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Iowa high school football roundup: Week 7 area scores, stats, postponements and more

North Linn's Austin Miller (24) jumps over Iowa City Regina's Kieler Brown (3) as Alec Wick (1) gives chase during the second quarter of their high school game at North Linn High School in Troy Mills on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)
North Linn's Austin Miller (24) jumps over Iowa City Regina's Kieler Brown (3) as Alec Wick (1) gives chase during the second quarter of their high school game at North Linn High School in Troy Mills on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)

Lightning was the theme of Week 7, as almost every area high school football game was delayed, bumped up or postponed because of storms at some point Friday.

Here’s a look at our coverage and more scores, stats and postponements.

Cedar Rapids Xavier 35, Western Dubuque 0

This one wasn’t over before it began. Just pretty close, as it turned out.

When it was over is a whole other story.

Even facing another top-10 team didn’t provide this Cedar Rapids Xavier football juggernaut too much of a challenge Friday afternoon/evening. The top-ranked Saints kept marching on, a 35-0 stomping of No. 7 Western Dubuque making it an even 20 wins in a row and 34 regular-season wins in a row for this impeccable Class 3A program.

» Read Jeff Johnson’s story

Iowa City Regina 35, North Linn 12

Regina hasn’t managed much traction with the run game through its first six weeks.

On a night rains transformed the football field into a quagmire after more than an hour delay at the half, the Regals needed to rely on the rush attack to help battle the conditions and a strong North Linn defense. It was enough to pull Regina above .500 for the first time this season.

Kieler Brown had his best game of the season, rushing for almost 100 yards and Ashton Cook added 151 yards in the air, leading the Regals to a 35-12 Class 1A District 6 victory over the Lynx night at North Linn High School. Regina improved to 4-3 overall and 3-0 in district play.

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» Read K.J. Pilcher’s story

Cedar Rapids Prairie 41, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 6

All the weather delay did Friday night at Kingston Stadium was get Cedar Rapids Prairie out of sorts.

Keegan Simmons returned the opening kickoff 90 yards for the first of his four touchdowns as the No. 10 Hawks went on to an impressive 41-6 win over Cedar Rapids Jefferson in a Class 4A District 3 game delayed 2 hours, 32 minutes for lightning.

The Hawks (6-1, 3-0) jumped out to a 21-0 lead before the delay, that came with 19 seconds remaining in the first quarter. Simmons added a 9-yard scoring run and Nick Freel scored on an 18-yard scamper on a trick play that saw all of Prairie’s players head right, except for Freel who had a clear path to the end zone.

» Read Mike Condon’s story

Clear Creek Amana 17, Davenport Assumption 7

Friday night saw a little bit of everything in Tiffin. A 2-hour, 47-minute lightning delay, a host of turnovers and clutch plays.

In the end, the delay was worth it for the Clear Creek Amana football team.

The Clippers weathered the storm, literally and figuratively, defeating Davenport Assumption 17-7 for their first 7-0 start in school history. The game was called off with 8:53 remaining as more lightning entered the area. That milestone is nice, but more importantly, the No. 9-ranked Clippers are a perfect 3-0 in Class 3A district 5 while dealing the Knights (3-4, 2-1) their first district loss.

» Read Culley Kline's story

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DeWitt Central 35, Iowa City Liberty 0

Iowa City Liberty had been making progress in terms of getting better every week the school’s first year of varsity football.

But, the Lightning ran into a bump in the road as they came out of a two-hour weather delay slow and were shut out by DeWitt Central, 35-0, in a weather-shortened game Friday night at Iowa City Liberty High School.

“We love the guys’ commitment to the program,” said Iowa City Liberty coach Jeff Gordon. “We love that they will be back working hard to get better tomorrow. It is like life, a lot of times we focus on the highs but what really defines us is when it does not go our way.”

Central jumped out to a 35-point lead going into halftime and got in the end zone in five of its first six possessions. The Sabers defense forced the Lightning to commit four first-half turnovers, including picking off quarterback Drake Woody three times.

