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Posted On: 11/14/20 4:10 PM

A year after taking the state by storm and winning the Class 2A championship, OABCIG and Cooper DeJeanCooperDeJean6'2" | ATHOA-BCIG | 2021StateIA are back in the finals in 1A.

DeJean posted another eye-popping game both throwing and running the football to lead the Falcons past Sigourney-Keota in the semifinals Saturday inside the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls.

They will face Van Meter, topped South Central Calhoun.


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If Van Meter is going to complete the quest for a state title, they will do so on the legs of running back Dalten Van PeltDaltenVan Pelt5'10" | RBVan Meter | 2022IA. Much like they have this season, the Bulldogs relied on Van Pelt, who finished with 170 yards and a TD with a 29-yard reception.

The talented RB has all the tools: speed, size, hands and an ability to make the big-play. Van Pelt will definitely be getting more looks going into his senior season.

On the defensive side of the ball for Van Meter, junior Casey Trudo displays exceptional skills. Trudo can move sideline-to-sideline and has great closing speed to bring down the ballcarrier. 

Ganon Archer, another Class of 2022 prospect, came up big in the fourth. He grabbed a

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