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Sergeant Bluff-Luton's team tearfully huddles together after losing 43-36 to Solon at Thursday night's Class 3A State Semifinal game.

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — No one has been able to figure out Solon’s defense this season.

The most points the Spartans have given up this season is 20 to Washington in a 15-point win for Solon.

However, Sergeant Bluff-Luton coach Justin Smith knew Solon hadn’t seen his team’s offense.

Smith was right.

[More Warriors: Sergeant Bluff-Luton sweeps West Delaware, advances to 4A state championship game.]

SB-L was able to attack Solon’s defense like no one else this season and even when the Warriors were down by double-digits in the first half, they took the lead right after halftime.

But Solon had an answer late. And then got a stop. And another score and the Spartans were back up with a minute to go.