Jack Rutz
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Posted On: 09/12/20 1:12 PM

Jack RutzJackRutz6'2" | QBJohnston | 2022IA enjoyed every single minute of Johnston’s upset of No. 1 (Class 4A) and seven-time defending state champion West Des Moines Dowling Friday night.

Rutz and the Dragons left the state in shock with their 18-15 victory over the Maroons, improving to 2-1 on the season.

"It was an unforgettable moment," Rutz said. "I will never forget it. They were a good team and our defense played lights out."

Johnston picked three passes and held Dowling to 82 yards rushing on 24 carries, limiting them to just two touchdowns. The Dragons also did not commit a turnover.

Rutz completed five passes for 43 yards and added 63 yards rushing with a touchdown. Johnston had 147 yards on 40 carries, controlling the tempo of the game.

"It was a great moment to share with our team and community," Rutz said. "It has always been in the back of our minds this might be our last game, so we have to give it everything we have and maybe we’ll get another."

After a tough 50-34 loss to Urbandale in Week 1, Johnston rebounded with a 42-8 victory over Des Moines Lincoln at home last week. They followed that up

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