35)

Key Players Through Playoffs:

QB: Michael Conlon – 482yds. 5TD, 6INT; 27 Rush, 175yds, 3TD
RB: Isaac Vollstedt – 62 Rush, 308yds, 4TD
WR: Jacob Phillips – 19 Rec, 276yds, 3TD
Defense: 4 Fumble Recoveries & 4 INT

Access Iowa – Nov. 14

Marc Morehouse from the Cedar Rapids Gazette and Scott Dochterman from the Landof10.com.

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