Mount Ayr 35,
DM Christian 0
MOUNT AYR — Mount Ayr clicked on all cylinders with a 35-0 win over Des Moines Christian in the Raiders’ homecoming game here on Friday.
Mount Ayr, ranked second in Class 1A by the Des Moines Register, moves to 5-0 for the season and 2-0 in Class 1A District 7.
The Raiders amassed 358 total yards of offense, compared to just 114 for the Lions.
“Our front four defensively are playing as well as any group as we’ve ever had getting pressure on the quarterback and shutting down running lanes,” co-head coach Derek Lambert said. “And I think the last two weeks, we’ve started clicking offensively. Our special teams are doing an outstanding job for us.”
Mount Ayr jumped out to a 15-0 lead in the first quarter after a Jacob Sobotka 4-yard touchdown pass to Erik Freed and a 54-yard touchdown run by Sobotka.
Sobotka threw for a pair of touchdowns in the second quarter — one a 9-yarder to Kyle Dolecheck and the other a 29-yarder to Freed.
Cody Stackhouse rounded out the scoring for Mount Ayr with a 53-yard interception return in the fourth quarter to make it 35-0.
“Our defense is playing absolutely lights out,” Lambert said.
The Raiders forced a total of seven turnovers in the game. Mount Ayr recovered two fumbles, while five different players accounted for five interceptions.
Dolecheck picked off his fifth pass of the season, which now ranks him second in Class 1A.
Mount Ayr now turns its attention to a tough district opponent in undefeated and ninth-ranked (Associated Press poll) Van Meter. The game will be played in Van Meter.
Mount Ayr 35,
Des Moines Christian 0
DMC 0 0 0 0 - 0
MA 15 14 0 6 - 35
MA — Erik Freed 4 pass from Jacob Sobotka (Zach Vanderflught kick), 8:21
MA — Sobotka 54 run (Quency Vos pass from Dawson Knapp), :12
MA — Kyle Dolecheck 9 pass from Sobotka (Vanderflught kick), 10:06
MA — Freed 29 pass from Sobotka (Vanderflught kick), 3:50
MA — Cody Stackhouse 53 interceptions return (Kick failed), 11:12
Rushing: DMC - Jackson Webster 12-44, Dillon Bruxvoort 6-24, Jonathan Weaver 5-19. MA - Jacob Sobotka 15-118, Grant Staats 4-27, Logan Stark 1-26, Cody Stackhouse 6-18, Riley Weehler 3-18, Erik Freed 4-17, Lincoln Martin 2-2, Jacob Beamgard 1-2.
Passing: DMC - Grant Brockhouse 3-18-5 for 32 yards. MA - Jacob Sobotka 16-21-1 for 113 yards.
Receiving: DMC - Peprah Danquah 2-19, Dillon Bruxvoort 1-13. MA - Erik Freed 5-45, Kyle Dolecheck 4-29, Lincoln Martin 5-22, Casey Paxson 1-13, Cody Stackhouse 1-4.
Tackles (solo-assists): MA - Cody Stackhouse (3-7), Riley Weehler (0-6), Caleb Schnoor (4-2), Mason Mercer (3-5), Jacob Sobotka (0-2), Logan Stark (1-3), Lincoln Martin (1-1), Caleb Schnoor (4-2), Grant Staats (1-3), Tucker Winemiller (1-1), Jake Ricker (1-4), Joe Ricker (1-2), Jed McCreary (1-2), Erik Freed (2-0).
Fumble recoveries: MA - Jacob Taylor 1, Logan Stark 1.
Interceptions: MA - Jacob Taylor 1, Jacob Sobotka 1, Kyle Dolecheck 1, Lincoln Martin 1, Cody Stackhouse 1.
Nodaway Valley 47, W. Central Valley 12
STUART — Nodaway Valley scored 35 points in the fourth quarter to break open a 12-12 game and pull away to a 47-12 win over West Central Valley here on Friday.
The win improves the Wolverines to 2-3 overall and 2-1 in Class 1A District 8.
“After a mistake-marred two and a half quarters, we settled down and our offense took advantage of turnovers and field position to put points on the board,” Nodaway Valley head coach Steve Shantz said. “Once again, we showed what we can do if we limit our mistakes.”
The fourth-quarter scoring barrage started when Jackson Lamb connected with Zach Plymesser for a 19-yard touchdown with 11:54 to go in the game. Zach Brewer punched one in from 1 yard out just :54 later.
