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Iowa high school football Week 5 roundup: Final scores, stats and more

Independence's Brandon Haas (73) lines up for one of the final plays of the game as students use their phones to light up the background during the fourth quarter of their game at West Delaware High School in Manchester on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. (Andy Abeyta/The Gazette)
Independence's Brandon Haas (73) lines up for one of the final plays of the game as students use their phones to light up the background during the fourth quarter of their game at West Delaware High School in Manchester on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. (Andy Abeyta/The Gazette)

It was a stormy night in parts of the state, but most Iowa high school football teams were able to open district play with only a handful of delays.

Here’s everything you need to know about Week 5.

Linn-Mar 30, Davenport North 7

Marcus Orr is back.

That was good news for the Linn-Mar football team. Not so much for visiting Davenport North.

Orr, who missed the last two Lions games with a shoulder injury suffered in a Week 2 loss to Cedar Rapids Kennedy, was back as the starting quarterback Friday night. He completed 17 of 29 passes for 305 yards and three touchdowns as Linn-Mar rolled to a 30-7 win over North in the Class 4A District 4 opener for both teams at Linn-Mar Stadium.

» Read Mike Condon’s game story

3A No. 2 Cedar Rapids Xavier 52, Maqukoeta 20

Friday night’s forecast called for lightning. Saints Field saw plenty of electricity.

On homecoming night at Saints Field, and on the opening night of district play, the Class 3A second-ranked Xavier Saints set a school record for total yards, compiling 619 yards of total offense (332 passing yards and 287 rushing).

The Saints (5-0, 1-0) had many key contributors in their 52-20 victory over Maquoketa (2-3, 0-1).

» Read Ryan Pleggenkuhle’s game story

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3A No. 5 Independence 33, West Delaware 0

The first half foretold a low-scoring, field possession game.

Then Logan Schmitt got loose.

The Independence senior quarterback ran for 263 yards and three long touchdowns as the Class 3A fifth-ranked Mustangs blanked West Delaware.

» Read Douglas Miles’ game story

Iowa City Liberty 28, Clear Creek Amana 21

Liberty took control in the second half, shutting out Clear Creek Amana after the break and scoring the last two touchdowns in a 28-21 victory in Class 3A District 5 prep football action at Liberty.

Liberty’s key drive bracketed the break of the fourth quarter, trailing 21-20. The Lightning served up a steady diet of Max Tafolla runs — eight straight official carries to be exact — in the middle of the 13-play, 59-yard drive.

Facing second-and-goal from the 12, Gordon switched gears and caught the Clippers off guard. Quarterback Drake Woody carried out a play-action fake, rolled to his left and hit Ben Houselog near the sideline for the go-ahead score. The duo also combined for the ensuing conversion for a 28-21 lead.

» Read K.J. Pilcher’s game story

Center Point-Urbana 7, Marion 0

It didn’t win any beauty pageants, but the Stormin’ Pointers couldn’t care less. Center Point-Urbana came out on top on an offensively challenged night, beating Marion 7-0 Friday at Thomas Park.

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The Class 3A District 4 rivals limped into play following a non-district slate that saw them combine to play five ranked teams. With top-ranked Western Dubuque and No. 2 Cedar Rapids Xavier still to come, it was imperative for each team to get on track in the district opener.

» Read Culley Kline’s game story

2A No. 1 Waukon 52, 2A No. 10 Monticello 7

There was 4-0. And there was FOUR-AND-OH.

Waukon was the latter.

Creed Welch contributed in virtually way imaginable, and top-ranked Waukon smacked No. 10 Monticello. The Indians zipped to a 36-0 halftime lead, kept the continuous clock ticking the rest of the way and improved to 5-0 overall, 1-0 in the district.

» Read Jeff Linder’s game story

4A No. 5 Bettendorf 45, Cedar Rapids Washington 7

Standout senior tailback Harrison Bey-Buie racked up 253 yards on 18 carries to go with three touchdowns. That allowed Bettendorf to build a 45-0 lead and run the clock the majority of the second half.

“(Bey-Buie) is the best back we’re going to see all year,” Washington Coach Maruice Blue said. “We did a lot of things right, we just need to finish and that’s been our M.O. all year.”

The 4-1 Bulldogs opened Class 4A District 5 play with seven consecutive scores, including a 38-yard field goal from kicker Reed Shea with just 2 seconds remaining in the second quarter.

Bey-Buie scored the first of two first-half touchdowns just 2:21 into the contest on a 5-yard run. The Bulldogs increased their lead to 14-0 when junior punt returner Mason Ward housed a 81-yard score with 7:33 remaining in the opening period.

