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Prep football roundup

October 25, 2012
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Wildcats throttle Newton

HUMBOLDT - In its first return to the playoffs since winning a state title in2006, the Humboldt football dismanteled Newton 42-3 in Class 3A first round action.

The Wildcats (7-3 overall) will now host South Tama in Humboldt on Monday night, searching for their sixth consecutive playoff victory. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

Ben Jacobson led the offensive charge with 197 yards passing and three touchdowns on 10 of 13 throwing.

Jacobson threw a 40-yard scoring strike to Tyler Zaugg and a 22-yard score to Jaxon Heinz. His final scoring throw was an eight-yarder to Zaugg.

Sophomore Brady Ross was the offensive groundhog, running for 158 yards on 16 carries and two scores.

Ross scored a nine-yard touchdown on the opening drive and added a 13-yard score late in the game.

Ryan Lee added a one-yard score.

"Our kids played very well,'' said Humboldt head coach Greg Thomas. "We scored on the first drive of the game. Then they drove down and had first and goal and we made a goal line stand and held them to a field goal.

"In the second half, we hit some big passes and ran the ball well. This is a huge step forward for us.''

Nikko Wheeler had 68 yards on 10 carries and Tyler Rutz had 51 yards on seven carries.

Matt Pogge caught two balls for 43 yards, Zaugg's two catches were for 48 yards and touchdowns. Heinz had two grabs for 52 yards.

On defense, Alex Nelson had eight tackles and an interception. Aaron Mickelson also had an interception.

The Wildcats ran for 270 yards and threw for 205 for 475 yards of offense. They held Newton to 294 yards.

E-Hawks roll in opener

EMMETSBURG - The third-ranked (Class 1A) Emmetsburg football team cruised to a 41-0 victory over Ridge View in opening round playoff action Wednesday night.

Andrew Wellik, one of the top runners in the entire state, added to his season totals with 15 carries for 155 yards and three touchdowns. Wellik scored on a 69-yard run on the first offensive play from scrimmage for the E-Hawks (9-1 overall).

Emmetsburg's defense picked off three Ridge View (4-6) passes, while limiting them to 117 yards of total offense. Greg Wesley recorded seven tackles.

The E-Hawks, who have reached a state-best 37 postseasons and own 70 career playoff victories as a program, will play No. 5 St. Edmond Monday night.

No. 1 Mustangs cruise

NEWELL - The top-ranked (8-man) Newell-Fonda football team cruised to a 45-12 victory over River Valley Wednesday night in first round playoff action.

Jonathan Johnson had seven carries for 122 yards and two touchdowns, while Zak Sievers added two rushing scores on 89 yards. Sievers also passed for 78 yards.

Brady Bohe had 95 yards on just seven carries and a touchdown for the Mustangs (10-0 overall).

Rigo Johnson paced the Newell-Fonda defense with 17 stops overall, while Bohe added 12.

The Mustangs face Harris-Lake Park (8-2), which defeated North Iowa, 14-6.

Lynx lose to No. 2 Grinnell

GRINNELL - The Webster City football team dropped a 38-14 decision to second-ranked Grinnell in Class 3A opening round action.

The Lynx (4-6 overall) fought to a 9-7 halftime score, but Grinnell quarterback Eli?Dunne caught fire in the second half.

Dunne finished 22-for-33 passing for 401 yards and four touchdowns.

Connor Larson went over the 1,000-yard mark with 121 yards on 19 carries and a five-yard touchdown.

Quarterback Trey Tesdahl threw for 121 yards and a 16-yard touchdown to Boone Myers.

Austin Myers rushed for 85 yards on 13 carries.

Ben Mossman had four ctaches for 66 yards and Boone Myers had 44 yards.

Cougars fall to South O'Brien

PAULLINA - The South O'Brien football team earned a 34-12 victory over Manson Northwest Webster in Class 1A playoff action Wednesday night.

Brennan Thompson led the Cougars (5-5 overall) with 120 yards rushing on 23 carries, including both touchdowns.

Alex Bush was 7-for-17 passing for 75 yards.

South O'Brien (8-2) will now face No. 4 IKM-Manning (10-0), which defeated Hartley-HMS 18-7 last night.

Cowboys lose to No. 1 B-H/RV

HULL - Top-ranked Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley earned a 42-14 victory over Clarion-Goldfield in Class 2A playoff action Wednesday night.

Matt Odland had 45 yards rushing and a 26-yard touchdown catch to lead the Cowboys (6-4 overall). Zach Pogge scored the other C-G touchdown.

Joel Haberman led the Cowboy defense with 11 tackles and one sack.

Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley (10-0) will face Garner-Hayfield (7-3), which defeated Central Lyon/George-Little Rock, in the second round.

Laurens-Marathon pulls out 20-14 victory

LAURENS - Laurens-Marathon advanced in 8-man playoff action Wednesday night, topping Remsen-Union, 20-14.

The Chargers (8-2 overall) face No. 7 Marcus-MMC (10-0) in the second round on Monday. Marcus-MMC defeated West Bend-Mallard last night, 49-6.

Laurens-Marathon won its 10th playoff game overall, and first in 8-man with the victory.

WB-Mallard dropped by No. 7 MMC

MARCUS - Seventh-ranked (8-man) Marcus-MMC scored a 49-6 victory over West Bend-Mallard in first round playoff action Wednesday night.

Marcus-MMC (10-0 overall) now faces Laurens-Marathon (8-2) in the second round on Monday night.

West Bend-Mallard's season ends with a record of 6-5.

Warriors stopped by Akron-Westfield

AKRON - The seventh-ranked (Class A) Akron-Westfield football team ended Prairie Valley's season Wednesday night, 19-7, in the opening round of the state playoffs.

Mason Gordon led the Warriors (6-4 overall) with 86 yards on 25 carries, including a 27-yard touchdown run.

Garrigan unable to get past No. 4 West Lyon

INWOOD - The fourth-ranked (Class A) West Lyon football team advanced Wednesday night with a 41-19 victory over Bishop Garrigan.

West Lyon (9-1 overall) will now face Hinton (7-3), a 40-20 winner over Mason City Newman.

Garrigan's season ends with a record of 4-6.

Greene County falls on road

ALLEMAN - North Polk earned a 38-7 victory over Greene County Wednesday night in first round Class 2A playoff action.

Greene County (4-6 overall) had its season come to an end, while North Polk (7-3) advances to face Carroll Kuemper (10-0), a 42-6 winner over Gilbert.

Warriors stopped by Akron-Westfield

AKRON - The seventh-ranked (Class A) Akron-Westfield football team ended Prairie Valley's season Wednesday night, 19-7, in the opening round of the state playoffs.

Mason Gordon led the Warriors (6-4 overall) with 86 yards on 25 carries, including a 27-yard touchdown run.