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Plain offense takes No. 1 Aplington-Parkersburga long way

Monday, November 20, 2000

"If you scout us, it's just going to be the same thing," running back Taylor Schrage said. "It's just a matter of stopping us or not. Once we get momentum, it's hard to stop,"

No one has stopped them this season. The top-ranked Panthers are 12-0 and played No. 2 Southern Calhoun in the Class 1A state championship game at the UNI-Dome on Friday.

Aplington-Parkersburg rolled into the finals with a 25-0 victory over Iowa Valley. And yes, the Panthers won it by running.

Schrage, a sophomore, rambled for 216 yards and three touchdowns and now has 1,701 yards for the season, plus 27 TDs. A boring offense? Schrage would disagree.

"I think it's just hard-nosed football and the best person wins," he said. "The harder you go, the more chance of winning you have. We just have a good work ethic and I think that helps us go hard through all four quarters."

Read the rest of this article in the 11/18 Pilot Tribune.

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