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Posted August 30, 2012
Week 2 football capsules

Cedar Rapids Washington's Mitch Bredeson dives past Jacob Shannon (11) and Austin Holzer (53) of Cedar Rapids Kennedy to score a touchdown during the Warriors' 17-6 win last week. Washington is at No. 5 Iowa City West on Friday. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette-KCRG TV9)

A dozen key area football games for Week 2:

CEDAR RAPIDS XAVIER at CEDAR RAPIDS JEFFERSON

Time and site: 7:15 pm. Thursday, at Kingston Stadium

TV: KCRG 9.2

Records and rankings: Class 4A No. 7 Xavier is 1-0; Jefferson is 0-1.

Notable: Jefferson’s losing streak reached 23 with a 28-7 defeat at Cedar Rapids Prairie last week, and it gets no easier Thursday. Reggie Schulte passed for 194 yards and Cal Stovie rushed for 139 as Xavier blasted Dubuque Hempstead, 48-7, in its opener. The Saints allowed just 134 yards of total offense. Jefferson got down 21-0 in the first half against Prairie, then played the Hawks even after intermission.

LINN-MAR at DUBUQUE SENIOR

Time and site: 7:15 p.m. Thursday, at University of Dubuque

Records and rankings: Linn-Mar is 0-1; Senior is 1-0. Both teams are unranked.

Notable: A 49-14 loss to Iowa City West has Linn-Mar at 0-1 for the first time since 2008. The Lions surrendered 271 passing yards in the defeat. Linn-Mar got fourth-quarter touchdowns from Ross Lembeck and Dakota Digmann. Senior won its opener, 21-20 in overtime against Waterloo West. Alex Duster rushed for 86 yards and a touchdown. The Rams are aiming for their first multiple-win season since 2005.

CEDAR RAPIDS WASHINGTON at IOWA CITY WEST

Time and site: 7:15 p.m. Friday, at Trojan Field

Records and rankings: Both teams are 1-0. West is No. 5 in Class 4A.

Notable: Washington pulled a minor surprise in its opener, keeping Cedar Rapids Kennedy out of the end zone in a 17-6 victory. Mitch Blades passed for 138 yards while Mitch Brederson rushed for 115 yards and two TDs. West dominated in all facets of a 49-14 win over Linn-Mar. Quarterback Nate Boland completed 14 of 22 passes for 237 yards and two touchdowns, hooking up with six different receivers. Dondre Alexander caught four passes for 118 yards; Ezra Reiners rushed 11 times for 118 yards.

DECORAH at MARION

Time and site: 7:30 p.m. Friday, at Thomas Park Field

Records and rankings: Both teams are 1-0. Decorah is No. 1 in Class 3A; Marion is No. 5.

Notable: Marion put up one of the state’s most impressive performances in the opening week, putting up 44 second-quarter points in a 70-7 rout at Mount Pleasant. Trevor Hardman, Trev Beiry and Cameron Mohwinkle rushed for two touchdowns apiece, and the Indians put the ball in the air only four times all night. Last year’s 3A state champion, Decorah got off to a promising start with a 35-7 win over Waverly-Shell Rock. Josey Jewell had two touchdowns — one rushing and one via the punt-return game.

SOLON at IOWA CITY REGINA

Time and site: 7:30 p.m. Friday, at Regina

TV: KCRG 9.2

Records and rankings: Both teams are 1-0. Regina is No. 1 in Class 1A; Solon is No. 8 is 3A.

Notable: Regina puts its 29-game winning streak on the line, and its a streak that contains two wins over the Spartans. The Regals were in fast form in Week 1, scoring four touchdowns in a 14-minute stretch of a 47-0 win over West Liberty. Mark Ward completed 14 of 20 passes for 237 yards and three touchdowns — all to Alex Balke. Solon rallied from a halftime deficit to fight past Mount Vernon, 21-11, beating the Mustangs for the 10th straight year. The Spartans surrendered just one first down in the second half.

CEDAR RAPIDS PRAIRIE at CEDAR RAPIDS KENNEDY

Time and site: 7:15 p.m. Friday, at Kingston Stadium

Records and rankings: Prairie is 1-0; Kennedy is 0-1. Both teams are unranked.

