PREP FOOTBALL: North Tama knocked off by Homecoming fill-in foe
TRAER — Travain Donaldson rushed for 203 yards and three touchdowns to help the West Burlington Falcons defeat the North Tama football team 48-27 on Friday night.
The Class 2A Falcons filled the void left in North Tama’s Class A District 7 schedule when Lynnville-Sully was forced to cancel on the Redhawks four days before their Homecoming game.
West Burlington (2-3) ran for 441 yards and six touchdowns on 53 carries, averaging 8.3 yards per rushing attempt en route to the win.
North Tama (1-4) was led by running back Noah Weber, who carried 15 times for 147 yards and three touchdowns, including a 63-yard scamper in the third quarter. The game was tied at halftime 14-all, before West Burlington broke free with a 34-13 advantage in the second half.
Redhawk quarterback Gabe Kopriva ran for his team’s only other score, a 6-yard TD, in the first quarter. Kopriva finished 10-for-29 passing for 160 yards, with Caleb McKiernan leading the receivers with six catches for 101 yards.
Logan Rausch led the North Tama defense with 11.5 tackes, and Weber had an interception.
BCLUW put to sword by Spartans
GRUNDY CENTER — A 28-point first quarter and 268 rushing yards put No. 1 Grundy Center (5-0) in the clear against 1-4 BCLUW Friday night.
The Comets faced a 45-0 deficit at halftime and were able to muster just 91 yards of offense — 49 passing yards from quarterback Jesse Moore and 42 rushing yards — against the strong Spartan defense. Moore had 41 rushing yards as well.
STC falls to Center Point-Urbana
TAMA — The South Tama Trojans (2-3) fell below .500 in a 40-14 loss to Center Point-Urbana (2-3) on their home turf.
The Trojans were undone by a 20-point second quarter from the Stormin’ Pointers, which gave them a 27-14 lead at the half. STC was held scoreless in the last 24 minutes of action.
The rush offense was not the issue for the Trojans, as they ran for 152 yards on 23 attempts. Payton Vest led the team with 140 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries. Brayden Smith was 5-for-9 through the air for 66 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.
Center Point-Urbana gouged the Trojan defense for 431 total yards.
Collins-Maxwell outpaces Meskwaki
MAXWELL — Meskwaki had a solid night offensively — but the Collins-Maxwell Spartans (3-2) were too much for the Warriors (2-3) in a 76-44 defeat.
The Warriors had 14 points at half and scored 30 in the second, but a 27-point fourth-quarter from C-M closed the door on any comeback.
Taurice Grant threw for 220 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions for Meskwaki, while he ran for 156 yards and five touchdowns on 21 attempts. Evan Nelson led the team in receiving with 96 yards on seven receptions.
A-P too much for East Marshall
LE GRAND — The Mustangs (2-3) had no time to catch their breath against the Aplington-Parkersburg Falcons (2-3) in a 47-6 home loss.
A-P started and ended the game in a flourish, scoring 14 points in the first quarter and 26 points in the fourth to close the Mustangs out.
East Marshall scored in the second quarter on a Logan Bowie touchdown run, but that was the only joy the team got. The Falcons ran for 295 yards while East Marshall ran for 116, led by Samuel Bandstra with 64 yards.