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November 15, 2013

Albia football team takes philosophical approach to semifinal game

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Offensively, Alex Schultz, Albia's leading rusher, is doubtful to start after being hindered by nagging ankle problems the last two games. Still, the Blue Demons' highly capable offense will still have starting quarterback Brett Leshen, hard-charging fullback Griffin Osing and Albia's star wide receiver Zach Hugen, who made two key touchdown catches on fourth down situations in Albia's 26-16 win over Mid-Prairie in the second round of the postseason. And, running back Ryan Sarver has proven he can ably fill Schultz's position in the backfield if Schultz isn't able to play.

"We're hoping he'll play because he's an outstanding running back," Staton said about Schultz.

Albia takes on a Waukon team that's only suffered one loss this season. And they exorcised those Demons by thumping New Hampton 36-0 in the rematch in the Class 2A playoff quarterfinals. The Indians' quarterback Parker Hesse ran for 159 yards, rushed for two touchdowns and threw for one more in his team's blowout victory over the Chickasaws. Waukon's offense also is bolstered by running back Marcus Weymiller who poses a dual threat out of the backfield: He has rushed for 23 touchdowns and made seven touchdown receptions this season.

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