Gladbrook-Reinbeck knocks off Knights
LA PORTE CITY – Eric Stoakes ran for 113 yards, including a 22-yard touchdown in the second quarter, as Gladbrook-Reinbeck avenged its only regular-season loss from a year ago by beating Union Community 13-6 on Friday night.
The Rebels, ranked No. 1 in the Des Moines Register’s preseason poll, struck first on Jake Schuman’s fourth-down touchdown pass to Colton Dinsdale, which covered 9 yards. Walker Thede’s point-after kick made it 7-0 G-R amid the downpour.
Stoakes made it 13-0 with his touchdown dash early in the second period, but Union pulled back to within a score on Isaiah Vaughn’s 2-yard touchdown plunge.
Neither team tallied points in the second half as Gladbrook-Reinbeck prevailed.
Schuman finished 7-of-16 passing for 83 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. Hunter Lott had one catch for 47 yards, Josh Cooley had four grabs for 30 yards, and Dinsdale made two receptions for six yards and a score.
Dinsdale also led the Rebel defense with six solo and seven assisted tackles as well as a quarterback sack. Schuman had three interceptions, Cooley totaled six stops, while Kainen Hendricks had 4.5 tackles and an interception.
G-R outgained the Knights 244-147. Vaughn rushed for 73 yards to lead Union.
Gladbrook-Reinbeck hosts Dike-New Hartford (1-0) in non-district action next Friday night in Gladbrook.
Montezuma 8, Grundy Center 7
MONTEZUMA – Montezuma’s two-point conversion made the difference as the Braves beat Grundy Center 8-7 in Friday’s Week 1 football game.
Quarterback Logan Price scored on a 1-yard touchdown run, and his two-point conversion gave Montezuma the lead for good with five minutes left in the game. Grundy Center blocked a punt inside the last two minutes but could not convert the short field into a go-ahead score, throwing an interception instead.
Bryce Flater ran for 138 yards on 26 carries, dashing in from 48 yards to give the Spartans the go-ahead score in the second quarter. He provided nearly all the offense for Grundy Center, which did not complete a pass in the rain.
Flater also led the Spartans with 7.5 tackles, while Jordan Graham had 6.5 and Cade Rohler had six. Graham and Flater both recovered fumbles and Chase Boren pulled down an interception.
Grundy Center hosts South Hardin (1-0) Friday.
East Buchanan 48, North Tama 0
TRAER – North Tama was held to 25 yards of total offense in a lopsided loss at home to East Buchanan in Friday’s season opener.
Redhawk quarterback Cael Kopriva ran for 15 yards and was 1-for-5 passing for 7 yards. North Tama ran just 22 plays in the loss.
Kopriva led the defense with 5.5 tackles, and Caden Stuart had 4.5. Scott Morrison recovered a fumble as well for North Tama.