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Jeremy Gaston | Managing Editor
TOPEKA—The East team snapped a seven-game losing streak in their 22-19 win over the west in the Kansas East-West Shrine Bowl Saturday in Topeka.
Lyndon High School graduate Dakota Jiskra represented the county, making key plays to prevent opposing scores by the West team.
“Dakota started at defensive tackle and played very well,” said LHS Football Coach Rod Stallbaumer. “He had a big tackle for loss on a two-point stop in the third quarter, and had a key sack late in the game when the West was attempting a comeback.”
Jiskra wrapped up the game on the West’s final hope by sacking East quarterback Zeke Palmer, Wichita Carroll, with 21 seconds left in the game.
“I was very proud of Dakota and how well he represented himself, Lyndon and the Tigers’ football program,” Stallbaumer said. “Dakota played very well and made several key plays to help the East break the streak.
“Dakota was also selected by the Shriner's to deliver the pregame prayer, which was quite an honor,” Stallbaumer said. “He has had a great career and has a bright future in front of him. It was really special to see Dakota wearing the orange helmet representing Lyndon one last time.”
As a four-year starter on offensive line and defensive tackle, Jiskra made 33 sacks and 278 tackles, first and second all-time among Lyndon players, along with 70.5 tackles for lost yards.
East 0 6 8 8 — 22
West 0 6 7 6 — 19
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