Area prep football roundup

-Messenger photo by Britt Kudla Kyler Fisher of Southeast Valley breaks free for a touchdown against Estherville Lincoln Central on Friday at Gowrie

Fisher tops the charts

GOWRIE –For the third consecutive week Kyler Fisher has broke the 200-yard plataeu and ran to the top of the school’s all-time rushing charts.

With a 28-6 victory over Estherville-Lincoln Central, the Jaguars (6-2 overall, 4-0 district) will play for a district title against third-ranked Algona (8-0, 4-0) who won on Friday night.

“That is a great individual accomplishment,” said Southeast Valley head coach Mike Swieter. “It’s also a great team accomplishment.”

Fisher carried the ball 13 times for 270 yards, for a 20.7 yard per carry average. Fisher had a big touchdown runs of 53, 65 and 86 yards.

In the past three games, the senior tailback has 746 yards and 10 touchdowns.

For his career he has 2,247 yards on 322 carries and 31 touchdowns. He passed Aaron Swieter who has 2,001 yards and 28 scores.

For this season, Fisher has 1,370 yards and 21 rushing touchdowns (26 total touchdowns).

Kenny Blunk had the other score from seven yards out. Blunk finished with 83 yards on seven carries.

The Jaguars out-gained the Midgets 416-267.

Capesius sets school record

ALGONA — It was a historical night for the third-ranked (Class A) Bishop Garrigan football team here Friday night.

The Golden Bears cruised to a convincing 57-26 victory over West Fork, inching one step closer to another unbeaten district run.

Senior quarterback Brad Capesius broke the school record for career touchdowns scored when he hit T.J. Schnurr for a 23-yard strike in the second quarter. The win also marked the 200th coaching victory for BGHS leader Marty Wadle.

Capesius, who is 29-2 as the starting quarterback for the Golden Bears, has 51 touchdowns, with 31 of those coming in the air. He finished Friday night’s game 6 of 9 passing for 97 yards with a score, adding 96 yards and two touchdowns on just three carries.

“I feel honored, but all the accolades and awards don’t mean as much to me without a state title,” said Capesius, who had a 92-yard TD run in the first quarter. “This senior year has meant a lot to me and my class. We wanted to prove everyone wrong and show that we could carry on the Garrigan tradition.”

Gibson Behr was the previous holder of the record with 49 touchdowns.

Preston Kohlhaas had 130 yards rushing and a touchdown, with Sam Vaske, Colby Graves and Derrick Kirsch all adding scores in the win.

Wadle is now 200-77 in his 27-season coaching career, which has all come with the Golden Bears.

Bishop Garrigan will put its 35-game regular season win streak on the line Friday against Graettinger-Terril. They have also won 24 consecutive district games.

Steen moves into third on state’s INT list

GRIMES — The Webster City football team scored a 35-21 victory over Dallas Center-Grimes here Friday night.

Dylan Steen moved into third on the state’s all-time career interceptions list with three picks. Steen now has 22 career interceptions, three behind the leader. He also carried the ball 32 times for 247 yards and scored four touchdowns.

Garrett Whitmore added 151 yards and a touchdown for the Lynx (4-4, 2-2), with Caleb Olson recording six tackles and picking off another pass. Drake Doolittle rushed for over 100 yards.

Tyler Olson also had an interception for Webster City.

Humboldt falls short against Carroll

HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt football team suffered a tough 27-24 setback to Carroll here Friday night.

With 30 seconds left in the game, Jamison Heinz had a 70-yard touchdown pass from Joey Busse called back due to a flag on the Wildcats (3-5, 2-2).

Heinz did have a 90-yard kickoff return for a score. He has four kickoff returns and five returns overall for touchdowns this year.

Tyler Vitzthum had 85 yards rushing, Lucas Volf had a 3-yard rushing score and added a 26-yard field goal. Matt Miller led the defense with nine tackles.

The game was tied at 7-7 at halftime, as the Tigers (5-3, 4-0) clinched at least a share of the district title with the win.

Rojas kicks 20-yard game winner for NF

FONDA — R.J. Rojas kicked a game winning 20-yard field goal as time expired to give Newell-Fonda a 24-22 victory over Remsen St. Mary’s on Friday night.

Bryce Coppock threw two touchdown passes for the Mustangs (7-1 overall, 5-1 district). Coppock was 8-for-13 passing for 157 yards.

Coppock threw a 31-yard touchdown to Tanner Gerke and a 25-yard strike to Treyton Mahler.

Hunter Christiansen had a one-yard touchdown run.

Coppock was the leading rusher with 124 yards on 28 carries.

Mahler had three catches for 81 yards. Gerke and Damon Bartek caught two balls and had 41 yards each.

Rojas had 13 tackles, while Coppock had 10 and Mahler had eight.

Cougars lose to Raptors

MANSON — The Manson Northwest Webster football team lost to Ridge View 32-19 on Friday night.

The Cougars (0-8 overall, 0-4 district) led 19-18 in the third quarter, but were outscored 14-0.

Brayden Johl had a 10-yard touchdown run for the Cougars and A.J. Cardenas scored on a six-yard jaunt.

Quarterback Derek Girard threw a 29-yard strike to Brian Pearson.

Girard was 8-for-14 passing for 109 yards.


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