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STATE Runner-Up

K. Vande Kop

Team celebrating semi-final win at the dome.

Our Central Lyon/George-Little Rock football had their undefeated season come to an end at the state 2A championship. They dominated at the semi-finals in the UNI dome, defeating Camanche 41-0 at the Iowa High School Football Playoffs. The Lions lost the title game to Waukon 14-28. They had an unforgettable season with much to be proud of.

B. Van Hofwegen

Coaches: Kruse, Geerdes, Lupkes, Eben, Engle, Postma, Van Beek, Vigdal
The Lions last competed at the UNI dome in 2008, and have achieved the ultimate state title prize three times -1976, 1977, and 2006. Six of the nine coaching staff are former Central Lyon football players, three of which were integral parts of state championship wins themselves (Postma in 1976 & 1977, Lupkes and Geerdes in 2006). Head coach Eben also is no stranger to success in the dome as he was a standout player of the state runner-up 1999 team. Congratulations to the team and coaches.


The Central Lyon Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study: Business Education, Family & Consumer Sciences Education, Industrial Arts Education and Vocation Agriculture Education. It is the policy of the Central Lyon Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. Inquiries or grievances may be directed to the Superintendent, Central Lyon CSD, 1010 S. Greene St., Rock Rapids, IA 51246, (712) 472-2664, superintendent@centrallyon.org. Please see District Board Policies for additional information on grievance procedures.