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Published: Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 11:47 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 7:45 a.m. CDT

Southwest Valley 60, Stanton 12

CORNING — One week after amassing 515 rushing yards in a win over Tri-County, the Southwest Timberwolves featured a much more balanced attack in a 60-12 win over Stanton here Friday.

The Timberwolves rushed for 289 yards this time around, but also accounted for 202 yards through the air.

Southwest Valley broke open a 20-6 ballgame when Jordan Stuart returned a punt 66 yards for a touchdown midway through the second quarter, igniting the Timberwolves.

The Timberwolves scored 36 points in the quarter to put the game out of reach.

“That was probably the biggest spark for us Friday,” head coach Kent Bass said. “That was the best we’ve executed our punt return to this point. Everyone got on their responsibility and Jordan was basically smooth sailing from the time he caught it until he crossed the goal line. It was a big momentum builder and the kids really built on it for the rest of the second quarter.”

Stuart had a big game for the Timberwolves with the punt return for a touchdown, an interception and passing 6-of-9 for 196 yards and three scores.

Zach Barton led the Corning rushing attack with 125 yards on 11 carries and three touchdowns. Gunner McCuen added 72 yards on 12 carries with a touchdown.

Southwest Valley, now 2-0, travels to defending district champion Sidney (2-0) on Friday.

“Sidney is the defending district champ, so this will be a big test at their place,” Bass said. “We fought like crazy to make sure the kids weren’t looking ahead. This will be one to watch.”

Southwest Valley 60,

Stanton 12

Stanton 0 6 0 6 - 12

SW Valley 8 36 16 0 - 60

1st quarter

SWV — Zach Barton 6 run (2-pt. conversion), 7:44

2nd quarter

SWV — Kallan Schmelzer 40 pass from Jordan Stuart (2-pt. failed), 10:52

S — Trevor Wood 72 kickoff return (2-pt. failed), 10:40

SWV — Scott Vanderhoof 31 pass from Stuart (2-pt. failed), 8:19

SWV — Stuart 66 punt return (2-pt. conversion), 6:38

SWV — Barton 30 run (2-pt. conversion), 4:50

SWV — Schmelzer 38 pass from Stuart (2-pt. conversion), 1:48

3rd quarter

SWV — Barton 45 run (2-pt. conversion), 11:23

SWV — Gunner McCuen 15 run (2-pt. conversion), :26

4th quarter

S — Cade Confer 1 run (2-pt. failed), 2:26

Individual leaders

Rushing: S - Kyle Peterson 2-21, David Sorensen 2-25, Cade Confer 12-13. SWV - Zach Barton 11-125, Gunner McCuen 12-72, Tyler Bissell 6-40, Jordan Stuart 7-25, Jerad Shires 2-22, Preston Fleharty 2-5.

Passing: S - Kyle Peterson 3-10-1 for 35 yards, David Sorensen 1-14-1 for 17 yards. SWV - Jordan Stuart 6-9-0 for 196 yards, Hunter Pontius 1-1-0 for 6 yards.

Receiving: S - Cade Confer 2-19, Alex Bechtold 1-15, Brady Johnson 2-11, Jacob Lindgren 1-7. SWV - Kallan Schmelzer 2-78, Zach Barton 2-45, Scott Vanderhoof 1-31, Tyler Bissell 1-42, Preston Fleharty 1-6.

Tackles (solo-assists): SWV - Scott Vanderhoof (2-9), Keegan Longabaugh (8-2), Zach Barton (5-3), Cody McMann (5-0), Gunner McCuen (4-0), Kallan Schmelzer (2-1), Garrett Seals (2-0).

East Union 48, Moravia 6

MORAVIA — The East Union Eagles bounced back from a Zero Week loss to pick up a 48-6 win over Moravia here Friday.

The Eagles came out with a different offensive formation and it paid dividends, as East Union rushed for 320 yards in the win.

