MOUNT VERNON - Cornell knew that any chance for success against unbeaten Lake Forest (Ill.) would begin and end with stopping the Foresters' star tailback, Joey Valdivia.
The Rams never got started.
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B.J. White completed 21 of 24 passes for 227 yards and three touchdowns as Cedar Rapids Kennedy kept its playoff hopes alive with a 42-0 win at Ottumwa.
White also rushed for 50 yards and scored a TD. Nic Duehr caught 8 passes for 113 yards and three TDs and Rizaiha Maide rushed for two TDs.
Johnson Mator led a defense that limited Ottumwa to under 100 yards with 10 tackles, a sack and interception.
IOWA CITY REGINA 42, COLUMBUS COMMUNITY 7 — Brady Bigley and Jacob Phillips both scored two touchdowns and Michael Conlon passed for two as top-ranked Regina picked up its second-straight lopsided road win.
Bigley scored on a 4-yard run and 85-yard interception return, Phillips on 28- and 8-yard runs and Conlon passed 44 yards to Jack Jensen and 12 to Noah Felderman.
WEST BRANCH 28, TIPTON 14 — Luke Lenoch rushed for 194 yards and three touchdowns as West Branch outscored host Tipton 14-0 in the final quarter.
The Tigers scored on their second possession of the game, but the Bears answered right back. Tipton then got a 79-yard touchdown run from Daulton Mente to go up 14-7 halfway through the third quarter.
Lenoch rumbled around left end for a score 30 seconds into the fourth, then the Bears defense went to work. Lenoch scored from 30 yards out and tacked on a 5-yard TD run with just under four minutes left.
With a win in Week 9, the Bears (5-1 in 1A-3, 6-2) can clinch their 24th playoff berth.
— Jason Miller, correspondent
MID-PRAIRIE 49, ANAMOSA 7 — Ricardo Vargas rushed for 141 yards and four touchdowns and Keaton Duwa added 164 yards and two scores as the Hawks rolled to a win at home.
Mid-Prairie (3-3 in 2A-5, 4-4 overall) totaled 452 rushing yards.
Michael Martensen led Anamosa (2-4, 3-5) with 116 yards and a TD on 14 rushes.
— Daryl Schepanski, correspondent
DECORAH 35, CHARLES CITY 6 — Jake Muhlbauer rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns and Brannan Hogan passed for 150 and one TD as the Vikings evened their records at 3-3 in 3A-3 and 4-4 overall
Decorah totaled 359 yards of offense, including 209 on the ground.
Hogan completed 11 of 15 passes and also had a rushing TD. Shawn Shindelar caught four passes for 85 yards and a TD.
— Darin Svenson, correspondent
DYERSVILLE BECKMAN 31, MONTICELLO 21 — The Blazers scored 21 unanswered points in the third quarter to open a 31-7 lead, then held on for the win at Monticello.
Luke Hageman rushed 17 times for 178 yards, including touchdown runs of 20 and 67 yards, for the Trailblazers (2-4, 3-5).
For Monticello (1-5, 3-5), Max Keleher carried 53 times for 232 yards and scored all three Panther touchdowns.
— Pete Temple, correspondent
EAST BUCHANAN 36, EDGEWOOD-COLESBURG 0 — Carter Downer rushed 23 times for 152 yards and two touchdowns as the Buccaneers (6-2, 5-1 A-4) shut out the Vikings (3-5, 3-3 A-4) at home.
Downer became the school’s all-time leading rusher.
ELKADER CENTRAL 60, WEST CENTRAL 14 — Derek Ehrhardt rushed for 149 yards and four touchdowns and threw three touchdown passes, totaling 180 yards, for Elkader (6-2, 5-0 8-player District 3).
CLAYTON RIDGE 42, DURANT 6 — Jace Moore completed 11 of 19 passes for 211 yards and five touchdowns as the Eagles (6-2, 5-1 1A-3) downed the Wildcats (1-7, 0-6 1A-3) at home.
Eric Ihde ran for 97 yards and two touchdowns while Robby Sweers caught three passes for 103 yards and two touchdowns for Clayton Ridge.
NORTH LINN 52, STARMONT 21 — Levi Hinton rushed for 152 yards and two TDs on eight carries and Logan Novak added three scores and totaled 126 rushing yards on nine carries.
The Lynx improved to 6-2 overall and 4-2 in Class A District 4,