PREP FOOTBALL: Trojans close with win at Roland-Story
STORY CITY — Beau Coberley racked up 116 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns to lead the West Marshall football team to a season-ending, 22-20 victory over Roland-Story in Friday’s Class 2A District 3 showdown.
Coberley ran for a season-high 121 yards on 16 carries, while quarterback Cameron Bannister had a 78-yard touchdown run for the Trojans (6-3, 4-2). Bannister finished 17-for-26 passing for 203 yards with two touchdowns, one of them spanning 25 yards to Coberley.
Coberley had nine receptions for 95 yards, and Josh Larsen had three catches for 56 yards including a 40-yard scoring strike.
Chase Burr, Joe Halverson and David Willis totaled 10 tackles each to lead the West Marshall defense, and Coberley added an interception.
Roland-Story (4-5, 3-3) was led by Ben Chelsvig’s 175 yards rushing with two touchdowns.
BCLUW beats MFL MarMac in finale
MONONA — The BCLUW football team closed out its season with a 27-12 triumph over MFL MarMac in Friday’s Class 1A District 2 contest.
Comets quarterback Brad Barkema threw for 277 yards and a touchdown, going 13-for-20, while Greg Schmitt ran for 90 yards and a pair of scores. Connor Thompson added a 2-yard touchdown run for BCLUW (3-6, 2-5).
Troy Dolphin reeled in three passes for 125 yards, including a 63-yard touchdown, and Coby Willett had three grabs for 75 yards.
Dolphin’s nine total tackles led the Comet defense, while Barkema and Calob Keller had 8.5 stops apiece in the win over MFL MarMac (1-8, 0-7).
Cougars rumble past North Iowa 48-21
BUFFALO CENTER — The AGWSR football team finished the season on the plus side, defeating North Iowa 48-21 in their 8-Man District 2 finale.
The Cougars (5-4, 3-3) rushed for 398 of their 410 yards of total offense, led by Liam Stubbe’s 19 carries for 159 yards and two touchdowns. Alec Stahl had 12 carries for 145 yards and two TDs, and Lucas Starr added seven carries for 55 yards and two more scores. Chase Harms had a 38-yard touchdown on his only attempt.
Stahl paced the Cougar defense with 12 total tackles, including two stops for loss.
North Tama falls to visiting Bears 29-13
TRAER — The North Tama football team could not overcome five turnovers and the Redhawks fell 29-13 to BGM in Friday’s Class A District 5 clash and season finale.
The host Redhawks (3-6, 2-5) were limited to 128 yards of total offense by the Bears (4-5, 4-3). Hale Hulme was 7-for-18 passing for 67 yards with two interceptions, and he led the team in rushing with 35 yards, including a 25-yard touchdown dash.
Skyler Staker added a 1-yard TD plunge for North Tama. Luke Pennell paced the defense with seven tackles.
BGM’s Noah Beck ran for 108 yards and two touchdowns, and Kendall Bunn returned an interception 30 yards for a score.
Grand View Christian stuns GMG 30-22
DES MOINES — The GMG football team scored a season-high 22 points but in a losing cause, falling 30-22 to Grand View Christian in Friday’s Class A District 5 contest between previously winless teams.
It marked the first 11-man win in program history for Grand View Christian, which went 3-6 in 8-man in its inaugural season last fall.
Peyton Leever rushed for 127 yards and three touchdowns and Clay Ramseyer had 118 yards and another score for the Thunder (1-8, 1-6).
Cade Bovenmeyer had a season-high 102 yards rushing on 18 attempts for the Wolverines (0-9, 0-7), scoring one touchdown. Brock Baldazo added 50 yards on the ground and a 9-yard TD run.
Baldazo also finished as GMG’s leading receiver with two catches for 41 yards. Brayden Peterson had three catches for 27 yards, including an 11-yard scoring strike from Kolton Gill. Gill finished 7-for-20 passing for 92 yards in the school’s first winless season since 2014.
Third-ranked Saints stifle South Tama
CEDAR RAPIDS — Gabe Lux returned two punts for touchdowns and Class 3A No. 3 Cedar Rapids Xavier wrapped up an unbeaten regular season with a 62-7 victory over South Tama County in Friday’s District 3 finale.
Justin Schneider added a 25-yard fumble return for a score as Xavier (9-0, 7-0) cruised into the playoffs. Four different players rushed for touchdowns and Braden Stovie had two TD receptions for the Saints.
Nick Ryan reeled in a 16-yard touchdown pass from Lane Koch for the Trojans’ lone score. Koch finished 8-for-22 for 127 yards with no interceptions. Tanner Probasco had three catches for 61 yards, and Brady Fritz added three grabs for 44 yards for STC (2-7, 1-6)
Probasco led the Trojan defense with 13 total tackles, 12 of them solo.