SPORTS SHORTS: North Tama football knocks off Lisbon
TRAER — The North Tama football team continued its strong start to the year with a 49-0 blanking of Lisbon in the home opener on Friday.
Tyler Morrison scored four touchdowns for the Redhawks (2-0), three on the ground and one through the air. He finished with 136 yards rushing on 14 attempts and one reception for a 35-yard score.
Hale Hulme had a rushing touchdown and a 62-yard punt return for a score against the Lions (0-2).
The Redhawks forced three turnovers defensively with an interception by Luke Pennell and fumble recoveries by Cory Isenhower and Skyler Staker, and Noah Bond led in tackles with four solo takedowns and a sack.
GMG collects season’s first victory
COLUMBUS JUNCTION — The GMG football team earned its first win of the Adam Anthony era on Friday with a 32-0 beating of Columbus Community.
Brock Baldazo was stellar for the Wolverines (1-1) on the ground with 237 yards on 20 rushes and the only four touchdowns of the game. Blaze Krull also eclipsed the century mark with 111 yards on 14 carries.
Conner Murty was as good defensively as Baldazo was offensively against the Wildcats (0-2), as he finished with 17.5 total tackles, including nine solo takedowns, three for a loss. Conner Casto had two sacks to lead the way and he picked up a fumble, while Adam Cox and Carson Wobeter each had interceptions.
West Marshall falls to visiting PCM
STATE CENTER — The Class 2A No. 6 West Marshall football team suffered its first loss of the season at the hands of No. 2 PCM on Friday night, 29-6.
Cameron Bannister led the Trojans (1-1) in both rushing and passing, going 7-for-17 through the air with 105 yards and an interception and finishing with 151 yards on 15 carries with a 71-yard touchdown scamper.
Joe Halverson had 11 total tackles against the Mustangs (2-0), with seven solo takedowns and two for a loss. Jarrin Goecke had the lone takeaway for the West Marshall defense with an interception.
Rebels roughed up by Turkey Valley
GLADBROOK — The Gladbrook-Reinbeck football team lost its second-straight game to start the season by falling to Turkey Valley on Friday night, 48-12.
This is the first time the Rebels have started 0-2 since the 1997 season.
Jackson Kiburis led G-R offensively with 65 yards on the ground and 40 yards through the air on 2-for-4 passing with a touchdown. Colton Clark had 44 yards rushing with a touchdown and Eli Thede had the only two receptions for 40 yards and a score.
Lane Bach and Sam Mussig led the way defensively with 12 1/2 total tackles.
Ethan Leibold went 5-for-9 for 69 yards and a touchdown at quarterback for the Trojans (2-0), while Dylan Elsbernd had 105 yards on the ground and a score.