Area football roundup
Garrigan earns title
HARTLEY — Fourth-ranked (Class A) Bishop Garrigan secured a 14th consecutive playoff berth and third straight district title with a 35-14 victory over Hartley-HMS here Friday night.
Drew Bacha had 18 carries for 60 yards and a touchdown, adding a 6-yard score in the air to Tristan Furgeson.
Eric Thul carried the ball 17 times for the Golden Bears (8-0 overall, 6-0 in district) for 83 yards and two scores, and Brad Capesius was 9 of 18 passing for 112 yards.
“It’s pretty exciting to get another district title and be playing in the postseason again,” BGHS head coach Marty Wadle said. “All the credit, though, goes to the kids.”
John Meis had three catches for 65 yards.
Bishop Garrigan was the state runner-up last year, but lost several offensive and defensive players from that team.
Drake Busherfeld, one of those returning starters along with Capesius, led the defense with eight tackles. Zach Muller added seven, with Cade Winkel and Ben Degan each making five stops.
The Golden Bears close out the regular season at home vs. St. Edmond next Friday.
Jags keep hope alive
GOWRIE — Nyles Johnson again went over 100 yards rushing and Southeast Valley kept its playoff hopes alive with a 28-0 victory over Clarinda here Friday night.
Johnson had 108 yards on 13 carries, including a 70-yard touchdown. Hunter Kruse was 6 of 11 passing for 112 yards, hitting Nolan Johnson and Chase Swieter for touchdowns.
Kruse’s TD strike to Johnson was from 42 yards out and his connection with Swieter came from 23. Swieter finished with three receptions for 55 yards.
Kyler Fisher added 65 yards rushing and a score as the Jaguars (4-4 overall, 4-2 in district) out-gained Clarinda, 306-154.
With Carroll Kuemper’s win over East Sac County last night, Southeast Valley remains a game behind both in the district race. The Jaguars travel to Kuemper and the Raiders host district leader South Central Calhoun next Friday.
Lynx rush for 451 yards
WEBSTER CITY — The 10th-ranked Webster City football team won their second consecutive contest, knocking off Iowa Falls-Alden 62-6 on Friday night.
The Lynx (7-1 overall, 5-1 in district) need a win next week against Boone to reach the playoffs.
Webster City rushed for 451 yards on 51 carries. For the second consecutive week the Lynx did not complete a pass and have attempted only four.
Jordan Tanner led Webster City on the ground with 107 yards on 10 carries and two touchdowns. He scored from 44 and 15 yards.
Dylan Steen rushed for three touchdowns from 12, six and three yards. Steen rushed for 63 yards on 11 carries.
Carter Bedford had nine carries for 100 yards.
Parker Rossing had nine carries for 86 yards and a 74-yard scoring scamper.
Drake Doolittle had a 36-yard touchdown run and Gabe Humphrey had a 27-yard score.
Steen had his eighth interception of the season and Cooper Lawson had an interception.
Eagles in contention
OGDEN — Eagle Grove now controls its own destiny for a playoff berth.
The Eagles (6-2 overall, 4-2 district) defeated Ogden 40-27. With Manson Northwest Webster losing to Madrid, Eagle Grove clinches a playoff spot with a win at South Hamilton.
Brayden Lyman threw for three touchdowns and ran for two to pace the Eagles.
Lyman hooked up with Ryan Smith for an 80-yard score. He found Niko Padilla from 25 yards out and tossed a three-yard strike to his brother Saxon Lyman.
The senior quarterback ran in touchdowns from 44 and 21 yards out.
Padilla added a 14-yard touchdown scamper.
Lyman finished the night with 13 carries for 104 yards and the two scores. He was 5-for-10 passing for 127 yards and three scores.
Evan Anderson had 15 carries for 82 yards.
The Eagle Grove defense forced five tournovers. Padilla had two interceptions, Smith and Lyman had one each.
Smith also had a fumble recovery.
Titans 6-0 in district
RED OAK — The South Central Calhoun football team cruised to a 67-6 victory over Red Oak on Friday night.
The Titans (7-1 overall, 6-0 in district) remained unbeaten in league play and will face East Sac County next week for a spot in the playoffs.
South Central Calhoun scored eight touchdowns, by six different players.
Tanner Macke had six and one-yard touchdown runs.
Chase McAlister had a 20-yard touchdown catch from Kyler Schumacher. McAlister also returned an interception 74 yards for a score.
Quarterback Hunter Muhlbauer threw a 35-yard scoring strike to Jared Birks.
Keegan Meyer had a 28-yard touchdown run.
Tanner Fistler and Landon Schleisman each had one yard touchdowns.
Meyer had seven carries for 75 yards.
Muhlbauer was 5-for-7 passing for 118 yards. Jared Birks had two catches for 46 yards.
Cougars fall to Madrid on the road
MADRID — Turnovers cost Manson Northwest Webster here Friday night, as the Cougars dropped a 25-14 decision to Madrid.
Reid Steinberg rushed for 109 yards and scored a touchdown, but four Manson Northwest Webster (4-4 overall, 3-3 in district) turnovers helped the Tigers (3-5, 3-3) rally with 12 fourth quarter points.
Derek Girard threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to Keegan Pritchard for the first score of the game, with Steinberg running in the conversion. Pritchard had three catches for 48 yards on the night.
The Cougars close out the regular season at home vs. Ogden next Friday. The Bulldogs (2-6, 1-5) lost to Eagle Grove last night.
Wildcats lose to Heelan
HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt football team dropped a 22-7 decision to Sioux City Heelan here Friday night.
Tyler Vitzthum had 19 carries for 126 yards and the lone score for the Wildcats (2-6 overall, 1-5 in district). Joey Busse added 32 yards rushing.
Eli Sande had four catches for 34 yards, with Jacob Volf recording seven solo and four assisted tackles. Lucas Volf had an interception.
Heelan is now 6-2 overall and 4-2 in the district.