High school football: Waukee secures division title

High school football: Waukee secures division title

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High school football: Waukee secures division title

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Trevor Allen refused to be denied on a historic night for Waukee football.
Allen rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns, giving him 19 rushing touchdowns for the season, as host Waukee beat Council Bluffs Lincoln, 23-14. Allen ran the ball on Waukee’s final 14 plays of the game as Waukee wrapped up the Class 4-A Western Division 4 title.
The division title is Waukee’s first 4-A conference or division title in football. The Warriors have been playing in the state’s largest class since 2006.
Allen credited a Waukee defense that limited the visitors to 51 offensive yards in the second half.
“Our defense is what won the game for us,” said Allen, who was limited to 38 rushing yards in the first half. “They bring it every game, but they really turned it on in the second half.”
Allen gave Warriors the lead for good on their first possession of the second half when he ran for a five-yard touchdown with a good second effort after being first being stopped at the line of scrimmage. Allen’s run gave the Warriors a 17-14 lead.
“The offensive line really did a good job, especially in the second half,” Allen said. “They gave me a lot of holes to run through.”
Waukee is the lone unbeaten team in Division 4. They can wrap up the outright division title with a win at Sioux City West next Thursday.
“This win is really special,” said Waukee coach Scott Carlson, who is in his 17th season as the Warriors’ coach. “It means the most for the kids in the program who made this happen.”
Waukee’s defense limited the Lynx to 90 rushing yards for the game and 17 yards in the second half. Waukee also put pressure on Council Bluffs Lincoln quarterback Jared Thompson in the second and limited him to 28 second half passing yards.
“Our defense came up big,” Carlson said. “They’ve done that a number of times this season, but they really came up big during the second half.
Waukee quarterback Ben Ferkin was especially effective finding his receivers deep down field. The sophomore completed four passes for 20 yards or more, including a 28-yard touchdown to Koy Schneiter in the corner of the end zone in the second quarter.
“We’re going to celebrate this win and then get right back at it right away,” Allen said. “We want to win the division outright.”

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