WEST DES MOINES - Top ranked Dowling Catholic has been the team to beat in the state of Iowa for the last 5 years. The Maroons are 59-2 the last 5 years.
Friday night Ankeny Centennial proved why they were a pre-season top 3 team in the state. The Jaguars shocked Dowling 22-19.
The Maroons led 12-0 at the half, but three 2nd half TD's by Jensen Gates and Hunter Wright helped Centennial take the lead for good. Dowling had a chance to tie in the final seconds but Riley Smidt's 42 yard FG attempt was wide right, by inches.
Centennial wins the district title, improves to 6-2, Dowling falls to 7-1.