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First Round Playoff Pairings Released



Ames @ Urbandale
Ankeny Centennial vs Johnston at 8:00 - Ankeny Stadium
Ankeny vs Des Moines, Abraham Lincoln at 5:30 - Ankeny Stadium
Cedar Rapids, Jefferson @ Bettendorf
Cedar Rapids, Kennedy @ Muscatine
Clinton @ Cedar Rapids, Washington
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln @ Lewis Central
Davenport, Central @ Linn-Mar, Marion
Des Moines, East @ Valley, West Des Moines
Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines vs Indianola at Williams Stadium
Dubuque, Hempstead @ North Scott, Eldridge
Dubuque, Senior @ Cedar Falls
Fort Dodge @ Southeast Polk
Ottumwa @ Iowa City, West
Prairie, Cedar Rapids @ Pleasant Valley
Sioux City, East @ Waukee



ADM, Adel @ Carroll
Assumption, Davenport @ Solon
Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley @ Sergeant Bluff-Luton
Charles City @ Xavier, Cedar Rapids
Epworth, Western Dubuque @ Waverly-Shell Rock
Fairfield @ Pella
Gilbert @ Humboldt
Greene County @ Creston
Independence @ Washington
Knoxville @ Dallas Center-Grimes
Newton @ Clear Creek-Amana
Norwalk @ Bondurant-Farrar
Spencer @ Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City
Wahlert, Dubuque @ West Delaware, Manchester
Webster City @ Ballard
Winterset @ Carlisle



Aplington-Parkersburg @ Beckman Catholic, Dyersville
Center Point-Urbana @ Union, La Porte City
Central Lyon/George Little Rock @ Sioux Center
Clarion-Goldfield-Dows @ East Sac County
Estherville Lincoln Central @ Clear Lake
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll @ Clarinda
MOC-Floyd Valley @ Spirit Lake
Mid-Prairie, Wellman @ Albia
Monticello @ North Fayette Valley
Mount Vernon @ Mediapolis
New Hampton @ Anamosa
North Polk, Alleman @ South Tama County, Tama
PCM, Monroe @ Williamsburg
South Hardin @ Collins-Maxwell/Baxter
Southeast Valley @ Hampton-Dumont
West Burlington @ Cascade, Western Dubuque



Alburnett @ Regina, Iowa City
Bellevue @ Dike-New Hartford
Central Decatur, Leon @ Pella Christian
Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont @ Panorama, Panora
Hudson @ North Cedar, Stanwood
Lake Mills @ South Winneshiek, Calmar
Madrid @ IKM-Manning
OA-BCIG @ Hinton
Ogden @ AHSTW, Avoca

Pocahontas Area @ South Central Calhoun
Sibley-Ocheyedan @ West Lyon, Inwood
Sigourney/Keota @ West Branch
Sumner-Fredericksburg @ Saint Ansgar
Underwood @ Van Meter
Western Christian, Hull @ Emmetsburg
Woodward-Granger @ St. Edmond, Fort Dodge



Akron-Westfield @ Woodbury Central, Moville
Belle Plaine @ Van Buren Community
Belmond-Klemme @ Gladbrook-Reinbeck
Bishop Garrigan, Algona @ AGWSR, Ackley
Colfax-Mingo @ Mount Ayr
Denver @ West Hancock, Britt
Earlham @ Bedford
Edgewood-Colesburg @ B-G-M, Brooklyn
Griswold @ Logan-Magnolia
Lone Tree @ Lisbon
North-Linn, Troy Mills @ Pekin
Pleasantville @ Montezuma
Wapsie Valley, Fairbank @ Nashua-Plainfield
West Sioux, Hawarden @ South O'Brien, Paullina
Westwood, Sloan @ Audubon
Winfield-Mt. Union @ Maquoketa Valley, Delhi



Ar-We-Va, Westside @ Glidden-Ralston
Clarksville @ Turkey Valley, Jackson Junction
Colo-Nesco @ Melcher-Dallas
East Union, Afton @ Fremont-Mills, Tabor
Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton @ Sidney

Graettinger-Terril @ Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn
Guthrie Center @ Newell-Fonda
Harris-Lake Park @ Boyer Valley, Dunlap
Kee, Lansing @ Janesville
Lenox @ Coon Rapids-Bayard
Meskwaki Settlement School @ Central, Elkader
North Iowa, Buffalo Center @ West Bend-Mallard
Stanton @ Lamoni
Twin Cedars, Bussey @ Don Bosco, Gilbertville
Wayne, Corydon @ H-L-V, Victor
West Central, Maynard @ Northwood-Kensett


Griswold Gets in With Convincing Win over Tri-Center

(Griswold) When they needed a win the most, the Griswold Tiger football team came through with one of their best performances of the year. They posted a playoff clinching 50-28 win over Tri-Center, improving to 5-4 overall. 


Griswold scored on their opening drive and never trailed. In fact they rarely led by less than two possessions. They would rush for seven scores on the night and never needed to attempt a pass. The team was forced into very few third and long plays and punted the ball just twice. Caleb Schaaf and Derek Kirchhoff led the ground attack with three scores each. Hadley Ogg added another, a fifteen yarder. Afterwards, Schaaf commented that the holes the offensive line created were, 'About two semi-trucks wide.' That's Treighton Oakleaf, Tyler Wyman, Joe Schoning, Cade Pelzer, and Anthony Lappe up front along with tight ends Mason Boucher and Jordan Vetter. Both Schaaf and Kerchhoff stormed for over 200 yards. 


Tri-Center made a couple of momentum swinging plays to get back in the game, but never got any closer than eight points after the opening quarter. The bulk of the Trojans big plays came from Nick Schnitker who caught a 14 yard TD pass from Sam Sorenson and also posted 25 and 27 yard TD runs. In addition to a couple of key passes to Schnitker, Sorenson ripped off a 35 yard run on a scramble, and also caught a pass for 22 yards from Matthew Wellman on a trick play. Dillon Manhart broke off several strong runs including a 20 yarder, but Griswold's defense came through with enough stops to get the job done.  


Defensive ends Mason Boucher and Anthony Lappe put pressure on the quarterback in obvious passing situations while linebackers Cory Greubel, Jacob Dickinson, and Wyatt Robinette had their names called early and often on tackles. Greubel also had a key fumble recovery on a botched shotgun snap early in the game. 


Griswold will go into the district as the number four seed, but keep in mind the combined record of the teams they have lost to is 29-5. Tri-Center's year is done at 4-5. Coach John Tiarks commented afterwards that the group came a long ways from scoring only one touchdown during their entire 8th grade season. Tri-Center will return several starters and also hope to benefit from the addition of some newcomers next year. 





