I honestly thought the Washington Warriors would give Dowling a good game in the Class 4A finals Friday night in the UNI.
Maybe they would if given another chance, but you only get one chance at something like this and you have to face reality. Dowling was simply too good.
More specifically, Dowling's linemen were too good. And Dowling's defense was too good. And Dowling quarterback Ryan Boyle was sensational.
This make two straight years that the Maroons destroyed a strong team from the Metro in the state finals. They did the same thing to Xavier last year, 44-13, and this time they easily handled Washington in a 49-14 mismatch.
The Warriors hurt their chances when they fumbled the snap on their first punt of the game, giving Dowling excellent field position and an easy touchdown.