Southern Cal 20, Prairie Valley 6
GOWRIE - A year removed for the Class A state semifinals, Southern Cal has high hopes for this season.
The Mustangs (1-0 overall) did start with a victory, with a tough 20-6 victory over Prairie Valley (0-1) on the road.
Southern Cal struggled through the air with no yards, but did assemble 279 yards on the ground.
Eric Vogel led that attack with 118 yards and a nine-yard touchdown run.
Kelan Richardson ran for 82 yards and had a one-yard score.
Matthew Schleisman had a three yard touchdown run.
Vogel was also strong on defense, recording four tackles and one interception.
Jake Schumacher had five tackles, three sacks, and one interception.
Aaron Hildreth had two tackles and two interceptions.
Pat McLeod led the Prairie Valley defense with 17 tackles.
Hildreth also had a one-yard touchdown run.
Quarterback Cole Jaeschke threw for 228 yards on 18 of 44 passing.
Laurens-Marathon 36, Spalding 16
LAURENS - In the school's first ever eight-man contest, Laurens-Marathon picked up a victory on Friday night.
The Chargers (1-0 overall) earned a 36-16 win over Spalding (0-1).
Runningback Gary Brechler and quarterback Zach Lovin led a balanced offensive attack for Laurens-Marathon.
Brechler carried the load on the ground for the Chargers with three touchdown runs. He rushed for 164 yards on 27 carries.
Lovin completed 6 of 15 passes for 185 yards in the air.
He connected with Adam Woodin for one of his three touchdown passes.
Woodin finished with 79 yards of receiving.
East Sac County 27, Manson Northwest Webster 6
WALL LAKE - East Sac County's Drew McDonough threw four touchdown passes in the Raiders' 27-6 victory over Manson Northwest Webster.
The senior quarterback finished with 217 yards passing for the game, highlighted by a 75-yard touchdown pass.
The Cougars scored on a Kyle Twait touchdown pass to Brandon Schoon.
Twait completed 16 of 22 passes for 142 yards.
Schoon finished with 11 receptions.
Newell-Fonda 21, Pocahontas Area/Pomeroy-Palmer 14
POCAHONTAS - Jack Reis' last minute touchdown pass to Alex Vanderhoff lifted Newell-Fonda to a 21-14 win over Pocahontas Area/ Pomeroy-Palmer last night.
The 55-yard touchdown reception came with :52 remaining in the game.
Reis tied the game at 14-14 after completing a 28-yard touchdown pass to Nate Reichter. Josh Hopper scored on a 33-yard run in the first quarter for the Mustangs.
PA/P-P's Jon Rittgers had 22 carries for 169 yards with a touchdown, and Cody Harrison scored on a 9-yard run.
Algona 17, Boone 7
ALGONA -Algona quarterback John Gifford extended a 3-0 halftime lead by running for two touchdowns in the third quarter as Algona kicked off their season with a 17-7 victory over Boone at Algona.
Colin Fett gave the Bulldogs a first quarter lead on a 24-yard field goal. Gifford finished with 120 yards of rushing in the win.
Grant Person led the Bulldog defense with 14 tackles and Landon Ludwig had an interception.
Rockwell City-Lytton 22, Woodbury Central 14
ROCKWELL CITY - Shawn Monahan threw two touchdown passes and Kanne Kraft scored on a 55-yard run in Rockwell City-Lytton's 22-14 triumph over Woodbury Central here Friday night.
Two of Monahan's four completions were touchdown passes hauled in by Curtis Weston (29-yards) and Logan Stout (25-yards).
D.J. Erkenbrack led the defense with 13 tackles and Chris Gray had an interception for the Rockwell City-Lytton.
Webster City 22, LaPorte Union 21
WEBSTER CITY - Webster City lost a tough 22-21 decision to LaPorte City Union on Friday night.
The Lynx (0-1 overall) built a 13-0 lead and held a 19-7 advantage at one point, but couldn't hold on.
All of LaPorte's touchdowns came from quarterback Garrett Woodsen to Jared Wauters. They hooked up on touchdown passes of 68, 26 and 19 yards.
Bret Hilpipre had a 65-yard touchdown run and Nate Treibel scored on a 65-yard punt return for a touchdown.
Ross Haren also scored on a 19-yard scoring romp.
Hilpipre had 105 yards on eight carries and John Hill rushed for 72 yards on 13 carries.
Belmond-Klemme 7, Clarion-Goldfield 6
CLARION - Clarion-Goldfield lost a tight 7-6 decision to Belmond-Klemme in its season opener on Friday night.
The Broncos (1-0 overall) scroed on Eric Meyer 35-yard touchdown run with 5:13 left in the game for the winning score.
Clarion-Goldfield's only score came on a Kole Disney seven-yard touchdown run.
Disney led the Cowboys with 108 yards on 19 carries.
Jordan Chapman had 17 tackles.
The Cowboys (0-1) got inside the 10-yard line twice, but was unable to score.
NE Hamilton 45,
Twin River Valley 44
GILMORE CITY - Northeast Hamilton scored with under two minutes to go to defeat Twin River Valley 45-44 on Friday night.
The Trojans scored a touchdown to tie it at 44 and then kicked the extra point for the win.
Levi Peters led the Thunder on the ground, rushing for 219 yards and four touchdowns.
Peters ran for scores of 35 yards, six, five and four.
Nate Tool ran for 115 yards on 22 carries. He had a one-yard touchdown run.
Trevor Peters had 11.5 tackles for the Thunder defense.
WEST BEND - It was a rough day for West Bend-Mallard in the school's first ever eight-man football game on Friday night.
The Wolverines (0-1 overall) lost a 22-18 decision to Corwith-CWL (1-0).
Darin Banwart led the Wolverines on the ground, rushing for 73 yards on 22 carries.
Banwart had touchdown runs of 23 yards and adds one-yard score.
Matt Ruppert had a 40-yard touchdown run.
Zach Riesenberg rushed for 63 yards on seven carries.
Eagle Grove 18
ROLAND - The Eagle Grove football team opened their season with a 45-18 loss to Roland-Story.
Blake McCart carried the ball 19 times for 112 yards and a touchdown.
Marcus Gatewood (30-yard run) and Andy Bell (5-yard) also scored for the Eagles. Jordan Voss had 16 tackles.
Keaton Mathis scored two touchdowns and rushed for 96 yards in the Norsemen win.