Posted On: 03/30/21 8:14 PM

The 9A State Championship went back to Canistota-Freeman for the third straight year. The 11-1 Pride had put up over 40 points in all but four games. They won three of four close games, one of those was a payback win from their only loss early in the season. Offensively, they liked the pistol-spread offense, lots of read-options with a running QB and a good RB. Defensively, they liked the 3-3 defensive set and were stingy in giving up points, only giving up more than 10 points in three games while pitching five shutouts on the year.

Players Lost: QB/DB- Tyce Ortman Tyce Ortman 5'10" | ATH Canistota-Freeman | 2021 State (Northwestern IA), TE/LB Logan Katzer Logan Katzer 6'1" | LB Canistota-Freeman | 2021 State

Players Returning:

RB/DB- Noah Kleinsasser is a hard runner on offense, and reads his receiver well on defense.

RB/LB- Ethan Balvin is an aggressive tackler, but still has good form on the tackle.

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