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Ex-Bobcat McDowell fulfilling D-I dreams with Ducks

July 7, 2015 Division I football was the ultimate goal from the start. De’Quan McDowell just didn’t know which path he’d take to get there. more »»

IHSAA pulls back on prep football qualifiers

June 16, 2015 DES MOINES — In an attempt to improve player safety, the Iowa High School Athletic Association is cutting the number of state football qualifiers in hal. more »»

District rivals G-R, AGWSR head INA all-state selections

November 25, 2014 Not surprisingly, the Iowa Newspaper Association’s all-state football team selections were inundated with Gladbrook-Reinbeck players after the Rebels’ incredible run that ended with a runner-up... more »»

Feeling Regal: Regina wins 5th straight crown

November 22, 2014 CEDAR FALLS — Iowa City Regina had a state record 56-game winning streak broken by a 29-28 overtime loss to Class 3A Solon in the season opener, then reeled off 13 straight victories — most by... more »»

Rebel Blues

November 21, 2014 CEDAR FALLS — Matt Straight gave it a second thought and even used two timeouts to mull it over. more »»

Rebel power can’t overcome Logan-Magnolia’s quickness

November 21, 2014 CEDAR FALLS — To call Thursday’s epic Class A state championship game between third-ranked Gladbrook-Reinbeck and top-ranked Logan-Magnolia a battle that pitted power against speed is a bit of a... more »»

G-R’s banged-up lineup leans on ‘next man in’

November 21, 2014 CEDAR FALLS — John Olson’s “next man in” philosophy was never more evident than Thursday. more »»

2004 Rebels follow G-R team’s impressive journey

November 20, 2014 REINBECK — Just 2 yards short. That was how close the 2004 Gladbrook-Reinbeck football team came to forcing an overtime or possibly defeating top-ranked Council Bluffs St. Albert a decade ag. more »»

Winkler, Harrington among coaching honorees

November 20, 2014 CEDAR FALLS — Longtime West Marshall High School football coach Ken Winkler will be honored at halftime of Friday’s Class 4A state football championship game by the Iowa High School Athletic... more »»

Playing for Noah

November 19, 2014 REINBECK — Despite all the pomp and pageantry that accompanies playing for the Class A state championship at the UNI-Dome — a veritable Mount Parnassus or Mecca for high school football teams — one... more »»

Stoakes latest in stable of Rebel running backs

November 19, 2014 REINBECK — From Nick Peterson to Eric Stoakes, an impressive line of backs have carried the ball for the Rebels over the past decade. more »»

Schuman ready to lead Rebels

November 18, 2014 REINBECK — This time there will be no surprises. more »»

G-R has size, Lo-Ma’s got speed

November 18, 2014 REINBECK — The Rebels are bigger, stronger and likely more physical than the undefeated Logan-Magnolia outfit awaiting them in the Class A state championship Thursday. more »»

Back in Blue

November 15, 2014 CEDAR FALLS — A couple goal line stops kept the Rebels from a state championship the first time they reached the UNI-Dome. more »»

Kickbush knocked out, Schuman steps in at QB

November 15, 2014 CEDAR FALLS — Jake Schuman had been groomed for this momen. more »»

New-look Cyclones refuse to relent against district nemesis

November 15, 2014 CEDAR FALLS — Denver coach Rhett Barrett stood a defeated yet proud man after his Cyclones team suffered a 21-8 defeat to third-ranked Gladbrook-Reinbeck in the Class A state semifinals Friday at th... more »»

Rebels ready for District 4 rematch with Denver

November 13, 2014 Maybe it’s a coincidence that the Gladbrook-Reinbeck football program chose to honor its first-ever state finalist during halftime of its annual rivalry game against Grundy Center earlier this season. more »»

Rebels roll to the Dome

November 8, 2014 PACKWOOD — There’s no easy and direct route traversing the two-hour drive from “The Pit” to Tom Stone Field. more »»

All-district honors for two Bobcat linebackers

November 6, 2014 A pair of Marshalltown linebackers picked up their first postseason accolades, as the football team’s leading defenders Ben Rebik and Sam Rogers were selected for first-team honors on the all-Class... more »»

Rebels rip BGM to bits

November 4, 2014 GLADBROOK — The new playoff pairings format adopted by the Iowa High School Athletic Association leaves winning teams uncertain of what direction they’re going next. more »»



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