(Neola) 2-1 Tri-Center bounced back nicely from a rough Week 2 loss to AHSTW with a solid 42-20 win at MVAO last Friday. This week they prepare for 3-0 Westwood, Sloan.
The Trojans still have a lot of room to improve according to head coach John Tiarks.
Westwood’s only playoff appearance in school history came last year and they graduated just four seniors. The Rebels have won seven straight regular season games. Coach Tiarks says their balanced flex bone offense and play calling is very impressive.
Tri-Center used a big third quarter to win big against MVAO last week. Devin Heinen had an interception and a kickoff return for touchdowns. Nick Schnitker moved from split end to wing back and ran for 134 yards and a score. Coach Tiarks comments and that key adjustment and others his team made from Week 2 to Week 3 in the complete interview below.
Click for the interview with Tri-Center coach John Tiarks
(Audubon) With back to back playoff appearances and a 2-1 start against a very strong early season schedule, the excitement surrounding Audubon football continues to grow. The Wheelers face a huge challenge this week when they travel to unbeaten and top five ranked Logan-Magnolia.
Audubon’s defense will be put to the test this week against a Logan-Magnolia team that ranks third in the state in rushing yardage and averages over 5 rushing touchdowns per game. Wheeler co-head coach Dustin Christensen says the Panthers run a good wichbone offense that is hard to defend because you have to account for all three running backs plus the quarterback.
Audubon ran the table in district play last year, but this year in the new district many have pegged Logan-Magnolia as the favorite especially after the Panthers 42-0 thrashing of St. Albert last week. Both teams are 1-0 in the district, but coach Christensen very much downplays the thought that Friday’s matchup will determine the district championship.
Audubon is coming off of a strong showing in Week 3. The Wheelers bested Griswold last Friday night 48-28 behind 221 rushing yards from Jake Mulford and 252 yards from scrimmage for quarterback Trevor Smith. Continue scorlling down the page or check our September sports archive for postgame video interviews with Smith and Mulford following last Friday's win.
Click for the interview with Audubon coach Dustin Christensen
(Griswold) At 10-3 on the year, the Griswold volleyball team is enjoying one of their best starts in recent years. The Tigers expected big things coming into the year with a very veteran group, but it's been a freshman that's been leaned on the most.
Sydney McLaren not only leads all Western Iowa Conference players in kills, but her 142 kill total is 2nd best in the hole state for Class 1A. The freshman brings a good energy to the court and has put in a lot of time in the gym accoring to coach Jody Rossell. Outside of McLaren, the group is led by 8 seniors. Melody Anstey is 2nd on the team in kills with 83. Marlia Rossell's 235 assists are #1 in the WIC, while her 21 ace serves are tops on the team.
Griswold has a big stretch coming up over the next week. Their Western Iowa Conference schedule has them taking on Tri-Center tonight, Underwood on Thursday and Treynor next Tuesday. Coach Rossell says the schedule has been strong for her team since the start of the season. The Tigers only losses are to Treynor, IKM-Manning, and Shenandoah.
Click for the interview with Griswold coach Jody Rossell
(Logan) After a thrilling 42-0 win over rival St. Albert last week, the Logan-Magnolia football team’s objective this week is to stay focused on the next opponent. In Week 4 that next opponent is a quality Audubon team.
3-0 Logan-Magnolia created quite a buzz last week by snapping St. Alberts 53 game district win streak in dominant fashion. Panther head coach Matt Straight knows his team must get right back to avoid a let down game this week against 2-1. Audubon Coach Straight says Audubon is very aggressive with some dangerous players in the open field. Stopping Trevor Smith and Jake Mulford will be the main priorities.
The overall speed is a strength for Logan-Magnolia with several players flying around the field on both offense and defense. Offensively seven different ball carriers have at least one TD run for the Panthers and three of them have over 130 yards rushing on the season. Brady Charbonneau leads the group with 400 yards while Riley Wohlers has tallied 271 through three games.
Audubon was an unbeaten district champion a season ago. They are 1-0 in the district with a 48-28 win over Griswold last Friday. Logan-Magnolia now has the target on their pack in Class A District 1 after the statement they made against St. Albert a week ago. The Panthers three wins have all been by a wide margin, topping Missouri Valley 42-6, Underwood 57-14, and St. Albert 42-0.
(Adair) After a frustrating 48-24 loss to CAM to open the season, the Adair-Casey Bombers have rolled to big wins in Weeks 2 and 3. They beat Nishnabotna 64-48 and NE Hamilton 71-28.
Coon Rapids-Bayard will undoubtedly provide Adair-Casey with their toughest test yet. Through the first three weeks the Bombers combined opponent record is just 2-7, but the Crusaders are 3-0 and ranked in the top 10.
Leading Adair-Casey's explosive the last two weeks are Charlie Terry and Emmitt Wheatley. Terry has rushed for a total 405 yards the last two weeks while Wheatley has 381 combined yards of rushing and receiving in the last two outings.
Both Adair-Casey and Coon Rapids-Bayard enter the Week 4 matchup at 1-0 in the district. The game will air on KSOM Friday night.
Click for the interview with Adair-Casey coach Chris Bireline
(Ballard) Nodaway Valley placed five boys runners in the top 7 to top the 11 team field in the Class D division at Ballard on Monday. The Wolverine's team total of 23 was 41 points better than runner up Ogden.
Sophomores Shane Breheny and Brayten Funke went 2nd and 3rd respectively. Juniors Nathan Venteicher and Heath Downing crossed the finish line 5th and 6th while freshman Brycen Wallace placed 7th. All of the top five runners ran between 17:35 and 18:03 for their times.
The win at Ballard coupled with a previous victory at West Central Valley makes Nodaway Valley 2 for 2 on the season. Destiny Scar, Nodaway Valley's lone female runner, placed 5th in a time of 16:40.
Panorama won the girls portion of the Class D division in similar dominating fashion. Hannah Appleseth won the race for the Panthers while two freshman were in the top five. Devyn Kemble placed 2nd and Bri Hoffman 4th. Panorama put up 23 points which was plenty of breathing room with BCLUW 2nd with 82.
