DeJean was named to the All-American Bowl. He's Adidas Player of the Year. And he led OABCIG to a second-straight state championship.
Iowa’s top-rated football recruiting class in the past 15 years is largely a byproduct of fertile recruiting ground close to home.
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Last year going into the state semifinals, not much was known about Cooper DeJean around the state.
OABCIG has been the favorite in 1A since the first Iowa Associated Press high school poll came out with the Falcons ranked No. 1. One other team has been in the top three all season: Van Meter, which OABCIG faces on Friday.
It will be two completely contrasting offensive styles when OABCIG faces Sigourney-Keota in a 1A semifinal at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at the UNI-Dome.
IDA GROVE, Iowa — While OABCIG scored 41 points and won by a 27-point margin in its third-round playoff game last week, the Falcons didn't get…
The Black Raiders enter the playoffs ranked No. 9 in Class 4A. Central Lyon/George-Little Rock and Remsen St. Mary's both moved up to No. 2 in their respective classifications.
The four-star recruit will more than likely be lining up as a safety or somewhere in the defensive backfield in the All-American Bowl, and early projections suggest he'll make his mark on that side of the ball at Iowa.
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A first year starter, DeJean had one of the best seasons of any athlete in the state this fall: He led Iowa in combined passing and rushing yards, was second in the state with 3,546 passing yards and he tallied 66 total touchdowns.
When Allen took over at Odebolt-Arthur's coach in 1999, he relied on a solid rushing attack. He continued that system when he took over the combined OABCIG in 2009. But he realized after the 2018 season opener that it was time for a change.
1A state champions West Lyon had three players on each of the all-state offense and defense teams. 2A winners OABCIG placed four players on the all-state offense.
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See how the Falcons beat Waukon for a state title on Friday.
After a season full of program firsts, the Falcons (12-0) have their final test against the team that has been at the top of the Class 2A rankings for most of the season: 12-0 Waukon.
See how the Falcons knocked off Algona and made it to the 2A state championship game for the first time.