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’Dogs pull off emotional win to stay in playoff picture

 

Evan Koenen (86) of Hampton-Dumont breaks up a pass intended for Union's Brady Driscol in the fourth quarter of Friday night's 20-14 win over the Knights. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

 

HAMPTON – A gutsy defensive performance by Hampton-Dumont led to an emotional victory, keeping the Bulldog football team’s playoff hopes alive.

And a clearly emotional Trevor Eiklenborg talked about the clinching interception of University of Iowa-bound quarterback Jay Scheel with 46 seconds left in a 20-14 win over LaPorte City, Union, Friday night.

“I felt someone behind me and I kept following him,” Eiklenborg said. “I didn’t think he (Scheel) was going to throw it because he is playing for the Hawkeyes next year...and there is nothing better than that – that feeling. It made me cry."