Titans travel for ranked tilt
With one game under their belts, area football teams will have another week to work out the kinks before heading into district play.
Class 3A through Class A will start district competiton in Week 3 after two non-conference contests.
Messenger-area team went 9-7 in Week 1, and three area squads earned rankings in the first poll of the season. South Central Calhoun garnered the top billing from the area as the No. 2 program in Class 1A.
The Titans will face off with seventh-rated Greene County, who also picked up a victory in their opener.
Perennial eight-man power Newell-Fonda is the sixth-ranked squad in eight-man.
Both South Central Calhoun and Greene County earned shutout victories. The Titans topped Carroll Kuemper 14-0 and the Rams earned a 49-0 win over Perry.
Webster City will be in the 1-0 showdown with area squads as they host Carroll. The Lynx are coming off a 21-7 win over Spencer.
The Tigers picked up a tight 7-0 win against Bondurant-Farrar.
No. 2 South Central Calhoun (1-0) at No. 7 Greene County (1-0)
Both defenses pitched shutouts last week and had strong offensive performances.
The Titans allowed only 188 yards of offense against Kuemper, while compiling 355 of their own. South Central Calhoun rushed for 312 yards on the ground, led by junior Blake McAlister who had 166 yards on 18 totes and a touchdown. Quarterback Cole Corey also had a rushing touchdown.
The Rams defense was stingy in Week 1, allowing only 47 yards of total offense. The Rams allowed 37 rushing yards and only 10 passing yards. For Greene County quarterback Bryce Stalder threw for 102 yrads on 6 of 11 passing and two touchdowns. Joe Carey had a score as well.
Recording receiving touchdowns were Max Riley, Richard Daugherty and Jackson Morton. The Rams had rushing touchdowns from Stalder, Gavin Scheuemann and Nathan Black.
Carroll (1-0) at Webster City (1-0)
As good as the Webster City offense was in Week1, the defense was just as good. The Lynx had 275 yards of total offense and gave up only 82. Webster City’s defense kept the Tigers out of the end zone, with their only touchdown coming on a 98-yard kickoff return.
Webster City rushed for 229 yards, 92 each by seniors Chase Rattenborg and Trey Mathis. Sophomore C.J. Hisler reached paydirt twice on the ground. Rattenborg threw a 32 yard touchdown strike to senior Tyler Olson.
In its tight 7-0 victory, Carroll only amassed 71 yards of total offense, but a touchdown from quarterback Kellin Jones was the only score of the contest, coming in the third quarter.
Manson Northwest Webster (0-1) at Pocahontas Area (1-0)
The Manson Northwest Webster defense had its struggles in its 49-26 loss in their opener to Ogden, but the Cougars had some bright spots on offense.
Under first year head coach Marty Hart, Manson Northwest Webster rushed for 139 yards and threw for 104. First year junior quarterback Shawn Kenyon threw three touchdown passes. Junior Tate Bianchi had four catches for 69 yards and two touchdowns. Junior Cael Collins caught one ball for a 34-yard touchdown.
Senior Brayden Johll rushed for 120 yards and a two-yard touchdown run on 23 carries.
Pocahontas Area put forth a dominating performance in their opener, knocking off East Sac County 27-7. The Indians had 348 yards of total offense, 197 coming on the ground.
Senior Cole Runneberg rushed for 97 yards on 18 carries and reached paydirt three times. Senior quarterback Trey Oehlertz ran for 64 yards and a 19-yard touchdown. Oehlertz was 8-for-21 passing for 151 yards.
Algona (0-1) at Emmetsburg (1-0)
The Emmetsburg defense had an impressive showing against perrinal title contender Bishop Garrigan, pitching a 35-0 shutout.
Senior Cole Shirk was a groundhog for the E’Hawks, rushing for 183 yards on 13 carries. Shirk averaged 14.1 yards per carry and scored two touchdowns. Classmate Colby Weir toted the ball 15 times for 84 yards and two touchdowns. Junior Lane Auten added a touchdown.
Algona, who reached the state semifinals a year ago, suffered a 33-20 loss to Humboldt.
The Bulldog offense hit on all cylinders for 347 yards of total offense. Junior quarterback Tyler Manske was 16-for-23 passing for 190 yards and two touchdowns. Manske rushed for 77 yards and a 75 yard touchdown.
Junior Trevon Smith caught five balls for 88 yards and two scores.
IKM-Manning (0-1) at Southeast Valley (1-0)
As impressive as the Southeast Valley offense was in its 54-0 victory over Clarke, it was a school record defensive performance that shined.
The Jaguars gave up only 22 yards of total offense. The Jaguars held Clarke to minus-four yards on the ground on 18 attempts and only 26 yards passing.
Junior Lathe Muench spent plenty of time in the end zone for the Jaguars, as he rushed for four touchdowns, with a long of 20. He carried the ball nine times for 100 yards, averaging 11.1 per carry.
Senior Hunter Sorenson scored two touchdowns, with a long of 19. Junior quarterback Kolson Kruse scored a one-yard touchdown and freshman Andrew Miller scored from one-yard out.
Kruse was a perfect 8-for-8 passing for 139 yards.
IKM-Manning suffered a 42-7 loss to Tri-Center. The lone score came on a 19-yard touchdown pass from Nolan Ramsey to Drew Doyel.
Other area games: Storm Lake (0-1) at Humboldt (1-0); North Union (0-1) at Okoboji (0-1); Sioux Central (1-0) at East Sac County (0-1); West Central Valley (0-1) at Eagle Grove (0-1); Mason City Newman (1-0) at Bishop Garrigan (0-1); No. 6 Newell-Fonda (1-0) at River Valley (0-1); West Bend-Mallard (1-0) at Kingsley-Pierson (0-1).