Middle school sports
WINTERSET — Winterset won 26-20 in the A game over Creston/O-M eighth-graders and 8-0 in the B game in action Thursday.
Chase Shiltz had 100 yards rushing with a touchdown, and eight tackles for the Panthers. Jackson MIkkelson had a 64-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Quinton Scadden also had eight tackles.
“In both games, Winterset was just plain faster than us,” said Creston/O-M coach Kristopher Hayes. “We didn’t do a good job of sustaining blocks on smaller, faster defenders, which resulted in a tough offensive night. Our defense played well against a very speedy offensive backfield for Winterset, but we gave up three big plays, which had us playing from behind most of the night.”
Cody Crawford had 10 tackles and an interception for Creston/O-M in the B game.
Creston/O-M, now 4-1, plays at home Thursday against Clarinda.
Winterset 26, Creston/O-M 20
Rushing — Chase Shiltz 100 yards, 1 TD; Cody Long 33 yards; Brody Frain 27 yards, 1 TD.
Tackles — Shiltz 8, Quinton Scadden 8.
Winterset 8, Creston/O-M 0
Rushing — Steven Stow 30 yards.
Tackles — Cody Crawford 10, Keaton Eslinger 8.
Sacks — Eslinger 2.
Interceptions — Crawford 1.
Creston/O-M seventh-graders edged Winterset here Thursday, 14-6, while winning the second game, 6-0.
“We slowed down their big back and did a better job of controlling the ball on offense,” said Creston/O-M coach Dick Clark.
Jaden Driskell connected with Cole Higgins on a 70-yard pass play to the 5-yard line, and then passed to Kolby Tomas for a touchdown. Tomas also had a 22-yard touchdown run and Driskell added the two-point conversion. Trevor Downing had a team-high seven tackles.
Dalton Bierle scored on a 7-yard run on the last play of the game to win the B game. He finished with 49 yards rushing.
Creston/O-M 14, Winterset 6
Rushing — Kolby Tomas 26 yards, Dalton Bierle 16 yards, Dustin Merritt 10 yards, Jaden Driskell 4 yards, Treyg Webb 3 yards.
Tackles — Trevor Downing 7, Seth Steinbach 6, Tomas 5, Driskell 5, Tucker Flynn 4, Bierle 3.
Creston/O-M 6, Winterset 0
Rushing — Bierle 49 yards, Webb 29 yards, Kelby Luther 12 yards, Cole Higgins 4 yards.