“They are a good team but it all starts with me,” Gordon said. “We have to do a better job coaching our guys on ball security and a better job of putting guys in position to be successful. It is a good night for us all to look in the mirror and see where we are at. We can either feel sorry for ourselves or work hard to get better tomorrow.”

The Sabers were led by dynamic running tailback Easton Necker, who rushed for 59 yards and two scores. Quarterback Drew Kueter threw for 110 yards and a touchdown and added a rushing touchdown.

— Peter Brooks, correspondent

Marion 56, Dubuque Wahlert 28

Down 14-0 after the first quarter, Marion scored 42 unanswered points over the second and third to down Dubuque Wahlert, 56-28, in a Class 3A District 4 high school football game Friday night in Dubuque.

Isaac Cecheta got the ball rolling for the Indians (4-3, 3-0) with an 8-yard touchdown run, then scored on a 41-yard pass from Trevor Paulsen. Mason Rahe ended the first half with a 25 yard TD pass from Paulsen.

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JuCory Higgins (34 run) and Paulsen (3 and 2 runs) gave Marion a 42-14 lead before Wahlert (0-7, 0-3) scored again.

Paulsen passed for three TDs, including a 10-yarder to Mitch McAllister in the fourth. Higgins added an 86-yard kickoff return for a TD.

— Dubuque Telegraph-Herald

Decorah 28, West Delaware 13

Jace Johnson completed 7 of 9 passes for 102 yard and three touchdowns as the Vikings improved to 3-0 in Class 3A-3 with a win at home.

Drake Shelton rushed for 84 yards and scored twice for Decorah (5-2), which led 28-0 at halftime and held the Hawks (3-4, 0-3) to 72 first-half yards.

“Offensively we were able to get after it,” Decorah Coach Pat Trewin said. “We’re very happy with that effort.”

Clay Johansen added 102 yards on the ground for the Vikings.

Nick Casey (1-yard run) and Kael Meyer (82 run) scored for West Delaware. Meyer finished with 168 yards on 19 rushes.

— Darin Svenson, Bill Logan, correspondents

Independence 38, Charles City 13

Logan Schmitt passed for 210 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for 108 and another TD as the Mustangs rolled on the road.

Independence improved to 6-1 overall, 3-0 in Class 3A-3.

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Schmitt, who has had more than 310 yards of offense the past three weeks, completed 15 of 24 passes, hooking up with Sean Geertsema eight times for 146 yards and two TDs. Blake Bartz had three catches for 42 yards and a TD and Tristan Cordes also caught a TD pass.

Schmitt’s rushing TD came on a three-yard run in the first quarter after the Comets had taken a 7-0 lead.

Dylan Koresh had 101 yards on 11 rushes for Charles City.

— Matt Shannon, correspondent

West Branch 28, Northeast 0

It rained. And rained. And rained some more.

And then lightning struck ... it came in the form of the Bears (6-1), who dominated the Rebels in a game shortened by weather.

Tanner Lukavsky scored twice, Beau Cornwell once and Wyatt Goodale returned a punt 65 yards for a score.

The Bears defense limited the Rebels (0-7) to minus-21 total yards.

Both teams agreed to call the game with 44 seconds remaining in the first quarter.

— Jason Miller, correspondent

Monticello 50, Anamosa 48

An 18-yard touchdown pass from Jeff Carlson to Tyler Luensman was the difference for the Panthers (4-3, 2-1) at Anamosa (1-6, 1-2).

Carlson completed 21 of 41 passes for 395 yards and six touchdowns.

Anamosa quarterback Matthew Walton was 20-for-33 for 374 yards and two scores, and rushed 26 times for 136 yards and three TDs.

— Pete Temple, Daryl Schepanski, correspondents

Waukon 38, Waterloo Columbus 12

Defending state champion Waukon used a 20-point second quarter to win a Class 2A district showdown.

The Indians improved to 6-1, 3-0, dropping the Sailors to 5-2, 2-1.

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“We have a young team and our kids have made good progress,” Waukon coach Chad Beerman said.

