The AGWSR Cougars (14-8) had owned the BCLUW Comets (15-9) over their last 30 match-ups. The Cougars held a 23-7 edge, including two this season by 49-30 and 48-31 scores, heading into Friday’s Class 1A Region 1 semifinal in Ackley.
The West Fork Warhawks may not be ranked, but at 19-3 they could be. With a 54-34 Class 1A Dist. 4 semifinal win against AGWSR in Sheffield Thursday night, Cougar head coach Ryley Schipper thinks they may prove the poll makers wrong yet.
Kaden Abbas knew he needed work on the bottom position. His first trip to the Iowa State Championships proved him right.
AGWSR (14-7) did not make a field goal in the entire fourth quarter and still managed to pull away from a late-charging Gladbrook-Reinbeck Rebel team (9-11) to win 38-26 in Ackley Tuesday night.
For the better part of four quarters Monday night, AGWSR Cougar head coach Ryley Schipper got exactly what he’s wanted from his squad all season – a complete game. Minus the final minute of the first half, he got it as AGWSR (6-14) beat Rockford (8-12) 62-48 in Rockford.
Kaden Abbas has a long way to go to be on Trey Lashbrook’s level of accomplishment. But the Cougar freshman can forever compare himself to the three-time State medalist on one thing right now – being a freshman State qualifier.