(Harlan) The Harlan Cross Country trophy case is filling up during the 2014 season. Just four meets into the year the team has won all of their competitions. Monday's win at Red Oak was perhaps the team's most impressive so far with all seven varsity runners in the top 10.
Red Oak's Josh Sunberg's 2nd place finish was the only thing preventing the Cyclones from the lowest possible score. Michael Sciranko won the race in a time of 17:52. Preston Burris, Drew Voge, Jacob Feldman, and Andrew Mumm went 3rd through 6th in that order. Despite not counting towards the team score, Brad Jones (8th) and Caleb Brace (10th) both had impressive showings for Harlan.
In addition to Sunberg, Red Oak also had Logan Lerette in the top 10. The senior placed 7th. Atlantic's Pheonix Shadden, at number 9, was the only other non-red jersey in the top 10.
Red Oak came in a distant second to Harlan in the team scoring. The Tigers, led by Sunberg and Lerette in the top 10, scored 59 points. Red Oak's other scoring runners included Weston Rolenc (12th), Gavin French (17th), and Ryan Dyson (21st).
Just 9 points back of Red Oak was Atlantic in 3rd. The Trojans had one of their best showings of the young season with all five runners in the top 20. They were led by Phoenix Shadden in 9th placce with a time of 18:48.40. Ryan Hawkins crossed the finish line in 18:55.68 to place 11th. Rounding out the Trojan scoring were a freshman and two seniors. Cale Pellett had the best finish of his young career in 14th palce. The 9th grader clocked 19:38.18. Marshal McDermott, Zach Brooks, and Reid Nichols went 16th, 18th, and 22nd respectively for Atlantic.
Following Atlantic in the team scoring in this order were Clarinda (114), Claridna Academy (135), and Southwest Valley (157). Another area individual of note is Griswold's Taber Feltner. The sophomore finished 24th for the Tigers who didn't have a team score with just two runners.
(Red Oak) Just two points seperated the top two girls teams at the Red Oak Cross Country meet on Monday. The Harlan girls edged Griswold 47-49 for the team title. Both teams had three runners in the top 10 with Harlan being led by Marissa Klindt's third place finish and Griswold being led by indivdual champion Alyx Flippin (pictured). Flippin finished five seconds ahead of runner-up Tiffany Williams, of Atlantic.
Outside of Klindt's third place finish, Harlan used Mercedee Mayberry (6th), Kaitlyn Feldman (11th), Baylee Hoegh (12th), and Kara Rueschenberg (18th) to count towards their team total.
Griswold's scoring runners in addition to Flippin included Leah Lappe (4th), Alyssa Wyman (10th), Anna Young (14th), and Bridget Mauer (23rd).
Atlantic finished 26 points behind Griswold for a 3rd place team finish. Tiffany Williams' runner-up showing led the way. Other scoring runners for Atlantic were Ashleigh Waltz (13th), Alexis Brockman (15th), Emily Saeugling (22nd), and Savannah Sorenson (27th).
Red Oak finished 4th in the team scoring with 91. Dual sport star Kate Walker finished fifth individually for the Tigers. Rounding out the team scoring were Glenwood in 5th with 119, Clarinda 6th at 176, and Southwest Valley 7th with 179.
Earlham 25-27-26, Nodaway Valley 12-25-24
East Mills 25-25-25, Clarinda Academy 3-7-7
Glidden-Ralston 22-23-25-25-15, Paton-Churdan 25-25-15-20-8
Mount Ayr 26-25, Pleasantville 24-21
Mount Ayr 27-24-16, Interstate 35, Truro 25-26-14
Nishnabotna 25-25, Rock Port 16-18
Pleasantville 25-25, Interstate 35, Truro 12-14
Tri-Center, Neola 25-25-25, Logan-Magnolia 10-20-9
(Coon Rapids) Four southwest Iowa teams find themselves in the top 10 of the 8-Player Sports Spotlight rankings this week and among them is 3-0 Coon Rapids-Bayard. The Crusaders, ranked at #8, erased any doubt that they belonged among the elite when they knocked Guthrie Center from the rankings with a 41-7 win in Week 3.
Junior running back Zach Evans and sophomore quarterback Brandon Riley combined for 331 yards rushing and 5 TD's in that game. The Crusaders now turn their attention to Adair-Casey. The Bombers enter at 2-1 after putting up point totals of 64 and 71 points in Weeks 2 and 3. Seniors Emmitt Wheatley and Charlie Terry both rushed for over 100 yards a week ago.
Coon Rapids-Bayard has been a force so far this season with wins over Laurens-Marathon (48-0), Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn (35-20), and Guthrie Center (41-7). Coach John Kesselring says switching to a run first attack was easy to sell to the kids because their main priority is winning.
Adding to the matchup with the Bombers is the fact that coach Kesselring is an Adair-Casey graduate. He starred for the Bombers in the early 2000's before going on to play at Simpson. He'll be facing good friend, and former high school teammate Chris Bireline for the first time. Bireline is in his first season as the Adair-Casey head coach. Kesselring is 0-1 against his former school, they lost a non-district game to the Bombers 34-26 last year.
Click for the interview with Coon Rapids-Bayard coach John Kesselring
(Greenfield) Nearly 2,000 runners will be competing at the Ballard Cross Country Meet today. Among those participants will be Nodaway Valley, ranked 11th in the state for Class 1A Boys. Head coach Darrell Burmeister says the meet at Ballard is broken down into four classes with about a dozen teams in each class.
The Wolverines put in a lot of miles in the off season and also benefited from a camp in Utah plus a weeklong trip throughout the western United States where they ran with some very successful programs. Brayten Funke and Bryson Wallace each ran over 400 miles during the summer.
Nodaway Valley had a great 2014 debut at the West Central Valley meet. The won with a team total of only 21 points. Shane Breheny, Brayten Funke, and Nathan Venteicher went 1-2-3. Brycen Wallace was 6th and Heath Downing placed 10th.
