HAWARDEN | West Sioux scored 40 unanswered points behind the legs of Jake Lynott on Friday and ended West Hancock's season in the quarterfinals of the Class A Iowa high school playoffs. West Sioux won 54-12.

The Eagles finished their season at 7-4 after starting the season with a pair of losses.

The Falcons (11-0) advance to the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls to play Council Bluffs St. Albert next week.

Tate Hagen had a pair of 5-yard scoring runs for West Hancock - one each in the first and second quarters. But the answers from the hosts were on long runs by Lynott.

He scored from 36, 62 and 59 yards out, the latter helping West Sioux pull away for good.

West Hancock had a 14-play drive in the first quarter stall and didn't muster much more after Hagen's second TD. Any chance of a comeback by the Eagles stopped in the third quarter, when Conner Koopmans fell on a fumble in the end zone when West Hancock was pinned deep in its end.

Josef Smith finished with 103 rushing yards - most of it on a 49-yard carry, while Hagen added 98 yards. MaCoy Yeakel pitched in 47 yards.

Caleb Eckels led the defense with nine total tackles, five of them solo. Hagen added six, three of them solo.

For West Sioux, the top-ranked team in Class A, Lynott finished the game with 329 total yards, 254 of those on the ground. He added another 80 yards on two punt returns and finished with five touchdowns. 

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