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High School Football: W-DC pushes West Central/Ashby in close 6-2A loss

BARRETT--A failed two-point conversion attempt late in the game doomed the No. 6-seeded Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines who were eliminated 28-27 by the No. 2 West Central/Ashby Knights 28-27 in the Section 6-2A semifinals Saturday.

BARRETT-A failed two-point conversion attempt late in the game doomed the No. 6-seeded Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines who were eliminated 28-27 by the No. 2 West Central/Ashby Knights 28-27 in the Section 6-2A semifinals Saturday.

Trailing 21-14 after three quarters, WCA scored twice in the fourth to lead 28-21 before Max Phillips gave the Wolverines hope hauling in a 25-yard pass from Jake Dykhoff. Going for the win, the Wolverines failed on the two-point conversion attempt.

Dykhoff scored on runs of 64 and 19 yards finishing with 95 yards on nine attempts and completed 9 of 22 passes for 90 yards with one interception. Matt Goeden led the WDC ground game with 124 yards on 14 carries including a 3-yard TD scamper.

Wadena-DC 7 6 8 6-27

West Central 8 6 0 14-28

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First quarter

WDC-Jake Dykhoff 64 run (kick good)

WCA-Dawson Staples-70 pass from Ross Anderson (Anderson run)

Second quarter

WDC-Matt Goeden 3 run (PAT fail)

WCA-Levi Larkin 13 pass from Anderson (PAT fail)

Third quarter

WDC-Dykhoff 19 run (Goeden run)

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Fourth quarter

WCA-Brady Sabolik 19 run (Larkin run)

WCA-Anderson 3 run (PAT fail)

WDC-Max Phillips 25 pass from Dykhoff (PAT fail)

Team statistics

Rushes-yards: WDC 35-252, WCA 31-120

Pass comp-att-int-yds: WDC 9-22-1-90, WCA 10-15-0-218

Total offense: WDC 68-342, WCA 55-338

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Individual leaders

Rushing: WDC-Matt Goeden 14-124, Jake Dykhoff 9-95; WCA-Levi Larkin 8-44, Brady Sobolik 8-43

Passing: WDC-Dykhoff 9-22-1-90; WCA-Ross Anderson 9-14-0-70

Receiving: WDC-Max Phillips 3-37, Preston Warren 3-25; WCA-Dawson Staples 2-90

Overall: WDC finishes 3-7.

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