That meet was run on a very hot day. Coach Burmeister says he's looking forward to seeing the team perform with much better weather at Ballard.
Click for the interview Nodaway Valley coach Darrell Burmeister
1-Dowling Catholic (3-0) (Next: @ #6 West Des Moines Valley) (1)
2-Bettendorf (3-0) (Next: Davenport Central) (2)
3-Cedar Rapids Washington (3-0) (Next: @ #9 Linn-Mar, Marion) (4)
4-Ankeny Centennial (3-0) (Next: Southeast Polk) (5)
5-West Des Moines Valley (2-1) (Next #1 Dowling Catholic) (6)
6-Johnston (3-0) (Next: @ #9 Waukee) (7)
7-Linn-Mar (Marion) (3-0) (Next: #4 Cedar Rapids Washington) (9)
8-North Scott (Eldridge) (3-0) (Next: @ Cedar Rapids Prairie) (8)
9-Waukee (2-1) (Next: #6 Johnston) (3)
10-Sioux City East (3-0) (Next: @ Council Bluffs Abe Lincoln) (NR)
Watch List: Ames, Ankeny, Cedar Falls, Dubuque Hempstead, Dubuque Senior
1-Pella (3-0) (Next: Norwalk) (1)
2-West Delaware (Manchester) (3-0) (Next: Vinton-Shellsburg) (2)
3-Cedar Rapids Xavier (2-1) (Next:@ #9 Central Clinton, DeWitt) (3)
4-Humboldt (3-0) (Next: @ #6 Carroll) (6)
5-Gilbert (3-0) (Next: @ #10 Ballard, Huxley) (5)
6-Carroll (3-0) (Next: #6 Humboldt) (7)
7-Solon (2-1) (Next: Marion) (4)
8-Bishop Heelan (Sioux City) (2-1) (Next: Spencer) (8)
9-Waverly-Shell Rock (2-1) (Next: @ Independence) (10)
10-Ballard (Huxley) (3-0) (Next: #5 Gilbert) (NR)
Watch List: Bondurant-Farrar, Boyden-Hull/Rock/Valley, Central Clinton (DeWitt), Davenport Assumption, Sergeant Bluff-Luton
1-Clear Lake (3-0) (Next: Estherville-Lincoln Central) (2)
2-Spirit Lake (3-0) (Next: Okoboji, Milford) (3)
3-New Hampton (3-0) (Next: #2 South Winneshiek, Calmar, 1A) (4)
4-Sioux Center (3-0) (Next: LeMars, 3A) (5)
5-North Fayette Valley (2-1) (Next: Oelwein) (1)
6-Hampton-Dumont (3-0) (Next: Garner-Hayfield/Ventura) (6)
7-Williamsburg (2-0) (Next: @ Louisa-Muscatine, Letts) (8)
8-Albia (3-0) (Next: @ North Polk) (10)
9-Mediapolis (2-0) (Next: Central Lee, Donnellson) (7)
10-Cascade (Western Dubuque) (2-1) (Next: @ Tipton) (NR)
Watch List: Beckman (Dyersville), Central Lyon/George-Little Rock, Clarion-Goldfield, Collins-Maxwell-Baxter, Kuemper Catholic (Carroll), South Tama
1-Iowa City Regina (2-1) (Next: @ Eddyville-Blakesburg/Ventura) (1)
2-South Winneshiek (Calmar) (3-0) (Next: @ #2 New Hampton, 2A) (2)
3-St. Edmond (Fort Dodge) (3-0) (Next: @ Woodward Academy) (3)
4-West Branch (3-0) (Next: @ North Cedar, Stanwood) (4)
5-Saint Ansgar (3-0) (Next: @ West Fork) (5)
6-Ogden (3-0) (Next: #8 Madrid) (6)
7-IKM-Manning (3-0) (Next: @ West Monona, Onawa) (8)
8-Madrid (3-0) (Next: @ #6 Ogden) (NR)
9-Hinton (3-0) (Next: Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn) (9)
10-Emmetsburg (2-1) (Next: @ #10 West Lyon, Inwood) (10)
10 West Lyon (Inwood) (2-1) (Next: Emmetsburg) (10)
Watch List: Dike-New Hartford, Hudson, Manson-NW Webster, North Cedar (Stanwood), Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove, Pella Christian, Sigourney/Keota, South Central Calhoun, South Hamilton (Jewell), Sumner-Fredericksburg
1-Maquoketa Valley (Dehli) (3-0) (Next: Edgewood-Colesburg) (1)
2-Logan-Magnolia (3-0) (Next: Audubon) (3)
3-Nashua-Plainfield (3-0) (Next: @ North Union) (5)
4-AGWSR (Ackley) (3-0) (Next: #8 Wapsie Valley, Fairbank) (4)
5-Pekin (3-0) (Next: New London) (6)
6-West Sioux (Hawarden) (3-0) (Next: South O’Brien, Paulina) (7)
7-Bedford (3-0) (Next: @ Earlham) (10)
8-Wapise Valley (Fairbank) (2-1) (Next: @ #4 AGWSR, Ackley) (8)
9-Mount Ayr (2-1) (Next: Martensdale-St. Marys) (NR)
10-Bishop Garrigan (Algona) (1-2) (Next: @ Newman Catholic, Mason City) (9)
Watch List: B-G-M (Brooklyn), Colfax-Mingo, Denver, Gladbrook-Reinbeck, St. Albert (Council Bluffs), Westwood (Sloan)
1-Fremont-Mills (Tabor) (3-0) (Next: @ Nishnabotna) (1)
2-Don Bosco (Gilbertville) (3-0) (Next: @ Meskwaki Settlement, Tama) (2)
3-Janesville (3-0) (Next: CAL, Latimer) (3)
4-Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton (3-0) (Next: Ar-We-Va, Westside) (4)
5-East Mills (3-0) (Next: @ Stanton) (5)
6-West Bend-Mallard (3-0) (Next: Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire) (6)
7-H-L-V (Victor) (3-0) (Next: @ Tri-Center, Neola) (7)
8-Coon Rapids-Bayard (3-0) (Next: Adair-Casey) (8)
9-Central (Elkader) (3-0) (Next: @ Cedar Valley Christian, Cedar Rapids) (10)
10-Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn (2-1) (Next: Laurens-Marathon) (10)
10-Turkey Valley (Jackson Junction) (3-0) (Next: @ West Central, Maynard)
Watch List: Glidden-Ralston, Guthrie Center, Kingsley-Pierson, Lamoni, Sidney, Wayne (Corydon)
Lewis Central 83
Abraham Lincoln 119
Missouri Valley 153
Thomas Jefferson 188
St. Albert 203
Individual Top 10
Alexis Cook, Missouri Valley
Lauren Mitteis, Plattsmouth
Alissa Pomrenke, Lews Central
Karley Larson, Underwood
Autumn Graham, Plattsmouth
Bre Waugh, Abraham Lincoln
Kye Madsen, Lewis Central
Krisann Stephany, St. Albert
Jacey Martin, St. Albert
Hannah Dugdale, Missouri Valley
(Council Bluffs) With a win at the Lewis Central Cross Country Meet on Saturday the Harlan boys cross country squad kept their unbeaten streak alive. The Cyclones at the LC win to previous victories at Glenwood and AL for a 3 for 3 start.
