Creston/O-M 49, Glenwood 21
With their backs against the wall in terms of playoff qualification, the Creston/O-M Panthers responded in a big way Friday with a 49-21 victory over Glenwood.
The win improves the Panthers to 3-2 in Class 3A District 1 — now in the position of trying to move up within the top four spots with a victory over Lewis Central in two weeks — and 5-2 overall. Glenwood falls out of contention at 1-3 in district play and 3-4 overall.
Meanwhile, Harlan handed Lewis Central it's first district loss with a 24-14 victory in a battle for first place. Perry defeated Atlantic 48-27 in a game involving teams at the bottom of the standings, and ADM traveled out of the district in a 45-28 loss to Newton.
The Panthers set the tone early by scoring on their first play from scrimmage. Taking a direct snap, Trevor Frain bolted 55 yards on a trap play for the game's first touchdown.
Frain also scored on a 15-yard run and 15-yard pass from Brandon Phipps as the Panthers took a 21-0 lead.
It became 28-0 on a 5-yard run by Adam Baker, the first of his three touchdowns. Baker finished with 140 yards rushing on 17 carries. He later scored on runs of 66 and 24 yards.
Frain finished with 67 yards rushing on seven carries. While the Panthers relied mostly on a running attack and special teams plays, Phipps finished 6-of-8 passing for 48 yards and one TD.
Corey Bertini was the catalyst for the Rams, compiling 175 yards rushing and two touchdowns and also passing for 155 yards and a TD. But, right after his second TD cut the Panther lead to 28-14 in the third quarter, Bryce Briley fielded the Glenwood kickoff and raced 95 yards up the left side for a touchdown to make it 35-14.
Tayler Pettit pressured Bertini on two consecutive plays, followed by an interception by Gavin Leith. On the very next play from scrimmage, Baker raced 66 yards to make it 42-14. Baker's 24-yard TD scamper in the fourth quarter accounted for the final score at 49-21 after Bertini had thrown to Gage Shatava for a touchdown.
Briley also had an interception and 22-yard return in the game. Frain had 17 total tackles and Levi Eblen, switching from outside linebacker to inside linebacker in the absence of Seth Maitlen from injury, accounted for 15 total tackles.
Conner Pals was 7-of-7 on extra points for the Panthers, who host Winterset in non-district play next Friday.
See Monday's News Advertiser for a full report.
Nodaway Valley 35, Treynor 16
GREENFIELD — Nodaway Valley's run game kept the clock rolling, making quick work of the Treynor Cardinals in Class 1A District 8 action Friday night. The Wolverines ran away with the district win, 35-16.
After forcing the Treynor Cardinals to punt away their first possession, the Nodaway Valley Wolverines started to drain the clock and grind down the field with their ground attack.
Senior running back Zachary Brewer rushed into end zone with 5:34 remaining in the first quarter to put the Wolverines up 7-0. He would score again to start the second quarter, 13-0.
Treynor punched in a 31-yard field goal to end the half, 13-3.
"That's what we want to do, establish that run first and grind clock," said NV head coach Steve Shantz. "If we have to we can throw a little bit, too."
While the ground game continued to be successful for the Wolverines, quarterback Jackson Lamb was able to connect with TJ Bower and Baley Shantz for big pass plays to keep the Treynor defense off balance.
Lamb connected with Shantz for a 4-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter.
Treynor quarterback Trey Robinson was finally able to break loose with just under five minutes remaining for the Cardinals' first touchdown, 35-10.
The Cardinals would also take advantage of a personal foul near the red zone with a minute remaining to cut the lead to 35-16.
See Monday's edition of the Creston News Advertiser for the full game summary.
Class 3A - District 1
Creston 49 Glenwood 21
Harlan 24 Lewis Central 14
Perry 48 Atlantic 27
Newton 45 ADM 28
Class 3A - District 2
Spencer 35 Denison-Schleswig 18
Sioux City Bishop Heelan 42 Carroll 0
Sergeant Bluff-Luton 47 Storm Lake 14
Humboldt 35 LeMars 28
Class 2A - District 8
Shenandoah 54 Clarinda Academy 26
Greene County 28 Clarinda 25
St. Albert 31 Red Oak 12
Kuemper Catholic 50 OA-BCIG 14
Class 2A - District 7
West Marshall 70 East Marshall 7
Gilbert 41 Roland-Story 21
Nevada 34 South Hardin 27
North Polk 40 Interstate-35, Truro 7
Class 1A - District 8
Nodaway Valley 35 Treynor 16
Tri-Center 50 Missouri Valley 44
Panorama 48 West Central Valley 20
Class 1A - District 7
Mount Ayr 34 Central Decatur 13
Des Moines Christian 41 Colfax-Mingo 6
Van Meter 14 Pella Christian 13
Ogden 26 South Hamilton 21
Class 1A - District 2
IKM-Manning 48 Maple Valley 12
St. Edmond 28 Manson-NW Webster 0
Ridge View 49 Pocahontas Area 7
Sioux Central 50 Okoboji 22
Class A - District 8
AHST 10 East Mills 0
Riverside 22 Griswold 19
Logan-Magnolia 63 Underwood 0
Westwood 37 West Monona 22
Class A - District 7
Earlham 47 Bedford 22
Audubon 27 Woodward Academy 0
Guthrie Center 29 Martensdale-St. Marys 10
Madrid 44 Woodward-Granger 8
Class 8-Man - District 8
Fremont-Mills 52 Nishnabotna 12
CAM 48 Stanton 32
Sidney 87 Essex/South Page 46
Exira/EHK 68 Southwest Valley 13
Class 8-Man - District 7
Glidden-Ralston 49 Coon Rapids-Bayard 14
West Harrison 60 Ar-We-Va 26
Boyer Valley 64 Charter Oak-Ute 20
Twin Cedars 56 Woodbine 14
Class 8-Man - District 6
Mormon Trail 30 East Union 12
Murray 51 Colo-Nesco 18
Lamoni 84 Ankeny Christian 13
Tri-County 16 Grandview Park Baptist 15
Class 8-Man - District 5
HLV 13 Seymour 0 - Forfeit
Wayne 42 Melcher-Dallas 20
Meskwaki Settlement 58 Moravia 6