Spirit Lake is the Class 2A State Football Champion following a 17-15 win over Mediapolis at the UNI Dome Friday afternoon.
Mediapolis got on the board first blocking a Spirit Lake punt and returning it 30 yards for the score. The extra point was good and the score 7-0 with 10:19 left in the first quarter. With no further scoring that would be the halftime score.
Spirit Lake cut the lead to 7-3 with 8:58 to go in the third quarter as Brett Cochran Bray connected on a 20-yard field goal.
The Indians took the lead with 7:00 minutes to go in the third as Paul Brown found Nick Amundson for a 29-yard touchdown pass. The extra point made it 10-7 Spirit Lake.
With 2:23 to go in the third Brown scored on a 3 yard run. Cochran Bray added the extra point and the lead went to 17-7.
Mediapolis pulled to within 17-13 with a Dalton Scott 1 yard touchdown run with 9:46 left in the ballgame but Spirit Lake held on for the win. With time running out the Indians were backed up near their own end zone in punt formation and took the intentional safety to make the final score 17-15.
Both Spirit Lake and Mediapolis end the year at 13-1.