Harlan placed all five of their scoring runners in the top 21 including three in the top 10. They finished with 53 points, which was 19 better than runner-up Plattsmouth. Shenandoah placed third with 100 points, followed by Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson in the top five of a 12 team meet. Rounding out the team scores were 6th place Glenwood (144), 7th place Lewis Central 146, 8th place Tri-Center (180), 9th place St. Albert (203), 10th place Underwood (280), 11th place AHSTW (311), and 12th place Treynor (362).
Harlan senior Preston Burris placed 3rd overall to lead the Cyclones. Michael Sciranko (7th) and freshman Drew Voge (10th) were also in the top 10. Jacob Feldman's 14th place running and Brad Jones at 21st rounded out Harlan's team scoring.
The meet was won by Eldon Warner of Thomas Jefferson who finished 10 seconds ahead of Joe Blake from Shenandoah. Other area notable performances included Brenden O'Brien, of Lewis Central, placing 5th, Tri-Center's Dion Coffey ran 11th, Glenwood's top finisher was Ross VanSlyke at 16th.
Atlantic 16-21-18, Winterset 21-16-16
Audubon 21-21, A-H-S-T, Avoca 12-10
Bedford 19-21-15, Southwest Valley 21-18-11
Bedford 21-21, Lenox 15-9
Bedford 21-21-15, Essex 23-11-13
Boyer Valley 21-21, Charter Oak-Ute 8-6
Boyer Valley 21-21, Remsen-Union 13-14
Boyer Valley 21-21, Remsen-Union 19-19
Carroll 15-21-15, Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 21-19-5
Carroll 21-21, Cherokee, Washington 16-10
Carroll 21-21-15, Spencer 23-16-10
Chariton 21-21, Interstate 35, Truro 17-18
Chariton 21-21, Wayne 10-9
Chariton 25-25, East Union 6-20
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 21-21, Des Moines, Abraham Lincoln 10-10
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 21-21, Ottumwa 7-15
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 21-23, Urbandale 10-21
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 25-25, Indianola 18-19
Creston 21-21, Bedford 10-11
Creston 21-21, Stanton 14-8
East Sac County 21-21, Panorama 12-13
East Union 21-21, Albia 17-15
East Union 21-21, Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 12-14
Essex 21-18-15, Lenox 14-21-11
Fremont-Mills 21-21, Bedford 17-19
Fremont-Mills 21-21, Lenox 12-9
Fremont-Mills 21-21-15, Bedford 16-23-12
Glenwood 21-21, Atlantic 16-17
Glenwood 21-21, Treynor 19-13
Glenwood 21-23, Winterset 9-21
Griswold 21-21, Clarinda 12-18
Griswold 21-21, Guthrie Center 18-16
Griswold 21-21, Riverside, Oakland 3-14
Guthrie Center 21-21, Clarinda 14-10
Guthrie Center 21-21, Riverside, Oakland 6-18
IKM-Manning 21-11-15, Audubon 17-21-7
IKM-Manning 21-21, A-H-S-T, Avoca 8-13
IKM-Manning 25-25, Griswold 16-15
Interstate 35, Truro 21-21, Wayne 10-19
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 16-21-15, Ridge View 21-19-11
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 21-17-18, East Sac County 14-21-16
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 21-21, Panorama 4-8
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 21-21, St. Edmond, Fort Dodge 11-8
Logan-Magnolia 9-21-17, Boyer Valley 21-18-15
North Mahaska 21-21, Interstate 35, Truro 12-18
North Mahaska 21-21, Wayne 12-15
OA-BCIG 19-21-15, Woodbine 21-12-5
OA-BCIG 21-21, Charter Oak-Ute 16-5
OA-BCIG 21-21, West Monona 17-12
Red Oak 21-21, A-H-S-T, Avoca 7-16
Red Oak 21-21, Audubon 6-12
Red Oak 21-21, IKM-Manning 17-16
Red Oak 25-25, Guthrie Center 17-12
Red Oak 25-25, IKM-Manning 11-15
Remsen-Union 21-21, Logan-Magnolia 7-17
Ridge View 21-21, Panorama 5-3
Shenandoah 21-21, Lenox 11-15
Shenandoah 21-21, Stanton 17-16
South Central Calhoun 19-21-15, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 21-17-12
South Central Calhoun 21-21, East Sac County 16-15
South Central Calhoun 21-21, Panorama 5-10
South Central Calhoun 21-21, Ridge View 13-18
South Central Calhoun 21-21, St. Edmond, Fort Dodge 9-11
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 15-21-15, Underwood 21-15-9
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 21-13-15, Glenwood 10-21-5
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 21-21, Winterset 10-10
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 22-21, Atlantic 20-16
St. Edmond, Fort Dodge 21-21, Panorama 16-14
Stanton 19-21-17, Southwest Valley 21-17-15
Stanton 21-21, Essex 16-17
Stanton 21-21, Lenox 14-17
Treynor 21-21, Atlantic 9-9
Treynor 21-21, Underwood 7-14
Treynor 21-21, Winterset 11-11
Treynor 21-25, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 9-23
Underwood 17-21-15, Atlantic 21-8-11
Underwood 21-17-15, Winterset 12-21-9
Valley, West Des Moines 25-25, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 21-19
West Monona 13-21-15, Charter Oak-Ute 21-16-13
West Monona 20-21-16, OA-BCIG 22-17-14
West Monona 21-21, Boyer Valley 18-14
West Monona 21-21, Logan-Magnolia 11-11
West Monona 21-21, Woodbine 17-9
(Glenwood) A 99-yard touchdown drive was enough for Atlantic to edge Glenwood 7-6 in a Class 3A District opener at Glenwood Friday night.
