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The Interstate-35 Roadrunners were able to survive the Central Decatur Cardinals last Friday in the first round of the Iowa High School Football Playoffs, defeating the Cardinals 20-14.
The win pushed the Cardinals out of the playoffs and gave the Roadrunners the opportunity to avenge their defeat to Mount Ayr just weeks ago.
The Raiders defeated the Roadrunners on October 2, 26-6, in Truro.
This time, the Raiders will host Interstate-35, but the stakes are quite higher.
The winner will advance further into the playoffs, but an opponent will not be determined until Saturday at noon.
Against the Roadrunners, the Raiders mustered 312 yards, 109 through the air and 203 on the ground with no turnovers, while collecting 51 total tackles, including three for a loss and two sacks along with three interceptions.
The Raiders only allowed 235 yards to the Roadrunners, 87 through the air and 148 on the ground.
Interstate-35 had 45 tackles, inluding eight for a loss and one sack.
The Roadrunners are led by Jace Bedwell under center, who has completed 50-of-90 passes for 626 yards for four touchdowns, Bedwell has also rushed for 523 yards and five touchdowns.
Bedwell’s favorite target is senior Dustin George. George has caught 11 passes for 139 yard and one touchdown.
On the ground, Logan Cassady gets the b all most, rushing for 1,205 yards on 124 attempts and 12 touchdowns.
Caleb Hobart leads the team in tackles with 38 total, along with 11 for a loss and five sacks.
The game will take place in Mount Ayr on Friday, October 22 at 7 p.m.