Week 9 High School Football Scores


Ames 55 Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 6

Lewis Central 45  Des Moines, Roosevelt 7

Ankeny Centennial 52 Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 6

District 1
Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 42 
Denison-Schleswig 41 
Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City 34 LeMars 20 a
Spencer 55 Sergeant Bluff-Luton 54

District 2
Carroll 14 at Greene County 0

Humboldt 28 Perry 19 
Algona 56 
Storm Lake 7
Webster City 60 Boone 42

District 8
Creston 63 at Atlantic 28
Dallas Center-Grimes 45 
Glenwood 16 
ADM, Adel 35 Harlan 30 
Bondurant-Farrar 30 Winterset 13 

District 7
Albia 42 Clarke, Osceola 13
Baxter 37 
Centerville 0 
Davis County, Bloomfield 25 Keokuk 13
North Polk, Alleman 42 PCM, Monroe 20  

District 8
Clarinda 42 Southeast Valley 6
East Sac County 54 Red Oak 14

Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 38 Shenandoah 7  

District 1
AHSTW, Avoca 75 West Monona, Onawa 6
IKM-Manning 38 Underwood 6
Missouri Valley 42 West Central Valley, Stuart 19
OA-BCIG 45 Treynor 7

District 8
Central Decatur, Leon 32 Van Meter 14

Woodward-Granger 12 Des Moines Christian 8 
Interstate 35, Truro 27 Southwest Valley 22
Panorama, Panora 37 
Woodward Academy 7

District 1
Logan-Magnolia 28 at Westwood, Sloan 12
Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 32 
Riverside, Oakland 6
Audubon 41 St. Albert, Council Bluffs 21 
Griswold 50 
Tri-Center, Neola 28  

District 8
Pleasantville 71 
Clarinda Academy 6
Earlham 76 Martensdale-St. Marys 33 
Bedford 28 Nodaway Valley 20 
Mount Ayr 79 
Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 0

District 1
Boyer Valley, Dunlap 44 Woodbine 8
Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 68 
Kingsley-Pierson 14
Ar-We-Va, Westside 34 River Valley, Correctionville 28
Newell-Fonda 92 West Harrison, Mondamin 19 

District 7
Ankeny Christian Academy 44 Murray 15

Coon Rapids-Bayard 48 East Union, Afton 8

Glidden-Ralston 68 Northeast Hamilton, Blairsburg 6
Guthrie Center 99 Adair-Casey 66

District 8
East Mills 46 Sidney 12
Fremont-Mills, Tabor 68 Essex 12
Lenox 68 CAM, Anita 22
Nishnabotna 42 
Stanton 40

Regular Season Volleyball Scores from Thursday, October 23rd


Boone 25-25-25, Perry 14-16-16
Carroll 25-25-17-25, A-D-M, Adel 20-21-25-20

Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 24-21, Sioux City, East 22-8
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 25-25-13-25, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 15-15-25-20

Harlan 25-25-25, Clarinda 8-12-10

Lewis Central Class 4A Girls State Qualifying Meet Results

Team Scoring (Top 3 Advance)

1. Johnston 31

2. Urbandale 38

3. Dowling Catholic 63

4. SC East 135

5. Lewis Central 147

6. SC West 161

7. Thomas Jefferson 216

8. SC North 225

9. Abraham Lincoln 226


Girls Individual State Qualifiers

1. Jordyn Kleve, Johnston

2. Elyse Prescott, Urbandale

3. Jessica McKee, Johnston

4. Vivian Broderick, Dowling Catholic

5. Trina Moreno, Urbandale

6. Julia Noah, Urbandale

7. Hannah Thomas, Dowling Catholic

8. Maddy Bradley, Johnston

9. Sara Ness, Johnston

10. Anna Toot, Johnston

Lewis Central Class 4A Boys State Qualifying Meet Results

Boys Team Scoring (Top 3 Advance) 

1. Johnston 29

2. Dowling Catholic 39

3. Urbandale 90

4. Thomas Jefferson 116

5. SC North 140

6. Abraham Lincoln 180

7. SC East 197

8. Lewis Central 212

9. SC West 235


Boys Individual State Qualifiers

1. Ryan Schweizer, WDM Dowling Catholic

2. Patrick Bose, Johnston

3. Drew Hershey, Johnston

4. Eldon Warner, Thomas Jefferson

5. Ben Renner, Johnston

6. Michael Westphal, Urbandale

7. Skyler Reisberg, Dowling Catholic

8. Ben Poss, Johnston

9. Jack Fink, Dowling Catholic

10. Matt Fraizer, Dowling Catholic

Kuemper Catholic Class 3A Girls State Qualifying Meet Results

Team Scoring (Top 3 Advance)

1. MOC-Floyd Valley 60

2. Bishop Heelan Catholic 64

3. Harlan 84

4. Spencer 87

5. Spirit Lake

6. Shenandoah/Essex 187

7. Sergeant Bluff-Luton 201

8. Glenwood 203

9. Denison-Schleswig 211

10. LeMars 223

11. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 230

12. Kuemper Catholic 341


Girls Individual State Qualifiers

1. Ellie Mendlik, Denison-Schleswig

2. Caroline Ascherl, MOC-Floyd Valley

3. Sammy Blum, Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley

4. Olivia Hamilton, Spencer

5. Tess Lord, Bishop Heelan Catholic

6. Marissa Klindt, Harlan

7. Kelsey Lang, MOC-Floyd Valley

8. Jaycee Vander Berg, MOC-FLoyd Valley

9. Mercedee Mayberry, Harlan

10. Sara Bauermeister, Spencer

Kuemper Catholic Class 3A Boys State Qualifying Meet Results

Team Scoring (Top 3 Advance)

1. Bishop Heelan Catholic 56

2. Harlan 76

3. MOC-Floyd Valley 102

4. Denison-Schleswig 134

5. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 140

6. Glenwood 145

7. Kuemper Catholic 146

8. Spirit Lake 151

9. Storm Lake 235

10. Sergeant Bluff-Luton 275

11. LeMars 280

12. Spencer 304


Boys Individual State Qualifiers

1. Alec Pavone, Bishop Heelan Catholic

2. Josef Rogers, Denison-Schleswig

3. Ben Eastman, Bishop Heelan Catholic

4. Michael Sciranko, Harlan

5. Ryan Maris, Spirit Lake

6. Preston Burris, Harlan

7. Alec Harrington, Spirit Lake

8. Chandler Hagen, Kuemper Catholic

9. Carter Foughty, MOC-Floyd Valley

10. Miles Scott, Sergeant Bluff-Luton

Perry Class 3A Girls State Qualifying Cross Country Meet Results

Team Scoring (Top 3 Advance)

1. Gilbert 32

2. Winterset 84

3. Humboldt 90

4. Dallas Center-Grimes 113

5. Atlantic 153

6. Creston 157

7. Garner-Hayfield/Ventura 201

8. Algona 239

9. Madrid 243

10. Boone 248

11. ADM 261

12. Webster City 272

13. Perry 368



Girls Individual State Qualifiers

1. Grace Gibbons, Gilbert

2. Tiffany Williams, Atlantic (photo from Atlantic meet)

3. Carly Rahn, Gilbert

4. Karli Rastetter, Gilbert

5. Lexi Smith, Dallas Center-Grimes

6. Dianna Slight, Boone

7. Maria Mostek, Creston

8. Layken Gurwell, Winterset

9. Maddie Kampen, Humboldt

10. Dominque Fleming, Winterset

Perry Class 3A Boys State Qualifying Cross Country Meet Results

Team Scoring (Top 3 Advance)

