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 times for 77 yards.
Bryce Niemeyer had five solo tackles and 12 assists against the Trojans (2-8, 2-5) and Philip Bower had three solo tackles, nine assists and a sack.
The win ends a two-game losing skid for Colo-NESCO and secures third place in the district.
Spartans finish with win at West Fork
SHEFFIELD — The Grundy Center football team earned a win in its final regular season contest, defeating Class A District 3 foe West Fork on the road 40-6.
Caleb Kuiper carried the ball 23 times for the Spartans (5-4, 4-3) and amassed 226 yards while scoring two touchdowns. Grundy Center had 320 total yards rushing and had Kuiper, Zach Grant, Jake Bangasser and Austin Knaack reach paydirt against the Warhawks (3-6, 2-5).
Defensively for the Spartans, Aaron Havens had 11 total tackles and Cade Rohler had 10. As a team, Grundy Center had eight tackles for loss and a fumble recovery.
Meskwaki gets first win in fall finale
MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — The Meskwaki football team earned its first and only victory of the year on Friday night on the last day of the regular season, taking down 8-Man District 5 rival Seymour/Moulton-Udell 36-22 in front of the home crowd.
Tate Bear had three touchdowns in the contest for the Warriors (1-8, 1-6), throwing for two and rushing for one. Bear finished the game 6-for-12 through the air with 141 yards, two scores and an interception, and he carried the ball 11 times for 30 yards and a score.
Jarius Bear was the rushing leader against the Eagles (0-9, 0-7), totaling 51 yards and a score off 15 carries. He also caught both touchdowns from Tate, hauling in three catches for 13 yards.
Miko Youngbear led defensively for Meskwaki with nine solo tackles and two assists as well as an interception. The Warriors had five total interceptions in the win.