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Competitive edge

Quinn Schulte was the typical younger brother

He admired his older siblings from an early age, wanting to join them for the regular football games or basketball battles. Not only did Schulte try to hold his own against older brothers, Reggie and Bryce, but he didn’t back down from their friends, despite a considerable size and age disadvantage.

The pickup games spawned a toughness and competitive nature that has played a key part of the Saints’ back-to-back trips to the Class 3A state football final Thursday at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls. Defending state champion and top-ranked Xavier (12-0) faces No. 8 Western Dubuque (10-2) in a 3A District 4 rematch, beginning at 7 p.m.

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