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Don Bosco uses long TD runs to win 8-player title

Austin Svoboda scored four touchdowns, the defense forced seven turnovers and Gilbertville Don Bosco beat Harris-Lake Park 48-21 on Thursday to win the eight-player state championship. (Photo: Mia O'Brien, CBS2/FOX28)

Austin Svoboda scored four touchdowns, the defense forced seven turnovers and Gilbertville Don Bosco beat Harris-Lake Park 48-21 on Thursday to win the eight-player state championship.

Svoboda broke loose on TD runs of 66, 47 and 38 yards to highlight his big day, which he finished with 180 yards in 15 carries.

Austin Hellman added a 62-yard touchdown run for the Dons (12-1), who appeared in their fourth title game since 2012 and won their second championship.

Harris-Lake Park (12-1) trailed just 24-21 after Bryce Perkins' 9-yard touchdown pass to Kyle Jordan early in the third quarter, then was undone by three fumbles and three interceptions. Brock Tome returned the last interception 34 yards for the game's final touchdown.

Perkins set championship game records for completions and attempts.

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