Iredell advances to state quarterfinals

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Eighth-ranked Dragons face undefeated Milford Friday

By Brett Voss

After winning their Class 1A, Division II regional playoff games last Friday night, the eighth-ranked Iredell Dragons will go where no team has gone before -- one from Iredell, that is.

For the first time in school history, Iredell will be playing in the state quarterfinals after the Dragons totally chopped down 10th-ranked Oakwood, 54-8, in a regional playoff in Itasca last Friday night. Junior Morgan Whitfield rushed for 206 yards and three touchdowns while senior Adrian Benitez threw for three scores to lead Iredell to an impressive victory.

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