High School Football

T-R PHOTO BY ROSS THEDE • Gladbrook-Reinbeck’s Cael Wyatt (23) intercepts a pass intended for Hudson’s Christian Seres (29) during the first quarter of Saturday’s football game in Gladbrook.

Hudson snaps G-R’s 29-game win streak, 5-0

GLADBROOK — The elements and the opponent combined to make an insurmountable adversary. Twenty hours after postponing their originally scheduled football game, Gladbrook-Reinbeck got bogged down by Hudson and a venue that truly resembled its nickname. A sideways rain, slippery footballs, a ...

PREP FOOTBALL: Marshalltown falls to Fort Dodge, 49-12

FORT DODGE — The Marshalltown football team lost a Class 4A District 4 game on Saturday for Fort Dodge on the road 49-12. The game, which was rescheduled from Friday due to weather, actually climbed to 49-0 for the Dodgers (4-3, 1-2), with the Bobcats (1-6, 0-3) scoring two touchdowns late ...

PREP FOOTBALL: HLV runs away from Colo-NESCO 63-14

VICTOR — The Colo-NESCO football team lost only its second game of the season with a 63-14 loss to 8-Man District 5 rival HLV on Friday. The big-play Warriors (6-2, 5-0) scored off a punt return, kick return and frumble recovery. Garrett Packer had 49 yards rushing and a score in the loss, ...

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Bobcat football team hoping to exploit Fort Dodge defense

With just three games left in the regular season for the Marshalltown football team, the Bobcats (1-5, 0-2) have essentially be reduced to the role of spoiler in the playoff picture, but that doesn’t mean there still isn’t room to grow and things to accomplish in 2017. MHS has a chance to ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Marshalltown quarterback Sam Irwin, right, looks to throw downfield while Indianola defender Miles Berg (50) spies him during the Indians’ 44-14 win over the Bobcats on Friday night at Leonard Cole Field.

’Cats can’t keep up with Indianola

Winless at home in its first three attempts and with two home games left on the schedule, the Marshalltown football team entered Friday’s Class 4A Division 4 contest against Indianola with a sense of urgency and a desire to play some physical football. The first drive started off well for ...

T-R PHOTO BY ROSS THEDE • East Marshall fullback Noah Banstra (30) takes on West Marshall defender David Willis (25) while running for a gain during the first half of Friday’s Class 2A District 3 football game in Le Grand.

Mustangs snap series skid

LE GRAND — A one-sided rivalry series got turned around by a handful of big plays, and for the first time since 2005 it was the Mustangs making more of them. The East Marshall football team snapped a seven-game losing streak suffered to its cross-county rival, beating West Marshall 22-18 in ...

Josh Peterson, Gladbrook-Reinbeck, and Philip Bower, Colo-NESCO

PREP FOOTBALL: Gladbrook-Reinbeck runs win streak to 29-straight

DES MOINES — The Gladbrook-Reinbeck football team won its 29th straight game on Friday night with a 55-13 drubbing of Class A District 5 opponent Grand View Christian on the road. Quarterback Hunter Lott was 12-for-17 passing with 203 yards and two touchdowns in the game, and Walker Thede ...

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Bobcats host Indianola, look for first home win

Marshalltown football has had an extra pep in its step at practice this week, both due to the beautiful fall weather they’ve experienced and to the fact that, though they didn’t come away victorious last week against Newton on Homecoming, the Bobcats played arguably their best game of the ...

PREP FOOTBALL: AGWSR triumphs on late field goal

ACKLEY — Luca Fiebach’s 24-yard field goal with 6.6 seconds left capped the AGWSR football team’s comeback from a 15-point deficit for a 45-44 win over Turkey Valley in Friday’s 8-Man District 2 Homecoming thriller. The Cougars (3-2, 1-1) trailed 44-29 before Alex Stahl returned a ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Mashalltown junior Giorgio Diiorio (34) avoids Newton defender Aaron Bartels during a run in the first quarter of the Bobcats’ Homecoming loss to the Cardinals.

MHS can’t catch Cardinals, 49-28

Friday’s Marshalltown football Homecoming matchup with Newton was a tale of two halves for the Bobcats. In the first half, after taking advantage of an opening-drive fumble by the Cardinals to take a 7-0 lead, MHS allowed Newton to roll off 28-straight points to take a 21-point lead. ...

