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Iowa high school football Week 6 roundup: Final scores, stats and more

Cedar Rapids Kennedy's Max White (5) celebrates a touchdown during the second quarter of their game at Kingston Stadium in Cedar Rapids on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. (Andy Abeyta/The Gazette)
Cedar Rapids Kennedy's Max White (5) celebrates a touchdown during the second quarter of their game at Kingston Stadium in Cedar Rapids on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. (Andy Abeyta/The Gazette)

It was a chilly Friday night around the state for Week 6 of the Iowa high school football season.

Here’s everything you need to know.

4A No. 7 Cedar Rapids Kennedy 42, Cedar Rapids Washington 14

The ‘X’ factor for Class 4A’s seventh-ranked team? It’s gotta be Brandtley Koske.

The senior hybrid back and cornerback is rather unheralded, but he’s a baller. He had a touchdown run, a touchdown catch and picked off two passes Friday night as Kennedy beat Cedar Rapids Washington, 42-14, at Kingston Stadiun.

“Did what the coaches taught me, I guess,” Koske said. “I listened to them, and that showed up on the field with what I did.”

Read Jeff Johnson’s game story

Linn-Mar 28, Iowa City West 12

Linn-Mar spotted Iowa City West the first nine points, then stormed back for a 28-12 Class 4A District 4 football victory Friday night at Trojan Field.

“Man, it feels great,” said junior Chris Baker, who led a defensive effort that blanked the Trojans in the second half. “I was up in the stands last year, and we got dogged by West. We were sitting low last year.”

But not any more. Linn-Mar (4-2 overall, 2-0 district) moved into sole possession of the 4A-4 lead,

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Read Jeff Linder’s game story

Cedar Rapids Prairie 28, Dubuque Hempstead 27

Dubuque Hempstead threatened to score a go-ahead 2-point conversion with seconds remaining, but Cedar Rapids Prairie produced the winning stand.

Prairie seemed to be in control when Nick Pearson rushed for his second fourth-quarter touchdown, leading 28-21 with 1:31 to go.

Hempstead’s Aidan Dunne passed for gains of 34 and a pair of 14-yarders before hitting Herrion on a 7-yard TD to set up the defining play. Linebacker Lane Swazrtendruber led the charge, stopping Dunne for a short gain to preserve the lead.

Read K.J. Pilcher’s game story

3A No. 4 Solon 35, 3A No. 8 Washington 20

Trailing 20-7 after giving up a 41-yard run on the final play of the first half to Washington quarterback Luke Turner, the No. 4-ranked Spartans came out inspired in the second half, outscoring No. 8 Washington 28-0 for a 35-20 win in a Class 3A District 6 game.

Solon, known for its passing attack, had quarterback Cam Miller rush for 173 yards and a touchdown. He did throw three touchdown passes, accumulating 70 of his 122 yards through the air on those three scores.

Read Doug Brenneman’s game story

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Tipton 14, Mount Vernon 7 (OT)

Tipton senior Connor Hermiston opened overtime with an 8-yard run to set the Tigers up on the 2-yard line. Two plays later, senior quarterback Frank Bierman kept the snap and was pushed over the goal line with the help of 305-pound senior Jesse Lieser.

On fourth-and-goal from the 6, Mount Vernon quarterback Brady Ketchum’s pass was knocked to the ground in the end zone to seal the game.

The Mustangs tied the score with 2:30 left thanks to multiple connections between Ketchum and Zack Baker. Baker caught five passes to take Mount Vernon deep into Tigers territory. Sophomore Trenton Pitlik muscled his way up the middle for a 4-yard touchdown run.

The Tigers first lit up the scoreboard less than two minutes into the second quarter.

Hermiston bounced outside and sprinted down the sideline for a 72-yards run that set up Bierman’s 2-yard TD run.

The Tigers (4-2, 2-0) pounded the ground, using seven different rushers to rack up 321 yards, including 148 by Hermiston.

Mount Vernon’s potent passing game was mostly grounded. After averaging 223 yards in five previous games, Ketchum threw for just 144 yards. The Mustangs (2-4, 1-1) rushed for just 48 yards.

— Casey Wagner, correspondent

A No. 7 MFL MarMac 31, Maquoketa Valley 16

The dream season rolls on for MFL MarMac football.

A program that won more than two games just three times in the last decade is now ensured of its first winning season since 1993. If that was not enough, the Bulldogs have won six games in one season for the first time in school history.

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“It is amazing,” said MFL MarMac senior tailback Kutter Anderson, who ran for 107 yards and three touchdowns. “We are making history and we are doing something that has never been done here before.”