“We did a lot of things right down there,” head coach Steve Kinyon said. “We had a little bit different running going on. We didn’t come out in that spread. We came out in a smaller package and were able to run the ball. Ran it tight and ran.”

Sophomore Mike Ward led the Eagle rushing attack, picking up 152 yards and four touchdowns on 13 carries. Jonathan Weis made it an effective one-two punch with 100 yards on 20 carries.

“We had Brandon Wittstock in the backfield and used him as a blocking back and they’d follow him and break one here and there,” Kinyon said. “It worked out well for us.”

East Union’s defense stepped up in the win, as well. Devon Anderson scored on an interception return just before halftime, sending the Eagles into the break with momentum.

Attention now turns to powerful Adair-Casey and Clayton Plowman as the Eagles will visit the Bombers on Friday.

“They’re going to run on us,” Kinyon said. “They’re predictable, but they’ve got big kids up front and big kids in the backfield. We’ll just have to make good tackles and make good plays.”

East Union 48, Moravia 6

Individual leaders

Rushing: EU - Mike Ward 13-152, Jonathan Weis 20-100, Cole Campbell 4-30, Clayton Miller 6-26, Brandon Wittstock 6-9, Sean Schmitz 2-3, Trevor Barnett 2-1. M - Sam Clouse 9-17, Seth Gray 1-12, Chase Snyder 4-11.

Passing: EU - Trevor Barnett 2-7-0 for 16 yards, Cole Campbell 1-1-0 for 6 yards. M - Briar Cochran 5-15-1 for 50 yards.

Receiving: EU - Garrett Oliver 2-18, Mason Gossman 1-4. M - Seth Gray 2-29, Avery Waybill 2-19, Gunner Miller 1-2.

Tackles (solo-assists): EU - Beau Boswell (7-3), Devon Anderson (7-2), Cole Campbell (6-2), Clayton Miller (5-3), Mike Ward (6-0), Tyler Kelley (3-3), Brandon Hulsey (5-1), Brogan Kinyon (3-1), Garrett Oliver (3-0), Kyle Seales (1-1).

Murray 64,

Mormon Trail 28

MURRAY — Andrew Rider scored six rushing touchdowns and added another on a 52-yard interception return as Murray rolled to a 64-20 halftime lead on the way to Friday’s 64-28 win over Mormon Trail.

Sam Rockhold’s 57-yard TD pass reception from Matt Barnes started a Mustang scoring flurry after Mormon Trail had closed the gap to 22-20 early in the second period. Murray outscored the visitors 54-6 in the second quarter.

Rider carried 17 times for 244 yards (14.4 average per carry). Barnes completed 2-of-5 passes for 68 yards. Rockhold finished with eight total tackles and a fumble recovery to lead the defense. George Barber had two tackles for losses.

“We got off to another slow start in the first quarter as we are still trying to build some continuity on offense,” Murray coach Keith Shields said. “Our offense moved the ball all night. We just shot ourselves in the foot a couple of times early with our center-quarterback exchange. Our defense was solid again all night after giving up two kickoff returns for touchdowns early in the game.”

Murray, 1-1, hosts Ankeny Christian Academy this week.

Murray 64, Mormon Trail 28

MT 14 6 0 8 - 28

Murray 10 54 0 0 - 64

1st quarter

M — Safety, MT punt snap out of end zone, 5:15

MT — Joe Minnick 6 run (run failed), 1:58

M — Andrew Rider 19 run (Rider run), :31

MT — Brett Leer 75 kickoff return (Lee run), :21

2nd quarter

M — Rider 45 run (PAT failed), 11:29

M — Rider 26 run (PAT failed), 11:11

MT — Jacob Horton 76 kickoff return (run failed), 10:55

M — Sam Rockhold 57 pass from Matt Barnes (Brandon Short kick), 10:39

M — Jack Jones 2 run (Short kick), 7:15

M — Rider 40 run (Short kick), 4:37

M — Rider 16 run (Short kick), 3:47

M — Rider 2 run (Short kick), :24

M — Rider 52 interception return (Short kick), :00

4th quarter

MT — Minnick 19 run (Lee run), 4:08.