The Rams drove the ball all the way down to the Trojan goal line on their initial drive, but fumbled the snap and Atlantic recovered on their own one-yard line.
Atlantic took advantage of the Rams miscue and drove 99-yards to pay dirt with 5:39 left in the second quarter to take a 6-0 lead. That lead was extended to 7-0 after Robbie Bodine knocked the extra point through the uprights. Which proved critical by the time the dust settled or in this case the fog set in.
The Trojans defense turned the Rams away twice deep in their own territory before succumbing to the Rams in the middle of the fourth quarter when Broghan Weddum scampered 7-yards into the end zone to close the cap to 7-6. Glenwood opted to go for two. The Rams faked the kick and tried a pass for two, but Trojan defensive end Nick Podjasky knocked it down. And that would be all the scoring for the night.
The Trojans extend their record to 2-1 and host A-D-M next Friday night. The Rams fall to 1-2 and take travel to Winterset.
The rest of the District 8 schedule includes; Harlan at Dallas Center-Grimes, and Creston at Greene County for a non-district bout.
Click to listen to Atlantic Head Coach Eric Waldstein's Post Game Comments
September 14, 2014
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 34 Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 15 (ND)
Lewis Central 24 Harlan 7 (ND)
Bishop Heelan 46 Denison/Schleswig 18
Atlantic 7 Glenwood 6
Dallas Center-Grimes 7 ADM 6
Creston 42 Winterset 34
A-H-S-T-W 12 Clarinda 8 (ND)
Red Oak 32 Shenandoah 27
Kuemper, Catholic, Carroll 62 West Central Valley 0
IKM/Manning 38 Treynor 19
Underwood 35 Missouri Valley 28
Des Moines, Christian 22 Central Decatur 14
Woodward-Granger 28 Interstate 35 7
Panorama 28 Southwest Valley 0
Audubon 48 Griswold 28
Logan-Magnolia 42 St. Albert 0
Tri-Center 42 Maple-Valley-Anthon-Oto 28
Westwood 44 Riverside 7
Mount Ayr 63 Clarinda Academy 22
Pleasantville 34 Martensdale-St. Mary’s 8
Bedford 48 Southeast Warrant 6
Earlham 20 Nodaway Valley 19
Exira-EHK 47 River Valley 6
Boyer Valley 22 Newell-Fonda 14
Ar-We-Va- 42 West Harrison 14
Kingsley-Pierson 58 Woodbine 18
Coon Rapids-Bayard 41 Guthrie Center 7
Glidden-Ralston 61 Ankeny Christian Academy 7
East Union 60 Murray 23
Adair-Casey 71 Northeast Hamilton 28
Lenox 66 Essex 12
East Mills 44 Nishnabotna 0
Fremont-Mills 51 Sidney 12
Stanton 76 CAM 12
(Audubon) Jake Mulford found the end zone five times and Trevor Smith hit Mitchell Nelsen for not one, but two TD tosses as Audubon stormed past Griswold in Week 3 48-28. The Wheelers dominated the 2nd half of a game that had all kinds of fireworks right out of the gates.
Griswold senior Caleb Schaaf returned the game's opening kickoff 84 yards for a score only to see Audubon junior Jake Mulford take one back 80 yards just 12 seconds later to tie the game at 7. Mulford added to an impressive night less than three minutes later when he gave Audubon the a 14-7 lead with a 49 yard TD run on the Wheeler's opening posession. Mulford and senior quarterback Trevor Smith would combine to lead Audubon with Mulford and Smith each topping 100 yards rushing. Midway through the first quarter, the see-saw battle continued to play out as Griswold went for it on 4th and 8 from the Audubon 17 yard line and fullback Derek Kirchhoff not only converted, but ran in for the touchdown.
Audubon went back on top with a 4th down conversion of their own. Mitchell Nelsen caught a slant pattern from Trevor Smith on a 4th and 5 and strided in from 34 yards out. A Nelsen 11 yard TD catch on a fade pattern late in the half proved to be a big turning point in the game. It came just one minute and 44 seconds after Griswold had scored late in the first half to seemingly grab some momentum. Audubon's late half score though helped Audubon end the half on a high note and they'd continue the strong play after the break.
The Wheelers dominated the time of possession in the 2nd half and took advantage of three Griswold turnovers. Elijah Zaiger and Mitchell Nelsen both had interceptions while Mark Rix recovered a fumble on a bobbled handoff. Two Jake Mulford TD runs in the 2nd half (from 12 and 28 yards out) put the game out of reach. Griswold scored late, on another Kirchhoff run, to make it a 48-28 final.
Audubon committed only a couple of penalties on the night and didn't turn the ball over once. They were only forced to punt on one possession which came early in the game. Audubon quarterback Trevor Smith converted multiple 3rd and long situations with quality scrambles or designed runs.
