It’s far from uncharted territory for the Pella football team as the storied program is one step closer to a return trip to the UNI Dome. Standing in their way is another perennial power in Solon in the 3A Quarterfinals tonight.
Pella will make the trip East after shutting down Independence 24-6 last week; the Spartans were 14-7 winners over Iowa City Liberty in the opening round.
The home team is 10-0 overall and seeking to reverse their fortunes against Pella in this same round and spot three years ago, when the Dutch won 28-14 to eventually find a third straight title. Pella Head Coach Jay McKinstrey says Pella will have to account for quarterback Cam Miller, the Spartans’ biggest playmaker.
Miller has thrown for 1902 yards and 22 touchdowns to just four interceptions, and rushed for 604 yards and eight scores as well.
Coverage from Solon begins at 6:30 p.m. on 92.1 KRLS, with the opening kick for Pella at 7:00 as Andrew Schneider and Randy Sikkema call the action in the Class 3A Football Quarterfinals.