Creston/Orient-Macksburg 32, Winterset 20
The Creston/Orient-Macksburg Panthers wasted little time jumping ahead of Winterset here Friday on senior night.
After Cory Rathe recovered a fumble on Winterset's first drive, Brandon Phipps connected with Maxx Walters for a 28-yard touchdown on third and 15, on the Panthers' fourth offensive play.
Phipps and Walters connected for three touchdowns. Phipps finished 11-of-14 passing for 159 yards and Walters caught five of those passes for 113 yards.
Adam Baker, meanwhile, also had a big night on senior night for the Panthers. The senior running back totaled 269 rushing yards, including a 78-yard touchdown to make it 12-0 with 5:02 to play in the first half.
Baker also recorded two sacks on defense. Trevor Frain recorded 17 total tackles with two tackles for loss.
Winterset cut the lead to 12-7 with 3:18 to go, but the Panthers answered before the end of the half on another touchdown from Phipps to Walters with :58 remaining.
Creston/O-M started the second half with the ball, but went four-and-out. But, Alex Chapman recovered a Winterset fumble and on the Panthers' first play of the ensuing drive, Phipps hit Walters deep on a seam route for a 72-yard touchdown.
Six minutes later, Frain bounced to the outside on a dive play for a 21-yard touchdown run, making the score 32-7.
Winterset scored just before the end of the third quarter to make it 32-14 and recovered an onside kick, but couldn't turn the extra possession into a score. The Huskies scored again with :21 left in the game.
Creston/O-M improves to 6-2 for the season and 4-2 in the district. Thanks to wins by Glenwood over Lewis Central and Perry over ADM on Friday, the Panthers will have a chance to finish second in the district with a win over Lewis Central next week.
Ogden 31, Mount Ayr 22
MOUNT AYR — Ogden grabbed the upper hand on second place in Class 1A District 7, and an opportunity to host a playoff game, with a 31-22 victory at Mount Ayr Friday during the Raiders' senior night and "Pink Out" game for breast cancer awareness.
The Bulldogs improve to 4-1 in district play, behind leader Van Meter's 5-0 mark, and 7-1 overall. Mount Ayr slips to third place at 3-2 and 6-2 overall. Among the teams lurking one game behind the Raiders is Pella Christian, which hosts Mount Ayr next Friday in the regular season finale.
Mount Ayr now finds itself fighting to avoid fourth place and a likely trip to Council Bluffs St. Albert, the District 8 leader after beating Nodaway Valley, 14-12. If Mount Ayr wins and finishes third, the Raiders would travel to whoever places second.
Nodaway Valley ends district play at 4-2. Panorama (4-1) and Treynor (3-2) meet in week nine, and a Treynor win could force a point differential tiebreaker for second.
Penalties and missed opportunities hampered the Raiders Friday, despite taking a 13-0 lead in the first quarter. Jacob Sobotka scored on a 17-yard run after a Jacob Taylor interception and 56-yard return, and Erik Freed fell on a Sobotka fumble for a touchdown early in the game.
Ogden answered in the second quarter with a 5-yard touchdown run by Jonathon Thompson and a 9-yard TD pass from Caleb Frye to Luke West with 40 seconds left in the half for a 14-13 edge on the Raiders at the break.
Adversity hit the Raiders early in the second half, fumbling the ball deep in their own territory. That led to a fourth-down rollout by Frye, who found tight end Trant Heinema in the end zone for a 5-yard scoring connection and 21-13 Ogden lead.
The Raiders then mounted their first sustained rushing drive of the contest, capped by a Sobotka 5-yard TD run. A penalty nullified a successful two-point pass that would have knotted the score, and another attempt from 8 yards out failed, leaving Ogden in front, 21-19.
Early in the fourth quarter Taylor got his second interception and returned it 19 yards to the Bulldog 11-yard line. But the Raiders couldn't get in the end zone, settling for a 34-yard field goal by Zach Vanderflught to lift Mount Ayr to a 22-21 lead.
Ogden answered with its own field goal, a 22-yarder by Christie with 9:06 remaining, as the Bulldogs regained the advantage, 24-22.
With about five minutes left, Frye found Heinema open over the middle and he ran 49 yards for a touchdown after the catch for the clinching score, making it 31-22 after Christie's extra point.
Van Meter beat West Central Valley 50-14 in non-district play. Central Decatur topped Des Moines Christian 20-8 and Pella Christian rolled over Colfax-Mingo 79-0. Earlier this season, Pella Christian was nipped by both Van Meter and Ogden by identical scores of 14-13.
"We have to get back to work Monday, because Pella Christian will be every bit as good as anybody we've played," co-coach Delwyn Showalter said.
Clarinda 42 Shenandoah 0 - FINAL
Kuemper Catholic 58 Red Oak 7 - FINAL
Southwest Valley 34 Fremont-Mills 27 - FINAL
Sidney 63 Stanton 34 - FINAL
Nishnabotna 27 Essex/South Page 12 - FINAL
Melcher-Dallas 34 Lenox 33 - FINAL
Exira/EHK 56 Ar-We-Va 6 - FINAL
Coon Rapids-Bayard 63 Charter Oak-Ute 20 - FINAL
Adair-Casey 78 Ankeny Christian 23 - FINAL
Madrid 73 Bedford 18 - FINAL
Audubon 40 Martensdale-St. Mary's 0 - FINAL
East Mills 32 Griswold 0 - FINAL
AHST 27 Logan-Magnolia 18 - FINAL
Riverside 48 West Monona 8 - FINAL
Westwood 22 Underwood 20 - FINAL
Treynor 24 Missouri Valley 20 - FINAL
St. Albert 14 Nodaway Valley 12 - FINAL
Panorama 38 Tri-Center 27 - FINAL
Ogden 31 Mount Ayr 22 - FINAL
IKM-Manning 41 Pocahontas Area 13 - FINAL
Glenwood 28 Lewis Central 17 - FINAL
Harlan 42 Atlantic 7 - FINAL
Creston 32 Winterset 20 - FINAL
Perry 13 ADM, Adel 6 - FINAL
Carroll 27 Sergeant Bluff-Luton 6 - FINAL
Waukee 23 Abraham Lincoln 14 - FINAL
Murray 60, East Union 6 - FINAL