WEST DELAWARE 28, WAVERLY-SHELL ROCK 7
In a battle for first place in Class 3A, District 4, No. 9 West Delaware took control in the second half to down No. 5 Waverly-Shell Rock last night in Waverly.
The Hawks (6-1, 5-0) held the hosts to 152 yards, 80 coming on the final drive of the game.
Sam Lahr carried 25 times for 128 yards and three scores.
Trey MacTaggart had 76 yards on 12 carries for West Delaware, which finished with 299 yards of total offense.
Wes McDonald scored on a 2-yard run for the Go-Hawks (6-1, 4-1).
(Reported by Bill Logan)
DYERSVILLE BECKMAN 52, MFL MARMAC 0
At Dyersville, in a game delayed eight minutes by a power outage, Beckman, ranked No. 8 in Class 2A, took control early and never looked back in a game televised by KCRG 9.2.
The Blazers (6-1, 4-1, Class 2A, District 5) were able to use their reserves early and often. Derek Hamman scored three touchdowns, two on the ground and one via the pass. Quarterback Connor Golden was 8-of-10 for 128 yards and two scores. Jeremy Domeyer, Lucas Jacque and Ty Troutman also scored TDs for Beckman.
MFL MarMac is 1-6, 1-4.
(Reported by Rita Mulchay)
DECORAH 27, CHARLES CITY 0
At Charles City, the Viking defense carried the night, holding the hosts to 115 total yards and forcing four turnovers in the Class 3A, District 4 contest.
Kyle Kregel had two interceptions, Gavin Nimrod picked off a pass and Andy Hofden had a fumble recovery,
Quarterback Blake Moen was 5 for 8 for 90 yards and two touchdowns. Jake Humpal and Drew Schwartz had TD catches and Kyle Hove added a 39-yard run for the Vikings (5-2, 4-1). Josh Lee had field goals of 23 and 38 yards for Decorah.
Charles City is 1-6, 1-4.
(Reported by Darin Svenson)
MAQUOKETA 42, ANAMOSA 7
At Anamosa, quarterback Craig Johnson rushed 20 times for 160 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Class 3A No. 10 Maquoketa (6-1, 5-0).
Anamosa trailed just 14-7 in the second quarter after a 79-yard Nik Schulte to Josh Schulte scoring pass. But the Cardinals regained control on the ensuing kickoff whenJonathan Bopef retuned it 90 yards for a score.
The Cardinal defense held Anamosa to minus-31 yards rushing. Anamosa is 2-5, 0-5
(Reported by Daryl Schepanski)
WEST BRANCH 49, VAN BUREN 14
At West Branch, running backs Bo Bower and Cade Jones each scored three touchdowns as the Bears clinched their 22nd playoff berth in the last 25 seasons.
Jones carried 10 times for 111 yards for West Branch (5-2, 4-1 Class 1A, District 6). Bower had 88 receiving yards. Quarterback Brandon Young was 5 of 6 for 134 yards and two scores.
Van Buren is 1-6, 1-4.
(Reported by Jason Miller)
WILTON 48, TIPTON 0
At Wilton, the Beavers (5-2, 4-1 2A-5) dominated Tipton (0-7, 0-5). Dylan Stepleton’s three touchdowns runs and Brandon VanZandt’s two touchdown catches paced the home team.
Seth Kaufmann also scored on a 22-yard interception return and Koy Snider added the final score of the game on a 2-yard run.
IOWA VALLEY 35, HLV 14
John Gormley powered the Tigers (5-2, 4-1 A-6) on 20 carries for 193 yards and three touchdowns and added another score on a 70-yard punt return.
WEST LIBERTY 55, COLUMBUS JUNCTION 8
At West Liberty, Erik McKillip scored five rushing touchdowns on 21 carries for 116 yards and Ty Williams added two scores on an 8-yard run and 36-yard reception for the Comets (5-2, 4-1 2A-5) in a win over Columbus Junction.
ALBIA 24, MID-PRAIRIE 21
At Wellman, Jordan Crall broke a 21-21 tie with 26 seconds remaining on a 25-yard field goal Albia defeated Mid-Prairie. The win moved Albia (5-2, 4-1) one game ahead of Mid-Prairie (4-3, 3-2) in district 2A-6.
BENTON COMMUNITY 23, CLEAR CREEK AMANA 20