A-P football falls short against Osage (PHOTOS)

OSAGE – Aplington-Parkersburg football brought the right effort to Osage High School on Friday night.


But the Green Devils took advantage of moments when the execution didn't quite line up for A-P, and Osage eventually sent the Falcons home with a 30-20 defeat in a hard-fought Week 9 battle for the Class 1A District 3 title.


Osage will host West Lyon on Friday in a first-round postseason matchup. A-P's season comes to an end at 5-4.


Several Falcon seniors left with tears in their eyes, embracing head coach Alex Pollock on the gridiron before leaving a high school football field for the last time as members of the A-P community. Pollock felt pride for how the team fought back from a one-sided loss to Denver three weeks ago to create this opportunity for themselves.


"It shows the resilience our kids have," Pollock said. "We've got a great senior class that does things the right way, and a bunch of kids that are great followers of them. The type of game we played tonight is exactly who we are. They were hard-nosed, they listened and they gave great effort."


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PHOTOS: Aplington-Parkersburg football vs. Osage

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