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Coach Brady Walz gathers the football team together between plays during the Johnston Dragons game on Oct. 27. For Ankeny’s football players, it is important to balance an intense practice schedule with academics throughout the week.

Behind the jersey: how football players find balance

Ava Gifford, Staff Reporter November 3, 2023

At Ankeny High School, football is an important way for many students to connect, support each other, and show their school spirit. At an Ankeny football game, the crowd screams in support, dressed in...

Junior QB JJ Kohl throws a pass against Dowling Catholic.

Know the Opponent: Prairie Hawks

Paul Erredge, Sports Reporter November 3, 2021

The Ankeny Hawks take on the Cedar Rapids Prairie Hawks in a quarterfinal matchup with a trip to the dome at stake. Let's take a deeper look into what Prairie does well and players that the Hawks need...

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