Area squads back on field
South Central Calhoun is finally ranked entering Week 3, and with a victory, Southeast Valley will likely join them in the Top-10.
That would set up a huge showdown next Friday. For now, though, the Titans and Jaguars must first take care of the task at hand.
Seventh-ranked (Class 1A) South Central Calhoun (2-0 overall) will meet its second straight rated foe in No. 10 (A) IKM-Manning (2-0), while Southeast Valley (2-0) travels to No. 4 (Class A) Belmond-Klemme (2-0).
Both squads have showed prolific offenses early, as the Titans have scored 75 points and the Jaguars have put up 88 in lopsided victories.
Next Friday, the two teams meet in Lake City.
Coming off their first triumph under first-year head coach Derrick Elkin, Humboldt (1-1) travels to Storm Lake (2-0). The Tornadoes have beaten Cherokee and Alta-Aurelia.
Both Manson Northwest Webster and Pocahontas Area have dropped their first two contests, but their losses are to teams who have a combined record of 7-1.
Here is what’s on tap for the week:
No. 7 South Central Calhoun (2-0) at No. 10 (A) IKM-Manning (2-0)
Last week, the Titans rolled past then-No. 4 Carroll Kuemper (2A), 36-6. The SCC offense rushed for 207 yards and passed for 91. Keagen Meyer led the rushing attack with 86 yards and a score.
Jordan Khommanyvong returned an interception for a TD and Chase McAlister recovered a fumble for a touchdown.
Meyer leads the offensive attack with 173 yards on 25 carries and two scores.
Quarterback Josh Henkenius is 14-for-29 passing for 171 yards and a score.
IKM-Manning has five rushing touchdowns and 295 yards on the ground. Quarterback Kyler Rasmussen has thrown two scores.
IKM has victories over ACGC and Underwood, scoring a combined 63 points.
Southeast Valley (2-0) at No. 4 (Class A) Belmond-Klemme (2-0)
The Jaguars are off to a strong start, rushing for 378 yards on the ground and 326 through the air in two games.
Senior Kyler Fisher has rushed for 277 yards on 30 carries, and has already reached the end zone seven times. He also has a kickoff return for a score as well.
Fisher leads 2A in scoring with 50 points.
Junior quarterback Hunter Kruse is 21 of 30 passing for 326 yards and four scores. Senior Nyles Johnson has 11 catches for 179 yards and two touchdowns. Junior Chase Swieter has two scores.
The Broncos have rolled past their first two foes, winning by a combined score of 116-6.
Belmond-Klemme has 13 rushing touchdowns, led by a the three-headed senior running trio of Barrus (174 yards), Tucker Kroeze (171) and Gustavo Suarez (163). Barrus and Suarez have three rushing TDs each. Kroeze has ran for six.
Barrus has thrown for 213 yards on 11 of 17 passing and has three scoring passes.
Humboldt (1-1) at Storm Lake (2-0)
After losing to 10th-ranked Algona in Week 1, the Wildcats earned a 7-0 shutdown last week vs. Garner-Hayfield-Ventura.
Storm Lake has knocked off Cherokee Washington (33-13) and Alta-Aurelia (13-6).
Junior Jamison Heinz had the big score last week, running for a 56-yard touchdown. He has 133 yards on the ground.
Storm Lake has three backs — Manny Chavez, Kole Wiegert and Colton Dreith — who have split carries in the backfield with 16, 16 and 10, respectively.
Manson NW (0-2) at Pocahontas Area (0-2)
It has been a struggle on the ground for the Cougars in the early going, but senior quarterback Derek Girard has thrown for 283 yards and two scores.
Senior Dawson Estergaard has caught eight balls for 129 yards and two scores.
The Indians have two backs that have over 100 yards rushing. Cage Arends has 111 on 31 attempts and Trey Oehlertz has 19 for 100. Oehlertz has the lone rushing score.
Oehlertz has also thrown for 96 yards and two TDs.
Other area games: Waterloo East (0-2) at Webster City (1-1); No. 10 Algona (2-0) at Emmetsburg (0-2); Forest City (0-2) at Clarion-Goldfield-Dows (1-1); Greene County (2-0) at Saydel (0-2); Ridge View (0-2) at East Sac County (0-2); No. 2 Bishop Garrigan (2-0) at Lake Mills (0-2); North Union (0-2) at MMCRU (0-2); No. 2 Newell-Fonda (2-0) at Clay Central-Everly (0-2); West Bend-Mallard (1-1) at No. 5 Ar-We-Va (2-0).