1. Gilbert 36

2. Algona 59

3. Dallas Center-Grimes 72

4. Winterset 127

5. Webster City 156

6. Creston 178

7. Humboldt 205

8. Boone 210

9. ADM 260

10. Atlantic 264

11. Perry 281

12. Madrid 306



Boys Individual State Qualfiers

1. Wesley Greder, Gilbert

2. Thomas Pollard, Gilbert

3. Cooper McDermott, Creston (pictured at Atlantic meet)

4. Jay Wolfe, Creston

5. Nathan Stumme, Algona

6. Bradley Richard, Gilbert

7. Peter Hollinger, Algona

8. Alex Thompson, Dallas Center-Grimes

9. Owen Whitham, Gilbert

10. Loren Shellabarger, Algona

Panorama Class 2A Girls State Qualifying Meet Results

Girls Team Scoring (Top 3 Advance)

1. North Polk 58

2. Red Oak 76 (first ever state appearance)

3. West Central Valley 82

4. Greene County 93

5. Eagle Grove 131

6. Interstate-35 151

7. Clarion-Goldfield/Dows 188

8. Southeast Valley 198

9. Clarinda 214

10. Roland-Story 235

11. Southeast Iowa 291



Girls Individual State Qualifiers

1. Amelia Lesher, North Polk

2. Shelby Hunemiller, West Central Valley

3. Kate Walker, Red Oak

4. Jana Willard, Eagle Grove

5. Abbey Harris, West Central Valley

6. Gillian Stanley, West Central Valley

7. Sophie Blanchard, North Polk

8. Paige Shirley, Red Oak

9. Kenzie Alberts, Clarion-Goldfield/Dows

10. Nikki Graber, Red Oak

Panorama Class 2A Boys State Qualifying Meet Results


Team Scoring (Top 3 Advance)

1. Red Oak 54

2. Shenandoah 62

3. Southeast Valley, Gowrie 97

4. North Polk 104

5. Eagle Grove 111

6. West Central Valley 189

7. Roland-Story 192

8. Greene County 201

9. Clarke 249

10. Interstate-35 258

11. Woodward-Academy 322

12. Clarinda 333

13. Clarion-Goldfield 336

14. Southwest Iowa 437



Boys Individual State Qualifiers

1. Austin Feller, Shenandoah-Essex (pictured)

2. Joe Blake, Shenandoah-Essex

3. Logan Lerette, Red Oak

4. Carter Asche, Eagle Grove

5. Austin Smith, North Polk

6. Nate Hoyt, Shenandoah-Essex

7. Westen Rolenc, Red Oak

8. McCauley King, Eagle Grove

9. Spencer Warehime, Southeast Valley

10. Rylan Heffernan, West Central Valley

Ridge View Class 1A Girls State Qualifying Meet Results

Team Scoring (Top 3 Advance)

1. Pocahontas Area 34

2. Emmetsburg 70

3. St. Edmond 87

4. Missouri Valley 93

5. Alta-Aurelia 132

6. West Lyon 250

7. Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 259

8. Logan-Magnolia 264

9. Woodbine 275

10. Hinton 314

11. MMC 314

12. Boyer Valley 326

13. Sioux Central 328

14. Lawton-Bronson 340

15. Gehlen Catholic 359

16. West Sioux 364

17. North Union 396


Girls Individual State Qualifiers

1. Alexis Cook, Missouri Valley

2. Grace Meyer, Pocahontas Area

3. Elle Ruffridge, Pocahontas Area

4. Faith Meyer, Pocahontas Area

5. Riley Mayer, St. Edmond

6. Megan Maaske, Woodbine

7. Hannah Dugdale, Missouri Valley

8. Audrey Kolacia, St. Edmond

9. Hailey Putnam, West Sioux

10. Ashley Overberg, Emmetsburg

Ridge View Class 1A Boys State Qualifying Meet Results

Team Scoring (Top 3 Advance)

1. St. Edmond 51

2. Alta-Aurelia 74

3. Emmetsburg 122

4. Boyer Valley 128

5. Unity Christian 149

6. West Lyon 169

7. MVAO 2017

8. Logan-Magnolia 208

9. South O'Brien 230

10. Manson NW Webster 250

11. Ridge View 267

12. Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 305

13. Hinton 361

14. Woodbine 386

15. Westwood 421

16. Gehlen Catholic 434

17. Lawton-Bronson 452


Boys Individual State Qualifiers

1. Andy Taverna, Sibley-Ocheyeden

2. Riley Bauer, North Union

3. Jacob Hamilton, St. Edmond

4. Zach Ambrose, Boyer Valley

5. Harrison Mayer, St. Edmond

6. Lucas Gallardo, Emmetsburg

7. Michael Swanson, Alta-Aurelia

8. Nick Grandstaff, Emmetsburg

9. Dalton Demers, Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids

10. Ben Aberson, South O'Brien 


Panorama Class 1A Girls State Qualifying Meet Results


Team Scoring (Top 3 Advance)

1. Griswold 74 Coach Jeff Topham *

2. Panorama 77

3. Underwood 118

4. Exira-EHK 138

5. IKM-Manning 145

6. Earlham 153

7. South Hamilton 194

8. St. Albert 214

9. Adair-Casey/CAM 282

10. SW Valley 288

11. East Union 300

12. Treynor 315

13. Audubon 331

14. Tri-Center 347

15. AHSTW 398

16. Mount Ayr 427

17. Bedford 443

18. Riverside 464

19. Van Meter 513


*Interview conducted prior to official scoring announcement


Girls Indivual State Qualifiers

1. Rebekah Topham, Griswold (pictured)

2. Karley Larson, Underwood

3. Payton Sporrer, IKM-Manning

4. Devyn Kemble, Panorama

5. Kristen Weber, Earlham

6. Alyx Flippin, Griswold

7. Emily Copic, Exira-EHK Coach Terry Weisenborn

8. Emma Harper, East Union

9. Hannah Appleseth, Panorama

10. Jacey Martin, St. Albert


Panorama Class 1A Boys State Qualifying Meet Results


Team Scoring (Top 3 Advance)


1. Nodaway Valley 48 Coach Darrell Burmeister

2. Tri-Center 109 Coach Dennis Jarrett

3. St. Albert 113

4. Riverside 116

5. Panorama 121

6. Ogden 121

7. Earlham 148

8. IKM-Manning 257

9. South Hamilton 258

10. AHSTW 292

11. Van Meter 357

12. Orient-Macksburg 373

13. Treynor 376

14. SW Valley 378


Boys Indivdiual Qualifiers

1. Trey Thompson, Ogden

2. Andrew Stumbo, Ogden

3. Shane Breheny, Nodaway Valley

4. Sam Bassett, Panorama

5. Tim Brink, Riverside

6. Christopher Jarrett, Tri-Center Click for interview

7. Brycen Wallace, Nodaway Valley

8. Mitchell Nelsen, Audubon (video interview below)

9. Cale Billheimer, Adair-Casey

10. Max Ross, St. Albert



Final Volleyball Rankings for Classes 3A, 4A, and 5A


Class 3A

1. Solon

2. Mount Vernon

3. Nevada

4. Independence

5. Red Oak

6. West Liberty

7. Mediapolis

8. Iowa Falls-Alden

9. Union

10. Sioux Center

11. Forest City

12. Roland-Story

13. Kuemper Catholic

14. North Polk

15. Shenandoah


Class 4A

1. Harlan

2. West Delaware

3. Marion

4. Charles City

5. Indianola

6. Bishop Heelan Catholic

7. LeMars

8. Clear Creek-Amana

9. Boone

10. ADM

11. Cedar Rapids Xavier

12. Lewis Central 

13. Creston

14. Dubuque Wahlert

15. Carroll


Class 5A

1. Bettendorf

2. Johnston

3. Ankeny Centennial

4. Ankeny 

5. Dowling Catholic

6. WDM Valley

7. Abraham Lincoln

8. IC High 

9. SE Polk

10. Cedar Rapids Prairie

Stars Must Align for Nodaway Valley to make Playoffs

(Greenfield) The Nodaway Valley football team needs a win and some help to make the playoffs for a 2nd straight year. 

