Between the lines: D-NH football reaches state title game

Jake Ryder

CEDAR FALLS – The first thing Don Betts had his Dike-New Hartford football team do when they got to the UNI-Dome was look up, to soak in the experience that few from Dike-New Hartford's last Dome-qualifying team in 2016 had been able to feel.
Then, it was time for the D-NH head coach to get his team to focus.
"It's all between the lines in the game," D-NH senior Cade Fuller said. "You just focus on what you have to do and do your job."
The Wolverines admit that after a third-quarter explosion helped build a 27-point lead, they got away from doing their job, but still made the plays at the right time to stave off Pella Christian for a 34-21 win in a Class 1A state semifinal in Cedar Falls on Saturday.
D-NH will make its fifth appearance in the state championship game on Friday at 11 a.m. against last year's Class A champion West Sioux (11-1), moving up a class and knocking off 2017 1A champ Van Meter 38-35 in Saturday's other 1A semifinal. The Wolverines are looking for their first state title as a consolidated school district.
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