Thomas Fidone
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Posted On: 09/7/20 7:00 PM

COVID has forced a handful of teams to the sidelines for a period of time, but the state continues to push forward with as many games as possible.

Teams are re-working their schedules to attempt and get players as much game-film as they can, while also putting in the time to produce victories.

Week 2 of the prep season brought with it plenty of interesting games and highlight-worthy performances. Here are just a few of them.

Never Poke A Bear

No, West Des Moines Dowling did not change its nickname, but the slogan holds true.

The seven-time defending Class 4A state champions were not ranked No. 1 by many outlets coming into the season. That changed with a convincing 22-0 victory over West Des Moines Valley, the team most had in that top spot.

Until someone defeats Dowling when it matters the most, the Maroons are probably deserving of holding that top spot.

They scored 13 first quarter points to take command as Jake Steingreaber completed 9 of 14 passes for 146 yards and a touchdown. Mack Anderson caught four passes for 105 yards and the score.

Dowling held Jake RubleyJakeRubley6'3" | QBValley | 2021StateIA, a Kansas State commit, to 213 yards

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