A combination of a Nodaway Valley win over Bedford and a Pleasantville loss to Clarinda Academy would punch Nodaway Valley’s playoff ticket. Nodaway Valley comes into Week 9 at just 4-4 overall but have won three in a row. Standing in their way is a 7-1 Bedford team that has improved dramatically from last year’s one win season. Nodaway Valley also needs winless Clarinda Academy to upset 4-4 Pleasantville for a chance at the postseason. 
The Wolverines believe they can hold up their end of the bargain, but of course it won’t be easy against a quality Bedford team. Helping to lead Nodaway Valley’s late season surge has been great productivity in the running game. Brennan Weiland leads the district in rushing and has picked up over 800 yards on the ground in the last three weeks. 

Griswold Girls Go for 8th Straight State Trip

(Griswold) The Griswold girls cross country team will be seeking yet another berth into the state cross country meet when they run at Panorama later today. The Tigers won it all in 2012 and placed 7th last year in Fort Dodge. Three teams and ten individual qualify from each site today.  


Coach Jeff Topham says the main priority today is to advance. They aren't concerned with a team title, viewing this as a preliminary to the state meet on November 1st. There are a number of ranked teams competing in Panora including Panorama, Griswold, Underwood, and IKM-Manning. Coach Topham also says don't count out St. Albert. 


Griswold is led by three-time state champion Rebekah Topham. Outside of Topham as the meet favorite, number two runner Alyx Flippin is a contender to nab a top 10 spot. Leah Lappe is returning from an injury and is the Tigers number three runner and could make a push towards the top of the pack. Alyssa Wyman is coming off of a strong performance last weekend, but is battling injury. 5th runner Anna Young has consistently been a scoring runner for Griswold all year. 


Griswold coach Jeff Topham interview

Tri-Center Heads to Griswold for Meaningful Week 9 Contest

(Neola) The Griswold Tigers are the only thing standing between Tri-Center and a third playoff trip in the last four years. Two teams fighting for the final playoff spot in Class A District meet up head-to-head Friday night on KSOM. 


The Trojans will hit the road needing a Week 9 victory to punch their postseason ticket. Tri-Center enters their biggest game of the year on the heels of a 54-19 loss to district runner-up Audubon. The Trojans ran for 190 yards last week, but completed only 1 of 9 pass attempts. The defense gave up four rushing touchdowns last week and stopping the run of Griswold will be a main objective this week. The Tigers enter Week 9 ranked 3rd in Class A in rushing yards after going for nearly 700 last week against Riverside in a 68-32 win in Oakland.


Each coach, in their pregame comments, indicated they expected an extremely close game. The numbers tend to agree. Both teams are 4-4 overall and 3-3 in the district. Even when comparing common opponents you'll see similar win/loss margins between the two teams. 


Heading into the regular season finale, Tri-Center is led offensively by the rushing attack with 1,228 yards on the ground. Dillion Manhart leads the team with 650 yards and 7 scores. Nick Schnitker averages 6.7 yards per carry and has seen an increased workload late in the season. 


Tri-Center coach John Tiarks interview

Harlan Girls and Boys Compete for Spot in State Cross Country Meet Thursday

(Harlan) The Harlan boys Cross Country team heads to the State Qualifying meet at Swan Lake in Carroll Thursday as the top ranked team. Meanwhile the Harlan girls’ team looks to re kindle the tradition that they have built over the last 10-years or so.


Click here to listen 


And Harlan Head Coach Doug Renkly admits its’ not going to be easy for them.


Click here to listen 


The Harlan boys’ team has enjoyed a lot of success this season and on paper they come in as the team to beat. But Coach Renkly says he doesn’t much attention rankings.


Click here to listen 


The other teams at the meet include; Bishop-Heelan, Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley, Denison/Schleswig, Glenwood, Harlan, Kuemper, LeMars, MOC-Floyd Valley, Sergeant Bluff-Luton, Shenandoah/Essex, (girls only), Spencer, Spirit Lake, and Storm Lake.


October 22, 2014 

IKM-Manning on Verge of Unblemished Regular Season

(Manning) IKM-Manning closes out the regular season with a trip to 3-5 Underwood Friday.
IKM-Manning is one game away from another undefeated regular season. The 9-0 mark, coach Tom Casey says, is always a goal.  Going undefeated in the regular season is something IKM-Manning has already done two times in their brief history. This is just their 7th season playing together.  
Underwood is still hanging to slim playoff hopes which coach Casey says makes them a dangerous opponent. The Eagles are 2-3 in the district and are the front runner for the number four seed. Even with a loss the Eagles are likely to land a playoff spot.
IKM-Manning is led this season by Sam Wegner who ranks 2nd in the state in Class 1A in yards per carry at an even 10. His 1,482 combined yards of rushing and receiving ranks 6th in the state. 

Guthrie Center Controls Own Playoff Fate

(Guthrie Center) Things appear to be clicking on all cylinders for the Guthrie Center Tigers as they hit a critical Week 9 game against Adair-Casey. For Guthrie Center it is simple: win and you're in. In fact the Tigers would rise to the number three seed with a victory. A loss wouldn't be the end of their season necessarily as they could still get in on a three way tie. 


On paper it looks like Guthrie Center is playing their best football of the season. Not only have they won three straight games for the first time all year, but they are coming off their season's largest margin of victory with their 49-6 dismantling of NE Hamilton last week. Austin Laabs has zipped past the 1,000 yard rushing mark for the season. In the last four weeks alone he's averages over 200 rushing yards per game. 


Guthrie Center sits at 4-2 in the district along with East Union. The Tigers hold the head to head advantage over the Eagles thanks to a 24-20 decision back in Week 7. Adair-Casey at 3-3 still has life in the playoff push, but needs to top Guthrie Center in this week 9 matchup to create a three-way tie for the final two spots. Guthrie Center leads the point-differential tie break over Adair-Casey. 


Guthrie Center coach Mark McDermott interview

Window of Opportunity Still Slightly Open for CAM's Playoff Plans

(Anita) It's a case of good news, bad news, for CAM and their playoff chances entering Week 9. The good news is the Cougars are still alive and currently hold the point differential tie-break over Stanton. The bad news is the Cougars must upset 6-2 Lenox in Anita Friday night to have a shot. 