— Waterloo Courier

Class 4A scores

District 3

Cedar Falls 55, Waterloo West 0

Dubuque Hempstead 26, Dubuque Senior 20

Cedar Rapids Prairie 41, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 6

District 4

Linn-Mar 28, Muscatine 10

District 5

Bettendorf 41, Cedar Rapids Kennedy 14

Davenport West 28, Burlington 27

Class 3A scores

District 3

Decorah 28, West Delaware 13

Independence 38, Charles City 13

Waverly-Shell Rock 38, Waterloo East 14

District 4

Cedar Rapids Xavier 35, Western Dubuque 0

Marion 56, Dubuque Wahlert 28

District 5

Clear Creek Amana 17, Davenport Assumption 7

Clinton 37, North Scott 7

DeWitt Central 35, Iowa City Liberty 0

District 6

Fairfield 19, Keokuk 6

Washington (Iowa) 32, Fort Madison 7

District 7

Knoxville 47, South Tama 12

Newton 50, Grinnell 39

Oskaloosa 36, Pella 35 (OT)

Class 2A scores

District 3

Crestwood 27, New Hampton 21 (2OT)

Clear Lake 36, Forest City 0

Iowa Falls-Alden 14, Hampton-Dumont 10

District 4

Monticello 50, Anamosa 48

North Fayette Valley 24, Oelwein 6

Waukon 38, Waterloo Columbus 12

District 5

Mount Vernon 53, Camanche 21

Tipton 37, West Burlington 16

West Liberty 39, Louisa-Muscatine 6

District 6

Albia 33, Davis County 32 (3OT)

Eddyville EBF 13, Mid-Prairie 6

Williamsburg 47, Central Lee 0

District 7

Benton Community 21, Roland-Story 7

Union Community 45, Vinton-Shellsburg 13

West Marshall 35, Nevada 3

Class 1A scores

District 3

Lake Mills 31, Aplington-Parkersburg 14

Osage 60, North Butler 0

District 4

Cascade 21, Dyersville Beckman 20

West Branch 28, Northeast 0

District 5

Sigourney-Keota 48, Columbus Community 12

Wapello 35, Van Buren 0

Wilton 20, Mediapolis 3

District 6

Iowa City Regina 35, North Linn 12

Dike-New Hartford 59, Jesup 0

South Hardin 38, East Marshall 14

Class A scores

District 4

Central Springs 20, Nashua-Plainfield 0

Grundy Center 21, Mason City Newman 20

Saint Ansgar 40, South Winneshiek 39

Postville 2, Starmont 0 (Forfeit)

District 5

Maquoketa Valley 15, Clayton Ridge 14

Edgewood-Colesburg 35, Alburnett 7

MFL MarMac 21, Lisbon 0

District 6

Belle Plaine 40, Cardinal 12

Durant 14, Highland 0

BGM 28, Pekin 13

District 7

East Buchanan 51, BCLUW 13

Hudson 24, Wapsie Valley 20

Grundy Center 21, Mason City Newman 20

District 8

Central Decatur 54, Martensdale-St. Marys 7

Lynnville-Sully 45, Grand View Christian 6

8-Player scores

District 3

Central City 57, Elkader Central 0

Easton Valley 34, Lansing Kee 0

Turkey Valley 52, West Central 6

District 4

HLV 46, English Valleys 0

WACO 50, Winfield-Mount Union 6

District 5

AGWSR 69, Baxter 14

Collins-Maxwell 48, Meskwaki 12

Gladbrook-Reinbeck 58, Twin Cedars 6

Melcher-Dallas 34, Colo-Nesco 22

Postponements

Several area game were postponed Friday night by lightning.

• Cedar Rapids Washington vs. Davenport Central, 7 p.m. Saturday

• Pleasant Valley 14 at Iowa City High 0 (2nd quarter), 1 p.m. Saturday

• No. 3 New London at No. 5 Iowa Valley, 4 p.m. Saturday

• Center Point-Urbana at Maquoketa, noon Saturday

• Bellevue at North Cedar, 1:30 p.m. Saturday

• Mount Pleasant at Solon, 11 a.m. Saturday

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