Mustangs knock off No. 9
NEWELL - The Newell-Fonda football team knocked off their second consecutive ranked opponent here Friday night, trouncing No. 9 (8-Man) Remsen-Union by a 47-14 final.
Junior Rigo Johnson delivered a pair of touchdown runs for the Mustangs (3-0 overall, 1-0 in district). Johnson found paydirt from 53- and 1-yard out, respectively.
Brady Bohe also contributed a 53-yard scoring jaunt for Newell-Fonda, who compiled 329 yards of total offense, including 246 on the ground.
Defensively, the Mustangs held the Rockets (2-1, 0-1) to just 87 yards rushing. Newell-Fonda's Matt Juilfs (55 yards) and Dalton Anderson (25 yards) each returned interceptions for touchdowns.
Through three weeks of action, the Mustangs have outscored their opponents by a lopsided combined margin of 166-22.
Warriors run through Spartans
GOWRIE - The Prairie Valley football team scored a convincing 43-7 victory over West Monona to open district play Friday night.
The Warriors (2-1 overall, 1-0 in district) had 292 yards rushing, led by Nick Carlson's 104 yards and three TDs.
Mason Gordon added 92 yards on 18 carries, while Matt Streit had 44 yards and two touchdowns.
Streit also added three receptions for 48 yards.
Branden Fiala and Blake Kromrie had 11 tackles to spearhead Prairie Valley.
Lynx knock off Ballard, 28-14
WEBSTER CITY - The fifth-ranked (Class 3A) Webster City football team kept its perfect season intact with a 28-14 home victory over District 3 foe Ballard here Friday night.
Keagan Parks continued his impressive senior campaign for the Lynx (3-0 overall, 1-0 in district) by rushing for 182 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries. Parks found the endzone from 1-yard out in the first quarter and put the game out of reach with a 75-yard dash to paydirt late in the final frame.
Sam Mossman of the Lynx also gained 64 yards on eight attempts, while Jonny Davis pitched in 63 yards on 12 totes, including a 31-yard scoring scamper midway through the second period. Davis' other touchdown came on a 2-yard plunge early in the fourth.
Boone Myers led the Webster City defense with 6.5 tackles.
Seth Weeks ran 29 times for 90 yards for the Bombers (1-2, 0-1).
Eagle Grove thumps BCLUW
EAGLE GROVE - Eagle Grove posted a resounding 34-7 triumph over BCLUW in Class 1A, District 4 play on Friday night.
Brandon Johnson, a junior, sparked the Eagles (2-1 overall, 1-0 in district) offensively with 110 yards and four touchdowns on 13 carries.
Mitch Gambrill added 86 yards and a score on 13 attempts for Eagle Grove, which produced 379 yards of total offense.
Johnson also anchored the Eagle defensive unit with an interception. The Comets (2-0, 0-1) finished with 198 yards of offense.
MNW rolls at home
MANSON - Manson Northwest Webster's Brody Eischeid opened Friday night's district contest against Hinton in perfect fashion, taking the kickoff back 93 yards as the Cougars rolled to a 33-6 victory.
Eischeid scored two more times on the night, catching 40- and 10-yard passes from Tucker Herzberg. He finished the game with eight receptions for 174 yards.
Herzberg was 12 of 16 passing for 204 yards and the two TD strikes to Eischeid, while Chris Stuhrenberg added 10 carries for 53 yards and a touchdown.
Stuhrenberg went over the 1,000-yard rushing mark for his Manson NW (2-2 overall, 1-0 in district) career, as the senior now has 1,047 yards on the ground.
CLARION - The Clarion-Goldfield football team earned a win in their district opener Friday night, downing Iowa Falls-Alden, 32-24.
Dominic Brandt led the Cowboys (2-1 overall, 1-0 in district) with 149 yards rushing and four two-point conversions.
Wyatt Sann added 94 yards on the ground, including a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
Sann became the 29th player in Iowa high school history to return a kickoff 99 yards, tying a state record. Kickoffs that reach the endzone in high school are automatically brought out to the 20-yard line.
Jake Haberman scored three rushing touchdowns for Clarion-Goldfield.
No. 5 Titans shut out JSPC, 28-0
LAKE CITY - The fifth-ranked (Class 2A) South Central Calhoun football team claimed a convincing 28-0 victory over Jefferson-JSPC to open district play Friday night.
