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Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
Cedar Rapids Washington put on an offensive show Friday night, cruising to a 69-20 victory over Waterloo East in a Class 4A District 5 prep football game.
The Warriors (5-3, 3-1) scored on their first possession and never had to send their punter on the field. Their only offensive stop came via a fumble.
Haven Henningsen capped the opening drive with a 13-yard scamper around the end, then showed his speed on the second series as he broke through the middle and raced 60 yards for the score and a 14-6 advantage.
Henningsen wound up in the end zone four times and finished the night with 234 yards on 16 rushes.
With the Trojans (2-6, 0-4) keeping pace early, the Warriors went to the air to pull away. Bryan Kunde connected from 24 yards out with Ross Snitker, then, in the second half, found Cade Saylor for a 54-yard pitch-and-catch for a 56-20 lead. He later found Lincoln Riley for a 33-yard strike.
Kunde completed just three passes, but all went for scores.
— Roddy Payne, Waterloo Courier
PRAIRIE 53, BURLINGTON 20 — Keegan Simmons rushed for two touchdowns as the Hawks improved to 7-1 with the road victory.
Simmons scored on runs of 73 and 10 yards.
Dalton Rayner ran for a touchdown and passed for two more to Caleb Fuller.
Jaylynn Smith had an 89-yard kickoff return for Prairie.
— John Bohnenkamp, Burlington HawkEye
WEST BRANCH 30, TIPTON 20 — West Branch ran out to a 27-6 halftime lead, then held on for a Class 1A-3 win at home.
Beau Cornwell completed four first-half touchdown passes, half of which were hauled in by Jacob Graves.
The Tigers intercepted a Cornwell pass early in the third quarter, and the momentum switched. Two Ben Emrich touchdown passes cut the Bears' lead to 27-20 in the fourth.
Cornwell converted his second 42-yard field goal of night with 6:59 remaining and Ben Thompson intercepted an Emrich pass.
The Bears clinched their 18th district championship with the win.
— Jason Miller, correspondent
DECORAH 34, CHARLES CITY 0 — Jake Muhlbauer took the opening kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown and scored three rushing TDs as the Vikings (6-2, 3-2) rolled to a 3A-3 win at home.
Muhlbauer rushed for 108 yards on 10 carries and Brannan Hogan completed 7 of 11 passes for 124 yards, including a 51-yard TD pass to Dawson Holkesvik.
Decorah's defense held the Comets to 90 yards of total offense, 35 yards rushing and six first downs.
— Darin Svenson, correspondent
DYERSVILLE BECKMAN 31, MONTICELLO 16 — The Blazers scored 17 unanswered points in the first half and went on to win at home.
Quarterback Joel Vaske rushed for three touchdowns for Beckman (3-3, 4-4).
Andrew Mescher had eight catches for 108 yards for Monticello (2-4, 4-4).
— Pete Temple, correspondent
ANAMOSA 35, MID-PRAIRIE 14 — Matthew Walton passed for 208 yards and three touchdowns and Logan Seeley rushed for 151 and two scores at the Raiders rolled at home.
Walton completed 9 of 18 passes, hitting Zac McLean from 32 and 72 yards for TDs and Kyle Sayre from 62 for another score.
Karson Gingerich completed 23 of 44 passes for 292 yards and a TD for the Hawks.
— Daryl Schepanski, correspondent
CEDAR FALLS 45, CEDAR RAPIDS JEFFERSON 7 — Logan Wolf scored on 43- and 71-yard kickoff returns, a 71-yard punt return and a four-yard reception as Cedar Falls cruised to a district-clinching win in the UNI-Dome.
Jefferson avoided the shutout on a 70-yard touchdown pass from Trenton Kuennen to Kyler Bell.
— Clay Cunningham, Waterloo Courier
BETTENDORF 52, IOWA CITY HIGH 0 — Carter Bell completed 7 of 9 passes for 81 yards and two TDs as the Bulldogs won at home.
ALBURNETT 39, LISBON 28 — Tanner Sloan rushed for more than 250 yards and scored five touchdowns as the Pirates won at home.