Read Douglas Miles’ story

A No. 9 Edgewood-Colesburg 44, Lisbon 26

Edgewood-Colesburg was thinking big Friday night against Lisbon.

Thinking big plays, that is.

The Vikings’ ability to strike at any time won out over Lisbon’s ball-control plan. No. 9 Ed-Co got three touchdown passes from junior quarterback Parker Rochford in the first half as the Vikings remained unbeaten in district play with a 44-26 win in a Class A District 5 game at Ash Park.

Read Mike Condon’s game story

3A No. 2 Cedar Rapids Xavier 42, Dubuque Wahlert 0

Xavier’s Nick Lemke rambled for three touchdowns as the Class 3A second-ranked Saints took down Dubuque Wahlert, 42-0, in Class 3A District 4 game at the Loras College Rock Bowl.

It was a game played mostly in Wahlert’s end of the field. Xavier’s average starting field position was Wahlert’s 42-yard line. Wahlert’s was its own 17.

With Xavier cruising offensively, Wahlert’s offense was stuck in neutral. The Eagles mustered just a trio of first downs.

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Xavier now has won 32 straight games heading into next Friday’s showdown with No. 1 Western Dubuque.

— Tom Gregory, Telegraph Herald

A No. 3 North Tama 14, A No. 6 Grundy Center 13

Tayten Payne and his resilient Redhawk teammates did it again.

Payne cut back to the corner of the end zone and made a brilliant one-handed catch with 11 seconds remaining as the No. 3 Redhawks continued their undefeated dream season by nipping the No. 6 Spartans at Spartan Stadium.

The Redhawks (6-0, 2-0) also got 100 rushing yards from quarterback Gabe Kopriva and Noah Weber added rushing 77 yards and a touchdown.

— Nick Petaros, Waterloo Courier

3A No. 5 Independence 35, Waterloo East 14

Logan Schmitt passed for 209 yards and rushed for 121 as the Mustangs rolled in Waterloo.

Schmitt completed 15 of 25 passes, hitting Brady Webb twice for TDs. Schmitt also scored a pair of rushing TDs.

— Matt Shannon

3A No. 6 North Scott 24, Iowa City Liberty 10

The Lightning ran 19 consecutive plays on the ground and chewed up all but one second of the clock in the opening period, but could not sustain it for four quarters.

Class 3A sixth-ranked North Scott had possession long enough to string together four scoring drives in a homecoming victory at Lancer Stadium.

The Lightning finished with 194 yards on the ground. They completed only one pass in the game.

— Matt Coss, Quad-City Times

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1A No. 4 West Branch 42, North Cedar 21

Tanner Lukavsky scored three touchdowns as the Bears won in Clarence.

Lukavsky scored on a 57 yard interception return in first quarter to put the Bears ahead 14-0. That was Lukavsky’s third interception of the season and the fifth of his career, tying an 11-player state record.

West Branch (6-0, 2-0) led 28-21 at the halftime and held the Knights (4-2, 1-1) scoreless in the second half.

Gavin Hierseman added two touchdown passes and one rushing.

— Jason Miller

Decorah 33, Charles City 6

Andrew Magner rushed for 100 yards on just six carries and Gabe Austin kicked a pair of field goals as the Vikings won at home.

Cael Luzum scored on a 50-yard run for Decorah, which led 7-0 after one quarter and 17-0 at the half.

— Randy Iverson

Waverly-Shell Rock 15, West Delaware 8

Payton Leonard hit Cael White on an 8-yard touchdown pass with nine seconds left in the first half to ignite the Go-Hawks.

Waverly-Shell Rock led 15-0 before Jared Voss and Kyle Kelley hooked up on a 22-yard scoring pass in the fourth quarter for the Hawks.

— Bill Logan

2A No. 5 Waterloo Columbus 42, Anamosa 0

Ray Seidel piled up 167 tough yards on 22 carries and added a 31 yard scoring run in the third quarter as the Sailors won on the road.

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Four different Columbus players reached pay dirt with Kobe Nobis rushing for two, including a 42-yard run to break the game open in the first quarter.

— Rod Payne, Waterloo Courier

Lone Tree 62, Winfield-Mount Union 32

Harmon Miller rushed for 127 yards and three touchdowns and passed for 179 yards and four TDs at the Lions won at home.

Alex Viner scored three TDs on passes from Miller and also rushed for 89 yards and a score.

North Linn 20, Jesup 13

Brennan Becker rushed for 135 yards and three touchdowns and had one catch for 27 yards as the Lynx won at home.