Jacob Simpson paced the Titans (3-0 overall, 1-0 in district) with 89 yards rushing and a touchdown, while Austin Blair had 84 yards on 14 totes and a score.
Nathan Christensen completed 5 of 10 passes for 76 yards, including a 46-yard score to Brett Monahan for the first score of the game. Monahan finished with four receptions for 56 yards.
The final score of the game came from Brett Snyder, his first of the year.
SCC's defense held the Rams (2-1, 0-1) out of the endzone, as Blair picked up eight tackles, Kirby Vogel had seven and Simpson registered six with a fumble recovery.
E-Hawks roll past Rebels
ALBERT CITY - No. 1 (Class 1A) Emmetsburg had no trouble with District 2 counterpart Sioux Central on Friday night.
The E-Hawks (3-0 overall, 1-0 in district) rolled past the Rebels (2-1, 0-1), 35-7.
Senior Brady Berkland ignited the prolific Emmetsburg ground assault with 175 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries.
Andrew Wellik of the E-Hawks also ran 20 times for 173 yards and a score.
Emmetsburg's other touchdowns came on a 4-yard jaunt from Jake Jackson and a Marcus Akridge 57-yard blocked punt return.
The E-Hawks outgained Sioux Central in total yardage, 462-279.
Defensively, Berkland also collected a team-high 12.5 tackles from his linebacker spot.
No. 7 Wolverines stay red-hot
WEST BEND - The seventh-ranked (8-man) West Bend-Mallard football team opened up district play with a convincing 44-14 victory over Harris-Lake Park Friday night.
Mitch Bonnstetter led the Wolverines (4-0 overall, 1-0 in district) with 191 yards rushing on 23 carries, including four touchdowns, and was a precise 7-for-11 passing for 119 yards.
Collin Thatcher added 78 yards rushing and two touchdowns for West Bend-Mallard, which limited H-LP to just 26 yards on the ground.
Logan Streit pitched in 50 yards rushing for the Wolverines.
BG's Wadle throws for 203 yards in win
ALGONA - The Bishop Garrigan footbal team rolled to a 20-6 victory over West Sioux Friday night.
Freshman Reece Wadle led the Golden Bears (2-1 overall) with 203 yards passing on 6 of 13, including a 75-yard touchdown strike to Luke Eischen. Wadle also added a team-high 89 yards rushing.
Eischen finished with two grabs for 93 yards, while Zach Keith added two catches for 103 yards.
Daniel Gelhaus led the Garrigan defense with an interception, while Alex Boisjolie had a team-high 10 tackles.
Indians lose tight contest, 13-10
POCAHONTAS - Despite a valiant effort, the Pocahontas Area/Pomeroy-Palmer football team dropped a nail-biting 13-10 decision to South O'Brien in Class 1A, District 2 action here Friday night.
Cody Rahn, a senior, powered the Indians (0-3 overall, 0-1 in district) offensively with 124 yards on 28 carries.
Luke Sommerlot also churned out 95 yards and a touchdown on 24 attempts for Pocahontas Area/Pomeroy-Palmer, who actually outgained the Wolverines (2-2, 1-0) in total offense, 222-124.
Jeff Mefferd kicked a 23-yard field goal in the second quarter as well for the Indians.
On the defensive side of the ball, Sommerlot (13) and Jay Brinkman (10) were the tackle leaders for the?Indians.
Sommerlot added a sack.
Laurens-Marathon blanks Spalding
LAURENS - The Laurens-Marathon football team had another strong offensive showing Friday night, but the defense made sure to match them, as the Chargers defeated Spalding, 52-0.
Justin DaSilva had 14 carries for 133 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Chargers (1-2, 1-0).
Alex Runneberg balanced out DaSilva's strong rushing game, completing 8 of 15 passes for 100 yards and two scores. He also ran in a 25-yard TD jaunt, finishing with 95 yards rushing.
Laurens-Marathon held Spalding to just 95 yards of total offense.
Algona falls to Boone
ALGONA - The Algona football team suffered a 28-8 setback against Boone Friday night.
Derek Person led the Bulldogs (0-3 overall, 0-1 in district) with 50 yards rushing and the lone score, as he also ran in the two-point conversion.
Person had a strong night passing the ball, as well, going 8-for-15 for 101 yards, including three connections with Dylan Cink for 42 yards.
Algona led 8-7 at the half before Boone reeled off 21 unanswered points.