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Thompson’s huge night not enough for Comets

October 9, 2011
By TIMES-REPUBLICAN STAFF ( , Times-Republican

JEWELL - Cole Thompson erupted for 316 rushing yards for BCLUW in its Class 1A District 4 battle with South Hamilton that went down to the wire.

The host Hawks denied Thompson and the Comets a win as South Hamilton used a fourth-quarter score to claim a 26-20 victory Friday.

Thompson had 28 carries to amass his 316 yards - one of the top totals in Class 1A this fall - for an average of 11.3 yards per tote. Thompson scored two touchdowns in the first quarter (70 and 3 yards) and added an 80-yard scoring run to send the game to halftime tied at 20-all.

The fourth-quarter 1-yard touchdown run by Chris Jacobson was the only score of the second half.

Taylor Case finished with 14 total tackles and a sack for BCLUW. Isaac Novak added 10 stops, Thompson nine, while Lane Caster had a fumble recovery.

The Comets (2-5, 0-5) return to host Woodward-Granger next Friday, then Hudson on Oct. 21.

Grundy Center 35, East Buchanan 14

GRUNDY CENTER - The Spartans moved over .500 for the season at 4-3 as they won back-to-back times for the first time this season.

Cody Cole finished with 12 rushes for 115 yards and a 46-yard touchdown for Grundy Center in the non-district win. Connor Noteboom added 46 yards and a pair of scores. Quarterback Joel Rust passed for 111 yards and threw a 25-yard scoring strike to Nathan Schmadeke.

The senior Schmadeke turned five receptions for 74 yards and also had a 30-yard punt return touchdown.

Dylan Lyman's 10 total tackles, three for loss, along with Bryce Moats' 10 stops led the Spartan defense.

North Butler won its game against Rockford on Friday to set up a matchup of teams with 2-1 Class A District 3 records next Friday as Grundy Center travels to Greene.

North Tama 31, Don Bosco 7

WATERLOO - Class A No. 7 North Tama bounced back from last week's loss to Postville with a 24-point win over the Dons at Sloane Wallace Stadium.

Nick Whannel had a strong game on both sides of the ball for the Redhawks (6-1, 3-1 District 4). He finished with 14 rushes for 76 yards and three touchdowns to go with with 10 total tackles and a pair of sacks.

Dalton Hulme had a team-high 87 rushing yards for North Tama. Brent Billerbeck added 49 receiving yards.

The Redhawks moved ahead of Don Bosco (5-2, 3-2) in the district standings with the victory.

Meskwaki 72, Seymour 26

SEYMOUR - Iowa 8-man football's top rushing offense racked up 343 yards on the ground in Meskwaki Settlement's rout of host Seymour.

Four different players had rushing touchdowns for the Warriors (4-4, 3-2 District 5). Winston Wolf finished with 177 rushing yards, while Vincent Lasley added 120 and both players scored three times. Lasley also threw a scoring pass to Denness Keahna and returned an interception for a TD.

Lasley's three interceptions led Meskwaki's defensive effort against Seymour (0-7, 0-5). Freshman Demarce Keahna had 12 total tackles, while Lasley added 11 stops.

The Warriors are now in a three-way tie for third place in the district standings.

North Polk 42, South Hardin 0

ELDORA - Sam Pickard and Cody Moeckly both had a pair of rushing touchdowns as North Polk claimed a Class 2A District 7 contest over the host Tigers.

Tyler Petersen rushed for 53 yards for South Hardin (2-5, 1-4). North Polk (5-2, 3-2) limited the Tigers to 56 yards of total offense. Blake Richie finished with nine total tackles for South Hardin, Nick McCall and Andrew Stowe both had eight, while Ben Ferris added an interception.

Roland-Story 36, East Marshall 0

LE GRAND - Jordan Staker, Nolan Samo and Alex Johnson each totaled at least 50 rushing yards and a touchdown in Roland-Story's win.

Staker had 79 yards and two touchdowns, Samo 59 yards and a score, while Johnson finished with 50 yards and a TD.

Alex Johnson and Zach Hovick both had an interception for Roland-Story (4-3, 2-3 Class 2A District 7). The Norsemen capitalized on good field position all night as East Marshall was hurt by turning the ball over inside its own 20 and several big returns by Roland-Story.

Taylor Vibbard's nine total tackles were a team-high for the Mustangs (0-7, 0-5). Brendan Wanatee added seven tackles and Zach Rubenbauer six.