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November 19, 2013

Albia uses exceptional defense to advance to the semifinals

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Later in the quarter, Mediapolis put together another drive that left them at the Blue Demons' 23-yard line. Dalton Folkerts brought the momentum the Bulldogs had gathered during the drive to a screeching halt with a sack on Foster for a 15-yard loss. On the next play, Shadow Leshen picked off Foster in the end zone.

Albia's next offensive series went nowhere, forcing the Blue Demons to punt from their own end zone. This led to Mediapolis starting its next drive on Albia's own 30-yard line with one minute left to go in the game. But, yet again, Albia's defense rose to the occasion. After the Bulldogs' first three plays produced nothing, Bryce Leshen sacked Foster on fourth down. Albia's defense had once again stood firm, and the Blue Demons were headed to the Class 2A semifinals.

The Blue Demons play sixth-ranked Waukon at 7:06 p.m. Saturday in Cedar Falls at the UNI-Dome. To advance to the semifinals, Waukon shut out New Hampton 36-0. Indian quarterback Parker Hesse ran for 159 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries to help Waukon trounce New Hampton.

Albia 7, Mediapolis 0

Albia 7 0 0 0 — 7

Media 0 0 0 0 — 0

Scoring By Quarters

First Quarter

Albia — Alex Schultz 3-yard run (Justin Bossard kick).

Second Quarter

Third Quarter

Fourth Quarter

TEAM STATISTICS

ALBIA MEDIAPOLIS

First downs 9 13

Rushes-yards 41-164 33-76

Passing yards 4 115

Total Yards 168 191

Comp-Att-Int 1-8-2 14-38-1

Return Yards 3-(-)36 7-83

Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1

Penalties-Yds 4-38 5-40

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

MEDIAPOLIS

RUSHING — Drew Buster 15-115 yards, Josh Osborne 7-8 yards, Cole Erickson 4-3 yards, Drew Foster 7- (-) 50.

PASSING — Drew Foster 14-38, 115 yards.

RECEIVING — Kelton Gourley 4-51 yards, Drew Massner 3-30 yards, Seth Bietz 2-29 yards, Drew Buster 2-5 yards, Osbourne 1-1, Cole Erickson 2-(-) 1.

INTERCEPTIONS — Erickson 1-0, Bietz 1-0

TACKLES — Ethan Lamm 6, Ethan Timmerman 5, Adam Drain 4, Dalton Shadle 4.

ALBIA

RUSHING — Alex Schultz 22-89 yards, Griffin Osing 7-46 yards, Brett Leshen 5-25 yards, Ryan Sarver 1-3 yards, Matt Baker 3-1 yards.

PASSING — Brett Leshen 1-8, 4 yards.

RECEIVING — Zach Hugen 1-4 yards.

INTERCEPTIONS — Shadow Leshen.

TACKLES — Sarver 12, Lehsen 8, Dalton Folkerts 8, Blake Lawless 6, Carter Isley 8.

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