Cedar Falls Iowa — A 21 point second quarter was the difference as Iowa City Regina held on to win their sixth straight 2A football title over Western Christian 35-28. The Wolfpack forced a fumble late in the fourth quarter but the Regals would hold on for the win.
Western opened the scoring on an 18 yard touchdown pass from Tyson Kooima to Dustin Marra. Riley Van’t Hul’s extra point made it 7-0 Wolfpack at the 1:14 mark of the first quarter.
The Regals tied the score at the 6:19 mark of the second quarter on a 1 yard run by Justin Hunter who would be named the games outstanding player.
Western regained the lead at the 3:53 mark of the second quarter as Kooima hit Taylor Miedema for a 14 yard score. Van’t Hul added the extra point and Western was in front 14-7.
A pair of touchdowns by the Regals gave them a 21-14 halftime lead. Justin Hunter’s second touchdown of the game put Regina in front 28-14 midway through the third quarter.
With :36 seconds left in the third quarter Kooima found Ben Gesink for a 13 yard score. Van’t Hul added the extra point to get the Wolfpack within 28-21.
Regina answered with a 1 yard touchdown run to go in front 35-21 with 5:11 left in the ball game.
Western trimmed the lead back to seven as Kooima found Gesink for another 13 yard score and with Van’t Hul’s extra point the Wolfpack were back to within 35-28.
The Wolfpack had one more chance following a forced fumble with under two minutes to play but Iowa City Regina held on to win their sixth straight Class 2A title.
Tyson Kooima led the Wolfpack going 20-of-36 for 237 yards passing and 4 touchdowns. Ben Gesink was on the receiving end of 7 balls for 110 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Iowa City Regina’s Justin Hunter was named the player of the game rushing for 156 yards and 2 touchdowns on 20 carries. He averaged 7.8 yards per carry.
With the win Iowa City Regina finishes at 13-1 with the Wolfpack ending the year at 11-3.