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Bulldogs quarterback Joe Bryne rolled into the end zone for a 21-0 Bettendorf lead with 1:56 left in the first before hitting teammate Noah Abbott for a 74-yard touchdown and a 28-0 advantage with 9:18 remaining in the second. Bey-Buie broke off a 13-yard scamper for his second score of the night and a 35-0 edge.

Bey-Buie recorded his longest run of the day with a 75-yard score with 9:34 left in the third that made it 45-0. Washington got on the board at the start of the fourth with a 14-yard pass from Henry Clymer to Justin Scherrman.

— Justin Webster, The Gazette

4A No. 7 Cedar Rapids Kennedy 64, Davenport West 0

Davenport West quarterback Payton Thompson ran for 12 yards on his team’s first play from scrimmage.

The rest of the first half, Thompson was simply trying to run away from Kennedy defenders. He was sacked five times in the first half, fumbled twice and threw an interception as the Cougars built a 48-0 halftime lead en route to a 64-0 win Friday night at Brady Street Stadium.

West (2-3) picked up just two first downs in the contest and totaled 23 yards of offense.

Kennedy (4-1) took the opening kickoff and drove down the field for a touchdown. Then linebacker Jay Oostendorp returned a fumble 35 yards for a score.

Kennedy quarterback Max White ran for three touchdowns and threw for another in the first half. He threw for 132 yards and ran for another 43 in the contest.

— Travis J. Brown, Quad City Times

Cedar Rapids Jefferson 31, Waterloo West 21

The J-Hawks converted three fourth downs inside West’s 10-yard line and opened district play with a win at Memorial Stadium.

A West rushing attack that ranked third in Class 4A with an average of 282 yards per game, was held to minus-6 yards on seven carries during a first half in which Jefferson assembled a 17-6 lead.

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Jacob Coyle led Jefferson (3-2, 1-0) with 100 rushing yards on 20 carries and also passed for 107 with a touchdown.

— Nick Petaros, Waterloo Courier

Cedar Rapids Prairie 43, Dubuque Senior 40

The Hawks won an offensive shootout at Dalzell Field behind a 355-yard, four-touchdown game from Nicholas Pearson.

— Steve Ortman, Telegraph Herald

Iowa City Regina 42, East Marshall 13

Ashton Cook passed for 288 yards and three touchdowns and Theo Kolie rushed for 102 yards and two scores as the Regals won their fourth straight game.

Cook completed 22 of 41 passes, connecting with Alec Wick, Josh Dutchik and Sam Aitchinson for scores. Wick had nine catches for 90 yards, Dutchik six for 88.

Iowa City West 24, Pleasant Valley 7

Marcus Morgan completed 16 of 19 passes for 204 yards and two touchdowns as the Trojans won at Pleasant Valley.

The junior quarterback went to work quickly, hitting Tate Crane with an 80-yard touchdown pass over the middle on West’s first snap of the game.

The Trojans (1-4, 1-0) manufactured their second score, moving ahead to stay with 2 minutes, 24 seconds remaining in the first half when Morgan finished off a 16-play, 80-yard drive with a 7-yard scoring pass to Grahm Goering.

West (1-4, 1-0) marched 60 yards in the third quarter before adding to its lead with a 35-yard field goal by Owen Smith.

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The Trojans’ final points came on a special teams play just over two minutes into the final quarter. Tyuss Bell swatted down a 37-yard field goal attempt by Pleasant Valley’s Rhys Ward and Marchaun Hoover returned the block 72 yards for a touchdown.

— Steve Batterson, Quad City Times

Iowa City High 10, Muscatine 7

Tonka Hickman scored on a 9-yard run in the first half as the Little Hawks held on at home.

Both teams threw each other a bit of curveball at the start. Muscatine started Jake Draves at quarterback for the first time this season and City High handed off more to Sila Lulinda than primary workhorse Hickman.

But City High grew comfortable defending Draves and ended up going back to Hickman, who helped the Little Hawks to a 10-0 halftime lead.

Muscatine’s only TD came on a 9-yard run by Tim Nimely early in the third.

— Ryan Timmerman, Muscatine Journal

Decorah 30, Waverly-Shell Rock 7

Tucker Young passed for 202 yards and rushed for 169 as the Vikings rolled at home.

Decorah scored on the opening offensive play of the game on a 68-yard run by Andrew Magner, fell behind 7-6 then scored the final 24.

