Jase Bauer
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Posted On: 11/20/20 10:36 PM

Behind some of the top talent in the state, Ankeny hoisted up the Class 4A trophy Friday night with a convincing 42-14 victory over Southeast Polk.

The Hawks erased an early 7-0 deficit by scoring three consecutive touchdowns, highlighted by two from Arland Bruce IVArlandBruce IV5'10" | ATHAnkeny | 2021StateIA.

Bruce, who moved to Iowa from Kansas to play this fall, has committed to the University of Iowa. He showed his versatility all season long, culminating with 91 yards rushing, 58 yards receiving and three total touchdowns.

A playmaker by every stretch of the imagination, Bruce is lightning fast and displays incredible instincts. He’s played quarterback during his prep career. 

Jase BauerJaseBauer6'1" | QBAnkeny | 2021StateIA was effective and deadly once again with his legs, as the Ankeny QB completed 9 of 16 for 101 and a TD with 158 yards and two scores on the ground.

It remains unknown where Bauer will go next year, but the senior is a very smart and sound player. He knows when to open it up and is as tough a runner from the position as you will find. 

Despite the loss, Southeast Polk’s future remains extremely bright.

The Rams return quarterback Jaxon DaileyJaxonDailey6'3" | QBSoutheast Polk | 2022StateIA, running back

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