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 kickoff 74 yards for a touchdown late in the third quarter. After turning the ball over, AGWSR got it back with 75 yards to go and Liam Stubbe went the distance with the next play from scrimmage. The two-point conversion failed, however, leaving AGWSR facing a 44-42 deficit.
Turkey Valley’s drive to put the win away was spoiled by Stahl’s interception in the end zone, and the Cougars drove to the other end of the field to set up Fiebach’s game-winning field goal.
Stubbe finished with 27 carries for 209 yards and four touchdowns as the Cougars rushed for 355 of their 395 yards of total offense. Aaron Roelfs added 86 yards on 23 carries, adding a 1-yard touchdown run. His only pass completion went 40 yards to Stahl, who led the AGWSR defense with 9.5 tackles.
Turkey Valley (3-2, 1-2) was led by Ethan Leibold, who was 12-for-19 passing for 242 yards with five touchdowns and one costly interception. Cale Reicks had seven receptions for 116 yards and two scores.
Wolverines spoil West Marshall’s night
STATE CENTER — Cade Bennett ran for 131 yards and two touchdowns, leading Dike-New Hartford past the West Marshall football team 24-6 in Friday’s Class 2A District 3 clash.
The Wolverines (3-3, 2-1) took a 3-0 lead into halftime after Isaac Jorgensen’s 50-yard field goal, and then pulled ahead 17-0 after back-to-back third-quarter touchdown runs for Bennett.
West Marshall (3-2, 1-1) got on the board early in the fourth quarter with Cameron Bannister’s 6-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Sabastiano, but a 47-yard touchdown run by Cade Fuller brought the Wolverines to their final advantage.
West Marshall was limited to 145 yards of total offense, as Bannister finished 11-for-21 for 92 yards with two interceptions. Sabastiano, earlier named the Homecoming king, had four catches for 27 yards, and Josh Larsen had four grabs for 25 yards.
West Hancock blanks Spartans 30-0
BRITT — Tate Hagen had a pick-six and a pair of rushing touchdowns to lead the West Hancock football team past Grundy Center 30-0 in Friday’s Class A District 3 showdown.
West Hancock (3-2, 3-0) got the only points of the first half on a 35-yard touchdown run by MaCoy Yeakel, then broke it open in the third quarter on Hagen’s 56-yard interception return for a touchdown.
Hagen plowed in for 1- and 4-yard TD runs to stretch the Eagles’ final advantage.
Yeakel ran 11 times for 161 yards, Hagen got 89 yars and Josef Smith added 62 yards rushing for the Hawks, who did not complete a pass.
Caleb Kuiper paced Grundy Center (3-2, 2-1) with 149 rushing yards on 23 carries. Jake Bangasser finished 9-for-17 passing for 108 yards, finding Drew Rathe five times for 75 yards.
Tigers tripped up by No. 10 Falcons
ELDORA — The South Hardin football team suffered its fifth-straight loss, falling 32-13 to 10th-ranked Aplington-Parkersburg in Friday’s Class 2A District 3 game.
Sam Thorn ran 31 times for 243 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Falcons (5-1, 2-1). Carter Cuvelier was 10-for-18 passing for 111 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions.
South Hardin (1-5, 0-3) got 164 passing yards and two touchdowns from sophomore quarterback Dalton Lake, who was 16-for-29 with an interception. Kevin Rewoldt caught both touchdown passes, hauling in four catches for 66 yards for the Tigers. Tyrell Todd had eight grabs for 55 yards, and also had both interceptions for the South Hardin defense.
Belle Plaine powers past North Tama
BELLE PLAINE — The Belle Plaine football team tallied a pair of 100-yard rushers in a 44-6 victory over North Tama in Friday’s Class A District 5 game.
Trevin Straight rushed 17 times for 182 yards and three touchdowns, and Isaac Brandt had eight carries for 119 yards and two scores. Quarterback Garrett Straight added 95 yards and a TD as well for the Plainsmen (4-1, 3-0, who had 419 yards rushing in the win.
Skyler Staker completed 12-of-27 passes for 161 yards and an interception for North Tama (1-4, 0-3). Tayten Payne pulled in three passes for 62 yards and Noah Bond had four grabs for 60 yards to lead the Redhawk offense. Tyler Morrison tallied 78 rushing yards and the team’s lone touchdown.