Le Mars closes regular season with win over Storm Lake | Sentinel


STORM LAKE — Fifty years after Le Mars Neighborhood beat Storm Lake within the common season finale to clinch their first playoff berth, en path to a state championship, the Bulldogs did the identical factor Friday night time to wrap up the common season prior to creating their twentieth state playoff look. 

Le Mars received that sport 50 years in the past by a 54-0 rating. This 12 months’s Bulldogs put up the same variety of factors, successful 55-14 within the Class 4A District 1 finale over the Tornadoes. 

Le Mars rushed for almost 300 yards whereas discovering the top zone 5 occasions on the bottom.

Quarterback Teagen Kasel led the crew in dashing, carrying the ball seven occasions for 107 yards and two touchdowns.

Jovany Kabongo added two dashing scores as he ran eight occasions for 81 yards. Jude Dougherty had the opposite dashing rating as he carried the ball 4 occasions for 33 yards.

The crew added three touchdowns by the air. Kasel accomplished 4-of-10 passes for 45 yards and two scores. Jami Sitzmann added two completions on his solely two makes an attempt for 15 yards and a rating.

Kole Carpenter was the one participant with a number of catches for the Bulldogs as he caught two for 12 yards and a 1-yard rating. Alex Allen had a 9-yard scoring seize whereas Landon Ortmann introduced in a 10-yard landing reception. Nolan Kass had the longest catch of the sport with a 24 yard reception. 

The Le Mars protection featured Evan Jalas main the best way with 5 tackles, two of which went for loss. Andrew Fifita added 4 tackles with one going for loss. Markevius Moton had 3.5 tackles with two sacks.

Jayden Nelson had a fumble restoration and interception for the Bulldogs. 

Storm Lake finishes the 12 months with a 3-6 file. 

Le Mars (7-2) advances to the playoffs for the second 12 months in a row, this time as district runner-up after incomes an at-large bid final season. The crew can have a rematch of their opening spherical playoff sport final 12 months as they are going to play at Lewis Central (7-2). 

The Titans received final 12 months’s assembly 57-7 en path to a state runner-up end. This would be the fourth time within the final 5 playoff appearances for the Bulldogs they are going to be paired with Lewis Central. Le Mars has misplaced the earlier three of these towards the Titans. The Bulldogs are looking for their first playoff win since 2006.


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