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Trojans trample Tigers; Redhawks rout Royals

September 17, 2011
By TIMES-REPUBLICAN STAFF (sports@timesrepublican.com) , Times-Republican

ELDORA - Class 2A No. 2 West Marshall pitched its second shutout of the season by running away from South Hardin, 61-0, in Friday's District 7 matchup.

West Marshall (4-0, 2-0) got 94 rushing yards and four touchdowns from all-state running back Dalton Ferch on just 12 carries. Tanner Stalzer added 57 yards on the ground, including a 49-yard run to paydirt on the Trojans' first play of the second half.

Duncan Ferch had two second-half touchdowns as well, returning an interception 37 yards for a score and taking a Jake Pszanka pass 28 yards for another TD. Matt Van Metre added an 11-yard TD scamper to close out the Trojan scoring.

Quarterback Braydn Beals finished 3-for-11 for 102 yards, highlighed by a 60-yard touchdown pass to Josh Bunn to make it 27-0 Trojans at the half.

Stalzer paced the defense with 10 tackles and an interception, while Dustin Aikin had 10 tackles and Tysen Streeter nine. Bunn and Duncan Ferch also had interceptions as West Marshall held South Hardin (1-3, 0-2) to just 50 yards of total offense.

Tiger quarterback Levi Prosser went 4-for-18 passing for 47 yards and three interceptions, while Tyler Petersen led the rushing game with 22 yards.

Andrew Stowe had nine tackles to lead South Hardin, which travels to Gilbert on Friday. West Marshall hosts North Polk for the Trojans' Homecoming game Friday.

North Tama 56, Colo-NESCO 0

COLO - Class A No. 2 North Tama dealt its fourth straight shutout to start the season, dealing Colo-NESCO a 56-0 setback in a non-district game Friday night.

North Tama quarterback Jacob Wrage finished 8-for-9 passing for 141 yards and four touchdowns, connecting with four different receivers for the scores. Damon Spencer hauled in an 11-yard touchdown pass and Jacob Watson caught a 19-yarder to make it 28-0 Redhawks at the end of the first quarter.

Dalton Hulme had a 25-yard TD catch and Mitchell Boerm added a 43-yard scoring reception as North Tama rolled to 4-0.

Wrage also rushed four times for 60 yards and North Tama's opening touchdown on a 26-yard scamper.

Hulme also had a punt block and return for a touchdown, helping to send Colo-NESCO to 0-5.

Colo-NESCO plays a Class A District 3 game next week at Rockford, while North Tama goes on the road to face Valley Community in Elgin.