Creston/O-M 28, Atlantic 14
Creston/O-M opened Class 3A District 1 play with a 28-14 victory over visiting Atlantic.
After a sloppy start with penalties on four of the first six plays of the game, the Panthers struck first with a 14-yard touchdown pass from Brandon Phipps to Jesse Rathe.
Alex Nielsen captured the first of his two pass interceptions in the game, and Trevor Frain ran 2 yards for a touchdown in a short-yardage package modeled after Oklahoma's "Belldozer" look with quarterback Blake Bell. In this variation, called "Tank" formation by the Panthers, quarterback Brandon Phipps lines up wide at wingback, and Frain takes a direct snap and runs behind backfield blockers Seth Maitlen and Adam Baker.
Creston/O-M turned it over receiving a punt, and Atlantic converted with a 15-yard touchdown run by Jacob Dvorak, who was making his first appearance of the season after a suspension. The half ended with a 14-7 Creston/O-M lead.
From the same Tank formation, Frain bolted 55 yards when he busted outside for a touchdown to make it 21-7 in the third quarter. With a chance to make it 28-7, at second-and-goal at the 1 yard line, penalties again stymied the Panthers and a 26-yard field goal try was missed.
An interception by Atlantic's Brendan Holmes set up a 3-yard quarterback sneak touchdown by Atlantic's Joseph Walker, as the Trojans cut it to 21-14 with 9:34 remaining.
Creston/O-M answered with a successful drive, as Phipps was 4-of-4 passing for 64 yards on the possession, ending with a 17-yard rollout touchdown toss to Gavin Leith.
Nielsen and Pals each finished with two interceptions, as Atlantic had as many passes intercepted (five) as completions. Frain had 19 tackles, including an 11-yard quarterback sack, and he ran for 104 yards and two TDs. Adam Baker picked up 83 yards on 22 carries.
Phipps finished 15-of-25 passing for 183 yards and two touchdowns with one interception.
Next week the Panthers (3-0 overall, 1-0 district) play at Adel against an ADM team that outscored Glenwood Friday, 48-38. Atlantic falls to 1-2 and 0-1.
Sidney 43, Lenox 8
LENOX — The tone for the game was set when Lenox fumbled the opening snap and lost seven yards.
The Tigers went three-and-out on the possession and Sidney speedster Chris Osborne went 27 yards on the first play of the ensuing possession for a touchdown.
Sidney forced another Lenox three-and-out, and then on the second play of the Cowboy drive, Osborne took a pitch on the left side and went 33 yards for a touchdown.
Osborne scored three touchdowns, all in the first half, as the Cowboys built a 43-0 lead by halftime.
The lone Lenox score came late in the game on a Josh Mitchell touchdown run.
Lenox falls to 3-1 overall and 2-1 in Eight-Man District 8, while Sidney takes control of the district at 4-0 overall and 3-0 in district play.
Southwest Iowa scores
A-H-S-T, Avoca 24, Westwood, Sloan 6
Adair-Casey 82, Lamoni 44
ADM, Adel 48, Glenwood 38
Albia 57, Clarke, Osceola 7
Audubon 49, Madrid 21
Bedford 27, Woodward Academy 19
Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City 40, Sioux City, West 0
Carroll 46, Denison-Schleswig 7
Colo-NESCO 60, Ankeny Christian Academy 6
Coon Rapids-Bayard 40, Boyer Valley, Dunlap 20
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 63, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 14
Creston-Orient-Macksburg 28, Atlantic 14
Dallas Center-Grimes 34, South Tama County, Tama 0
Earlham 26, Martensdale-St. Marys 14
East Mills 41, Riverside, Oakland 7
Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 51, West Harrison, Mondamin 26
Fremont Mills, Tabor 45, CAM, Anita 34
Griswold 41, Underwood 7
Harlan 42, Perry 14
IKM-Manning 28, Tri-Center, Neola 20
Indianola 21, Lewis Central 20
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 84, Clarinda Academy 0
Montezuma 42, Pleasantville 10
Mount Ayr 15, Clarinda 3
Murray 52, Grandview Park Baptist, Des Moines 14
Nodaway Valley 56, Missouri Valley 12
Norwalk 35, Chariton 12
Pella 22, Grinnell 21
Pella Christian 31, Central Decatur, Leon 14
Red Oak 20, OA-BCIG 7
Shenandoah 19, Greene County 15
Sidney 43, Lenox 8
Southwest Valley 51, Nishnabotna 14
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 34, Panorama, Panora 21
Treynor 27, West Central Valley, Stuart 26
Twin Cedars, Bussey 62, East Union, Afton 36
Van Meter 67, Colfax-Mingo 19
Wayne, Corydon 50, Mormon Trail, Garden Grove 6
Winterset 14, Knoxville 12