The Wheelers get a big victory in a competetive district. They'll take their 2-1 (1-0) mark into a showdown with unbeated Logan-Magnolia next week. Lo-Ma won big against St. Albert Friday. Griswold drops to 1-2 overall and 0-1 in the district.
Class A Girls Team Scoring
West Marshall 72
DM Christian 82
South Hamilton 171
Southeast Valley 179
Top 10 Class A Girls
Sydney Clark, DM Christian
Hannah Appleseth, Panorama
Payton Sporrer, IKM-Manning
Devyn Kemble, Panorama
Madie Streeter, West Marshall
Shyanne Sporrer, IKM-Manning
Bri Hoffman, Panorama
Ashlee Johnson, West Marshall
Ashley Stevens, DM Christian
Lydia Stevens, DM Christian
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Class AA Girls Team Scoring
Greene County 141
Kuemper Catholic 240
Top 10 Class AA Girls
Abby Kohut-Jackson, Ballard
Tiffany Williams, Atlantic
Ellie Mendlik, Denison-Schleswig
Maria Mostek, Creston
Layken Gurwell, Winterset
Dominique Fleming, Winterset
Sydney Kaufman, Winterset
Nicole Watters, Ballard
Val Charter, Ballard
Summer McVicker, Ballard
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Class A Boys Team Scoring
Southeasat Valley 71
DM Christian 94
South Hamilton 176
West Marshall 176
Top 10 Class A Boys
Trey Thompson, Ogden
Mark Deutsch, Collins-Maxwell-Baxter
Andrew Stumbo, Ogden
Tyler Ketchum, DM Christian
Sam Bassett, Panorama
Coln Thomson, Collins-Maxwell-Baxter
Spencer Warehime, Southeast Valley
Evan Klicker, Ogden
Eric Fluegge, DM Christian
Bryce Gustafson, Southeast Valley
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Class AA Boys Team Scoring
Kuemper Catholic 116
Greene County 226
Top 10 Class AA Boys
Luke Kohut-Jackson, Ballard
Cooper McDermott, Creston
Jay Wolfe, Creston
Gabe Esser, Winterset
Josef Rogers, Denison-Schleswig
Chandler Hagen, Kuemper Catholic
Keegan Pfau, Perry
Conner MacVey, Nevada
Drew Seefeldt, Denison-Schleswig
Spencer Dedic, Roland-Story
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Treynor 25-25-25, Riverside, Oakland 11-5-10
Griswold 25-24-25-25, Missouri Valley 18-26-12-16
IKM-Manning 25-25-25, Logan-Magnolia 6-9-14
Tri-Center, Neola 25-25-25, Audubon 14-16-17
Exira-EHK 25-27-21-25, Glidden-Ralston 23-25-25-14
Adair-Casey 29-25-25, AR-WE-VA, Westside 27-22-20
Boyer Valley 25-25-25, Charter Oak-Ute 13-18-9
Carlisle 22-14-15, Coon Rapids-Bayard 20-21-10
Dallas Center-Grimes 21-21, Coon Rapids-Bayard 5-15
Boone 25-23-25-25, Winterset 19-25-23-20
Mount Ayr 25-25-24-26, Wayne 13-20-26-24
Central Decatur, Leon 25-25-25, Lenox 15-22-21
Earlham 21-21, Collins-Maxwell/Baxter 18-13
Panorama 22-19-15, Collins-Maxwell/Baxter 20-21-11
Stanton 25-25-25, South Page 11-5-9
East Mills 25-25-25, Heartland Christian 5-4-5
Sidney 25-25, Wymore Southern, NE 19-12
Weeping Water, NE 13-25-25, Sidney 25-13-21
Holy Trinity Catholic
LeMars Gehlen Catholic
Grand View Christian
Bishop Garrigan Algona
South Central Calhoun
Bishop Heelan Catholic
Cedar Rapids Xavier
(Logan) (2-0) and #2 St. Albert and (2-0) and #4 rated Logan-Magnolia clash Friday night in a Class A District One football game at Logan. The Falcons enter the contest without the services of one of their top players Jon Meyering, who was injured in their opening game against Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson.
Falcon Head Coach Kevin Culjat says Meyering is out for six-to-eight weeks with a broken clavical. He says the loss will have a huge effect on the way they do things.
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In the meantime, Glen Bertlesen has stepped in to fill his shoes.
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St. Albert, in their first two games has rushed for 402 yards on 73 carries for an average of 5.6 yards a carry, and are 10-for-26 in the air.
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And Coach Culjat and his Falcons are preparing for a Logan-Magnolia team that likes to run the football.
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Coach Culjat says special teams and defense will play a big part in deciding the outcome.
Logan-Magnolia Head Coach Matt Straight is impressed with his football team’s balance this season. The Panthers have dominated the opposition outscoring them 99-20 in their first two games.
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And all that offense comes from a potent running game. The Panthers in that “Wishbone Offense” have executed 92 plays in their first two games and 84 of them have been on the ground led by Brady Charbonneau who has rushed for 219 yards on 22 carries. Riley Wohlers has toted the pigskin 17 times for 190 yards.
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Coach Straight says they are preparing for another very skilled Falcon football team.
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Straight says his team needs to play physical to have any success at all.
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Coach Straight says his team needs to control the ball and keep it out of St. Albert’s hands because the Falcons have a tendency to play fast and score on big plays.
(Note: St. Albert has won 53-straight district football games).
Kick-off is set for 7:00 at Logan
September 11, 2014
(Adair) Adair-Casey and Northeast Hamilton, both (1-1), face off Friday night in an 8-player district seven football game. The Bombers bounced back last week with a 64-48 win over Nishnabotna after dropping their opener two weeks ago to CAM 48-24.
Bomber Head Coach Chris Bireline says the team showed a lot of progress last Friday night.
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However, Coach Bireline says they still have some work to do on defense.
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The Bombers have been preparing for a Northeast Hamilton team that has some size and likes to power to the ball up the middle.
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Coach Bireline says Northeast Hamilton is not comfortable with running the football and so far they run the ball 95-percent of the time.
