Southwest Valley 59, CAM 20
ANITA — After falling behind early on the road, the Southwest Valley Timberwolves battled back for a key 59-20 win over a talented CAM team here Friday.
“We had a lot of respect for CAM going in,” Southwest Valley head coach Kent Bass said. “We knew they had a lot of quality kids and coaches. Early on, they kind of handled us. We didn’t play with a lot of energy. We had a couple of sparks there in the second quarter that kind of catapulted us.”
One of those sparks was a 55-yard punt return for a score by senior Jordan Stuart, putting the Timberwolves on the board, giving them an 8-6 lead.
Bass said it was a last-minute substitution, as Nick Spring normally handles the punt return duties. But Bass felt Stuart could give the Timberwolves a spark, and that’s exactly what he did.
Stuart added three rushing touchdowns in the contest, including a 51-yarder on a quarterback keeper in the fourth quarter.
Zach Barton led the Timberwolves’ rushing attack with 142 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries. He recorded the only reception of the night for Southwest Valley — an 19-yarder.
Southwest Valley came up with four interceptions in the game, including one returned 45 yards for a touchdown by Tyler Bissell in the third quarter.
“Tyler’s pick-six was huge for us there in the third quarter,” Bass said. “That was all film study. He knew what route was coming and he sat on it. Scott Vanderhoof’s pick was the same. The kids did a great job of film study.”
Spring and Gunnar McCuen also intercepted passes for Southwest Valley, now 4-1 for the season and 3-1 in Eight-Man District 8. The Timberwolves travel to Lenox on Friday to play the Tigers in their homecoming game.
“Lenox is again proven to be one of the top teams in this district,” Bass said. “It’s going to be a challenge. I think our kids are going to be ready for the opportunity, but we’re going to have to be ready to play.”
Southwest Valley 59, CAM 20
SWV 0 16 22 21 - 59
CAM 6 0 0 14 - 20
CAM — Trace Ticknor 7 run (2-pt. failed), 7:01
SWV — Jordan Stuart 55 punt return (2-pt. successful), 6:32
SWV — Stuart 1 run (2-pt. successful), 2:09
SWV — Zach Barton 35 run (2-pt. failed), 10:16
SWV — Tyler Bissell 45 interception (2-pt. successful), 8:50
SWV — Stuart 2 run (2-pt. successful), 2:18
CAM — Logan Dinkla 20 pass from Drew Ticknor (2-pt. failed), 11:56
SWV —Stuart 51 run (2-pt. successful), 11:04
SWV — Barton 10 run (Kick successful), 6:19
CAM — Dylan Amdor 3 run (2-pt. successful), 5:00
SWV — Preston Fleharty 3 run (Kick missed), 2:20
Rushing: SWV - Zach Barton 19-142, Gunnar McCuen 10-69, Tyler Bissell 14-64, Jordan Stuart 7-24, Jerad Shires 3-22, Preston Fleharty 1-3, Jackson Soll 1-2. CAM - Dylan Amdor 11-92, Trace Ticknor 9-11, Drew Ticknor 9-17, Jordan Bazer 3-3.
Passing: SWV - Jordan Stuart 1-3-0 for 19 yards. CAM - Trace Ticknor 5-13-2 for 43 yards, Drew Ticknor 3-6-2 for 40 yards.
Receiving: SWV - Zach Barton 1-19. CAM - Dylan Amdor 4-33, Logan Dinkla 1-26, Jordan Bazer 2-10, Michael Holste 3-14.
Tackles (solo-assists): SWV - Keegan Longabaugh (5-9), Zach Barton (5-6), Jordan Stuart (4-1), Nick Spring (10-2), Tyler Bissell (5-1), Gunnar McCuen (1-1), Scott Vanderhoof (5-3), Kallan Schmelzer (9-2), Drey Barton (1-1), Clint Mullen (2-2), Jerad Shires (3-0).
Interceptions: SWV - Nick Spring 1, Tyler Bissell 1, Gunnar McCuen 1, Scott Vanderhoof 1.
East Union 20
COLO — Trailing by two points late in the game, East Union was marching down the field Friday night with a win in sight.
But Colo-Nesco’s Taylor Hill had other plans, as he picked off a Cole Campbell pass and ran it back for a touchdown to give Colo-Nesco a 30-20 win over the Eagles in district play.
“We got the punt back, and were trying to march down with a minute and a half, and Cole threw it and he (Hill) stepped up and made a play, and ran it back for six,” East Union head coach Steve Kinyon said.
