GREENE - For the second consecutive district game, Grundy Center turned back a challenger for the second-place spot in the Class A District 3 football standings. The Spartans claimed a 21-14 win over North Butler on Friday.
Grundy Center improves to 5-3 overall and 3-1 in district play. North Butler falls to 4-4 overall and 2-2 in the district.
Nathan Schmadeke had five receptions for 77 yards and a 13-yard touchdown from quarterback Joel Rust for the Spartans. Schmadeke also had a rushing score and completed a pass for 46 yards. Cody Cole rushed for 77 yards, while Connor Notebook had 67 rushing yards and a touchdown. Rust finished with 133 passing yards.
Neil Damon's 16 total tackles were a team-high for Grundy Center. Dylan Lyman added 10 tackles and an interception.
The Spartans host GMG next Friday.
CMB 42, South Hardin 28
MAXWELL - CMB intercepted five South Hardin passes and returned three for touchdowns on Friday night in Class 2A District 7 play.
Jacob Fricke, Darrein Sadler and Zach Samson each returned an interception for a score, while Zach Hartgers had two picks for the Raiders (6-2, 4-2). Cody Schmitz passed for 181 yards and had a 71-yard scoring strike to Josh Zeiser. Luke Gibbs rushed for 87 yards and a TD to go with 20 total tackles on defense.
Ben Ferris rushed 28 times for 136 yards and a touchdown for the visiting Tigers (2-6, 1-5). Tyler Petersen and quarterback Levi Prosser both added a rushing score. Dayton Balvanz caught a 4-yard touchdown pass from Prosser.
South Hardin hosts Fort Dodge St. Edmond next Friday in Eldora.
Aplington-Parkersburg 55, AGWSR 7
ACKLEY - Class 1A No. 5 Aplington-Parkersburg won its sixth straight District 3 contest on Friday night.
Jason Grill turned his seven rushing attempts in 162 yards and two touchdowns for the Falcons (7-1, 6-0). Brady Frey added two scores, including a 73-yard scamper. Shason Petersen returned an interception for a score, while Kollin Cuvelier took a fumble back for a touchdown.
AGWSR (1-7, 0-6) closes out the season next Friday at Garner-Hayfield.