Johnston eliminates Cedar Rapids Prairie

Cameron DeRoos, Staff Writer

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In their first game of the 2018 playoffs the Dragon football team played against the Cedar Rapids Prairie Hawks. Both Johnston and Cedar Rapids entered the playoffs with a regular season record of 7-2, but after the game Johnston’s record comes out to be 8-2 with its losses against Dowling and Waukee. Johnston was given the 8th seed while Cedar Rapids had the 9th seed due to Johnston’s having a greater success. Although Prairie only allowed Johnston to score one touchdown in the second half, the Dragons already had enough points with 21 in the first half and eking a score out in the third quarter.

With this win Johnston goes on to the second round of the playoffs against no.16 seeded Southeast Polk. In the first round of the playoffs, Southeast Polk upset the number one team in the state, Ankeny Centennial.

Stats

Andrew Nord ’19 Threw 20 passes with a total of 211 yards

Anthony Coleman ’19 had an average of 45 yards per reception

Garret Gehrke ’19 had 5 solo tackles and 10 assist tackles

Jordan Rusch ’20 made 82 yards in rushing averaging 13.7 yards per carry

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