Pella earns District Title

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Pella Dutch, ready for a home game. (photo by Steve Woodhouse)

The Pella High Little Dutch are your Class 3A, District 7 champions following a 28-14 win at Grinnell.

Aaron Downs helped deliver the outright title by rushing for four touchdowns and 123 yards in the title game. Aidan Pollock added 73 yards on the ground and Ryan Mace had 60 rushing yards. Mace threw for another 77.

Josh Warner had 27 yards receiving, followed by Downs with 23. Warner led the defense with 5.5 total tackles, Levi Roose had five.

Logan Shetterly had an interception with a 38-yard return, and Grant Nelson had a fumble recovery in the win.

The Dutch are set to host undefeated Independence in the first round of the playoffs Friday night. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.