After Glenwood took a 12-7 lead early in the third quarter, Carroll regrouped and drove 80 yards in 12 plays for the go-ahead score. The Class 3-A No. 7 Tigers never relinquished that lead in a 21-12 win over No. 9 Glenwood Friday in the District 7 opener for both squads.

Few basketball strategists could have come up with the right plan to guard MOC-Floyd Valley in Monday’s Class 3-A Substate 1 final. The fourth-ranked Dutch showcased a dominant and efficient effort on both sides of the ball in an 81-29 landslide victory over unranked Carroll.

It was the second play of the game, and already Carroll’s plan was working. The Tigers lined up in a formation in which they often run bubble screens. But with coaches warning that Glenwood would try to jump the route, Dylan Millermon didn’t stop.

Bianca Irlbeck is too competitive to let problems beat her. It’s the reason she is always searching for solutions. The Carroll senior wants to be a veterinarian, so she spends time at an animal clinic. She became the first-ever female intern in the decade-plus history of her school’s technology program last year and still troubleshoots and helps others with computers.

Curt Bladt didn’t need any time to determine the last time the Harlan Community football team played this well. "Well, it wasn’t last year," the Cyclones coach said. "We put 48 minutes together and that was the key."

Denison-Schleswig played a near-flawless game to build leads of 18 in the third quarter, 13 with less than four minutes remaining and eight with less than a minute to go.

From a Sioux City Heelan perspective, the first half left more than a little to be desired. Two first downs and 45 total yards against a swarming Carroll defense.

By all accounts, Addison Ross turned in an outstanding junior year as the Carroll High quarterback. He threw for 1,417 yards and 12 touchdowns while guiding the Tigers to an 8-3 season and the second round of the playoffs.