Eagles make it two straight
BURNSIDE - A week after ending their 53-game losing streak, the Southeast Webster-Grand football team now has a two-game winning streak.
The Eagles picked up a 16-13 victory over Woodward Academy in their home opener Friday night.
"We are just ecstatic right now," Southeast Webster-Grand head coach Mark Graves said. "The confidence is really growing. We don't have much depth, so these kids are playing iron-man football."
Tyson Comstock ran for 58 yards and scored a touchdown, while Nolan Mitchell caught a TD pass from Curt Castenson.
Austin Glaspey added 48 yards rushing and Lucas Burns had 46, as Southeast Webster-Grand (2-0 overall) was able to make a 16-0 first quarter lead hold up as Woodward Academy (0-1) rallied.
Castenson connected with Mitchell twice for 71 yards.
Graves cited a complete change in attitude around the Eagle program, saying, "We don't have anybody late for practice, or skipping practice, anymore. They are eager to come, which seems to happen when you are winning.
"Winning makes (practice) fun."
Southeast Webster-Grand will have a bye next week before taking on Lake Mills on Sept. 7.
"We only have 22 kids padded up, so staying healthy is important," Graves said. "We are going to see some very good teams the rest of the year, so we need to rest up this week and continue to improve each day."
LAKE CITY - The South Central Calhoun football team opened 2012 with a 13-0 victory over Manson Northwest Webster.
Tanner Toms and Jake Petzenhauser each had touchdown runs for the Titans (1-0 overall), while Brett Snyder ran for 87 yards.
Cody Schoop had seven tackles, including three for loss, to lead the South Central Calhoun defense. He also had a fumble recovery, while Nathan Christensen and Petzenhauser had interceptions.
Both teams reached the playoffs last year, advancing to the second round before bowing out.
Boylan kicks game winner
CLARION - Foreign exchance student Jayden Boylan came through in his first game for Clarion-Goldfield.
The senior kicked a 37-yard field goal with 18 seconds left to beat Humboldt 17-14.
Humboldt scored with 4:04 left in the fourth to tie the game at 14-14.
Jake Haberman led the Cowboys with 133 yards on 34 carries. He had touchdown runs of seven and one yard.
Matt Odland had 18 carries for 66 yards.
Max Gangestad had a fumble recovery, blocked field goal, sack and five tackles from his defensive line spot.
Brady Ross had 12 carries for 78 yards and a toucdown for the Wildcats.
Ross also had 22 tackles for Humboldt.
Ben Jacobson was 9-for-17 passing for 131 yards.
Indians run all over Warriors
POCAHONTAS - The Pocahontas Area football claimed a 21-8 victory over Alta/Aurelia Friday night.
Draven Barth had 21 carries for 194 yards and a touchdown to lead the Indians (1-0 overall).
Aaron Youngberg completed 8 of 12 passes for 121 yards and also ran in a score. Austin Behrendsen had four catches for 66 yards.
Jay Brinkman also had a rushing touchdown, while adding 12 tackles and a sack on defense.
Joel Brinkman contributed nine tackles for the Indians.
Johnson's 5 TDs lifts Mustangs
NEWELL - Jon Johnson had five touchdowns, including four on the ground, to lead Newell-Fonda to a 59-6 victory over Remsen St. Mary's Friday night.
Brady Bohe, Bryce Nielsen and Dillon Anderson each added touchdowns runs for the Mustangs (1-0 overall).
Zac Sievers was an efficient 5 of 6 passing for 98 yards and two scores, while Rigo Johnson paced the defense with 18 stops for Mustangs.
Chargers sneak past KP
LAURENS - The Laurens-Marathon football team pulled out a 24-22 victory over Kingsley-Pierson Friday night.
Matt Cleveland ran for 86 yards and scored a touchdown, while also completing 6 of 17 passes for 92 yards and a score.
Ben Fuchs caught a 24-yard TD pass from Cleveland, as the Chargers (1-0 overall) survived when Kingsley-Pierson missed a 24-yard field goal as time expired.
Collin Lind also added two 1-yard touchdown runs.
Warriors shut out Raiders
GOWRIE - The Prairie Valley football team opened the season with a shutout on Friday night.
The Warriors (1-0 overall) knocked off East Sac County 34-0.
Mason Gordon led the ground attack with 115 yards and two touchdowns.
Nick Carlson and Austin Promes had one touchdown each.
Drake Tucker caught three balls for 37 yards.
and Carlson had four completions for 37 yards.
BELMOND - The Eagle Grove football team suffered a 42-34 defeat at the hands of Belmond-Klemme Friday night.
Brandon Johnson had four touchdowns and an interception on defense to lead the Eagles.
Tyler Vorrie added another score for Eagle Grove (0-1 overall).
Webster City falls to Ballard
BALLARD - The Webster City football team dropped a 27-0 decision to Ballard on Friday night.
The Lynx (0-1 overall) outgained the Bombers 158-135 on offense, but Ballard had three touchdowns over 20 yards.
Caleb Schafbuch had a 31 yard touchdown run and threw a 20-yard scoring strike to Dillon Hansen.
Kordell Lettow had a 30-yard fumble recovery for a score and Jacob Bernholtz ran for a one-yard score.
Connor Larson led the Lynx with 65 yards. The Lynx ran for 115 yards.
Webster City held Ballard to 44 yards.
rushing on 33 carries.
Reiners shines for West in opener
MARION - Iowa City West dominated Marion Linn-Mar here Friday night in the season opener for both schools, 49-14.
Ezra Reiners - the son of former Fort Dodge and Iowa Hawkeye quarterback Randy Reiners - ran for 118 yards and his first career touchdown. He also recovered a fumble.
Reiners is a senior for the Trojans, who ended the Lions' nine-game regular season win streak.
Reiners ranked second on the team in tackles a year ago as West went 9-3 overall.