Just prior to the pick-six, East Union senior Trevor Barnett had scored on a 1-yard run to close the score to 22-20.
The Eagles attempted an onside kick, and did not recover. But, the East Union defense held strong and forced Colo-Nesco to punt.
East Union recovered four fumbles in the game, but only converted one of those turnovers into points.
The Eagles trailed 22-6 at half, as Hill proved to be difficult to stop in the running game in the first half.
But, Kinyon said, the Eagles made adjustments at halftime and were able to hold him in check in the second half. East Union held Colo-Nesco scoreless in the second half until the pick-six.
Hill finished with 211 rushing yards for Colo-Nesco. Barnett led East Union with 51 rush yards on 12 carries and two touchdowns. He also caught two passes for 62 yards. Mason Gossman caught four passes for 47 yards and scored a 3-yard rushing touchdown.
The Eagles, now 1-4 overall and 0-2 in Eight-Man District 6 host Ankeny Christian Academy on Friday.
Colo-Nesco 30, East Union 20
Rushing: EU - Trevor Barnett 12-51, Jonathan Weis 18-20, Mike Ward 3-15, Mason Gossman 1-3. CN - Taylor Hill 30-211, Alex Griffin 11-52, Grant Tiarks 2-11, Clayton Bryan 1-7.
Passing: EU - Cole Campbell 8-21-2 for 121 yards, Trevor Barnett 2-2-0 for 33 yards. CN - Taylor Hill 1-2-0 for 8 yards.
Receiving: EU - Trevor Barnett 2-62, Mason Gossman 4-47, Mike Ward 1-22, Jesse Akers 2-12, Cole Campbell 1-11. CN - Brady Stoeffler 1-8.
Tackles (solo-assists): EU - Tyler Kelley (3-10), Brandon Wittstock (3-10), Mike Ward (1-11), Clayton Miller (4-7), Devon Anderson (0-10), Kyle Seales (2-6), Cole Campbell (2-4), Brandon Hulsey (1-5), Trevor Barnett (1-2), Brogan Kinyon (1-2), Jonathan Weis (1-1).
Fumble recoveries: EU - Trevor Barnett 1, Tyler Kelley 1, Clayton Miller 1, Mike Ward 1.
MURRAY — Murray had its running game clicking Friday night in a 47-22 non-district victory over visiting Wayne of Corydon.
Andrew Rider rushed for 142 and four touchdowns, and Seth Nerness picked up 153 yards and two TDs on 18 carries. Thane Simmons completed two passes for 28 yards.
After Wayne cut the score to 19-16 before halftime, Rider returned the second-half kickoff for an apparent touchdown, but it was nullified by a penalty.
“After Wayne stopped our drive and took over inside our 30, we got a stop on fourth-and-seven from the 10-yard line,” said Murray coach Keith Shields. “That gave us some momentum for the rest of the second half, as we outscored them 28-6 the rest of the way.”
The Mustang got some pressure on Wayne quarterback Trent Moore in the fourth quarter, and Jack Jones came up with a big interception. On the next play, Rider went 50 yards to cap a three-TD Mustang flurry in five minutes.
“Our defensive continued to play well,” Shields said. “Wayne has a nice group of athletes and gives you a variety of formations you must prepare for.”
Sam Rockhold had 15 tackles for the Mustangs. Four of George Barber’s tackles were for losses, and Nerness had a tackle for loss with 12 total stops.
This is the 60th year of Murray football, and some members of the first Murray team were recognized during homecoming ceremonies Friday.
The win sets up a big game Friday for the district lead when the Mustangs (4-1 overall, 3-0 district) travels to Adair-Casey.
Adair-Casey running back Clayton Plowman became Iowa’s all-time leader in career rushing yards in eight-player football, snapping the previous record of 6,389 yards in the first quarter in a 79-14 victory over Mormon Trail on Friday night.
Plowman scored the Bombers’ first touchdown and broke Tyler Tonderum of Armstrong-Ringsted’s mark on the second possession.
Becoming Iowa’s top eight-player rusher ever moved Plowman to fourth on the national list, and another 30 yards would move him past Zac Cardwell of Lowell, Ore. for third all-time.
With the scores, the senior also moved into third-place in Iowa eight-player history in career touchdowns.
