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Bulldogs Defeat West Lyon 35-21 in State Semifinals

The Van Meter Bulldogs squared off against the West Lyon Wildcats in a classic game that saw a little bit of everything. Both offenses showed they could sustain long, time consuming drives. Both defenses were tough and made the opposing teams earn everything while getting stops at critical moments in the game. However, the Bulldogs […]

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Class 1A State Semifinals – Van Meter (11-0) vs. West Lyon (11-0) – Saturday, November 11 – 1:06 PM

The Van Meter Bulldogs (11-0) will take on the West Lyon Wildcats (11-0) this Saturday, November 11th at 1:06 PM in Cedar Falls at the UNI-Dome. (Information for tickets and media coverage are included below.) Van Meter qualified for the playoffs as the champions of Class 1A District #6. The Bulldogs advanced to the Semifinals with a 24-6 […]

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Van Meter Bulldogs Win 27-6 Over Denver Cyclones

Van Meter traveled two and a half hours north for their first road game in four weeks to take on the #6 Denver Cyclones. However, the Bulldogs wouldn’t let their first road game since Week #7 of the regular season affect them as the winner would earn a trip to the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls […]

Van Meter Advances to Quarterfinal Playoff Match-Up @ Denver After 24-6 1st Round Win

The Van Meter Bulldogs hosted the Belmond-Klemme Broncos in the 1st Round of the IHSAA Class 1A Football Playoffs and the weather certainly made it feel like playoff football had arrived. On a night that saw strong winds and cold temps, both teams battled until the end with the Bulldogs securing a 24-6 victory and […]

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2017 1A Playoff Football – 1st Round – Van Meter (9-0) vs. Belmond-Klemme (7-2) – Friday, October 27 @ Van Meter

Van Meter will host Blemond-Klemme in the 1st Round of the IHSAA Class 1A Football Playoffs this Friday, October 27th at 7:00 PM in Van Meter. Van Meter (9-0) advances to the 2017 IHSAA Playoffs as the Champions of Class 1A District #6. Belmond-Klemme (7-2) finished 3rd in District #2 and qualified as one of two wild card selections. (Belmond-Klemme […]

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Bulldogs Wrap Up 9-0 Season With 42-0 Win Over Madrid

Entering Friday night’s game, Van Meter had already locked up a post-season birth, a home game for the first round of the football playoffs, as well as honoring 16 senior football players and 1 senior manager and their parents on Senior Night. However, that did not cause the Bulldogs to lose focus on the Week […]

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Bulldogs Secure 10th Consecutive Playoff Appearance With 55-14 Win Over Panorama

The Bulldogs started the game for the second consecutive week with an explosive play by Carson Rhodes. On Van Meter’s first offensive play, Rhodes made one cut behind great blocking in the offensive line and ran almost untouched for a 64 yard TD run. Sam Bardwell tacked on the PAT and it was 7-0 Van Meter […]

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2017 Van Meter Football PLAYOFF/DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP Apparel

Your Van Meter Bulldogs are District Champs for the 5th Consecutive Year and headed back to the Playoffs for the 10th Year in a Row! Order your playoff apparel now as the Bulldogs will be hosting a 1st Round Playoff game! GO DAWGS!! 2017 Van Meter Football PLAYOFF/DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP Apparel ** ON SALE NOW Until The End of […]

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Van Meter Moves to 7-0 With 52-0 Win At WCV

Van Meter continued it’s winning ways this past Friday night even when they weren’t sure exactly when they would get to play. With the unpredictability of the weather, both schools decided to try to move the kickoff up an hour. However, the weather had other ideas as a strong thunder and lightening storm delayed the start of the […]

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Homecoming Victory for #1 Bulldogs 56-0

The Van Meter Bulldogs took on the Manson-NW Webster Cougars to celebrate Homecoming this past Friday night and the #1 ranked Bulldogs (according the DM Register) made it a happy Homecoming Friday night for all Van Meter fans. Van Meter raced to a 21-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. They lead 49-0 at […]

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