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The Bombers bring a more balanced offensive attack to the game. Connor Westergard is 17-31 passing for 293 yards and four touchdowns. The Bombers have carried the ball 83-times for 468 yards. Charlie Terry leads the Bombers rushing attack with 48 carries for 319 yards and three touchdowns, and one pass reception for a TD. Emmitt Wheatley leads the team in receiving with seven catches for 139 yards and two touchdowns.
Kick off is slated for 7:00 p.m. at Bomber Field.
September 12, 2014
(Exira) (2-0) Exira-EHK begins district play tonight against (1-1) River Valley. The Spartans have been dominating through the first two weeks of the season. They have outscored the opposition 134-18. Spartan Head Coach Tom Petersen.
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The Spartans offensive has put up some impressive numbers. In the first two games they have piled up nearly 1,000 total yards; 208 passing and 757 rushing. Drew Peppers leads the charge with 365 yards on just 32 carries and Jared Hansen has rushed 15 times for 118.
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Next up is River Valley. They lost their opener to M-M-C 17-6 and came back last week and routed Remson-Union 44-6.
Coach Petersen on the challenge this team will pose for his ball club.
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Coach Petersen says winning the battle in the trenches on both sides of the ball. And the defensive backfield has to be on their game are the keys for success.
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Kick off is slated for 7:00 p.m. at Exira.
September 12, 2014
(Glenwood) Atlantic opens their district football season at Glenwood Friday night.
Both teams are (1-1) going into this one. The Rams topped Red Oak 41-24 in week one and fell short to Council Thomas Jefferson, 42-41 in overtime last week. The Trojans lost to Clarinda 60-14 in the season opener but bounced back nicely last week with a 25-20 win over Denison/Schleswig.
Atlantic Head Coach Eric Waldstein said his teams’ much improved effort against the Monarchs.
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The Trojans jumped out to a 19-0 first half lead and then hung on to win 25-20.
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Coach Waldstein says the Rams run a similar type offense.
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Glenwood Head Coach Corey Faust in his second year at the helm says despite the overtime loss to T.J. last week he was pretty impressed with the way his team handled themselves.
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Coach Faust says they return seven starters from a year ago and have a lot of youth on the team. Including Sophomore Quarterback Kolten Wilwerding.
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Coach Faust noticed Atlantic’s jump in improvement from week one to week two.
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Atlantic Quarterback Joey Walker rushed for 68 yards last week and scored the Trojans first three touchdowns. So far this season Rams sophomore Quarterback Kolten Wilwerding is 17-35 passing for 289 yards and six touchdowns. He has also carried the ball 38-times for 99 yards.
Kick-off is slated for 7:30. We will have the game on 95.7 FM. Pregame at 6:45.
September 12, 2014
(Oakland) There's a full slate of Western Iowa Conference Volleyball games tonight. Logan-Magnolia gets together with IKM-Manning, AHSTW travels to Underwood, Audubon locks horns with Tri-Center, Griswold meets Missouri Valley, and Riverside will host Treynor.
Riverside coach Mandy Reynolds says her team's goal this season is to be competetive with every team on the schedule. Her squad comes in at 1-1. Through four sets played, Shayenne Smith has posted 18 kills. She also leads the team in digs with 12. Grace Gleaves has posted an impressive 33/33 from the service line with 7 aces.
Treynor already has 11 matches under their belt and have gone 7-4 in that span.
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(Audubon) The Audubon Wheeler cross country squads are gearing up for their second meet of the season today at Greene County.
Head coach Pete Damel says the team is still learning to run a meet at the right pace all the way through. Audubon has just one competition under their belt, a meet at West Central Valley last Thursday. The girls team placed fifth at the meet and the boys team didn't qualify a team score.
Mitchell Nelsen led the boys squad with an 8th place finish the first time out and Andrew Malloy placed 12th. Also running for the Wheelers were Joseph Remsburg (20th) and Kade Jensen (33rd.) Carmen Malloy was the top girls finisher at the first meet with a 5th place showing and Ruby Johnson placed 17th.
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(Greenfield) An inexperienced Nodaway Valley football team got a big confidence boost from their 25-14 win over West Central Valley. The team now has some momentum rolling as they start district play with 1-1 Earlham. The Cardinals won their opener over Woodward Academy before falling to Van Meter 19-6 last week.
Nodaway Valley's Tanner Armstrong led a stout defensive effort in Week 2. The senior had three tackles for loss and 8.5 total tackles. Jared Corder and Zach Eblen both had interceptions while Sam Marnin recovered a fumble. Corder returned his pick 52 yards.
Offensively Brennan Weiland carried the load on the ground with 20 attempts for 79 yards. Quarterback Jackson Lamb hit five different targets on a 12-22 day with 145 yards and three scores. His favorite target was JD Lyman with four grabs for 83 yards.
Coach Steve Shantz says winning the turnover battle and controlling the line of scrimmage will be important against Earlham. Coach Shantz views Mount Ayr as the team to beat in the district picture with a wide open race behind them.
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(Harlan) 1-1 Harlan meets 2-0 Lewis Central in the Cylcone’s final non-district tune up Friday night.
The Harlan Cyclones will try to bounce back from a 42-7 Week 2 loss to Carroll when they meet Lewis Central for their final non-district game this Friday night. The 35 point set-back a week ago was one of the most lopsided losses Harlan has ever suffered under longtime head coach Curt Bladt.
Now they take on a Lewis Central with a potent offensive attack. The Titans have defeated Sergeant Bluff Luton 35-28 and Abraham Lincoln 42-21. Lewis Central senior Austin Simmons ranks 4th in Class 4A in passing yardage and his 7 TD tosses are tied for 2nd best in the state. Four different Titan receivers have at least 70 yards on the season already.
Harlan has been led this season by the defensive play of Michael Sorfendon. The senior linebacker has been in on 25 stops in the first two weeks. Harlan has struggled to throw the ball early on this season, but has gotten at least 80 yards on the ground from sophomore Nick Tarney in their win over Denison-Schleswig and their loss to Carroll.
