PREP FOOTBALL: Second-ranked Rebels overcome early deficit
GLADBROOK — Hunter Lott threw five touchdown passes to help Class A No. 2 Gladbrook-Reinbeck overcome an early deficit en route to a 38-13 win against BGM in Friday’s District 5 win.
The Rebels (5-0, 3-0) extended their win streak to 27 consecutive games despite trailing the visiting Bears by a 7-3 margin early in the second quarter. G-R responded with a pair of long touchdown passes in the final 2:04 of the first half to take a 17-7 lead into the intermission.
Lott dropped a long pass into the lap of Walker Thede for a 64-yard score, then Matt Johannsen turned a screen pass into a 41-yard TD with 10 seconds left in the second quarter.
Lott found Thede twice more on 35- and 56-yard scoring plays in the third quarter, and then connected with Johannsen again for a 55-yard pass play in the fourth period.
Lott finished 10-for-14 for 354 yards with no interceptions. Thede hauled in five passes for 212 yards, and Johannsen had four grabs for 132 yards.
BGM (2-3, 2-1) was led by Keegan James, who carried the ball 35 times for 159 yards and both Bears touchdowns.
Colo-NESCO 67, Twin Cedars 34
BUSSEY — The Colo-NESCO football team earned another 8-Man District 5 win, taking down Twin Cedars 67-34 on the road.
The Royals were led offensively by Garrett Packer with 279 yards on the ground and five touchdowns. Philip Bower also had 110 yard rushing and three touchdowns for Colo-NESCO (4-1, 3-0).
Packer was the lead defensively with five solo tackles and seven assists, while Mason Lytle had four solo tackles and four assists against the Sabers (2-3, 1-2).
Melcher-Dallas 70, Meskwaki 40
MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — The Meskwaki football team lost an 8-man District 5 home matchup on Friday night to Melcher-Dallas 70-40.
The Warriors (0-5, 0-3) had their best offensive game of the season against the Saints (4-1, 2-1), with Taurice Grant going 11-for-22 for 232 yards and five touchdowns through the air. Grant also led the team in rushing with 91 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries.
Taté Bear was the recipient of most of Grant’s targets, hauling in eight catches for 211 yards and four touchdowns.
Miko Youngbear and Tanner Garcia were the defensive leaders for Meskwaki, with each of them recording seven solo tackles and seven assisted stops.
Melcher-Dallas quarterback Paul Karpan through for 81 yard and two touchdowns, while Dalton Lovell had 142 yards and five touchdowns on 16 carries for the Saints.