Top stars, best performances at the Iowa High School State Championship football games

By Barry Poe

State champions were crowned in each of Iowa High School Football’s seven classes, making this the final segment of weekly standouts recognized by SBLive for the 2022 season.

Van Meter (1A), Harlan (3A) and Southeast Polk (5A) repeated as state champions.

Here are some stars from each of the championship competitions held at the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls on November 17th and 18th.

Abu Sama, Southeast Polk

Sama, a recruit from the state of Iowa, ended his high school career in an incredible way. Sama set state championship-game records with 372 rushing yards and six touchdowns as the Rams rolled past the West Des Moines Valley 49-14 to capture their second straight Class 5A title. Sama carried 24 times and hit rushes for 65, 73, 63, 9, 1, and 67 yards.