High School Football

Defense delivers for No. 2 Rebels

BELLE PLAINE - The Class A No. 2 Gladbrook-Reinbeck football team secured the District 5 championship with a 20-6 win at Belle Plaine on Friday night.The Rebels (8-0, 6-0) played the Plainsmen (6-2, 4-2) to a scoreless tie in the first half but a pair of defensive touchdowns helped G-R score ...

Stopping Rams’ rushing attack the top task for Bobcats

It'll be back to a similar game plan as it had two weeks previous for the Bobcat football team, which is paired up with a run-heavy Southeast Polk program Friday night.The Rams (3-4, 2-1 Class 4A District 4) will be led by a stout running game of Jackson Cole and Gavin Williams.Cole, also the ...

Decorah drops STC in district football

DECORAH - Senior quarterback Clayton Rosenberger threw for two touchdowns and South Tama County returned a fumble and kickoff for scores, but the Trojan football team fell by seven points in a 40-33 defeat at Decorah (3-4, 2-3) in Class 3A District 3 play Friday night.Rosenberger finished ...

Spartans stomp Nashua-Plainfield

NASHUA - The Grundy Center football team came out strong against Nashua-Plainfield Friday night, scoring 48 points in the first half on its way to a 54-0 win in Class A District 3 play.Bryce Flater finished the night with 259 yards rushing on 15 carries and five touchdowns. The Grundy Center ...

Dodged

Any coach or football player can attest, changing the culture of a football program is no simple task. So when the Bobcat football team took down a favorited Fort Dodge team at home Friday night, 34-7, head coach Don Knock said it was a huge key to taking that next step forward."I love all our ...

HLV gains upper hand on Royals

COLO - The Royals weren't expecting to make a complete shift in offensive scheme mid-game, but the Colo-NESCO football team did what it had to do to get itself back into the contest.After punting and turning the ball over on downs on its first two possessions of Friday night's 8-Man District 5 ...

Rebels plunder No. 8 Pirates

HUDSON - Gladbrook-Reinbeck put the ball in Walker Thede's hands, and he did the rest.The Rebel junior scored four touchdowns by three different means and the second-ranked G-R football team pillaged No. 8 Hudson 43-5 in Friday's Class A District 5 showdown between unbeaten teams.Thede tallied ...

Bobcats brace for Fort Dodge air assault

Every Friday night, the goal is simple: Win.And while the Marshalltown football team hasn't had as many opportunities as it would like to win this season, head coach Don Knock and senior TJ Snyder both stressed the importance of something greater than just winning in preparation for this week's ...

Prep Football Rankings

The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school football polls of the 2014 season with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:CLASS 4A, Record, Pts, Prv1. WDM Valley (14), 6-0, 140, 12. Dowling Catholic, 5-1, 125, 23. Ankeny ...

Bobcats lack punch at Indianola

INDIANOLA - In another flat offensive start, a worn-out Bobcat defense was unsuccessful in halting the run-heavy Indianola team and fell on the road for the second consecutive week, 38-21, Friday night.The lackluster performance was juiced by a jolt from bench players late in the fourth ...

West Marshall wallops cross-county rival

STATE CENTER - Heading into the Class 2A District 3 rival matchup with East Marshall, the West Marshall football coaching staff had discussions with quarterback Cameron Bannister. Head coach Cody Hackett and crew told the sophomore signal caller to not take off so quickly running out of the ...

Rebels run roughshod on Thunder

GLADBROOK - The Gladbrook-Reinbeck football team averaged 12.5 yards per play in throttling Grand View Christian 63-7 on Friday in Class A District 5 play.The second-ranked Rebels (6-0, 4-0) scored four times in the first quarter from no closer than 43 yards out. Parker Bown had a 54-yard ...

Ex-Spartan honored by D2Football

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Truman State punter Brock Rohler was named the D2Football.com Special Teams Player of the Week following his performance in the Bulldogs' 37-0 victory against Lincoln University on Saturday.Rohler, a sophomore from Grundy Center, won the same honor from the Great Lakes Valley ...

Indianola’s pass attack the focus for Bobcats

A week after falling 45-14 to Newton, the Marshalltown football team is reeling to find the answers to a lost fight. Preparing for their second road trip in as many weeks, the Bobcats head to face a stout Indianola team that, on paper, will prove to be just as challenging.The Indians (2-3, 0-1 ...

STC football outscores Vikings, 46-29

VINTON - The South Tama football team piled up 393 yards of total offense to score a 46-29, Class 3A District 3 victory against Vinton-Shellsburg on Friday night.STC quarterback Clayton Rosenberger completed 8-of-14 pass attempts for 205 yards and three touchdowns, highlighted by a 69-yard ...

Second-ranked Rebels rough up BGM

BROOKLYN - The Class A No. 2 Gladbrook-Reinbeck football team continued its dominance with a 42-14 win against BGM on the road Friday night. The Rebels (5-0, 3-0) jumped out to a pair of scores in the first and second quarters, making it a 28-0 lead at the break.Quarterback Hunter Lott was ...

Newton runs by Bobcats, 45-14

NEWTON - Coming in to Friday night's Class 4A District 4 opener with Newton, the Marshalltown defense knew it was going to have to contain a complex running offense. And while it did force four turnovers - three fumbles and an interception returned for a touchdown - the Cardinals ran for 271 ...

Spartan defense can’t withstand No. 8 Eagles

GRUNDY CENTER - Bryce Flater and the Spartan offense did what needed to be done Friday night. Unfortunate for the Grundy Center football team, the Eagles did what needed to be done a little better.West Hancock ran for 374 yards as a team, never attempting a pass on the night, to counter ...

Tigers take down A-P in 2OT

PARKERSBURG - Kolten Rewoldt connected with Kevin Rewoldt for touchdowns in both overtimes, and Michael Halsey's extra-point kick in the second extra session proved to be the deciding point as South Hardin defeated Aplington-Parkersburg 36-35 in Friday's Class 2A District 3, double-overtime ...

Britten leads Royals at Roland-Story

STORY CITY - The Colo-NESCO girls' cross country team came away with fourth place in the 14-team Roland-Story Norseman Invite on Thursday.Royals junior Alexis Britten led her squad with a 10th-place finish, clocking in at 22 minutes, 37.08 seconds. Faith Vincent and Lauryn Hill crossed ...