Eighty-seven points should be more than enough to win a high school basketball game, but that tally was six points short for Iowa Falls-Alden following Thursday's regular season finale in Charles City.
Seven greenbelt area wrestlers will begin their quest to reach the podium at Wells Fargo Arena when the 2020 State Wrestling Tournament begins Thursday in Des Moines.
One match to reach the ultimate goal.
For stretches, Iowa Falls-Alden hung with heavily favorited Hampton-Dumont/CAL. However, the Bulldogs were able to wear the Cadets down and eventually pull away for the 62-34 final, ending IF-A’s season in the Class 3A Region 3 first round.
Earlier in the day, Iowa Falls-Alden and Humboldt learned they would play each other a third time when the Class 3A Substate pairings were released.