Murray 47, Wayne 22
Wayne 8 8 0 6 - 22
Murray 13 6 14 14 - 47
M — Andrew Rider 5 run (Pat failed), 6:38
W — Clayton Keifer 29 pass from Trent Moore (Tyler Jamison pass from Moore), 3:45
M — Rider 30 run (Brandon Short kick), 2:27
M — Seth Nerness 33 run (PAT failed), 8:33
W — C. Kiefer 5 run (Trent Carpenter pass from Moore), :33
M — Rider 1 run (Sam Rockhold pass from Rider), 4:32
M — Nerness 1 run (pass failed), :06
M — Rider 50 run (Short kick), 10:15
W — C. Kiefer 10 run (pass failed), 6:46
M — Sam Rockhold 5 pass from Thane Simmons (Short kick), 1:53
Rushing: M - Seth Nerness 18-153, Andrew Rider 16-`42, Sam Rockhold 2-4, Thane Simmons 4-(-14). W - Clayton Kiefer 26-144, Carson Kiefer 4-21, Trent Carpenter 3-8.
Passing: M - Thane Simmons 2-6-0 for 28 yards, Rider 1-1-0 for 3 yards. W - Trent Moore 11-25-1 for 94 yards.
Receiving: M - Matt Barnes 1-18, Rockhold 2-8. W - Clayton Kiefer 2-39, Carpenter 4-30, Tyler Jamieson 4-21, Ethan Horton 1-4.
Tackles (solo-assists): M - Sam Rockhold 9-6, George Barber 8-3, Nerness 6-6, Rider 6-3, Barnes 5-2, Jack Jones 2-2.
Tackles for loss — M - Barber 4, Nerness 1.
Sacks — M - Barber 2, Colin Titus 1.
Interceptions — M - Jones 1.
Fumble recoveries — M - Barnes 2, Ben Rockhold 1.
Lenox 54, Nishnabotna 28
HAMBURG — Dustyn Rauch started a big night with touchdown on a kickoff return and punt return in the first quarter to help Lenox in a 54-28 victory over Nishabotna.
Rauch also finished with two rushing touchdowns while accumulating 122 yards on 10 carries. Hugo Montiel carried 10 times for 74 yards. Dustin Gordon ran for two touchdowns and passed for two scores to Frank Hoffman.
Lenox allowed 22 points in the second quarter, holding a 30-22 halftime lead, but was sparked by an interception by Carson Cline as the defense held Nishnabotna to six points in the final two periods. The Tigers gained 213 yards on the ground after halftime.
Caleb Lange had 15 tackles and a fumble recovery for the Tigers, and Todd Stoaks contributed 13. Lenox, now 4-1 overall and 3-1 in the district, has a key district game Friday at home against Southwest Valley (4-1, 3-1).
Lenox 54, Nishnabotna 28
Lenox 24 6 12 12 - 54
Nish. 0 22 6 0 - 28
L — Center snap over punter’s head, safety, 8:56
L — Frank Hoffman 21 pass from Dustin Gordon (Dustyn Rauch run), 5:57
L — Center snap out of end zone, safety, 3:45
L — Rauch 63 kickoff return (run failed), 3:36
L — Rauch 42 punt return (run failed), 2:10
N — Josh Haning 1 run (Jennings pass from Haning), 10:30
L — Rauch 38 run (run failed), 8:12
N — Andrew Welch 9 run (Bradley Nahkunst run), 3:01
N — Welsch 3 run (run failed), :31
L — Rauch 54 run (run failed), 9:12
N — Welch 45 run (run failed), 7:36
L — Hoffman 15 pass from Gordon (run failed), 1:42
L — Gordon 1 run (run failed), 10:30
L — Gordon 11 run (run failed), 6:41
Rushing: L - Dustyn Rauch 10-122, Hugo Montiel 10-74, Dustin Gordon 10-46, Josh Mitchell 9-36. N - Andrew Welch 22-102, Bryce Moran 4-7.
Passing: L - Gordon 3-8-0 for 51; Carson Cline 1-3-0 for 9 yards. N - Josh Haning 8-23-1 for 119 yards.
Receiving: L - Frank Hoffman 2-42, Montiel 1-9, Caleb Lange 1-9. N - Andrew Welch 3-72, Carter Jennings 3-20, Bradley Nahkunst 2-22.
Tackles (solo-assists): L - Lange 7-8, Todd Stoaks 6-7, Chase Maynes 4-5, Spencer Brown 5-2.
Sacks: L - S. Brown 2, Stoaks 1, Lange 1.
Interceptions: L - Cline 1.
Fumble recoveries: L - S. Brown 1, Stoaks 1, Lange 1.