CAM is seeking their 7th straight playoff appearance and 8th overall. They currently sit at 3-3 in the district while Friday's opponent Lenox is 4-2 in league play. Stanton, also 3-3 in the playoff standings, is matched up this week with one-win Nishnabotna. 


CAM's main priority, of course, is on controlling what they can control and that's trying to defeat a good Tiger team on Friday. Lenox's only losses this season were to Sidney 27-14 and Fremont-Mills 24-22. By comparison, CAM lost to Sidney 37-36 on a last second field goal, and lost to Fremont-Mills 59-0 last week. 


Coach Joe Wollum says his team has a lot of film on Lenox as they've seen the Tigers when preparing for other teams on their schedule. He says Lenox has the quickness advantage and CAM will try to use their size to their advantage. 


CAM averages 52.5 points per games in their wins this season, but only 17.5 in their four losses.


CAM coach Joe Wollum interview

Playoff Spot up for Grabs when Adair-Casey hosts Guthrie Center

(Adair) Adair-Casey needs to not only win against Guthrie Center Friday night to make the playoffs, but the Bombers need a little help to get in as well. An Adair-Casey win at home against Guthrie Center combined with an East Union loss to Coon Rapids-Bayard would create a three-way tie for two spots. 


The first order of business for the Bombers is to shake off last week's rough loss to East Union that saw their defense give up over 600 yards of offense in an 80-48 loss. Coach Chris Bireline says his team got off to a slow start in that game. That proved costly in the long run as a win last week could've helped secure a playoff berth. 


Adair-Casey is no stranger to the playoffs, they've been there three straight years and fourteen times overall. That includes a pair of state titles (2000 and 2001) and a pair of runner-up finishes (2003 and 2004). 


Among the challenges for the Bombers against Guthrie Center will be the Tigers' size. Adair-Casey's losses this year to Glidden-Ralston, CAM, Coon Rapids-Bayard, and East Union have all been to teams that are bigger than them.


The good news for the Bombers is that they are undefeated at home this season and winless on the road. They'll be playing in front of the home crowd on Friday night. 


Adair-Casey coach Chris Bireline interview

Audubon Advances With Sweep of Panorama

(Audubon) The Audubon Wheelers got the brooms out in their first round regional tournament match as they ousted Panorama  25-11, 25-21, and 25-13. 


For their efforts, the Wheelers will be rewarded with a trip to Lake City where they will see undefeated and 6th ranked South Central Calhoun in next week's regional quarterfinals. South Central Calhoun had a first round bye. 


Last night Audubon was led by Kaitlin Schultes with 14 kills. Fellow sophomore Taylor Nielsen finished the night serving 17/17 with two aces. The Wheelers served 10 aces in the match. Senior Morgan Gust recorded 23 of the team's 25 assists. 


Coach Molly Lange admits she's excited for the future of her young group. She says they came out with a lot of intensity last night.


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Coach Lange's thoughts on South Central Calhoun...


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Harlan Playoff Streak on the Line

(Harlan) The stakes are high for Harlan's football team this Friday night. A win at ADM would cement the Cyclones spot in the playoffs for a 20th straight year. A loss to ADM Friday night would put the Cylcones on the outside looking in for the 1st time since Bill Clinton's first term as President. 


An improved rushing attack has kept Harlan in the playoff race. Sophomore Nick Tarney leads the district in rushing at just over 90 yards per game. Coach Curt Bladt says the entire group is doing a better job of blocking the right people. He looks for the running game, and time of possession, to be important against ADM's potent offense. 


The Tigers average over 300 passing yards per game in district play. QB Frank Weiland ranks number one in the state by far in passing yardage with 2051 yards on the year. That's over 500 yards more than anyone else in Class 3A. 


Dallas Center-Grimes is the district champions with Creston/OM and Winterset locked into the 2 and 3 seeds. The winner of the Harlan and ADM matchup will round out the Class 3A District 8 playoff qualifiers. The Cylcones have a state record 33 total playoff appearances. 


Harlan coach Curt Bladt interview

Adair-Casey Bounces CAM from Regional Tournament in Five Set Match

(Adair) After sweeping CAM in the regular season, the Adair-Casey volleyball team survived an upset bid from the rival Cougars in the first round of post-season play Tuesday night. The Bombers were pushed to the distance and eventually defended their home court, 25-17, 25-23, 21-25, 25-27, 15-11.


Adair-Casey got out to a 2-0 lead with 25-17 and 25-23 wins in sets 1 and 2. The home team realed off a 4-0 run at the end of set two to take a commanding lead going into the third set. In the third it was CAM who rallied from a late deficit to win 25-21. The Cougars fell behind 7-1 early in the third and trailed 16-15 at one point, but they rallied back from the verge of being swept to not only keep the match alive, but carried that momentum into the fourth set to shift the pressure back on Adair-Casey. Adair-Casey had two opportunities to close out the match in the fourth set with leads of 24-22 and 25-24, but CAM finished the 4th on a 3-point streak to force the 5th. 


Neither team could find any breathing room early in the 5th set as neither team had a lead of more than one point until Adair-Casey took a 12-10 advantage. CAM snugged things back up to 12-11, before Adair-Casey finished it out with the final three points to win the match. 


Cami Howell led Adair-Casey with 17 kills including the match winner. Zoey Dinkla posted 16 kills while Kassidy Chandler recorded 28 digs. The Bombers improve to 11-15 on the year and will play 21-14 Exira-EHK in Elk Horn next Tuesday. CAM's season is over with a 7-17 mark. The Cougars lose only two seniors, Mackenzie Schwenke and Tierney Sothman.


Class 1A and 2A Regional Volleyball Scores from Tuesday, October 21st


Class 1A


Region 2

Kingsley-Pierson 21-25-25-25, Siouxland Christian 25-23-17-14

Boyer Valley 25-25-25, West Harrison 9-13-11

Westwood 25-25-25, Whiting 8-7-6

Fremont Mills 25-25-25, East Mills 19-14-17

Sidney 25-25-25, Nishnabotna 18-23-7

Ar-We-Va 25-25-25, Charter Oak-Ute 20-18-23

Woodbine 25-25-25, Heartland Christian 20-23-12


Region 3

Martensdale-St. Marys 25-22-25-25, East Union 15-25-23-13

Murray 22-25-25-25, Diagonal 25-8-9-13

Mount Ayr 25-25-25, Lamoni 20-22-9

Griswold 25-25-27, Essex 9-18-25

Lenox 25-25-25, Orient-Macksburg 13-14-7

Stanton 25-25-25, South Page 16-10-11


Region 4

AGWSR 25-25-25, Valley Lutheran 4-9-12

Ankeny Christian Academy 25-25-25, Northeast Hamilton 11-14-9
Colo-Nesco 25-25-25, Iowa Christian Academy 22-21-20
Coon Rapids-Bayard 25-25-25, Paton-Churdan 14-21-17

