AGWSR closes regular season with rout of North Cedar
ACKLEY – The AGWSR football team didn’t need to complete a pass to rout North Iowa 68-26 in Friday’s regular-season finale.
Senior Nathan Karsjens was 0-for-2 and junior Aaron Roelfs was 0-for-2 in the passing game, but junior Liam Stubbe and freshman Lucas Starr were able to carry the load for the Cougars (7-2, 5-1 8-Man District 2).
Stubbe posted 13 carries for 194 yards and one touchdown, while Starr had nine attempts for 102 yards and two scores.
Senior Tyler rose ran the ball six times for 89 yards and Roelfs had 10 carries for 56. Starr, Rose and Roelfs all had two touchdowns apiece.
Stubbe took care of things on defense as well, recording 11 total tackles, nine solo and two for a loss Friday night. Rose had seven total tackles, six for a loss.
AGWSR opens up the post season with a trip to Elkader to take on Central, Elkader (7-2) for the first round of the 8-Man playoff bracket.
Second-ranked Xavier ends STC’s season in defeat
TAMA – It wasn’t ideal, but the chips fell hard against South Tama County football Friday night as it wrapped up its season with a 48-12 loss to Class 3A No. 2 Cedar Rapids Xavier.
Senior quarterback Clayton Rosenberger went 15-for-26 for 281 yards, two touchdowns and an interception Friday night to lead the Trojans (3-6, 2-5). Kolbie Clark had seven carries for 28 yards, while the rest of the rushers for STC combined 14 carries for 14 yards.
Rosenberger found Brady Fritz on a 97-yard touchdown as well as senior Riley Davenport for a 25-yard touchdown for the Trojans’ only two scores. Both PATs were missed.
Fritz led all receivers with three catches for 121 yards, whle Davenport had three catches for 70 yards.
Junior Tanner Probasco led the way on defense with 9.5 tackles, nine of which where onl his own. Mario moncada also had eight solo tackles for the Trojan defense.
Xavier hosts Davenport Assumption (7-2) in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs on Friday.
BGM secures playoff spot by beating North Tama
BROOKLYN – It was win-and-in for the BGM football team Friday night, and it did just that.
The Bears (5-4, 5-2 Class A District 5) nabbed a 47-0 win against North Tama to secure a wild card spot in the Class A playoffs. The Redhawks (4-5, 3-4 Class A District 5) weren’t able to get much done, rushing for just 82 yards and passed for 68 more. Cael Kopriva was 3-for-9 passing while Skyler Staker was 2-for-2 in his appearance for the Redhawks.
Kopriva led the rushing attack with 56 yards on his own, and Tyler Morrison had 12 carries for 22 yards. Koprivia also had eight total tackles, seven solo.
Peyton Willenbring had four solo tackles and four assists for six total and Trinity Grimm had five solo tackles with one assist.
BGM heads to Montezuma (7-2) in the first round of the Class A playoffs on Friday.
Flater runs into record books as Spartans end with W
GRUNDY CENTER – Senior Bryce Flater cemented his place in history Friday night after rushing for 387 yards and six touchdowns in Grundy Center’s 81-20 win against West Fork.
Flater managed to amass 5,705 career rushing yards, good enough for 16th-most in Iowa high school football history. He was 20 points shy of 15th Trevor Bouma of Gehlen Catholic and is well ahead of Chris Schlueger’s (West Hancock) 5,452 17th-place yards.
The Spartan (6-3, 5-2 Class A District 3) senior also caught two passes for 80 yards, including 54-yard and 26-yard touchdowns.
Junior quarterback Jake Bangasser didn’t have to do much work, going 5-for-6 for 123 yards and three touchdowns. He had no interceptions.
Tim Knock followed up Flater’s performance on the ground with 12 carries for 89 yards, while sophomore Caleb Kuiper had four rushes for 14 yards and a touchdown.
Tanner Appel and Austin Knaack each had six tackles to help the Spartan defense and Appel had two interceptions, one for a touchdown.
Knock also took a pick back 25 yards for a score as well.
Grundy Center was the loser in a five-way tie for the final wild card spot in the Class A playoffs, and did not make the cut.
Norsemen knock off West Marshall in Week 9
STATE CENTER – Junior Beau Coberly returned a kick off 85 yards for West Marshall’s only score in the 31-6 loss to Roland-Story on Friday night.
Coberly had three returns for a total of 103 yards, but the Trojans (5-4, 3-4 Class 2A District 3) were otherwise kept out of the end zone. Sophomore quarterback Cameron Bannister was 6-for-10 with 97 yards passing and junior Alex Dickey rushed nine times for 43 yards.
The offensive line struggled, letting Bannister get sacked eight times for a loss of 40 yards.
Sophomore Chase Burr led the Trojan’s defense with 10.5 total tackles, including six solo. Cole Bacaam had three solo tackles including one for a loss.
Roland-Story (7-2) heads to PCM, Monroe (8-1) Friday night in the first round of the Class 2A playoffs.