Individual leaders

Rushing: M - Andrew Rider 17-244, Seth Nerness 6-60, Jack Jones 8-59, Dylan Callstrom 5-37, Scott Funke 2-10, Bryce Keller 1-7, Thane Simmons 5-6, Joshua Barber 1-5, Matt Barnes 6-5. MT - Joe Minnick 6-28, Brett Leer 14-16, Andrew Reed 7-21, Jacob Horton 7-(-27).

Passing: M - Matt Barnes 2-5-0 for 68 yards. MT - Brett Lee 2-5-1 for 59 yards; Jacob Horton 1-3-0 for 15 yards.

Receiving: M - Sam Rockhold 2-68. MT - Minnick 1-37, Cale Hitt 1-22, James Evans 1-15.

Tackles (solo-assists): M - Sam Rockhold 4-4, George Barber 6-1, Jack Jones 2-4, Andrew Rider 4-1, Scott Funke 2-2, Matt Barnes 4-1, Tyler Cashman 1-4.

Fumble recoveries: Rockhold, Barnes.

Lenox 56,

Essex/South Page 8

LENOX — Lenox rolled to a 40-8 halftime lead en route to defeating Essex/South Page Friday, 56-8.

Chase Maynes got things started by taking the opening kickoff 62 yards for a touchdown.

Dustin Gordon threw three touchdown passes and rushed for two more for the Tigers (2-0). Caleb Lange had four catches for 113 yards and two touchdowns.

Hugo Montiel had four solo tackles, eight assists and one quarterback sack for the defense. Lange had 12 total tackles and three sacks. Todd Stoaks and Spencer Brown had 11 and 10 tackles, respectively. Brown also had two sacks and two fumble recoveries. Essex/South Page was held to less than 100 total yards.

“We played better in the first half, but by halftime the heat had started to get to us,” said Lenox coach Allen Dukes. “Our running game was not working very well, which opened up the passing game.”

Lenox plays at Stanton this week.

Lenox 56,

Essex/South Page 8

Essex/S.P. 0 8 0 0 - 8

Lenox 18 22 0 16 - 56

1st quarter

L — Chase Maynes 62 kickoff return (run failed), 11:49

L — Dustyn Rauch 20 run (pass failed), 4:46

L — Gordon 1 run (pass failed), :50

2nd quarter

L — Caleb Lange 24 pass from Dustin Gordon (Josh Mitchell run), 11:43

ESP — Scott 10 run (Dailey pass from Isaacson), 3:35

L — Rauch 55 pass from Gordon (kick failed), 2:44

L — Lange 33 pass from Gordon (Rauch run), 1:22

4th quarter

L — Gordon 1 run (Gordon run), 2:20

L — Mitchell 29 run (Mitchell run), :24.

Individual leaders

Rushing: L - Dustyn Rauch 9-38, Josh Mitchell 4-36, Dustin Gordon 16-11, Hugo Montiel 8-7, Frank Hoffman 1-(-4). ESP - Jacob Jones 14-44, Tucker Scott 4-22, Cody Davis 4-15, Lane Brammer 2-10, Austin Woods 1-6.

Passing: L - Dustin Gordon 10-18-1 for 182 yards. ESP - Ian Isaacson 0-7-1; Gunnar Glasgo 1-5-1 for 28 yards.

Receiving: L - Caleb Lange 4-113, Spencer Brown 2-15, Dustyn Rauch 3-54, Frank Hoffman 1-5. ESP - Zack Dailey 1-28.

Tackles (solo-assists): L - Hugo Montiel 4-8, Caleb Lange 5-7, Todd Stoaks 2-9, Spencer Brown 2-8, Dustin Gordon 2-2, Dustyn Rauch 1-3, Chase Maynes 1-6.

Interceptions: L - Gordon 1, Rauch 1.

Fumble recoveries: L - Brown 2, Stoaks 1.

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