Notable: Prairie was projected by many to be the surprise team in the Metro, and the Hawks got off on the right foot with a 28-7 conquest of Cedar Rapids Jefferson. The Hawks were extremely balanced, rushing for 213 yards and passing for 189. Jace Hanna hooked up with Jarred Edmonds for three touchdowns. Kennedy never got its offense untracked in a 17-6 loss to Cedar Rapids Washington. The Cougars completed only 4 of 26 passes, and with Iowa City West looming in Week 3, this is an extremely critical game for the Cougars.

WATERLOO WEST at IOWA CITY HIGH

Time and site: 7:15 p.m. Friday, at Bates Field

Records and rankings: Both teams are 0-1 and unranked.

Notable: City High is 0-1 for the first time since 2003. The Little Hawks gave up three third-quarter touchdowns in a 28-14 defeat at the UNI-Dome to Cedar Falls. Bryson Runge rushed for 138 yards, but the Little Hawks coughed up six turnovers. Waterloo West suffered a 21-20 overtime loss to Dubuque Senior and has dropped 14 straight games.

VALLEY COMMUNITY at CEDAR VALLEY CHRISTIAN

Time and site: 7 p.m. Friday, at LaSalle Middle School

Records and rankings: Both teams are 0-1 and unranked.

Notable: It’s the first home game for Cedar Valley Christian, and there’s nowhere to go but forward for the Huskies, who gave up 48 points in the first quarter of a 76-0 loss to HLV to open their second season of football. Cedar Valley amassed just 58 yards of offense. Valley is coming off a lopsided loss as well — 68-28 to Preston — to begin its eight-man era. Cody Torkelson ran for three touchdowns.

DYERSVILLE BECKMAN at WEST DELAWARE

Time and site: 7:30 p.m. Friday, at Manchester

Records and rankings: Beckman is 0-1; West Delaware is 1-0. Both teams are unranked.

Notable: For a team that had graduated so much, West Delaware’s season opener went exceedingly well. Ryan Dudek rushed for 181 yards and Tim Tutton added 154, both averaging more than 10 yards per carry, in the Hawks’ 28-7 win over DeWitt Central. Beckman didn’t have as much success offensively, suffering a 7-6 loss to Western Dubuque.

MAQUOKETA at WESTERN DUBUQUE

Time and site: 7:30 p.m. Friday, at Epworth

Records and rankings: Both teams are 1-0 and unranked.

Notable: Despite just 183 yards of total offense, Western Dubuque was able to notch a win its opener, 7-6, over Dyersville Beckman. Daniel Beard scored the Bobcats’ lone touchdown, and that was enough. Maquoketa got 108 yards rushing and two touchdowns from Trent Bollman in a 21-6 win over Cascade.

MONTICELLO at MAQUOKETA VALLEY

Time and site: 7:30 p.m. Friday, at Delhi

Records and rankings: Both teams are 1-0 and unranked.

Notable: Monticello has reclaimed “The Cowbell,” pitching a 25-0 shutout against Anamosa in its opener. Juniors Tanner Felton and Jacob Black rushed for 123 and 116 yards, respectively, and both scored a pair of touchdowns. Maquoketa Valley didn’t do anything to hurt its standing as 1A District 5 title hopeful, scoring an impressive 28-8 win over Starmont. Ryan Parmely rushed for 190 yards and three touchdowns.

ALBURNETT at LISBON

Time and site: 7 p.m. Friday, at Lisbon

Records and rankings: Alburnett is 1-0; Lisbon is 0-1. Both teams are unranked.

Notable: A pair of teams coming of huge 2011 seasons had their hands full in Week 1. Defending Class A state champion Lisbon suffered a 28-7 loss to West Branch while Alburnett — a 1A district champion a year ago — had to scratch to beat North Linn, 30-29. Alec Philipp hooked up with Dylan Miller for two touchdowns to help the Pirates escape. Trevor Moore ran for 105 yards and Lisbon’s lone TD last week.

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