Just 2:32 later, Brewer scored from 60 yards out. Brewer added a 14-yard touchdown 1:08 after the 60-yarder. And Brennan Weiland capped things off with a 19-yard score with 2:35 left in the game.
For the game, Brewer finished with 159 rushing yards on 22 carries, while Weiland added 78 yards on 14 carries.
“Our running backs ran hard and Jackson threw the ball well behind our blocking,” Shantz said. “The defense once again kept us in the game until the offense could get going, being very good at going after the ball and getting turnovers.”
Nodaway Valley forced five turnovers in the game.
The Wolverines travel to Tri-Center on Friday. The Trojans are 1-4 overall and 0-2 in District 8.
Nodaway Valley 47,
West Central Valley 12
NV 6 0 6 35 - 47
WCV 0 12 0 0 - 12
NV — TJ Bower 46 pass from Jackson Lamb (kick failed), 8:16
WCV — Clayton Scott 24 pass from Bryce Kearns (kick failed), 1:49
WCV — Tanner Hotze 31 pass from Kearns (2-pt. failed), :03
NV — Zach Brewer 1 run (kick failed), 2:14
NV — Zach Plymesser 19 pass from Lamb (Plymesser kick), 11:54
NV — Brewer 1 run (Plymesser kick), 11:00
NV — Brewer 60 run (kick failed), 7:28
NV — Brewer 14 run (Plymesser kick), 6:20
NV — Brennan Weiland 19 run (Weiland run), 2:35
Rushing: NV - Zach Brewer 22-159, Brennan Weiland 14-78. WCV - Alex Coover 6-65, Rob Irlmeier 13-29, Cody Logsdon 3-12, Brian Keller 6-15.
Passing: NV - Jackson Lamb 7-12-1 for 140 yards. WCV - Bryce Kearns 9-22-1 for 148 yards.
Receiving: NV - Jaydn Erlandson 1-54, TJ Bower 3-45, Zach Plymesser 2-26, Baley Shantz 1-15. WCV - Clayton Scott 3-65, Tanner Hotze 2-34, Cody Logsdon 2-33, Rob Irlmeier 2-16.
Tackles (solo-assists): NV - Michael Stender 11, Jackson Lamb 7, Jaydn Erlandson 7, Caleb Mueller 6, Tanner Armstrong 5, TJ Bower 5, Brennan Weiland 4, Zach Plymesser 4, Mason Clarke 4, Zach Brewer 4, Ryan Jensen 3, Baley Shantz 2, Jared Corder 2, Jacob Baudler 2, Kevin Sorensen 2.
Fumble recoveries: NV - TJ Bower 2, Tanner Armstrong 1, Zach Plymesser 1.
Interceptions: NV - Zach Plymesser 1.
East Union 48,
AFTON — East Union improved to 2-4 overall and 1-2 in Eight-Man District 6 with a 48-20 win over Ankeny Christian here on Friday.
East Union led just 22-20 at halftime, but came out with a different approach on defense in the second half, shutting down Ankeny Christian’s offense.
“We just talked about how we needed to get after them,” East Union head coach Steve Kinyon said. “We got a lot of pressure up the middle. We went from a 3-4 to a 4-2, and that was a good adjustment for us.”
East Union also featured a balanced rushing attack, led by senior Trevor Barnett’s 144 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries.
Sophomore Mike Ward ran the ball 14 times for 114 yards and three touchdowns. Junior quarterback Cole Campbell finished with 69 yards and one touchdown, while Austin Wagner also picked up a touchdown.
“My offensive line neutralized their kids, which made it nice for our kids to be able to run and get them yards,” Kinyon said. “Mike Ward ran the ball really well. All those kids ran the ball real well.”
Defensively, Ward and Brandon Wittstock each finished with 13 total tackles. Senior Garrett Oliver recorded three solo sacks.
East Union hosts Lamoni (5-1 overall, 2-1 in District 6) on Friday in another key district matchup.
East Union 48,
Ankeny Christian Academy 20
Rushing: EU - Trevor Barnett 18-144, Mike Ward 14-114, Cole Campbell 11-69, Austin Wagner 3-26, Jonathan Weis 7-11.
Passing: EU - Cole Campbell 2-6-0 for 3 yards.
Receiving: EU - Mason Gossman 1-3, Mike Ward 1-0.
Tackles (solo-assists): EU - Mike Ward (4-9), Brandon Wittstock (6-7), Garrett Oliver (5-0), Cole Campbell (2-2), Cole Oliver (1-2), Tyler Kelley (2-0).