— Randy Iverson, correspondent

3A No. 7 Washington 49, Keokuk 6

Quarterback Luke Turner ran for two touchdowns and passed for three as the Demons won in a game that was called off with 2 minutes remaining in the third quarter by lightning.

Zac Stout caught two TD passes, Ethan Hunt one and Wyatt Stout ran for two scores for Washington.

— Doug Brenneman, Southeast Iowa Union

Class 4A scores

District 3

No. 2 Cedar Falls 21, Dubuque Hempstead 17

Cedar Rapids Jefferson 31, Waterloo West 21

Cedar Rapids Prairie 43, Dubuque Senior 40

District 4

Iowa City High 10, Muscatine 7

Iowa City West 24, Pleasant Valley 7

Linn-Mar 30, Davenport North 7

District 5

No. 5 Bettendorf 45, Cedar Rapids Washington 7

No. 7 Cedar Rapids Kennedy 64, Davenport West 0

Davenport Central at Burlington, ppd.

Class 3A scores

District 3

Decorah 30, Waverly-Shell Rock 7

No. 5 Independence 33, West Delaware 0

Waterloo East 41, Charles City 13

District 4

No. 2 Cedar Rapids Xavier 52, Maquoketa 20

Center Point-Urbana 7, Marion 0

No. 1 Western Dubuque 40, Dubuque Wahlert 7

District 5

Iowa City Liberty 28, Clear Creek Amana 21

No. 6 North Scott 42, DeWitt Central 21

District 6

Mount Pleasant 42, Fairfield 16

No. 4 Solon 45, Fort Madison 7

No. 7 Washington 49, Keokuk 6

District 7

Newton 56, South Tama 21

Oskaloosa 35, Grinnell 19

Pella 24, Knoxville 0

Class 2A scores

District 3

No. 2 Clear Lake 42, Hampton-Dumont 0

Crestwood 27, Iowa Falls-Alden 14

New Hampton 43, Forest City 7

District 4

No. 4 Waterloo Columbus 40, Oelwein 22

No. 1 Waukon 52, No. 10 Monticello 7

District 6

Eddyville EBF at Albia, susp.

Mid-Prairie 60, Central Lee 7

Williamsburg 49, Davis County 12

District 7

No. 6 Benton Community 41, Union Community 0

Nevada 28, Vinton-Shellsburg 27

West Marshall 31, Roland-Story 0

Class 1A scores

District 3

Aplington-Parkersburg 55, North Butler 0

Osage 24, Denver 7

Sumner-Fredericksburg 13, Lake Mills 6

District 4

North Cedar 8, Cascade 7

District 5

Mediapolis 14, Wapello 10

Sigourney-Keota 40, Wilton 6

Van Buren at Columbus Community, ppd.

District 6

No. 2 Dike-New Hartford 62, North Linn 14

Iowa City Regina 42, East Marshall 13

South Hardin 39, Jesup 14

Class A scores

District 4

Mason City Newman 42, Starmont 12

Postville 43, Central Springs 6

Saint Ansgar 59, Nashua-Plainfield 0

South Winneshiek 28, No. 5 Wapsie Valley 26 (OT)

District 5

No. 8 Edgewood-Colesburg 14, Maquoketa Valley 0

Lisbon 14, Alburnett 7

No. 10 MFL MarMac 56, Clayton Ridge 8

District 6

No. 8 BGM 28, Highland 7

Cardinal at Pekin, susp.

District 7

No. 7 Grundy Center 55, GMG 0

Hudson 47, BCLUW 7

No. 3 North Tama 27, East Buchanan 6

South Winneshiek 28, No. 5 Wapsie Valley 26 (OT)

District 8

Central Decatur 50, North Mahaska 12

Wayne 34, Lynnville-Sully 28

8-Player scores

District 2

No. 1 Don Bosco 55, Tripoli 0

Dunkerton 10, North Iowa 0

Janesville 35, Rockford 28

Northwood-Kensett 41, Riceville 30

District 3

Lansing Kee 44, West Central 14

Midland 48, Elkader Central 0

No. 3 Turkey Valley 48, Central City 10

District 4

English Valleys 30, Winfield-Mount Union 20

HLV 34, New London 22

Iowa Valley at WACO, canceled

Lone Tree 69, No. 10 Montezuma 63

District 5

AGWSR 66, Meskwaki 16

Collins-Maxwell 52, Colo-Nesco 43

Gladbrook-Reinbeck 66, Baxter 6

Melcher-Dallas 49, Twin Cedars 14

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