Cherry heads to Iowa Western

COUNCIL BLUFFS — Jaxon Cherry was part of the group of athletes who signed with two-time defending national champion Iowa Western on Wednesday.

Cherry, a Webster City senior, will focus his attention on the defensive side of the ball after excelling both ways for the Lynx.

“I chose Iowa Western because of the reputation that they have,” Cherry said. “I’m very excited for this new chapter in my life joining the champs.”

Under Scott Strohmeier, the Reivers captured a second consecutive NJCAA national title this past fall, blassting East Mississippi, 61-14. Mike Blackbourn serves as the defensive coordinator for a program that has sent almost 300 players to the NCAA Div. I level since 2009.

Cherry, who became the Webster City career rushing leader this past season, finished seventh in the state with 1,891 yards. He also ranked tied for 13th with 26 touchdowns.

On defense, Cherry had 80 tackles including 66 solo stops with 22 for loss and seven sacks.

“I’m very thankful for all of the support Webster City and the surrounding communties have given me,” Cherry said.


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