Guthrie Center 25-25-25, Glidden-Ralston 9-21-9

Adair-Casey 25-25-21-25-15, CAM 17-23-25-27-11


Class 2A


Region 2

MVAO 25-24-25-25, West Monona 18-26-22-22

Alta-Aurelia 25-25-25, Woodbury Central 10-13-16

Hinton 25-22-25-25, OA-BCIG 22-25-13-20

Missouri Valley 25-25-25, Logan-Magnolia 15-14-14


Region 3

Audubon 25-25-25, Panorama 11-21-13

Fort Dodge St. Edmond 25-25-26-25, Ogden 20-21-28-8
IKM-Manning 25-25-25, Riverside 19-19-10
St. Albert 25-25-25, AHSTW 10-6-11


Region 4

Southwest Valley 25-25-25, Clarinda Academy 14-6-13

Central Decatur 25-25-25, Interstate 35 15-11-21
Pleasantville 25-12-20-25-24, Van Meter 9-25-25-22-22

Des Moines Christian 25-27-25, Nodaway Valley 16-25-16

Audubon Cross Country in Crowded Field at Panorama Thursday

(Audubon) All cross country programs in the state will be in action Thursday as teams and individuals compete for a spot in the state meet. 
The Audubon Wheelers will be headed to Panorama later this week where the top three teams and top ten individuals all advance to Fort Dodge. With top girls runner Carmen Malloy out with an injury it appears the Wheelers best shot for a state qualifier comes on the boys side with Mitchell Nelsen. However, Nelsen is dealing with an ankle injury according to coach Pete Dammel. 
Nelsen finished third in the Western Iowa Conference Meet last week. Joseph Remsberg also had a top five finish for Audubon in the conference. Coach Dammel says he has seen a lot of good things from his team in his first season as the head coach. As the team heads towards the off-season coach Dammel encourages the boys runners to run 125 miles in a 30 day span and the girls runners to do 100 miles in 30 day span.
30 teams will be competing in the Class 1A portion of the Panorama State Qualifying Meet Thursday. In addition to Audubon, other area teams include Adair-Casey/CAM, AHSTW, Exira-EHK, Griswold, Guthrie Center, Guthrie Center, IKM-Manning, Nodaway Valley, Riverside, SW Valley, Treynor, and Tri-Center.  
There is also a Class 2A portion of the meet at Panorama. The running gets underway at 3:30p.m.

High School Volleyball Scores from Monday, October 20th


Harlan 25-25-25, Denison-Schleswig 6-12-12
Lewis Central 25-25-25, Clarinda 16-3-6

CAM Opens Regional Tourney Against Rival Adair-Casey

(Adair) Regional Volleyball gets underway tomorrow night for Class 1A and 2A teams. The broadcast we will feature on KSOM matches CAM and Adair-Casey
The CAM Cougars hit postseason play with a 7-16 record while familiar rival Adair-Casey is 10-15. The Bombers swept the Cougars in their regular season meeting on September 16th, but CAM coach Zeli Rasmussen is confident in her team's ability to compete tonight. She says her team is playing better now than they were earlier in the year. 
CAM is led by two seniors, Mackenzie Schwenke and Tierney Sothman. Schwenke is tops on the team with 95 kills while Sothman leads the Cougars in aces per set. After that it's a mix of juniors and sophomores that round out the squad. 
The winner of  Tuesday night's matchup will take on 21-14 Exira-EHK. The Spartans have a first round bye. 
Prematch coverage on KSOM begins at around 6:45 Tuesday evening with the first serve from Adair at 7:00.

Osborn, Markham, Barrett and More Post Big Numbers on Saturday

(Area) In small-college football this weekend there were plenty of former area preps doing big things for thier teams. 


Zach Osborn, of Harlan, passed for nearly 500 yards in a Wayne State loss to Augustana. The 2nd year sophomore starter threw for three scores and 499 yards in Wayne State's 52-48 setback. He also ran the ball nine times for 48 yards on the day.


Central College's big win over Loras, 41-14, was highlighted by a near record setting day from Atlantic native Sam Markham.  Markham, Atlantic's single-season receiving leader, caught 11 passes for 184 yards and one touchdown. According to the Des Moines Register he was one catch away from the school record. Markham is in his 2nd year on campus, but his first playing football. He also plays basketball for the Dutch. 


Meanwhile in Storm Lake it was a career day for Harlan's all-time leading rusher Dylan Barrett. He ran the ball 42 times for 264 yards and two scores as Buena Vista beat Luther 48-41. Also in that game, former AHSTW star Gunner Gilland had 7 catches for 116 yards and 2 TDs. Another former Cyclone, Adam Cave, caught 6 balls for 72 yards and a score. 

High School Volleyball Scores from Saturday, October 18th


Rolling Valley Conference Tournament (Won by CR-B)

AR-WE-VA, Westside 21-21, Paton-Churdan 14-14

Adair-Casey 22-21, Glidden-Ralston 20-15

Adair-Casey 24-21, AR-WE-VA, Westside 22-18

Woodbine 21-16-17, Paton-Churdan 17-21-15

Exira-EHK 19-21-17, Coon Rapids-Bayard 21-18-15
Exira-EHK 21-19-16, Boyer Valley 18-21-14
Exira-EHK 21-21, Boyer Valley 12-13
Exira-EHK 9-21-15, CAM, Anita 21-7-6

Coon Rapids-Bayard 21-21, Adair-Casey 11-18

Coon Rapids-Bayard 21-21, Exira-EHK 10-18
Coon Rapids-Bayard 21-21, Exira-EHK 11-15
Coon Rapids-Bayard 21-21, Woodbine 13-11


Knoxville Tournament

Grinnell 25-25, Atlantic 21-17

Iowa Falls-Alden 21-21, Albia 6-13
Iowa Falls-Alden 21-21, Atlantic 5-7
Iowa Falls-Alden 21-22, Knoxville 11-20
Iowa Falls-Alden 22-25-15, Pella Christian 25-17-8
Iowa Falls-Alden 25-25, A-D-M, Adel 16-15

A-D-M, Adel 21-21, Grinnell 18-18

A-D-M, Adel 21-21, Perry 13-13

Knoxville 21-21, Albia 15-9
Knoxville 21-21, Atlantic 13-19

Atlantic 21-8-15, Albia 14-21-10

Pella Christian 18-21-16, Perry 21-19-14

Pella Christian 21-13-15, A-D-M, Adel 10-21-8
Pella Christian 21-21, Grinnell 17-18
Pella Christian 21-21, Grinnell 17-18
Pella Christian 25-25, Knoxville 18-16
Perry 21-21, Grinnell 17-17
Perry 25-25, Albia 18-17
Perry 25-25, Grinnell 21-18


Woodward-Granger Tournament

Panorama 10-25-15, Colfax-Mingo 25-16-12
Panorama 13-23-15, Iowa Christian Academy 21-21-6

Fort Dodge 21-21, Panorama 17-16

Grand View Christian 21-21, Panorama 6-13


Algona Tournament

Forest City 21-21, Carroll 16-13

Carroll 16-21-15, Clear Lake 21-14-7
Carroll 21-21, Algona 19-19
Carroll 21-21, Spencer 11-7

