High School Football

Monson, Wildcats run wild at home

HUMBOLDT - Colton Monson and the Humboldt rushing attack got on track here Friday night, claiming a 45-14 victory over Algona.Monson rushed for 159 yards on 30 carries, scoring from two and 13 yards out. As a team, the Wildcats (2-2 overall, 1-1 in district) ran for a season-high 423 yards.Drew ...

Jaguars win shootout

GOWRIE - Keaton Jondle and Aaron Swieter formed a potent rushing attack here Friday night to lead Southeast Valley past Red Oak, 34-31.Jondle ran 15 times for 128 yards with a touchdown, while Swieter added 67 yards and a pair of rushing scores for the Jaguars (2-2 overall, 1-1 in ...

Wolverines suffer first loss, 35-12

WEST BEND - West Bend-Mallard suffered its first loss of the season on Friday, losing to Remsen St. Mary's 35-12.Dexter Knobloch led the Wolverines (3-1 overall, 1-1 district) with two touchdowns. He had a rushing touchdown of 65 yards and caught a six-yard touchdown pass.Danie Riesenberg and ...

Indians come up short vs. MOC-FV

POCAHONTAS - The Pocahontas Area football team dropped a 20-12 contest to MOC-Floyd Valley on Friday night.Nolan Anderson had a five-yard rushing touchdown for the Indians (0-4 overall, 0-2 district).He finished the night with 46 yards on 12 carries.Jace Davidson threw a nine-yard touchdown ...

Ames back on Dodgers’ grid radar

AMES - The Fort Dodge football team is in for a litmus test of sorts on Friday night at Ames.Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.The Dodgers (2-1 overall) and Little Cyclones (2-1) are renewing their 100-plus year old rivalry after a brief hiatus. The programs met every fall on the gridiron from 1968 ...

Gaels at home vs. South O’Brien

For the first time since 2013, the St. Edmond football team meets South O'Brien.Kickoff in Friday's Class A, District 2 contest is set for 7 p.m. inside Dodger Stadium.Three years ago, the Gaels (1-2 overall, 0-1 in league) picked up a 42-3 victory over the Wolverines (1-2, 1-0) in a playoff ...

Area squads line up for district challenges

It's Week 4 of the prep football season, which means we are almost halfway through the year.That also brings us to the second round of district play around northcentral Iowa.Seventh-ranked (Class 2A) Clarion-Goldfield/Dows has already tripled its win total of a year ago, storming out of the ...

THE STREAK LIVES

Fort Dodge's offense put up major style points in a dominant opening quarter against Mason City here Friday.When the Dodgers needed to close out their arch rival, though, it was again the defense that gave the team all the substance they would need.The FDSH 'D' rose to the occasion for a third ...

Gaels come up short at MMC

MARCUS - Turnovers and ill-timed penalties cost the St. Edmond football team their district opener here Friday night against MMCRU.The Gaels fumbled four times, and two of them led to touchdowns for the Royals, who claimed the Class A, District 2 contest by a final score of 15-8 on their home ...

Titans edge Jaguars

GOWRIE - South Central Calhoun squeaked out a 16-14 victory over Southeast Valley on Friday night.The Jaguars scored with 1:09 left in the contest to make it 16-14, but fumbled the ball on the two-point conversion and the Titans ran out the clock.Hunter Muhlbauer threw a 51-yard touchdown ...

Anderson shines on Homecoming

EAGLE GROVE - It was a memorable Homecoming for Eagle Grove on Friday night.Nikolas Padilla scored on a 43-yard touchdown jaunt with 1:58 left in the contest to give the Eagles (1-2 overall, 1-0 district) a 20-13 win over West Central Valley.Tanion Pohlman had a one-yard touchdown run. Evan ...

Bears stay unbeaten

SIOUX RAPIDS - Bishop Garrigan christened Sioux Central's new field with a 32-0 shutout on Friday night.The third-ranked Golden Bears (3-0 overall, 1-0 district) rushed for 260 yards in the first action on artificial turf in Sioux Rapids.Gibson Behr ran for three touchdowns, including a long of ...

Wolverines improve to 3-0

KINGSLEY - Eighth-ranked West Bend-Mallard stayed unbeaten on the season, knocking off Kingsley-Pierson 48-26 on Friday night.The Wolverines (3-0 overall, 1-0 district) had six rushing touchdowns.Dexter Knobloch had 11 carries for 105 yards and three touchdowns. Knobloch scored from four, seven ...

Cougars can’t get past SH

MANSON - The Manson Northwest Webster football team battled turnovers all night and dropped their district opener 23-16 to South Hamilton.The Cougars (1-2 overall, 0-1 district) turned the ball over six times to the Hawks (1-2, 1-0).Keaton Wood had the big score for Manson NW, scoring on a ...

Wildcats lose district opener

SPENCER - The Humboldt football team dropped a 14-7 decision to Spencer in both teams' district opener.The Wildcats (1-2 overall, 0-1 district) scored first on a Drew Thomas 10-yard pass to Devon Clark.Colton Monson finished the night with 55 yards on 13 carries. Thomas had 14 carries for 49 ...

Gilbert ends Lynx 13-game win streak

GILBERT - Gilbert returned an interception just before half to turn the momentum as the Tigers turned back No. 8 Webster City, 31-25 on Friday night.The Lynx (2-1 overall, 0-1 district) had a 22-7 lead before Gilbert roared back.Robert Fredericksen had another monster game for the Lynx, rushing ...

FDSH tackles unbeaten Mason City

The wins - 12 in a row, to be exact - against Mason City have come from all directions in a wide variety of ways. But to the 2016 Fort Dodge football team, the Decker Sporting Goods Trophy is more about history and tradition than anything they've accomplished to date.That could all change here ...

St. Edmond heads to Marcus-MMC

MARCUS - Dick Tighe has made stops at just about every high school around the state of Iowa in his 62-plus years as a head football coach.Tonight, though, marks his first trip here, as St. Edmond opens Class A, District 2 play vs. MMCRU.Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.Last year, Marcus-MMC claimed the ...

Teams begin district play

It's a new season starting tonight, as area football teams dive head-first into district play.Squads had two weeks to round into shape, and now, it's time to tighten up and focus for the next seven weeks of action. Every game is crucial under the new, condensed playoff format; programs must be ...

STANDING TALL

The St. Edmond football team might have found some answers here Friday night in the form of several unlikely players.With a pair of two-way starters on the sidelines - including senior co-captain Logan Fear - the Gaels made a defensive stand to claim a 21-13 victory over rival Manson Northwest ...