Jase Bauer
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Posted On: 12/12/20 8:15 AM

For the first time in seven years, West Des Moines Dowling did not claim the Class 4A state title. Instead, it was Ankeny hoisting the trophy.

The Hawks were an elite team, and you can see that by the number of Prep Redzone All-State selections they have including quarterback Jase BauerJaseBauer6'1" | QBAnkeny | 2021StateIA, running back Arland Bruce IVArlandBruce IV5'10" | ATHAnkeny | 2021StateIA and receiver Brody BrechtBrodyBrecht6'4" | WRAnkeny | 2021StateIA. All have signed to play football at the next level.

Here’s a look at the 4A team:

OFFENSE

Quarterback

Jase BauerJaseBauer6'1" | QBAnkeny | 2021StateIA, Ankeny (2021)

On a team filled with stars, Jase BauerJaseBauer6'1" | QBAnkeny | 2021StateIA shined incredibly bright. Bauer completed 62 percent of his passes for over 2,000 yards, throwing 28 touchdowns and just six interceptions. He was also excellent running the football.

Bauer directed the offense with precision and speed, pushing the tempo and constantly picking up first downs and touchdowns. 

Running Backs

Ryan OstrichRyanOstrich5'9" | RBCedar Falls | 2021IA, Cedar Falls (2021); Arland Bruce IVArlandBruce IV5'10" | ATHAnkeny | 2021StateIA, Ankeny (2021)

Ryan OstrichRyanOstrich5'9" | RBCedar Falls | 2021IA scored 14 touchdowns and averaged over seven yards per carry while teams knew they needed to stop him. They couldn’t, and that is

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