West Monona Tournament

Denison-Schleswig 21-19-15, West Monona 16-21-12

Denison-Schleswig 21-21, Sidney 18-10

Sidney 21-21, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 19-13

Sidney 21-21, Siouxland Community Christian 18-17
Sidney 21-21, West Monona 16-16

West Monona 21-13-15, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 17-21-13


Lewis Central Tournament (Won by Harlan)

Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 21-17-15, Lewis Central 12-21-10
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 21-21, IKM-Manning 7-12
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 21-21, Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 18-8
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 21-21, Red Oak 15-10
Dike-New Hartford 21-21, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 12-12

Dike-New Hartford 21-21, IKM-Manning 5-6
Dike-New Hartford 21-21, Lewis Central 15-12
Dike-New Hartford 21-21, Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 17-9
Dike-New Hartford 21-21, Red Oak 14-16

Harlan 21-21, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 14-6

Harlan 21-21, IKM-Manning 6-10
Harlan 21-21, Lewis Central 13-15
Harlan 21-21, Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 5-7
Harlan 21-21, Red Oak 11-15
Harlan 21-22, Dike-New Hartford 19-20

IKM-Manning 21-21, Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 10-18

Lewis Central 21-21, IKM-Manning 15-11

Lewis Central 21-22, Red Oak 16-20
Red Oak 21-21, IKM-Manning 10-12

Sports Spotlight Football Rankings

Class 4A
1-Dowling Catholic (7-1) (Next: @ Des Moines North) (1)
2-Cedar Rapids Washington (8-0) (Next: @ Burlington) (2)
3-Bettendorf (8-0) (Next: @ Davenport West) (3)
4-West Des Moines Valley (7-1) (Next: Des Moines Lincoln) (4)
5-Waukee (7-1) (Next: Mason City(5)
6-Southeast Polk (5-3) (Next: @ #9 Ankeny) (7)
7-Linn-Mar (Marion) (7-1) (Next: Cedar Rapids Jefferson) (8)
8-Ankeny (6-2) (Next: #7 Southeast Polk) (9)
9-North Scott (Eldridge) (6-2) (Next: @ Davenport North) (10)
10-Ankeny Centennial (6-2) (Next: @ Council Bluffs Abe Lincoln) (6)
Watch List: Ames, Cedar Falls, Dubuque Hempstead, Fort Dodge, Johnston, Lewis Central (Council Bluffs), Sioux City East


Class 3A
1-Pella (8-0) (Next: @ Chariton) (1)
2-Bishop Heelan (Sioux City) (7-1) (Next: LeMars) (3)
3-Solon (7-1) (Next: Dubuque Wahlert) (5)
4-Clear Creek-Amana (7-1) (Next: @ Fairfield) (6)
5-Carroll (7-1) (Next: @ Greene County) (7)
6-Cedar Rapids Xavier (5-3) (Next: Marion) (4)
7-Humboldt (7-1) (Next: Perry) (8)
8-Dallas Center-Grimes (7-1) (Next: Glenwood)
9-West Delaware (Manchester) (7-1) (Next: Decorah) (2)
10-Carlisle (6-2) (Next: Oskaloosa) (10)
Watch List: Ballard (Huxley), Creston, Gilbert, Independence, Sergeant Bluff-Luton, Waverly-Shell Rock, Western Dubuque (Epworth)


Class 2A
1-Clear Lake (8-0) (Next: @ Garner-Hayfield/Ventura) (1)
2-Spirit Lake (8-0) (Next: MOC-Floyd Valley) (2)
3-Sioux Center (7-1) (Next: Okoboji, Milford) (3)
4-North Fayette Valley (7-1) (Next: #8 New Hampton) (4)
5-Williamsburg (8-0) (Next: @ West Liberty) (5)
6-Mediapolis (7-1) (Next: Mid-Prairie, Wellman) (6)
7-Collins-Maxwell-Baxter (8-0) (Next: Centerville) (9)
8-Hampton-Dumont (7-1) (Next: @ #4 North Fayette Valley) (7)
9-Cascade (Western Dubuque) (7-1) (Next: Anamosa) (10)
10-Albia (7-1) (Next: @ PCM-Monroe) (10)
Watch List: Anamosa, Beckman (Dyersville), Center Point-Urbana, Central Lyon/George-Little Rock, Clarinda, Clarion-Goldfield, New Hampton, South Tama, Union (LaPorte City)


Class 1A
1-Iowa City Regina (7-1) (Next: Pella Christian) (1)
2-South Winneshiek (Calmar) (8-0) (Next: Hudson) (2)
3-St. Edmond (Fort Dodge) (8-0) (Next: South Hamilton, Jewell) (3)
4-West Branch (8-0) (Next: Alburnett) (4)
5-Saint Ansgar (8-0) (Next: @ Pocahontas Area) (5)
6-IKM-Manning (8-0) (Next: @ Underwood) (6)
7-West Lyon (Inwood) (7-1) (Next: @ Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn) (7)
8-North Cedar (Stanwood) (7-1) (Next: Wilton) (8)
9-Ogden (7-1) (Next: @ South Central Calhoun) (9)
10-Dike-New Hartford (6-2) (Next: Jesup) (10)
Watch List: Bellevue, Hinton, Madrid, Pella Christian, South Central Calhoun, Van Meter


Class A
1-Maquoketa Valley (Dehli) (8-0) (Next: Postville) (1)
2-Logan-Magnolia (8-0) (Next: @ Westwood, Sloan) (2)
3-Montezuma (8-0) (Next: @ B-G-M, Brooklyn) (3)
4-Pekin (8-0) (Next: Winfield-Mount Union(4)
5-Gladbrook-Reinbeck (7-1) (Next: @ Wapsie Valley, Fairbank) (5)
6-Mount Ayr (7-1) (Next: Southeast Warren Liberty Center) (6)
7-Nashua-Plainfield (7-1) (Next: North Butler, Greene) (7)
8-AGWSR (Ackley) (7-1) (Next: West Fork, 2A) (8)
9-Bishop Garrigan (Algona) (6-2) (Next: @ West Hancock, Britt) (9)
10-Woodbury Central (Moville) (7-1) (Next: @ Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids) 
Watch List: Audubon, B-G-M (Brooklyn), Bedford, Belle Plaine, South O'Brien (Paulina),


Class 8-Player
1-Don Bosco (Gilbertville) (8-0) (Next: @ Tri-County, Thornburg) (1)
2-Janesville (8-0) (Next: North Iowa, Buffalo Center) (2)
3-Fremont-Mills (Tabor) (8-0) (Next: @ Essex) (3)
4-Central (Elkader) (8-0) (Next: @ West Central, Maynard) (4)
5-H-L-V (Victor) (7-1) (Next: @ Colo-Nesco (5)
6-Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn (7-1) (Next: West Bend-Mallard) (6)
7-Glidden-Ralston (8-0) (Next: @ Northeast Hamilton, Blairsburg) (7)
8-Lamoni (8-0) (Next: Wayne, Corydon) (8)
9-Coon Rapids-Bayard (7-1) (Next: East Union, Afton) (9)
10-Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire (7-1) (Next: @ St. Mary’s, Remsen) 
Watch List: Lenox, Melcher-Dallas, Newell-Fonda, Sidney, Turkey Valley (Jackson Junction), West Bend-Mallard

Winterset solidifies Playoff Spot with Win over Atlantic

(Winterset) Winterset secured a third seed in the Class 3A District 8 race Friday night with a 35-13 win over Atlantic. The Huskies wrapped up district play at 4-2 and will play Oskaloosa next Friday in a non-district regular season finale.


