High School Football

Webster City faces Glenwood in 3A semifinals

WEBSTER CITY - This began last December in the weight room with dedication and camaraderie, and it continued in April with a promise to one another during offseason meetings.Win or lose, they were going to do it together. They were going to block out the good and bad, and stay true to their ...

Area players tabbed A-2 all-district

After a perfect 7-0 run through Class A, District 2, the Bishop Garrigan football team was rewarded with eight first team all-league selections.The Golden Bears are set to play Friday afternoon at the UNI-Dome in the state semifinals vs. Council Bluffs St. Albert.Seniors Gibson Behr, Joel ...

Dodgers earn all-district gridiron status

Fort Dodge caught a glimpse of its future when the all-Class 4A, District 4 football honor roll was released recently.Five of the six Dodgers on the first or second team were underclassmen - a number consistent with the youth movement on Matt Miller's squad during the 2016 campaign.Jonny Bowser ...

Lynx, Bears eye semis

The road to Cedar Falls and the UNI-Dome travels through Algona and Webster City tonight with quarterfinal round action in the state football playoffs.No. 4 Bishop Garrigan hosts West Hancock in Class A, while the sixth-ranked Lynx welcome district rival Boone.Kickoff for both games is set for ...

Thank You, Coach!

Dick Tighe was never quite sure when he would coach his last high school football game.After a record-breaking career spanning over six decades of service, it appears that time has come.Iowa's all-time wins leader resigned from his post at St. Edmond on Monday, ending an unprecedented body of ...

Jaguars fall in shootout

DIKE - Mike Swieter tried his best to keep his emotions in check as he addressed his Southeast Valley football team here Friday.But once he embraced his son - senior fullback Aaron Swieter - the tears started to flow.Swieter and the Jaguars had their season come to an end here in a Class 2A ...

Webster City advances

WEBSTER CITY -Sixth-ranked Webster City and No. 5 Norwalk went toe-to-toe in the first half of their playoff matchup here Friday, but the Lynx pulled away to post a 33-14 win and advance to the Class 3A quarterfinal round.The Lynx (9-1 overall) will now host district rival Boone (8-2) on Friday ...

Garrigan rolls past Earlham

ALGONA - Fourth-ranked Bishop Garrigan had no trouble with Earlham in its Class A playoff opener on Friday night.The Golden Bears (10-0 overall) won 35-6 after building a five-touchdown lead in the first half.Gibson Behr had a big night on the ground, rushing for 127 yards on 19 carries. Behr ...

Lynx repeat as champions

WEBSTER CITY - Seventh-ranked (Class 3A) Webster City earned a district championship with a 21-14 victory over ninth-ranked Boone on Friday.This is the second consecutive district title for the Lynx (8-1 overall, 6-1 district) and Toreadors (7-2, 6-1).The top-ranked squads went toe-to-toe the ...

TITANS EARN PLAYOFF SPOT

SAC CITY - South Central Calhoun earned a playoff spot, finishing the season with one district loss.The Titans (7-2 overall, 6-1 district) defeated East Sac County (3-6, 3-4) 49-6 on Friday night and finished second in the district to fourth-ranked Carroll Kuemper.Kody Case and Jonathan Frantz ...

Jaguars suffer 31-20 setback

GOWRIE - Southeast Valley suffered its second district loss of the season, falling to No. 4 Carroll Kuemper, 31-20 on Friday night.The Jaguars (6-3 overall, 5-2 district) were out-gained 362-347 by the Knights (8-1, 7-0).Aaron Swieter led the Jaguars on the ground, with 12 carries for 114 yards ...

Mustangs will return to playoffs

NEWELL - The ninth-ranked (8-man) Newell-Fonda football team made a strong closing statement to the regular season here Friday night, blasting Siouxland Christian 80-32.Reed Kruse accounted for four touchdowns, running in two and throwing a pair. Kruse was 3-for-3 passing for 95 yards, while ...

Cougars finish with road win

OGDEN - Manson Northwest Webster wrapped up the season with a 29-24 victory over Ogden on Friday night.Derek Girard led the Cougars (4-5 overall, 3-4 district) with a rushing and passing touchdown. Girard ran it in from four yards out and connected with Mark Condon on an 11-yard score.Condon ...

Eagle Grove loses to Hawks

EAGLE GROVE - Eagle Grove suffered a 35-12 defeat to South Hamilton on Friday night.Ryan Smith caught a 29-yard touchdown pass from Nikko Padilla and Padilla caught a 35-yard scoring strike from John Mosley.Smith caught four balls for 88 yards for the Eagles (2-7 overall, 2-5 district).

Wildcats fall to LeMars

LEMARS - Humboldt suffered a 46-23 setback to LeMars in their season finale on Friday night.Drew Thomas led the Wildcats (2-7 overall, 1-6 district) with 285 yards passing. Thomas threw an eight-yard scoring strike to Eli Sande and a four-yard score to John Wergeland.Colton Monson had a 15-yard ...

Dodgers finish year at SE Polk

PLEASANT HILL - Loose equipment, practice jerseys and boxes filled the Fort Dodge football coaches' office at Dodger Stadium on Thursday.Win or lose in the regular-season finale, head coach Matt Miller's squad will be done after Friday night's game at Southeast Polk.''It's definitely hard to be ...

Gaels challenge unbeaten Bears

There is nothing Dick Tighe and the St. Edmond football team would like more than to play spoiler in Bishop Garrigan's pursuit of a perfect season.And Golden Bear head coach Marty Wadle is fully aware of that.The rivals will meet for the 55th time this evening at Dodger Stadium. Kickoff is set ...

All comes down to this for area squads

After eight weeks of action, we've reached the final Friday night of the prep football regular season.The playoffs begin next Friday, meaning this evening's action will help shape the final pairings for the first round of the postseason, to be released on Saturday.Many programs have already ...

Lynx set up title tilt

IOWA FALLS - Webster City did its part to set up a district title showdown next Friday.The Lynx (7-1 overall, 5-1 district) rushed for 407 yards and turned back the Cadets (3-5, 1-5) 42-7.Robert Frederiksen once again led the Lynx with 197 yards on 24 carries and three scores. He reached the ...

Garrigan stays unbeaten

ALGONA - Fourth-ranked Bishop Garrigan stayed unbeaten with a 48-6 victory over Hartley-HMS on Friday night.The Golden Bears (8-0 overall, 6-0 district) had two players score multiple touchdowns.Gibson Behr returned two punts, 50 yards each for touchdowns, and had a 20-yard rushing ...