High School Football

Titans roll past Underwood

LAKE CITY - South Central Calhoun scored in every facet of the game on Friday night in its 48-7 win over Underwood.Kody Case had three touchdowns for the Titans (5-2 overall, 4-1 district). He scored on touchdown catches of 57 and 60 yards, while also returning an interception 66 yards for a ...

Golden Bears improve to 7-0 in rout

HOLSTEIN - Fourth-ranked Bishop Garrigan improved to 7-0 with a 32-6 victory over Ridge View on Friday night.Gibson Behr led the Golden Bears (7-0 ovarall, 5-0 district) with three touchdowns.Behr had two rushing touchdowns and receiving touchdown and finished with 96 rushing yards on 15 ...

Jaguars roll on the road

SHENANDOAH - Southeast Valley stayed in the chase for a playoff spot, knocking off Shenandoah, 40-12, on Friday night.The Jaguars (5-2 overall, 4-1 district), who had 503 yards of total offense, are still tied with South Central Calhoun for second place.Nolan Brand led the air attack with 257 ...

Lynx improve to 6-1

WEBSTER CITY - The 10th-ranked (Class 3A) Webster City football team dominated Perry here Friday night, 55-0.Robert Fredriksen carried the ball 23 times for 139 yards and two scores, while Dylan Steen added two touchdowns and 101 yards on just a pair of carries.Payton Kannuan showed off his ...

Thomas throws for 357 in loss

HUMBOLDT - Humboldt scored late, but couldn't punch in the two-point conversion, dropping a 43-42 contest to Sergeant Bluff-Luton on Friday night.The Wildcats (2-5 overall, 1-4 district) scored with 1:15 left, but the two-point conversion pass was tipped away.Drew Thomas was 15-for-27 passing ...

Wolverines win at home

HUMBOLDT - Humboldt scored late, but couldn't punch in the two-point conversion, dropping a 43-42 contest to Sergeant Bluff-Luton on Friday night.The Wildcats (2-5 overall, 1-4 district) scored with 1:15 left, but the two-point conversion pass was tipped away.Drew Thomas was 15-for-27 passing ...

Wolverines win at home

WEST BEND - West Bend-Mallard cruised to a 58-18 victory over Siouxland-Whiting on Friday.Dexter Knobloch ran for 104 yards and two scores on eight carries. He had touchdown runs of four and 25 yards.Thad Fogarty had a six-yard touchdown and Colton Wickman had a four-yard score.Cole Hoskins ...

Cougars lose to Panorama

PANORAMA - The Manson Northwest Webster football team dropped a 35-7 contest to Panorama on Friday night.Reid Steinberg had the lone touchdown for the Cougars (3-4 overall, 2-3 district) on a two-yard touchdown run.Steinberg finished the game with 67 yards on 18 carries.Keegan Pritchard caught ...

Pocahontas Area falls, 48-26

POCAHONTAS - The Pocahontas Area football team dropped a 48-26 decision to Estherville-LC here Friday night.Jace Davidson passed for 209 yards on 11 of 25 with two scores. Dane Hubbell rushed 14 times for 67 yards and also had two catches for 71 yards and a score.Tyler Behrendsen added 67 yards ...

Dodgers back on the road at Marshalltown

MARSHALLTOWN - All of the momentum and positive energy generated by the Fort Dodge football team a week ago will be back in play here Friday when the Dodgers visit Marshalltown for a Class 4A, District 4 game.Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Leonard Cole Field.Head coach Matt Miller's squad is ...

Gaels hungry for a victory

Dick Tighe knew it could be an uphill climb this season.Still, the veteran head coach wasn't expecting the struggle to be quite this difficult.Winless in their last four games, the St. Edmond football team will again try to claim district victory No. 1 when they host North Union tonight at ...

Playoff picture coming into focus for area teams

The end of the season is rapidly approaching, and Messenger-area teams are trying to keep postseason hopes alive.Some programs have been knocked out of the postseason picture already, while some are toeing the line.Fourth-ranked (Class A) Bishop Garrigan and No. 10 (eight-man)?Newell-Fonda are ...

FOR YOU, JUSTIN

Fort Dodge's 43-21 Homecoming victory over previously-unbeaten Newton on Friday produced enough storylines to fill an entire sports section.The best narrative of all, though, came from a player who didn't see a single snap.The Dodgers were driven to deliver a moment not just for themselves, and ...

Heartbreaker for St. Edmond

HARTLEY - Just when it appeared as if the St. Edmond football team would leave here with their first district win of the season, Hartley-HMS played spoiler.The Hawks capped a wild fourth quarter with a 5-yard Trevor Dodd touchdown run with 33 seconds left, sending HMS to a 19-16 victory over ...

Bears move to 6-0

ALGONA - Fourth-ranked Bishop Garrigan earned its fourth straight shutout on Friday night to remain unbeaten.The Golden Bears (6-0 overall, 4-0 district) defeated South O'Brien (3-3, 3-1) 40-0.Gibson Behr led the ground attack with 128 yards on nine carries and two scores. He had touchdown runs ...

Mustangs put up 66

NEWELL - Newell-Fonda cruised to a 66-26 victory over Clay Central-Everly on Friday night.Reed Kruse led the Mustangs (5-1 overall, 4-0 district) with four touchdown passes.Kruse scored in three different facets of the game. He returned an interception 33 yards for a score and had a five-yard ...

Jaguars run to win over Underwood

GOWRIE - Southeast Valley used a strong running attack to knock off Underwood 40-14 on Friday night.Aaron Swieter and Kaleb Jondle both went over 100 yards for the Jaguars (4-2 overall, 3-1 district) as they outgained Underwood (3-3, 2-2) 367-337 in total offense.Jondle rushed for 139 yards on ...

Lynx earn big win over Fillies

WEBSTER CITY - Webster City earned an impressive 31-10 victory over Dallas Center-Grimes on Friday night.The Lynx (5-1 overall, 3-1 district) handed the Fillies (4-2, 3-1) their first district loss of the season.Robert Frederiksen had two touchdown runs of three and 10 yards.Payton Kannuan had ...

Wildcats come up short vs. Indians

SPIRIT LAKE - Humboldt suffered a 34-28 setback to Spirit Lake on Friday night.Drew Thomas led the Wildcats (2-4 overall, 1-3 district) with two touchdown passes against the Indians (5-1, 3-1).Thomas threw a 58-yard scoring strike to Jamie Heinz and a 25-yard score Eli Sande.Colton Monson ...

Titans can’t stop No. 9 Kuemper

CARROLL - South Central Calhoun couldn't get past ninth-ranked Carroll Kuemper on Friday night.The Titans (4-2 overall, 3-1 district) lost 35-22 to the Knights (5-1, 4-0).South Central Calhoun's first score came on a six-yard touchdown run from Kody Case. Cody Schumacher caught the two-point ...