WEBSTER CITY - In a rematch of last year's opening round of the Class 3A playoffs, fourth-ranked (Class 3A) Webster City was able to exact revenge, prevailing over Waverly-Shell Rock, 35-21.
After falling behind early, the Lynx (9-1 overall) eventually found their groove and churned out 365 yards on the ground.
Keagan Parks, a 205-pound senior, was the catalyst once again for Webster City with 145 yards rushing and a pair of scores on 21 attempts. Parks found the endzone from 71 and 3 yards out in the second quarter and in the process became the all-time leading rusher in school history, eclipsing the previous mark set back in 1944.
Sam Mossman (11 attempts, 145 yards, 1 touchdown) and Jonny Davis (18-75) also flashed their talents for Webster City. Davis threw for 52 yards as well, including paydirt strikes of 15 and 4 yards to Caleb Crouthamel.
Defensively, the Lynx held the Go-Hawks (7-3) to just 197 yards of total offense.
Webster City now advances to face No. 7 and defending state semifinalist West Delaware (9-1) on Monday. Kickoff is set for 6:15 p.m. at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls.