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Howerzyl, Van Zee Cap Careers With Positives

Posted: Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 at 6:00 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports - Cory Houser

Pella Christian senior football players, Mason Howerzyl and Zach Van Zee capped off their careers on the high school gridiron with a nice outing in Council Bluffs last Wednesday. The Eagle running back had 122 yards rushing on 24 attempts and a touchdown, which came in the fourth quarter in the waning seconds of the contest. Van Zee had seven total tackles, and also pounced on a fumble to keep his team from turning the ball over in the second half. Assistant coach, Darryl DeRuiter says it was a fitting end to their careers. Howerzyl finished the season with 1,154 yards on the ground, while Van Zee was the leading tackler with 94 total tackles, 14 of them being solo stops for a loss. The Eagles finished 2013 with a mark of 4 – 6.