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 effective and precise throughout the game, going 7-for-10 with 246 yards passing and two touchdowns. He paired his passing performance with 15 carries for 74 yards and another score.
Parker Bown led the team in carries with 17, running for 44 yards and two touchdowns.
Gage Murty led the receiving corps with four catches for 177 yards and a touchdown. The other three receivers – Walker Thede, Bown and Matt Roeding – combined for 69 yards and one touchdown (Thede).
The Rebels and Bears (2-3, 2-1) traded scores in the third and fourth quarters. Thomas Mussig led the Rebel defense with seven total tackles, five of his own and 1.5 tackles for loss. Thede was a perfect 4-for-4 on his extra points.
G-R hosts Grand View Christian on Friday night for its next District 5 challenge.
Cougars fall to Trojans in ranked clash
JACKSON JUNCTION – Senior Mason Eilderts rushed for 31 yards and had ninth-ranked AGWSR’s only score Friday night in its 62-8, 8-Man loss to No. 5 Turkey Valley.
Nathan Karsjens and Aaron Roelfs were a combined 0-for-7 while the Cougars (3-2, 1-1 8-Man District 2) rushed for a total of 263 yards. Karsjens led the team with 99 yards on 18 carries. Liam Stubbe ran for 70 on 13 carries and Roelfs for 50 more yards on 11 carries.
Tyler Rose and Stubbe did their best to slow down Turkey Valley (5-0, 3-0), grabbing five solo tackles apiece. Tate Hofmeister, Eilders, Karsjens and Roelfs all had three solo tackles. Stubbe led the team with six total. Roelfs had one solo tackle for a loss.
Eilderts did a fine job on kick return, bringing back kickoffs for 85 yards on three returns.
AGWSR hosts Northwood-Kensett on Friday.
Plainsmen stay perfect at North Tama
TRAER – Cael Kopriva did his best to keep the Redhawks in the game Friday night, but Belle Plaine (5-0, 3-0) ended up on top in the 32-20 win in Class A District 5 play.
Kopriva was 10-for-15 with 103 yards passing and a touchdown. The senior quarterback also threw two interceptions.
North Tama (1-4, 0-3) spread its wealth among receivers, with Nic Sierra leading the way with three catches for 38 yards. Hale Hulme had two grabs for 18 yards, Trinity Grimm one catch for 16 and Jacob Gorder with two catches for 15 yards.
Michael Krienert led the rushing attack with 16 carries for 69 yards and a touchdown from three yards out. Sophomore Tyler Morrison gave helped carry the load with 12 rushes for 30 yards and Kopriva scrambled in for a touchdown, three yards and 13 carries. He also led the defense with seven solo tackles and 10.5 total tackles.
Peyton Willenbring had five solo tackles and seven total while Cory Kennedy had five solo tackles and two for a loss on his way to 6.5 total tackles.
North Tama travels to Colfax-Mingo on Friday.
Comets blanked by South Winneshiek
CONRAD – The season continued to be trying on the BCLUW football team as it fell 38-0 to South Winneshiek on Friday night in Class 1A District 2 action.
Brad Barkema was 7-for-17 for 45 yards and two interceptions. Caleb Engle led the Comets (0-5, 0-3) in receptions with two for 15 yards. Greg Schmitt led all rushers with 19 carries for 54 yards. Engle had five carries for 12 yards.
Clay Silver led the defense with nine total tackles, six on his own and six assisted. Mason Dhyne had 6.5 total tackles, five on his own and three assisted.
Barkema had an interception of his own, one he returned for 5 yards. Both Bradley Bell and Calob Keller recovered South Winneshiek (3-2, 2-1) fumbles, helping the Comets win the turnover battle.
BCLUW heads to Lake Mills for their next district competition on Friday.