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High School Football

Former STC, Iowa standout Jon Lazar to be inducted into IHSAA Hall

Jon Lazar always believed in himself, and that confidence carried a small town kid from Tama to the gridirons of the Big 10 and even onto two NFL practice squads. Now, the bruising former running back and fullback is adding another accolade to the list — more than 45 years after he graduated ...

Bobcats pop Polar Bears, 30-14

Marshalltown head football coach Adam Goodvin has enough on his schedule next week, but the Bobcats’ first playoff berth since 2012 would have been a welcomed problem to deal with. Expecting the birth of his second child in the coming days, Goodvin’s reaction was bittersweet when his ...

West Marshall wallops Clarke in first round of playoffs, 63-13

STATE CENTER — West Marshall’s first possession was a disaster. Less than one minute into the first quarter of a Class 2A first-round playoff matchup, senior quarterback Peyton Hart fumbled the ball away in Clarke territory — on their home field, the Trojans made the first mistake. It ...

Rebels roll in postseason opener

GLADBROOK — Gladbrook-Reinbeck football coach John Olson knew his star players like Isaac Clark, Luke Riffey and Austin Vaverka would get their well-deserved accolades after Friday night’s 46-14 eight-man playoff win over New London at The Pit, but he instead chose to give the credit to a ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Comets close out .500 campaign in defeat

CONRAD — The BCLUW football team closed out its winningest season in nearly a decade with Friday’s 52-6 loss to 10th-ranked Wapsie Valley. The Comets (4-4, 2-4) won at least four games for the first time since going 5-5 in 2013. Walker Ashton threw for 128 yards and ran for 26 yards and ...

Trojans tally another district title

STATE CENTER — Senior night wins are hardly more straightforward than the one West Marshall football recorded over Albia Friday night. Leading 41-0 at the halftime whistle, the third-ranked Trojans coasted to a 47-0 win and ended the regular season with an 8-0 record, clinching Class 2A ...