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High School Football

Timeout with St. Edmond senior Jackson Bemrich

As a youngster, Jackson Bemrich watched from the stands as St. Edmond football climbed to their highest peaks in school history. Now, Bemrich is the one tasked with continuing to carry the torch on the field for the Gaels as a senior two-way starter. St. Edmond is off to a 2-1 start, scoring ...

THRILLER

Fort Dodge used its talent to win the first two games of the 2019 season. On Friday night, the seventh-ranked (Class 4A) Dodgers pulled through on sheer guts. A heart-stopping goal-line stand in overtime allowed FDSH to escape with a 28-21 Homecoming victory over Indianola, as head coach Matt ...

Gaels roll past Eagles

EAGLE GROVE — The St. Edmond football team took care of business here on Friday night, posting a 40-8 victory over Eagle Grove. Sean Flattery ran for 145 yards and scored four touchdowns, Kase Baker added over 100 yards from scrimmage and two scores, and Jackson Bemrich blocked a punt, as ...

Area football roundup

Lynx run over Trojans WATERLOO — The one-two punch of Trey Mathis and Garrett Whitmore did it again for Webster City. Mathis and Whitmore combined to score seven touchdowns in the Lynx (3-0 overall) 48-32 win over Waterloo East (0-3), who have lost 18 straight games. Mathis ran the ball ...

Dodgers in focused Homecoming mood

Matt Miller always reminds his players to keep the main thing the main thing. That advice rings especially true this week for the Fort Dodge football team, both because of the environment and — more importantly — the opponent. The seventh-ranked (Class 4A) Dodgers welcome Indianola to ...

Gaels head to Eagle Grove

EAGLE GROVE — Paul Hansch has been through all sorts of interesting twists and turns as a high school football coach. But even Hansch is unsure of what to expect after this Friday night. Hansch and Eagle Grove will play for the final time at home, welcoming former North Central Conference ...

Area squads forge ahead

With district play two weeks away, prep football squads will be trying to polish up their resumes as the year continues to progress on Friday. This week’s area matchup of the week is Emmetsburg (1-1) at third-ranked Algona (2-0). The Bulldogs should have the upper-hand after two offensive ...

Dodgers move up in 4A

Fresh off their 42-7 victory over Ames this past Friday night, the Fort Dodge football team finds itself seventh in Class 4A. The Dodgers (2-0 overall) climbed one spot after being tied for eighth a week ago. Fort Dodge hosts Indianola Friday night for Homecoming, with kickoff set for 7 p.m. ...

No. 8 Dodgers overwhelm Ames

AMES — To this group of Fort Dodge football players, Friday’s 42-7 victory over Ames was just another step in the right direction for the here and now. Veteran coach Matt Miller, who has now been with the Dodger program for over 30 years, tried his best to provide a proper perspective both ...

TOTAL BELIEF

Matt Dillon asked to see heart, trust and belief in one another from his St. Edmond football team Friday night. The Gaels delivered on all three. Drew Schaeffer found Ethan Lursen for a 21-yard touchdown pass as St. Edmond rallied for an 18-14 victory over North Union here inside Dodger ...

Prep football roundup

No. 3 Bulldogs crush H-D, 50-0 HAMPTON — The third-ranked Algona football team scored a convincing 50-0 victory over Hampton-Dumont here Friday night. Tyler Manske got the scoring started early with a 57-yard touchdown strike to Wyatt Wegener. Manske was 8-for-11 for 183 yards with three ...

No. 8 Dodgers head to Ames

AMES — Fort Dodge and Ames have combined to score 190 points in their last two meetings on the gridiron, with 114 of the points and both victories going to the Dodgers. Eighth-ranked (Class 4A) Fort Dodge has the pieces in place to put huge dents in the scoreboard this season, and the ...

Home opener for Gaels vs. Warriors

Matt Dillon is hoping to see significant improvement from his St. Edmond offense on Friday night as the Gaels make their 2019 football debut at Dodger Stadium against North Union. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. Last week, St. Edmond (0-1 overall) was unable to get on track at Panorama, ...

Area squads back to work

Area teams hit the field for the first time last week. Now they know what they have to work with and are ready to press forward. In the first rankings of the season, five area teams were in the AP Top-10. Algona, a state quarterfinalist a year ago, is third in Class 2A. Greene County is ...

SWEET 16

The Fort Dodge football team let loose in a rowdy postgame celebration following Friday’s historic victory over Mason City. Make no mistake about it, though: in order for the Dodgers to finally exhale and enjoy the fruits of their labor, they knew they had to be all business first. Showing ...

Rival Mason City visits Fort Dodge with Decker Sporting Goods Trophy at stake

Playoff qualifiers and school record-setters a year ago, the Fort Dodge football program carries a 15-game winning streak over Mason City into Friday’s season-opening contest against its arch rival. The 2019 Fort Dodge football team is an entirely different story in the eyes of head coach ...

St. Edmond goes to Panorama as the ’19 campaign officially gets under way

PANORA — The St. Edmond football team hits the road to open the 2019 season on Friday night, taking on Panorama. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. These two started last year’s campaign against one another as well, with the Panthers claiming a 41-14 victory inside Dodger Stadium behind the play ...

Area squads kick off season

Friday nights are important for many reasons, but for high school coaches and student athletes across the country, it’s simply all about football. Tonight will kickstart the 2019 high school football season, and teams will begin their chase for a spot at the UNI-Dome in the fall. Algona, ...

Duncan named new Greene County head football coach

JEFFERSON — Caden Duncan has been hired as the new head football coach at Greene County, replacing Mitch Moore. Duncan was confirmed by Tim Christensen, Greene County CSD Superintendent. Moore accepted the same position at Des Moines Roosevelt after two years with the Rams. A native of ...

4 all-staters for FDSH

They’ve been close friends for over a decade, teammates all the way and Dodgers to their core. Very little separates Fort Dodge’s Drake Miller and Tysen Kershaw on or off the field. Fittingly, the duo both landed Iowa Print Sports Writers Association Class 4A first team all-state football ...