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Posted October 30, 2011
Second-round area playoff football capsules

When Linn-Mar and Cedar Rapids Washington collided in the regular season, the Lions rolled to a 56-7 win. They meet again Monday in a Class 4A second-round playoff game. (SourceMedia Group News)

Capsules for Monday’s second-round area games of the football playoffs:


Time & site — 7 p.m., at Linn-Mar Stadium

Records & rankings — Washington is 7-3; No. 2 Linn-Mar is 10-0.

Notable — Washington survived in one of 4A’s best first-round games Wednesday, outlasting Davenport Assumption 38-35. The Warriors were the only road team to prevail in the 4A East bracket in Round 1. Mitch Bredeson (149 yards) and Will Griffin (100) had big rushing nights. Linn-Mar did the expected in routing Clinton, 47-0, scoring all of its points in the first half. Andy Henry scored his 18th receiving touchdown of the season, extending his MVC record. He is tied for sixth all-time in Iowa in that category. Linn-Mar punished Washington, 56-7, in Week 7.


Time & site — 8:45 p.m., at Cedar Falls (UNI-Dome)

Records & rankings — No. 9 City High is 8-2; No. 6 Cedar Falls is 9-1.

Notable — Hard to imagine these MVC heavyweights meeting this early in the postseason, but here they are. City High’s last Dome appearance ended in heartbreak, an overtime loss to West Des Moines Dowling in the 2010 state championship game. Both teams breezed in the first round. City High jumped to a 41-6 halftime lead en route to a 48-26 victory over Cedar Rapids Kennedy, taking advantage of five turnovers. Cedar Falls blasted Muscatine, 51-7. Two of the state’s best backs will be on stage: CF’s Barkley Hill has rushed for 2,047 yards and 33 touchdowns to lead 4A; City’s Ronald Thompson counters with 1,669 yards and 19 TDs.


Time & site — 7 p.m., at Eldridge

Records & rankings — West is 8-2; No. 8 North Scott is 9-1.

Notable — West compiled a staggering 732 yards and 29 first downs in a 66-32 romp over Dubuque Wahlert in the first round, with Charles Rogers playing a hand in 488 yards. The Iowa State recruit rushed for 279 yards and passed for 209. The game was still competitive through three quarters (West led 45-29) before the Trojans pulled away. North Scott enjoyed a big offensive night in Round 1 as well, ousting Waterloo East, 58-29. The Lancers cranked out 507 yards, including 363 on the ground.


Time & site — 7 p.m., at Clear Lake

Records & rankings — Decorah is 8-2; No. 1 Clear Lake is 10-0.

Notable — Decorah spotted Boone a quick 14-0 lead before gathering itself and winning its first-round game, 30-17. Josey Jewell rushed for 147 yards and three touchdowns, and Gayge Samuelson intercepted two passes. Clear Lake quarterback Ozzie Adams has completed 66 percent of his passes for 1,590 yards. The Lions surrendered the first touchdown of their first-round game with Oelwein, but scored the next 28 points and prevailed, 34-13.


Time & site — 7 p.m., at Maquoketa

Records & rankings — Grinnell is 8-2; No. 8 Maquoketa is 9-1.

Notable — Both teams put up big offensive numbers in easy Round 1 victories. Maquoketa scored four touchdowns in the first quarter on its way to a 50-15 rout of Williamsburg — avenging a 2010 first-round loss to the Raiders — while Grinnell’s Eli Dunne ran for three TDs and passed for another in a 52-27 victory over Western Dubuque. Maquoketa allows 9.7 points per game, the second-lowest figure in 3A.


Time & site — 7 p.m., at Solon

Records & rankings — Union is 8-2; No. 6 Solon is 9-1.

Notable — Solon has this postseason thing down to a science (the Spartans have won four straight state championships), and looked like a winning club in a 44-0 first-round rout of Center Point-Urbana. The Spartans allowed 45 yards of offense and only two first downs. The Spartans must now contend with Union’s ground attack, which features Wes Burnside (1,441 yards, 25 touchdowns). Trev Hadachek scored on a pass from Jay Scheel with about a minute remaining as the Knights rallied past Washington (Iowa), 22-15.


Time & site — 6:15 p.m., at Cedar Falls (UNI-Dome)

Records & rankings — Both teams are 9-1. Webster City is ranked fourth; West Delaware is No. 7.

Notable — The Hawks have a short week to prepare for Webster City’s single-wing offense, which Coach Bob Howard made an art form at Sigourney-Keota. The game features two of the top rushers in 3A: Webster City’s Keagan Parks leads the class with 1,818 yards (and 27 touchdowns) while West Delaware counters with Sam Lahr (1,481 yards, 24 TDs). Lahr rushed for 175 yards and three scores as the Hawks pulled away to beat Ballard, 37-14, in the first round. Webster City downed Waverly-Shell Rock, 35-21.


Time & site — 7 p.m., at Dyersville

Records & rankings — Both teams are 9-1. Beckman is ranked No. 7; South Winn is 10th.