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Logan-Magnolia 25-25, Heartland Christian 19-13
Logan-Magnolia 25-25, West Harrison 13-9
Exira-EHK 25-25-25, Woodbine 17-11-19
Coon Rapids-Bayard 25-25-25, AR-WE-VA, Westside 18-18-13
Adair-Casey 23-25-25-25, Charter Oak-Ute 25-21-22-21
Boyer Valley 25-25-25, CAM, Anita 14-5-14
A-D-M, Adel 25-25-25, Perry 16-15-13
Winterset 27-25-25, Ballard 25-11-15
Carroll 25-23-20-25-15, Boone 23-25-25-21-13
Southwest Valley 25-22-25-25, Mount Ayr 14-25-15-17
Interstate 35 21-26-25-19-15, Southeast Warren 25-24-23-25-13
Lenox 16-25-25-28-15, East Union 25-20-15-30-12
Bedford 25-22-25-25, Nodaway Valley 7-25-23-18
Harlan 25-25-25, Shenandoah 15-14-17
Lewis Central 23-25-25-25, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 25-18-22-22
Red Oak 26-25-25, Glenwood 24-14-14
Creston 25-25-25 Atlantic 18-14-15
Denison-Schleswig 25-29-25-22-15, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 27-27-20-25-11
Earlham 25-25-25, Madrid 21-12-22
East Mills 25-12-25-15-15, Fremont-Mills 18-25-21-25-13
Pleasantville 25-25-25, Martensdale-St Marys 17-14-15
Sidney 25-25-25, South Page 13-14-17
(Stanton) The Stanton Vikings will try to right the ship in Week 3 when they head to CAM for the start of district play. The Vikings lost to Guthrie Center in Week 1 and Lamoni in Week 2. They gave up over 50 points in each contest and scored over 20 in both games.
Alex Bechtold leads the team with 203 rushing yards and two scores. He is averaging 6.8 yards per game. Quarterback David Sorensen has passed for 320 yards and 4 TD's on 24/49 passing. Brady Johnson's 269 receiving yards are tops on the team, he's caught all four of Sorensen's TD passes.
Coach Jeff Grebin says CAM held their own against Exira-EHK last week despite the 76-12 loss. He says their balance between the run and the pass makes them hard to defend.
Cory Maassen will have the call of the game on KSOM2. Kickoff is at 7:00p.m.
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(Anita) CAM has survived a tough non-district schedule with a 1-1 record. The good news is they aren't 0-2, the bad news is they head into district play on the heels of a crushing blow from Exira-EHK 76-12.
The squad posted just 62 yards rushing in that loss and completed only 6 of 25 passes. Connor Bell grabbed a 37 yard TD pass and Jared McKee scored on a 39 yard TD catch, but there weren't many other big plays for CAM outside of Austin Williamson's 39 yard reception.
It's a familiar Stanton team that CAM will meet in Week 3. The Cougars and Vikings will meet for a 5th sraight year. CAM has won the last two meetings, Stanton won the previous three. Three of the last five meetings have been two possession games or closer.
One key in the matchup will be CAM's health. Both Connor Bell and Hunter Sothman are banged up. Stanton's 0-2 record includes losses to Guthrie Center and Lamoni.
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(Clarinda) With a lopsided win over Atlantic (60-14) and a solid victory over Creston/O-M (36-27), the Clarinda Cardinal football team is riding high into Week 3 of the season. Those wins combined with a playoff run last year has the team operating with a lot of confidence as they prepare to face AHSTW.
Coach Mark Schilb admits a lot of people wouldn't have expected the team to be 2-0 at this point, but reveals that among the team they knew they could be right where they are. AHSTW is a Class 1A school, moving up from Class A last year, but coach Schilb believes the thought that Clarinda, a Class 2A school, can relax is over rated. AHSTW allowed only 87 yards of total offense in their Week 2 win over Tri-Center.
The Cardinals spinner back offense has been executed nearly to perfection so far this year. They've run for 853 yards in two games. When you can do that, the fact that they are 0-4 passing with 2 interceptions is not such a concern.
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(Adair) The Adair-Casey volleyball team takes on Charter Oak-Ute this evening. KSOM/KS95.7 Sports caught up with Bomber coach Cindy Lundy who admitted the team is still trying to find a way to replace the 2013 graduates. The Bombers lost their two leading hitters in Danni McCorkel and London Vais and also have to replace McKenna Davenport's production.
Cami Howell who led the team in assist a season ago is also doing some hitting this season along with several other juniors. Coach Lundy says they are all good hitters when they are on.
She feels good about the team's chances with Charter Oak-Ute tonight saying the goal is to go out and get a win.
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(Audubon) As the Audubon Wheeler football coaching staff views it, the pre-season is over and the real season is starting now that district play has arrived in Week 3. The Wheelers got through a rugged non-district schedule with a 1-1 record, topping AHSTW, but falling short to IKM-Manning.
The Wheelers meet 1-1 Griswold this week. The Tigers lost to a ranked Bedford team in Week 1 and bounced back in a big way with a 74-26 win over Clarinda Academy. Coach Sean Birks says they are similar to IKM-Manning in their run first approach. He says they bring a physical defense to the table.
One of the positives in Audubon's Week 2 loss was the play of the receiving core. Mitchell Nelsen led the team with 61 yards on two grabs. Josh Lange caught two passes for 24 yards and Tristin Stevens hauled in two catches for 19 yards. Tight end Drew Christiansen had a 28 yard catch and running back Jake Mulford had 3 grabs for 22 yards.
Audubon is a defending undefeated district champion from last year, but now sees a whole new league slate. It appears it'll be a tough fight for playoff spots in a district featuring Audubon, Griswold, Logan-Magnolia, St. Albert, Tri-Center, Westwood, MVAO, and Riverside.
Audubon's district opener on Friday night can be heard on KSOM.
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South Page 25, 25, 25 Diagonal 9, 17, 19
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