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Posted On: 11/14/20 8:00 AM

The king has been dethroned in Class 4A, as Ankeny knocked off seven-time defending state champion West Des Moines Dowling in a thrilling double-overtime semifinal Friday night, 31-24.

University of Iowa commit Arland Bruce IVArlandBruce IV5'10" | ATHAnkeny | 2021StateIA picked off a pass in the extra session to seal the victory for the Hawks, who advance to face Southeast Polk in the finals.

Bruce, a do-everything offensive standout, ran for 87 yards and caught a pair of passes for 46. He will no doubt find success with the Hawkeyes as they take advantage of his speed, quickness and knowledge of the game.

Ankeny missed a potentially game-winning field goal in the final minute as quarterback Jase BauerJaseBauer6'1" | QBAnkeny | 2021StateIA set up the kick with a dazzling run on third-and-18. Bauer, who remains one of the top uncommitted players in the state, threw for 123 yards and two touchdowns, adding 90 yards and another score on the ground.

Brody BrechtBrodyBrecht6'4" | WRAnkeny | 2021StateIA, also headed to Iowa, had a TD catch and ran in another score with Brady McCullough also catching a pass. Brecht out-muscled a defender in the end zone for the first touchdown in overtime. 

Dowling, which entered having captured each of

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