Austin Hilmer threw for 57 yards and had an interception on defense.

Class 4A scores

District 3

Cedar Rapids Prairie 28, Dubuque Hempstead 27

Dubuque Senior 28, Waterloo West 14

District 4

Linn-Mar 28, Iowa City West 12

Pleasant Valley 30, Muscatine 27 (OT)

District 5

No. 6 Bettendorf 45, Burlington 13

No. 7 Cedar Rapids Kennedy 42, Cedar Rapids Washington 14

Davenport Central 38, Davenport West 30

Class 3A scores

District 3

Decorah 33, Charles City 6

No. 5 Independence 35, Waterloo East 14

Waverly-Shell Rock 15, West Delaware 8

District 4

No. 2 Cedar Rapids Xavier 42, Dubuque Wahlert 0

Maquoketa 35, Marion 10

No. 1 Western Dubuque 41, Center Point-Urbana 7

District 5

Clear Creek Amana 43, Clinton 0

Davenport Assumption 17, DeWitt Central 14 (OT)

No. 6 North Scott 24, Iowa City Liberty 10

District 6

Fort Madison 23, Fairfield 16

Mount Pleasant 47, Keokuk 7

No. 4 Solon 35, No. 8 Washington 20

District 7

Grinnell 38, Knoxville 10

Oskaloosa 28, Newton 21

Pella 63, South Tama 12

Class 2A scores

District 3

No. 2 Clear Lake 35, Crestwood 0

Forest City 14, Hampton-Dumont 12

Iowa Falls-Alden 33, New Hampton 23

District 4

No. 5 Waterloo Columbus 42, Anamosa 0

Monticello 30, North Fayette Valley 14

No. 1 Waukon 55, Oelwein 14

District 5

Camanche 28, Louisa-Muscatine 12

Tipton 14, Mount Vernon 7 (OT)

West Liberty 40, West Burlington 13

District 6

Albia 49, Central Lee 18

Eddyville EBF 14, Davis County 7

Williamsburg 28, Mid-Prairie 6

District 7

No. 10 Nevada 17, No. 6 Benton Community 3

Union Community 42, Roland-Story 12

West Marshall 27, Vinton-Shellsburg 7

Class 1A scores

District 3

Denver 35, Aplington-Parkersburg 13

Lake Mills 21, North Butler 0

Osage 38, Sumner-Fredericksburg 12

District 4

Bellevue 28, Dyersville Beckman 7

Cascade 36, Northeast 18

No. 4 West Branch 42, North Cedar 21

District 5

Mediapolis 69, Columbus Community 6

Sigourney-Keota 60, Van Buren 0

Wapello 21, Wilton 14

District 6

No. 2 Dike-New Hartford 49, East Marshall 0

Iowa City Regina 30, South Hardin 7

North Linn 20, Jesup 13

Class A scores

District 4

Postville 22, Mason City Newman 21

No. 2 Saint Ansgar 56, Hudson 6

No. 10 South Winneshiek 42, Nashua-Plainfield 6

Starmont 8, Central Springs 6

District 5

Alburnett 42, Clayton Ridge 6

No. 9 Edgewood-Colesburg 44, Lisbon 26

No. 7 MFL MarMac 31, Maquoketa Valley 16

District 6

Belle Plaine 18, No. 8 BGM 16

Durant 33, Cardinal 21

Highland 25, Pekin 24

District 7

East Buchanan 60, GMG 0

No. 3 North Tama 14, No. 6 Grundy Center 13

No. 2 Saint Ansgar 56, Hudson 6

Wapsie Valley 54, BCLUW 0

District 8

Central Decatur 44, Lynnville-Sully 14

Martensdale-St. Marys 35, North Mahaska 0

8-Player scores

District 2

No. 1 Don Bosco 56, Northwood-Kensett 6

Riceville 26, Dunkerton 18

Rockford 64, North Iowa 20

Tripoli 52, Janesville 21

District 3

No. 9 Easton Valley 52, Central City 6

Midland 48, West Central 6

Springville 48, Elkader Central 14

No. 3 Turkey Valley 60, Lansing Kee 0

District 4

HLV 45, WACO 42

Iowa Valley 52, Montezuma 31

Lone Tree 62, Winfield-Mt. Union 32

New London 78, English Valleys 20

District 5

Ackley AGWSR 70, Melcher-Dallas 33

Baxter 70, Twin Cedars 28

Colo-Nesco 36, Meskwaki 20

Gladbrook-Reinbeck 74, Collins-Maxwell 14

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