Sidney 30, Southwest Valley 26
SIDNEY — The Southwest Timberwolves continued to execute a strong running performance, but could not recover from an 18-point deficit, falling on the road to the defending district champion Sidney Friday night, 30-26.
“It was a game that obviously could have gone either way,” Southwest Valley head coach Kent Bass said. “We had an opportunity and didn’t execute.”
Jordan Stuart scampered in from 10 yards out for the first Timberwolves touchdown, but the two point conversion failed.
Sidney responded with back-to-back scores, 14-6, but Stuart found the endzone again to cut the lead to 14-12 going into the lockerroom.
Turnovers and penalties started to take their toll against the Timberwolves in the second half. Sidney opened with a touchdown drive to increase the lead, 21-12.
“Every mistake we made was in our control,” Bass said. “We have to be more mentally tough to beat good teams in our district.”
The Timberwolves accumulated 388 yards of total offense and 18 first downs, but eight penalties and three turnovers favored Sidney’s balanced offensive attack.
Sidney punched through a field goal at the 5:12 mark in the 3rd quarter and connected on a six yard touchdown pass to create a 30-12 gap.
Southwest Valley Stuart found Nick Spring for a 15 yard touchdown pass to close out the quarter. The Timberwolves failed on the two-point conversion, trailing 30-18.
Tyler Bissell reached the endzone with 7:23 left in the game and the Timberwolves completed the two-point conversion, 30-26.
“Fighting back from 18 points down in the second half was impressive,” Bass said. “We went toe-to-toe with the defending district champs. Now we have to come through and win in clutch situations.”
This Friday the Timberwolves host Nishnabotna in Corning.
Southwest Valley 26
Sidney 6 8 16 0 - 30
Corning 6 6 6 8 - 26
SWV — Jordan Stuart 10 run (2pt. failed), 9:03
S — Michael Coates 1 run (2pt. failed), 3:28
S — Erick Rodriguez 27 pass from Coates (2pt. conversion), 1:43
SWV — Stuart 29 run (2pt. failed), :44
S — Chris Osborne 1 run (PAT good), 9:06
S — Rodriguez 24 FG, 5:12
S — Jacob Cain 6 pass from 7 (2pt. failed), 2:33
SWV — Nick Spring 15 pass from Stuart (2pt. failed), :28
SWV — Tyler Bissell 3 run (2-pt. conversion), 7:23
Rushing: S - Chris Osborne 13-122, Erick Rodriguez 9-16, Brett Horrach 6-20, Michael Coates 6-14. SWV - Jordan Stuart 17-133, Zach Barton 17-81, Gunnar McCuen 9-74, Tyler Bissell 8-33.
Passing: S - Coates 8-13-2 for 102 yards. SWV - Stuart 5-9-1 for 67 yards.
Receiving: S - Blane Moreland 1-46, Jacob Cain 3-30, Rodriguez 2-21. Osborne 2-4. SWV - Barton 1-27, McCuen 3-25, Nick Spring 1-15.
Tackles (solo-assists): SWV - Keegan Longabaugh (10-5), Barton (10-5), Stuart (4-0), Scott Vanderhoof (5-3).
Mount Ayr 42, Bedford 13
BEDFORD — Mount Ayr defense shutout the Bedford Bulldogs for three quarters while their offensive counterpart built a 42-0 lead, eventually winning 42-13 Friday night.
Head coach Darren Showalter said the offense came out a little stiff, mishandling snaps and committing penalties.
Mount Ayr had nine fumbles, but Bedford was only able to come away with two turnovers in the contest.
“We had difficulty getting on track, especially early,” Showalter said. “We did a nice job defensively from the beginning, we were able to play from on top.”
When the Raiders did get rolling, it has a balanced offensive attack, rushing for 148 yards and completing eight passes for 101 yards.
Lincoln Martin returned the opening kick 85 yards for the Raiders, but the PAT sailed wide, 6-0.
Jacob Sobotka connected with Erik Freed on a 25 yard pass for another Raider touchdown at the end of the first quarter, 14-0.
The Raiders ground game added three more touchdowns in the second quarter, taking a 35-0 lead into the lockerroom.
A running clock and the Raider offense ran down the clock quickly on the Bulldogs.
Sobotka completed another passing touchdown in the third quarter to Martin. Bedford found the endzone twice in the fourth quarter to avoid being shutout, 42-13
Next week the Raiders travel to Clarinda for a nondistrict matchup. Showalter said the Carindals size and physical play will be a new challenge for the Raiders.
“We are going to go up against a pretty good sized line,” Showalter said. “What they do offensively is unlike anything else we have seen.”