Notable — When these district rivals met in Week 9, Beckman rolled to a 37-0 win and captured the title. Now survival is at stake. Robbie Anstoetter caught four passes for 157 yards in the Blazers’ 27-0 defeat of Osage in the first round. Anstoetter (664 yards) and teammate Ty Troutman (564) both rank in the top eight in 2A receiving yards. Jared Holien’s 2-yard touchdown run broke a 6-all tie with 9:37 remaining, and South Winneshiek edged New Hampton, 12-6, to advance.


Time & site — 7 p.m., at Regina

Records & rankings –West Liberty is 7-3; No. 1 Regina is 10-0.

Notable — Regina owns a 24-game win streak that includes a 48-9 waltz over West Liberty on Oct. 21. That win gave the Regals the outright district title. The defending 2A state champion, Regina plowed through Davis County, 59-9, in the first round. West Liberty scored on its first play from scrimmage — a 78-yard run by Nick Boehme — on its way to a 23-6 win over Albia. The Comets held Albia to 49 rushing yards on 36 attempts.


Time & site — 7 p.m., at Alburnett

Records & rankings — Wapsie Valley is 9-1; No. 7 Alburnett is 10-0.

Notable — For the first time in school history, Alburnett has advanced to the second round. Mitchell Harger ran for 267 yards and four touchdowns in the Pirates’ 33-14 triumph over Bellevue. That effort increased Harger’s 1A-leading total to 2,424 yards and 37 touchdowns. The Pirates will be running into the teeth of a Wapsie defense that allows just 8.3 points per game. The Warriors battered Pekin, 47-7, in the first round. Wapsie’s lone loss this season was an overtime defeat to Turkey Valley.


Time & site — 7 p.m., at Jackson Junction

Records & rankings — Both teams are 8-2.

Notable — West Branch’s defense bared its teeth in a 42-7 first-round blitz of Starmont. The Bears held the Stars to 130 yards of total offense, while Brandon Young returned a fumble 45 yards for a touchdown. Turkey Valley had an easy time as well, avenging last year’s first-round loss to North Cedar with a 50-12 waltz. West Branch has won seven consecutive games after a 1-2 start. Cade Jones has rushed for 1,393 yards. Turkey Valley’s Jordan Mitchell has run for 1,051.


Time & site — 7 p.m., at Postville

Records & rankings — Don Bosco is 8-2; No. 8 Postville is 9-1.

Notable — Don Bosco made its playoff debut a memorable one, rallying from a 12-0 deficit to battle past Grundy Center, 15-12. As a result, the Dons get another crack at District 6 champion Postville, which beat the Dons 23-19 in the district opener way back in Week 3. The Pirates have a nice, balanced rushing attack with Cody James (945 yards) and Dallas Imoehl (878). Don Bosco is more pass-oriented behind QB Jake Hogan (69 of 124, 974 yards).


Time & site — 7 p.m., at Brooklyn

Records & rankings — No. 6 Lone Tree is 9-1; BGM is 8-2.

Notable — These teams squared off in Brooklyn in Week 6, and Lone Tree jumped on the Bears early in a 32-6 victory. BGM has been dominant since, picking up four straight big wins and shutting out its last three opponents (including a 47-0 playoff win over Danville on Wednesday). Lone Tree is second in Class A in scoring offense (46.7 points per game) while BGM ranks third in scoring defense (8.7). Lone Tree handled Iowa Valley, 49-7, in its playoff opener.  Gabe Lorack rushed for 149 yards and passed for 114 more.


Time & site — 7 p.m., at Lisbon

Records & rankings — Lynnville-Sully is 8-2; No. 1 Lisbon is 10-0.

Notable – Dominant Lisbon still is looking for a serious challenge from a Class A foe. In their nine games against “A” teams, the Lions have outscored the opposition by a 512-23 margin. That includes a 51-0 whitewash of Belle Plaine in the first round of the playoffs. The Lions have truly done it as a team; they don’t have a 1,000-yard rusher or a 1,000-yard passer. Lynnville-Sully should be a worthy opponent. The Hawks have surpassed 50 points on four occasions, including an impressive 54-14 rout of WACO in Round 1.


Time & site — 7 p.m., at Mason City

Records & rankings — Both teams are 9-1. Newman is ranked third; North Tama is No. 4.

Notable — Without a doubt, the best second-round game in Class A. These teams have become quite familiar with each other in the postseason, with Newman winning in the 2009 semifinals and North Tama gaining revenge in last year’s quarterfinals on the way to the state championship. Both teams breezed through their first-round games — North Tama handled North Butler, 24-7; Newman beat Elkader Central, 35-12.

2 Responses to Second-round area playoff football capsules

  1. I would like to know if there is a radio station that will be broadcasting the Lisbon game on the 31st, with internet streaming. I am a grandma from Nebraska that would love to listen!!!
    Thanks Husker Grandma W/Iowa grandson!!

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