The #2 ranked Lions football team advanced to the 2nd round of the state playoffs Wednesday evening with a 21-7 victory over Oelwein. The cold and wind challenged both teams at times throughout the game. They don’t count style points in the playoffs, a win is all that mattters, and the Lions did just that. “It was a dog fight,” said Coach Wieck, who has the Lions in the playoffs for the 13th straight year. “Hats off to Oelwein.” Both teams battled back and forth throught the game with the Lions trailing 7-6 heading into the 4th quarter. The Lions took the lead 14-7 with 6:08 remaining in the contest when Ozzie Adams tossed a 3-yard touchdown pass to Brent Tarr on a fourth-and-two. “It was a good call by coach Wieck,” Tarr said. “They were sending a lot of pressure on the edge because we kept running power, power, power. “So we ran a set up play for it and I was wide open. It was a good pass by Ozzie (Adams).” The lions rushed for 386 yards in the contest with Paxton Farmer accounting for a career high 161 yards, Adams for 137, Elliot Neuberger 49, and Tarr 40. The Lions host a West Delaware team Monday night at 7 that was second in Class 3A, District 4. “We have to improve if we’re going to advance after Monday,” Wieck said.