Showalter said the focus of the nondistrict game will be to clean up their mistakes and continue to get better as a unit.
Mount Ayr 42,
Mount Ayr 14 21 7 0 - 42
Bedford 0 0 0 13 - 13
MA — Lincoln Martin 85 kickoff return (kick missed), 11:48
MA — Erik Freed 25 pass from Jacob Sobotka (Joe Ricker 2pt. conversion), 4:47
MA — Riley Weehler 22 run (Zach Vanderflught kick), 10:26
MA — Sobotka 9 run, (kick failed), 7:30
MA — Martin 4 run (Weehler 2pt. conversion), 3:49
MA — Martin 16 pas from Sobotka (Vanderflught kick), 8:25
B — Deion’tae Moss 23 pass from Issac Weed (kick failed), 10:46
B — Justin Folkerts 20 run (Randy Sefrit kick), 2:43
Rushing: MA - Jacob Sobotka 10-52, Riley Weehler 3-23, Cody Stackhouse 4-23, Jacob Taylor 1-16, Cal Daughton 1-11. B - Jonathan Cox 12-72, Deion’tae Moss 1-36, Justin Folkerts 14-31.
Passing: MA - Sobotka 8-16-2 for 101 yards. B - Issac Weed 1-8-1 for 23 yards.
Receiving: MA - Taylor 2-29, Kyle Dolecheck 3-26, Lincoln Martin 2-21, Erik Freed 1-25. B - Moss 1-23.
Tackles (solo-assists): MA - Joe Ricker (5-2), Stackhouse (4-4), Logan Stark (3-2), Caleb Schnoor (3-3).
STANTON — Lenox outscored Stanton 42-8 in the second half to pull away to a 64-30 victory Friday night.
The Tigers rushed for 395 yards, led by Dustyn Rauch with 137 yards and two touchdowns, Dustin Gordon with 113 yards and two TDs, and Hugo Montiel with 91 yards and three scoring carries. Gordon also passed for a touchdown to Caleb Lange.
Stanton quarterback David Sorensen passed for 133 yards and four touchdowns.
Montiel had 17 total tackles, Todd Stoaks had 14 and Caleb Lange was in on 13 stops. Lange and Spencer Brown each had two quarterback sacks. Rauch recovered a fumble while collecting eight tackles.
Lenox, now 3-0 overall and 2-0 in district play, broke away from a 22-22 halftime score with 20 unanswered points in the third quarter.
“We didn’t play well in the first half,” said Lenox coach Allen Dukes. “We allowed Stanton to stay in the game by missing assignments on both sides of the ball. The second half, we played much better as they turned the ball over on a fumble on the kickoff and we turned it into a score. Offensively, the ground game came alive. Defensively we shut them down.”
Sidney, coming off a big win over Southwest Valley, plays at Lenox this week in a huge district matchup.
“We have to get better with Sidney coming in this week, as they will be very physical and fast,” Dukes said.
Lenox 6 16 20 22 - 64
Stanton 8 14 0 8 - 30
L — Dustyn Rauch 1 run (run failed), 10:38
S — Cade Confer 11 pass from David Sorensen (Kyle Peterson pass from Sorensen), 6:17
S — Alex Becthold 5 pass from Sorensen (run failed), 11:56
L — Dustin Gordon 9 run (Rauch run), 10:26
S — Confer 13 pass from Sorensen (Peterson run), 9:17
L — Caleb Lange 5 pass from Gordon (Rauch run), :34.
L — Hugo Montiel 3 run (Gordon run), 11:22
L — Gordon 52 run (run failed), 7:10
L — Rauch 53 run (pass failed), 3:26
L — Montiel 38 run (Rauch run), 7:11
S — Brady Johnson 36 pass from Sorensen (Johnson pass from Sorensen), 6:29
L — Montiel 25 run (run failed), 4:26
L — Frank Hoffman 28 run (Josh Mitchell run), :36
Rushing: L - Dustyn Rauch 16-137, Dustin Gordon 14-113, Hugo Montiel 12-91, Frank Hoffman 2-45, Josh Mitchell 2-9. S - Kyle Peterson 23-117, Cade Confer 10-34, Trevor Wood 1-2, David Sorensen 8-(-2).
Passing: L - Dustin Gordon 3-10-1 for 61 yards. S - David Sorensen 13-24-0 for 133 yards; Kyle Peterson 1-1-0 for 19 yards; Alex Becthold 0-1-0.
Receiving: L - Spencer Brown 1-31, Hugo Montiel 1-25, Caleb Lang 4-5. S - Brady Johnson 6-82, Cade Confer 5-37, David Sorensen 1-19, Kyle Peterson 1-9, Alex Becthold 1-5.
