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High School Football

Mustangs can’t escape D-NH

LE GRAND — Already assured of its first winning season since 2005, the East Marshall football team wanted to make some more history. Dike-New Hartford had its own ideas. The Wolverines (6-3, 5-4) secured second place in Class 2A District 3 and a playoff berth by beating back East ...

Rebels clinch playoff berth with big second half

COLFAX — Gladbrook-Reinbeck coach John Olson doesn’t believe in screaming and yelling at his players when things don’t go well. But Olson and his coaching staff made sure the Rebel players knew they were disappointed in them after a sluggish first half against Colfax-Mingo on ...

PREP FOOTBALL: Colo-NESCO closes with district win

THORNBURG — The Colo-NESCO football team won its final game of the regular season on Friday with a 34-28 victory on the road over 8-Man District 5 opponent Tri-County. Philip Bower had 168 yards rushing and three touchdowns for the Royals (6-3, 5-2), while Francis Bower toted the rock five ...

G-R’s Olson named to U.S. Cellular coaching list

REINBECK — Gladbrook-Reinbeck football head coach John Olson was recently named to the U.S. Cellular Top 15 Most Valuable Coaches list, a campaign launched to highlight and recognize current high school head and assistant coaches who have made a profound impact on their schools and ...

PREP FOOTBALL: GMG football falls to North Tama

GARWIN — The GMG football team lost a Class A Division 5 football game at home on Friday to North Tama, 37-6. The Wolverines (0-8, 0-6) were led offensively by Brayden Peterson, who had six catches for 72 yards and the lone touchdown of the game. Kolton Gill finished 8-for-13 with 85 ...

South Hardin shut out in season finale

ELDORA — The South Hardin football team suffered its eighth-straight loss to end the season, falling 35-0 to Roland-Story in Friday’s Class 2A District 3 contest. The Tigers (1-8, 0-6), who have a Week 9 bye after rearranging their schedule to accommodate for Collins-Maxwell/Baxter’s ...