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November 7, 2013

Albia, Pekin play for trips to the UNI-Dome tonight

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It wasn’t nearly as easy for Mediapolis to get to tonight’s 2A quarterfinal battle of top-five unbeaten as the Bulldogs are looking to return to the UNI-Dome after making it to the state title game last year. After a 21-0 shutout of PCM, whom Albia beat 49-6 in the regular season; Mepo had to rally from behind to edge Bondurant-Farrar despite three interceptions thrown by Bulldog senior quarterback Drew Foster.

For one team, tonight will be about revenge and returning a high level of success to a proud program. For another, it will be about continuing to raise the bar of a program that is just starting its own proud football tradition.

Pekin and Albia both know it will be tough to earn their trips to Cedar Falls. Something as great as being in the spotlight of elite state football teams should be.

“It should be a doozy,” Donovan said.

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