Posted On: 11/10/20 5:28 PM

It’s been a wild season, but now we’re finally at the home stretch, as 24 schools head to the UNI-Dome for the opportunity to win one of six state championships in their class. For this article, I’m taking a look at the four Class 4A schools that were able to make it this far. This analysis includes how they got to this point and the stars you need to pay attention to over these next couple of weeks.

 

Ankeny

How they got here: The Hawks head into the dome for the first time since the district split as the heavy favorites to win it all in 2020. They’ve dominated all of their opponents up to this point with the exception of a final second week 2 loss to Waukee. Teams like Centennial, Fort Dodge, Valley, Johnston and Indianola were no match for this high-octane offense and tough defense in the regular season. Once the playoffs started they crushed CBTJ 70-0, put up 37 points against a pretty good Cedar Falls team, and got revenge on Waukee in the quarterfinals 28-7, with Kansas high school transfer Arland Bruce IVArlandBruce IV5'10" | ATHAnkeny | 2021StateIA scoring all four touchdowns for the Hawks,

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