HIGHLAND 62, DANVILLE 6
WEST BRANCH 56, NORTH CEDAR 0
Cade Jones rushed for 217 yards and three touchdowns and Bo Bower added 82 and two scores as the Bears won rolled to a non-district win.
Quarterback Cole Cook passed for one touchdown and ran for another to help the West Branch (5-2) cause.
The Bears limited North Cedar to less than 150 yards of offense.
— Jason Miller, correspondent
SPRINGVILLE 52, VALLEY COMMUNITY 16
Sam Scriver was 11 of 19 for 165 yards and three touchdowns, while Drake Coonrad ran for 94 yards and a TD on 22 carries to lead host Springville in an Eight-Man District 4 match-up.
Elias Nissen caught three passes for 75 yards and two scores for the Orioles (6-1, 5-1), who racked up 459 yards of total offense while allowing just 166 on defense to Valley Community (2-6, 2-4).
INDEPENDENCE 25, OELWEIN 7
Nick Frank had a 40-yard interception return for a touchdown and added a 56-yard touchdown reception for host Independence (2-5).
MAQUOKETA VALLEY 28, BELLEVUE 10
Ryan Parmely ran for a game-high 182 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries to lead Maquoketa Valley (6-1, 3-1 Class 1A District 5) at Delhi. Parmely also added two interceptions on defense for the Wildcats. Bellevue fell to 3-4, 1-3.
MOUNT VERNON 60, LOUISA-MUSCATINE 36
Marshall Tuerler scored four touchdowns, including a 46-yard TD romp, for Mount Vernon in a high-scoring game at home.Conner Shaffer added an 80-yard kickoff return touchdown for the Mustangs (4-3).Brandon Tomer led the Louisa-Muscatine (3-4) offense with three touchdowns.
CLAYTON RIDGE 21, TIPTON 14
Clayton Ridge Coach Kevin Campbell got what he wanted and now the Eagles are in line for the Class 1A District 5 title.
“It’s not what happens in the game, it’s how you respond,” Campbell said he preaches to his team often.
The Eagles (4-1, 5-2) responded all last night, holding off Tipton, 21-14, for a key win in Guttenberg.
“It’s a great win,” Campbell said. “The kids played hard and stuck with it.”
After the Tigers (3-1, 5-2) tied the game, 14-14, with 7:31 left on a Alex Wiley 13-yard run, Clayton Ridge’s Kohle Helle hit Colten Rastetter on a 69-yard touchdown pass with 6:27 left for the final score.
The Eagle defense then took over after a late scare, holding off the Tigers.
“We needed this one for the district title,” Campbell said. “If we can win out, we’ll be in a good position for the playoffs.”
After a scoreless first quarter, Tipton got on the board with 7:55 left in the second after the Eagles fumbled a punt at their own 20. Wiley then hit Brett Penningroth for a touchdown, giving the Tigers a 7-0 lead.
Clayton Ridge came right back and tied the game on a nifty 20-yard quarterback drawn by Kohle Helle with 5:42 left.
Kalen Backes, who made key runs all night, gave Clayton Ridge a 14-7 lead with 1:21 left in the third on a 1-yard run.
The Eagles close district play next Friday against winless North Cedar.
— J.R. Ogden, The Gazette
WEST DELAWARE 34, VINTON-SHELLSBURG 0
Ryan Dudak rushed for 222 yards and scored twice as the Hawks blanked the Vikings.
Dudak scored on aa 65-yard pass from Brent Lammers and on a 12-yard run.
Lammers completed 5 of 13 passes for 159 yards and two TDs, also hitting Jack Curley from 19 yards out.
Vinton-Shellsburg managed just 104 yards.
— Bill Logan, correspondent
DECORAH 35, CRESTWOOD 15
Josey Jewell rushed for 177 yards and two touchdowns as the Vikings defense limited Crestwood to 31 rushing yards
Gavin Nimrod also scored two TDs for top-ranked Decorah and Royce Pierce threw a 25-yard TD pass to Michael Peter.
Decorah rushed for 372 yards.
— Darin Svenson, correspondent
CLEAR CREEK AMANA 31, ANAMOSA 13
Jonathon Nzombo rushed for 117 yards and a touchdown to lead the Clippers.
Quarterback Konrad Moore completed 12 of 22 passes for 195 yards and two toucdowns as Clear Creek Amana overcame four first-quarter fumbles.
Dylon Kula led Anamosa with 131 yards on 20 rushes.
— Daryl Schepanski, correspondent