It doesn’t happen often but there were no teams from central Iowa represented in the final day of the Boys State Soccer Championship.
Nevada, Pella, and Johnston all lost in Friday’s semifinals.
Class 2A title game – Cedar Rapids Xavier took on Storm Lake. With the game tied at 1-1 and under 4 minutes to play, the Saints earn a free kick. After a scramble in the box, Connor Ramlo gets a foot on it and makes the difference.
That’s the game winner. Xavier wins their 5th state title with a 2-1 win over Storm Lake.
In the other title games, Iowa City Regina took the 1A crown with a 4-0 win over Dyersville Beckman.
Class 3A was an all Iowa City showdown. West beat City High 2-1.
Nevada and Johnston both took 3rd.