Tackles (solo-assists): L: Hugo Montiel 5-12, Todd Stoaks 7-7, Spencer Brown 5-5, Caleb Lange 4-9, Chase Maynes 3-7, Dustyn Rauch 4-4.
Sacks — L: Lange 2, Brown 2.
Griswold 41, Nodaway Valley 20
GRISWOLD — After jumping out to an 8-0 lead, Nodaway Valley spotted Griswold 29-straight points, falling 41-20 Friday night on the road.
Zach Brewer broke loose for the 14-yard touchdown run and Nodaway Valley successfully completed the 2pt. conversion for the early lead.
“Our offense made big improvements,” head coach Steve Shantz said. “We were balanced with 151 yards passing and 150 running. The line did a nice job and is starting to gel together.”
Griswold’s rushing attack kept the Wolverines off balance. The Tigers covered 353 yards on 64 attempts during the contest.
The running game also chewed up a majority of the clock, allowing Griswold to regain and build their lead.
“The defense is still struggling with consistency and we were having trouble reading our keys against a good running team,” Shantz said.
Nodaway Valley showed a little life to start the fourth quarter, cutting the lead to a two-possession ballgame on a 9-yard run by Brewer with 10 minutes remaining, 29-14.
Griswold quickly answered with a 15-yard rushing touchdown to increase the lead, 35-14.
Nodaway Valley returns home Friday night to take on Missouri Valley.
Griswold 41, Nodaway Valley 20
Nodaway Valley 8 0 0 12 - 20
Griswold 8 14 7 12 - 41
NV — Zach Brewer 14 run (T.J. Bower 2pt. conversion), 8:52
G — Caleb Schaaf 14 run (Holden Ogg 2pt. conversion), 4:54
G — Tyler Muhlbauer 1 run (Ogg kick), 9:01
G — Kenneth Clary 6 run (Ogg kick), 3:15
G — Clary 5 run (Ogg kick), 3:22
NV — Brewer 9 run (kick missed), 10:00
G — Clary 15 run (kick missed), 8:31
NV — Zach Plymesser 50 pass from Jackson Lamb (2pt. failed), 7:25
G — Muhlbauer 5 run (kick missed), 1:43
Rushing: NV - Zach Brewer 26-120, Brennen Weiland 4-23, Josh Allsup 4-17. G - Kenneth Clary 26-173, Muhlbauer 20-76, Schaaf 16-95, Ogg 2-9.
Passing: NV - Jackson Lamb 8-23-1 for 151 yards. G - Holden Ogg 1-2-0 for 34 yards.
Receiving: NV - Zach Plymesser 2-60, Baley Shantz 3-48, Weiland 1-20, Jayden Erlandson 1-15, T.J. Bower 1-8. G - Clary 1-34.
Tackles (solo-assists): NV - Brewer (7-2), Michael Stender (6-8), Bower (4-9), Caleb Mueller (3-8).
Adair Casey 68, East Union 24
ADAIR — The Adair-Casey Bombers weren’t airborne very often Friday night, completing only two passes, but their ground game gave East Union trouble. The Eagles lost 68-24 on the road Friday night.
“We will continue to work on blocking and tackling this week,” head coach Steve Kinyon said.
Trevor Barnett led the Eagles with 56 yards passing, 109 yards receiving and threw for 48 yards.
Junior Johnaton Weis went 1-for-1 passing for 44 yards and a touchdown. Weis also had two receiving touchdowns.
East Union will try to even out the win-lose column Firday night, taking on Twin Cedars at home.
Kinyon said they will have to defensively prepare for a lot of passing plays.
Rushing: EU - Trevor Barnett 9-56, Cole Campbell 5-22, Johnathan Weis 18-8, Mike Ward 3-8. AC - Clayton Plowman 13-139, Colton Cooper 11-75, Matt Paulsen 4-35, Traeton Jensen 4-19, James Grubbs 3-16, Blake Leonard 1-10, Charlie Terry 2-6, Connor Westergaard 1-2, Emmitt Wheatley 1-3.
Passing: EU - Barnett 2-9-1 for 48 yards, Cambell 1-2-1 for 65 yards, Weis 1-1-1 for 44 yards. AC - Clayton Plowman 1-1-1 for 53 yards, Jensen 1-2-1 for 28 yards.
Receiving: EU - Barnett 2-109, Weis 2-48. AC - Terry 1-53, Wheatley 1-28.
Tackles (solo-assists): EU - Cambell (5-5), Brandon Hulsey (3-6), Kyle Seales (3-6), Mike Ward (2-6).