Another unbeaten foe for Lynx
For the fifth straight week the seventh-ranked Webster City football team will face an unbeaten team.
And for four consecutive weeks the Lynx (4-0 overall, 2-0 in district) have kept their perfect record intact.
Webster City’s four victories have come against teams with a combined record of 11-5. The Lynx handed three of the four teams their only losses of the season.
The Lynx are coming off a hard fought 21-14 victory over Humboldt last Friday where they racked up 312 yards rushing.
After their contest against the Mohawks, the Lynx will face Ballard (2-1) and Gilbert (2-1) to finish out district play.
Four other Messenger-area teams will put their perfect seasons on the line, with two matching up against each other.
Second-ranked South Central Calhoun (4-0, 2-0) will host Southeast Valley. No. 6 Emmetsburg (4-0, 2-0) will travel to face Sibley-Ocheyedan (3-1, 0-1). No. 7 Newell-Fonda (4-0, 3-0) will hit the road to meet Kingsley-Pierson (2-2, 2-1).
Mason City (2-0, 1-0) at No. 7 Webster City (4-0, 2-0)
In last week’s unbeaten match up with Humboldt, the Lynx took an early 14-0 lead and held on after building a 21-7 advantage.
Senior Trey Mathis reached the 200-yard plateau with a 209 yard performance on 25 carries. Chase Rattenborg and CJ Hisler both had rushing touchdowns. Rattenborg threw a touchdown strike to Hisler.
After returning from a one-week hiatus, Mason City knocked off Boone a week ago, 26-12. Connor Dalen led the ground attack with 124 yards. He also threw a touchdown pass. Quarterback Kale Hobart threw for 108 yards and a score.
Mathis, who is averaging 151 yard per game, is still on pace to reach 1,000 yards, as he sits at 607 with three touchdowns. Rattenborg (364 yards) and Hisler (148) have four touchdowns each.
For the Mohawks, Dalen is the leader on the ground with 202 yards and four scores.
Southeast Valley (4-0, 2-0) at No. 2 South Central Calhoun (4-0, 2-0)
The Jaguars earned a 60-0 win over Eagle Grove. Junior Lathe Muench rushed for 115 yards on nine carries (12.8 per rush) and three touchdowns. Quarterback Kolson Kruse had two passing touchdowns, one caught by Carl Berglund and one by Kaleb Scott, who also had a rushing touchdown.
Southeast Valley recovered five fumbles and had an interception. Carl Berglund returned a fumble for a score and Hunter Sorenson had a pick-six.
The Titans beat Pocahontas Area 40-7. Cole Corey rushed for two touchdowns and threw two scores. Blake McAlister also had rushing touchdowns.
Muench has rushed for 287 yards and eight scores. Sorenson, the senior fullback, has three touchdowns. Kruse has thrown for 467 and seven scores.
Corey has been a touchdown machine for the Titans, rushing for five and throwing four. McAlister has 513 yards rushing and six touchdowns and he has thrown for 305 yards.
Humboldt (3-1, 1-1) at Ballard (3-1, 2-0)
The Wildcats are coming off of their only loss of the season and will look to get back on track against Ballard.
Junior quarterback Caden Matson was the offensive threat for the Wildcats, scoring the lone two touchdowns. Matson carried the ball 23 times for 140 yards and the two scores, with a long of 31. He threw for 141 yards on 15-for-22 passing.
On the season, Matson has 14 combined touchdowns. He has scored nine of Humboldt’s 11 rushing touchdowns and has ran for 489 yards. He is 43 of 63 passing (68 percent) for 558 yards and five scores.
Senior Gabe Gidel has caught 18 balls for 262 yards and four touchdowns.
For Ballard, quarterback Connor Drew has nine touchdowns. He has thrown for 550 yards and seven scores and rushed for two. Sam Peterson (three) and Will Jennings (two) are the running threats.
Last week Ballard beat Gilbert 35-14. Drew threw for 212 and three scores, while Jennings rushed for two touchdowns.
No. 6 Emmetsburg (4-0, 2-0) at Sibley-Ocheyedan (3-1, 0-1)
Emmetsburg pitched its third shutout of the season with a 27-0 win over Sioux Central. Cole Shirk and Colby Weir had rushing touchdowns, while Ben Dunlap threw for two scores.
On the season Shirk has ran for 530 yards and six scores, while Weir has 265 yards and seven touchdowns. Dunlap has three touchdown passes.
Senior quarterback Beau Jenness leads the Generals through the air and on the ground. Jenness has thrown for 238 yards and two scores. He has rushed for 262 yards and three scores. Dylan Platt has 241 yards and two scores.
Jenness has three rushing touchdowns and two passing touchdowns, while Platt has two on the ground.
Other area games: Algona (1-3, 1-1) at Cherokee Washington (1-2, 0-1); Greene County (2-2, 0-1) at Red Oak (0-4, 0-2); Pocahontas Area (3-1, 1-1) at Clarion-Goldfield/Dows (0-4, 0-2); East Sac County (0-4, 0-2) at Underwood (4-0, 2-0); North Union (1-3, 1-1) at Bishop Garrigan (0-4, 0-2); Harris-Lake Park (2-2, 2-2) at West Bend-Mallard (1-3, 1-3); No. 7 Newell-Fonda (4-0, 3-0) at Kingsley-Pierson (2-2, 2-1).