The Huskies jumped out to an early 15-0 lead, thanks in part to a bad snap on a punt early in the first quarter. The Trojan defense held Winterset to three and out, but on fourth down,  punter Noah Larson had to scoop up a low snap, and with no time to kick, he tucked it and ran 19-yards for a first down. Moments later, quarterback Jacob Larson took a pitch back on a reverse and found Jack Barker wide open for a 46-yard touchdown pass and the Huskies led 7-0 with 10:01 to play in the first quarter.


Winterset tacked another score on with 8:49 to play in the second stanza. Jacob Larson heaved a 34-yard pass to Patrick McNamara that set up a 13-yard touchdown run by fullback Brandon Herr. After the two-point conversion the Huskies opened up a 15-0 lead.


The momentum swung the Trojans way for the balance of the half. Atlantic scored 13-straight points on two Joey Walker touchdown passes. One covered 49-yards to Tristen Benn, the other a 57-yard swing pass to running back Drake Roller and Atlantic was right back in it trailing 15-13 at the half.

But an attacking Huskie defense shut out the Trojan offense 23-0 in the second half. The scoring was provided by Jacob Larson’s 3 yard run, Larson’s 37 yard touchdown pass to Kolt Kiburz, and Jacob Jenkins 27 yard TD run.

Winterset rolled up 344 yards of total offense; 195 on the ground and 149 yards in the air.


Atlantic passed for 190 yards, but was held to -1 rushing. Joey Walker was 14-25 for 188-yards and two touchdowns. Kyle Nelson completed one pass for two yards.


Tristen Benn led the Trojans in receiving with 8 catches for 92 yards and a touchdown. Drake Roller caught three passes for 71 yards and a touchdown. Collin Baker had two receptions for 4 yards, Brendon Holmes caught one pass for 12 yards, and Nick Podajsky had one catch for 11-yards.


Atlantic, now (3-5) hosts (6-2) Creston next Friday night. Winterset, (5-3), takes on Oskaloosa next Friday night in non-district action.


October 18, 2014 

High School Football Scoreboard Week 8



Ankeny 45 at Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 3

Johnston 28 at Lewis Central 31



District 1

Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City 62 at Storm Lake 0

Sergeant Bluff-Luton 51 at Denison-Schleswig 38

Spirit Lake 48 at Spencer 35


District 2

Algona 0 at Carroll 42

Greene County 52 at Boone 23

Perry 14 at Webster City 21


District 7

Carlisle 48 at Chariton 14

Knoxville 48 at Oskaloosa 14

Saydel 6 at Pella 79


District 8

Atlantic 13 at Winterset 35

Dallas Center-Grimes 35 at Creston 14

Glenwood 0 at Harlan 19

Norwalk at ADM, Adel



District 8

Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 7 at East Sac County 14

Red Oak 16 at Clarinda 65

West Central Valley, Stuart 21 at Shenandoah 41



District 1

Missouri Valley 26 at IKM-Manning 58

Treynor 12 at AHSTW, Avoca 59

Underwood 7 at OA-BCIG 36


District 8

Clarke, Osceola 20 at Central Decatur, Leon 58

Panorama, Panora 46 at Interstate 35, Truro 0

Southwest Valley 8 at Des Moines Christian 41

Woodward-Granger 33 at Van Meter 34 2 OT



District 1

Audubon 54 at Tri-Center, Neola 19

Griswold 68 at Riverside, Oakland 32

Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 12 at Logan-Magnolia 62

Westwood, Sloan 22 at St. Albert, Council Bluffs 23


District 8

Bedford 42 at Martensdale-St. Marys 20

Nodaway Valley 33 at Southeast Warren, Liberty Center  7

Pleasantville 7 at Mount Ayr 61



District 1

Ar-We-Va, Westside at Kingsley-Pierson

Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton at Boyer Valley, Dunlap

River Valley, Correctionville at West Harrison, Mondamin

Woodbine at Newell-Fonda


District 7

Adair-Casey 48 at East Union, Afton 80

Coon Rapids-Bayard 56 at Ankeny Christian Academy 8

Guthrie Center 49 at Northeast Hamilton, Blairsburg 6

Murray 0 at Glidden-Ralston 74


District 8

CAM, Anita 0 at Fremont-Mills, Tabor 59

Essex 14 at East Mills 66

Lenox 20 at Stanton 14

Sidney 33 at Nishnabotna 32


Griswold Stays in Playoff Picture with Great Offensive Showing at Riverside

(Oakland) Despite allowing over 300 passing yards and committing four turnovers, the Griswold Tigers not only beat Riverside, but won big to keep their playoff hopes very much alive.


Derek Kirchhoff filled in for Caleb Schaaf and the Tiger running game didn’t miss a beat. Kirchoff starred in his expanded role with six rushing touchdowns and nearly 300 yards. Jacob Dickinson (also well over 200 yards) slid into Kirchoff’s fullback spot and had a breakout game. Dickinson rushed for two scores and Hadley Ogg had Griswold’s ninth rushing TD of the night as the Tigers never had to punt in the game. Griswold tallied 724 rushing yards in the win.


It was an entertaining opening quarter that featured four lead changes. Griswold eventually led 22-19 after one. A trio of Tiger first half turnovers though, including two on special teams, kept Riverside in the game. A Brock Bentley one yard TD run closed the game to 30-25 midway through the 2nd quarter, but that was as close as the Bulldogs would be the rest of the night. Griswold dominated the 2nd half, outscoring their opposition 24-7 in the third quarter and 14-0 in the 4th.


Several big pass plays for Riverside helped put their 2nd highest point total of the season on the board. The Bulldogs completed 9 passes for 314 yards and three long touchdowns. Tucker Bluml hit Tanner Storrow on a 68 yard pass, Dylan McClain from 48 yards, and a 54 yarder again to Storrow.


James Reynolds intercepted two passes and Jordan Vetter posted one pick. The Tiger ‘D’ allowed less than fifty rushing yards on the night. Sophomore linebacker Wyatt Robinette was in on several tackles while defensive ends Mason Boucher and Anthony Lappe provided a lot of pressure on the quarterback.


Griswold Coach Andy Everett said after the game that the offensive line played as well as they have all year. That group includes Tyler Wyman, Treighton Oakleaf, Joe Schoning, Anthony Lappe, and Cade Pelzer. 


Riverside drops to 0-8 on the year and will play fellow winless MVAO next week. 4-4 Griswold needs to win next week against Tri-Center. If St. Albert loses to Audubon next week then the winner between the Tigers and Trojans in Week 9 will make the playoffs. If St. Albert and Griswold both win there will be a three way tie for the final spot. Tri-Center has the easiest track to get in, a win for them will seal the deal.  We’ll have the Griswold and Tri-Center game on KSOM. 


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