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NODAWAY VALLEY WOLVERINES ONE WIN AWAY FROM CHAMPIONSHIP GAME


(Des Moines) Nodaway Valley squares off with Danville Thursday morning in a Class 1A semi-final that will air on KSOM.

 

Defending state runner-up Danville has won 53 of their last 54 games including going a perfect 26-0 so far this season. Nodaway Valley is the #5 seed and has been ranked in the top 10 all season long. The Wolverines come in with a 23-2 record. Both teams cruised through the quarterfinals with Danville winning by 29 over St. Albert and Nodaway Valley by 22 over North Iowa. Nodaway Valley junior Alex Welsch is embracing the underdog role heading into the semi-final against #1 seed Danville.

 

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A Nodaway Valley win Thursday would put them in the state championship game for the third time in program history. A Nodaway Valley loss Thursday morning means the Wolverines would complete in the consolations game for 3rd place on Friday morning. Here’s Nodaway Valley sophomore TJ Bower.

 

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Danville averages 75.8 points per game which is the most of any team in any class in the state. If any team can slow down the Bears perhaps it could be Nodaway Valley. The Wolverines have held opponents this season to an average of 40 points per game. Head coach Darrell Burmeister weighs in on the matchup with undefeated Danville.

 

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Nodaway Valley ranks 4th offensively in Class 1A with their 69.6 point per game output. Nodaway Valley and Danville square off at Wells Fargo Arena in the Class 1A State Semi-Finals at 10:30 Thursday morning.

 

Bennett Blake

3/7/12

10:47 a.m.