PREP FOOTBALL: Second-ranked Rebels overcome early deficit

GLADBROOK — Hunter Lott threw five touchdown passes to help Class A No. 2 Gladbrook-Reinbeck overcome an early deficit en route to a 38-13 win against BGM in Friday’s District 5 win. The Rebels (5-0, 3-0) extended their win streak to 27 consecutive games despite trailing the visiting ...

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Bobcats look for win over rival Newton on Homecoming

Homecoming week presents an interesting challenge for sports teams, particularly the football team, who’s game is one of the main attraction for all the festivities. Lost in the pageantry and celebration sometimes is the fact that there is a team coming in to town to try and wreck the ...

PHOTO BY MATTHEW PUTNEY/THE COURIER • Marshalltown running back Kabba Pins (9) tries to turn the corner on Waterloo West’s Zacc Sanders in the second half of Friday’s game in Waterloo. The host Wahawks won 56-14.

Wahawks pull away from MHS, 56-14

WATERLOO — Waterloo West wasted no time in taking control after it appeared Marshalltown was going to run stride-for-stride with the Wahawks. Cade Dodd threw five touchdown passes in the first half and Waterloo West scored 43 unanswered points to break an early tie en route to a 56-14 ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • BCLUW quarterback Brad Barkema is brought down by Central Spring’s Azik Hodak during the first quarter of the Comets’ loss to the Panthers on Homecoming, 36-28. Barkema led BCLUW in rushing with 49 yards and through for three touchdowns in the loss.

BCLUW falls to Central Springs on Homecoming

CONRAD — Things couldn’t have started much better for the BCLUW football team on Friday night in its homecoming match against Central Springs. On the opening drive to start the first quarter, the Comets marched down the field and capped things off with a 30-yard touchdown strike from ...

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PREP FOOTBALL: Rebels run roughshod on GMG

GARWIN — The Gladbrook-Reinbeck football extended its current winning streak to 26-straight games with a 46-0 route of GMG on the road Friday night. Hunter Lott had two passing touchdowns, one rushing touchdown and a fumble return for a touchdown for the Class A No. 2 Rebels, while Josh ...

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Bobcats try to shake off close loss, travel to Waterloo West

Last Friday, the Marshalltown football team suffered an agonizing three-point defeat at the hands of Waterloo East in a game that featured a litany of errors by the Bobcats (1-2) that could have swung the momentum in their favor. Looking towards the team’s upcoming road matchup with ...

T-R PHOTO BY THORN COMPTON • Marshalltown senior Blake Linsenmeyer takes down Waterloo East running back Tyrell Gordan during the first half of the Bobcats’ 18-15 loss to the Trojans on Friday night at Leonard Cole Field.

Missed opportunities

With less than a minute to go in the fourth quarter on Friday night, Marshalltown head football coach Adam Goodvin faced arguably the toughest decision of his young coaching career. The Bobcats had the football at 4th-and-two with 33 seconds left on the Waterloo East 7-yard-line, down 18-15 ...

Cameron Bannister and Josh Larsen

PREP FOOTBALL: Trojans travel length of field to beat third-ranked A-P

PARKERSBURG — West Marshall quarterback Cameron Bannister commandeered a 99 1/2-yard scoring drive inside the final 1 minute, 32 seconds, capping it with a 17-yard scoring strike to Josh Larsen for the go-ahead score and a 34-28 victory over third-ranked Aplington-Parkersburg in Friday’s ...

PREP FOOTBALL: Spartans stave off South Hardin, 35-20

ELDORA — Caleb Kuiper rushed for 169 yards and three touchdowns, two in the third quarter, to help the Grundy Center football team take down South Hardin 35-20 in Friday’s non-district contest. A 24-yard touchdown run by Tanner Lawrence got South Hardin (1-2) within 23-20 before both of ...

PHOTO BY ARIAN SCHUESSLER/THE GLOBE GAZETTE • Marshalltown quarterback Sam Irwin fires a pass while being pressured by Mason City’s Parker Stricker (42) during Friday’s football game in Mason City.

MHS drops Mohawks

MASON CITY — The name says it all. Marshalltown’s special teams unit provided the plays the Bobcat football needed to get past Mason City, and MHS downed the Mohawks 16-13 in Friday’s non-district contest at Mohawk Stadium. Noah DeVenney took the opening kickoff of the second half ...