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Iowa high school football Week 3 roundup: Scores, stats and more

Kelby Telander of Liberty fends of Zac Stout of Washington after an interception during the first half of play in North Liberty on Friday, September 13, 2019. (Justin Torner/Freelance)
Kelby Telander of Liberty fends of Zac Stout of Washington after an interception during the first half of play in North Liberty on Friday, September 13, 2019. (Justin Torner/Freelance)

Week 3 of the Iowa high school football season was another perfect night for football around the state.

Here’s everything you need to know from the Gazette area.

4A No. 1 West Des Moines Valley 28, 4A No. 8 Cedar Rapids Kennedy 14

Cedar Rapids Kennedy created plenty of chances.

Capitalizing and converting didn’t occur as often as the Cougars would have liked or what they needed to topple a power like West Des Moines Valley.

What Kennedy didn’t seize the Tigers did.

Valley scored on three straight series, including two off turnovers in the final quarter, to beat No. 8 Kennedy, 28-14, Friday at Kingston Stadium.

» Read K.J. Pilcher’s game story

3A No. 4 Solon 44, Marion 0

A veteran quarterback is a luxury every coach wants to have.

Solon is blessed with a four-year regular in Cam Miller. His poise and leadership were on full display Friday night.

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Miller completed 10 of 16 passes for 153 yards and three touchdowns and ran for two more scores as the Spartans dominated from start to finish against Marion.

» Read Mike Condon’s game story

3A No. 10 Washington 38, 3A No. 9 Iowa City Liberty 31

Washington football coach James Harris was asked just how good his quarterback is and what Luke Turner means to his team.

“He’s pretty handy, huh?” Harris said with a sly smile. “He makes us all look pretty smart. He’s the perfect quarterback for our offense. We keep guys active downfield, and if the defense shuts one thing down, we’ll go over the top. He’s a special kid. We’re happy he’s playing for the orange and black, no doubt about that.”

That special kid turned in a pretty special performance in the Demons’ 38-31 win Friday night over Iowa City Liberty. The dual threat accounted for 258 yards rushing and passing, throwing two touchdown passes, a two-point conversion and running for a TD and two-pointer as Class 3A 10th-ranked Washington moved to 3-0.

» Read Jeff Johnson’s game story

2A No. 7 Benton Community 33, Center Point-Urbana 21

See Blake catch. See Blake run.

And by all means, watch Blake kick.

Blake Osborn caught a pair of long touchdown passes from Clayton Krousie, then followed with a couple of field goals — including a 50-yarder — as Class 2A seventh-ranked Benton Community topped Center Point-Urbana, 33-21, in a non-district football game Friday night at Rogers Field.

» Read Jeff Linder’s game story

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1A No. 3 West Branch 39, Williamsburg 33

The schedule-makers did West Branch football no favors this year.

The Class 1A No. 3 Bears had two 2A teams on their non-district schedule that are ranked in some state polls, plus a 1A playoff-caliber Wapello squad.

All have been vanquished.

“The thing I like about this team is they are resilient,” longtime West Branch Coach Butch Pedersen said after the Bears held off Williamsburg. “They don’t panic when they have some things go against them.”

» Read Douglas Miles’ game story

Lisbon 36, Belle Plaine 26

October 6, 2017. That was the date the Lisbon football team last recorded a victory. That all changed Friday night at Van Metre Field at Ash Park.

“It’s big, it’s big,” Lisbon QB Gavin Wollum said. “This is one of the best feelings in the world.”

Lisbon snapped its 13-game losing streak, defeating Belle Plaine, 36-26, in a Class A non-district matchup.

“The monkey’s off the back,” Lisbon Coach Phil Whitman said.

» Read Ryan Pleggenkuhle’s story

North Linn 28, Alburnett 14

In a slugfest between old rivals, turnovers and field position were the difference. North Linn was the benefactors of both, overcoming a gritty Alburnett team.

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“It means a lot, especially to win on their field,” North Linn Coach Jared Collum said. “Kudos to them defensively. They did a lot of things that we struggled with. We made some good adjustments at halftime up front and we were able to get our running game going in the second half.”

Both teams started quick enough. The Lynx (3-0) fielded a pooch kick on the opening kickoff and returned it to their own 46. A pair of Brennan Becker runs moved the ball into Pirates territory. Quarterback Austin Miller launched a pass downfield to Heath Moyer, who hauled it in at the 10 and spun his way into the end zone. The Lynx utilized the same connection for a 2-point conversion and a quick 8-0 lead.

Not to be outdone, quarterback Parker Gallagher lined up in the shotgun and found Holden Sevening all alone over the middle for a 51-yard score.

From the Pirates 41 late in the first half, North Linn quarterback Austin Miller scanned the field out of the shotgun, tucked the ball and alluded a host of defenders on his way for a touchdown.

Brennan Becker added a 55-yard score down the right sideline as the fourth quarter began.

— Culley Kline, correspondent

Iowa City High 28, Ames 25

Tonka Hickman rushed for 177 yards and three touchdowns on 33 carries as Iowa City High dumped Ames, 28-25, Friday night in the “Little Cy-Hawk” high school football game in Ames.

The Little Cyclones had won the previous three meetings in this series.

The Little Hawks (1-2) jumped out to a 21-3 lead midway through the third quarter before Ames (0-3) mounted a powerful comeback that came up short.

— Ames Tribune

Monticello 21, Bellevue 13

Two first-quarter touchdown passes from Jeff Carlson to Justin Recker gave the Panthers (3-0) an early 14-0 lead on their way to the win at Bellevue.

Carlson passed for 222 yards and three scores. Tyler Luensman had eight catches for 90 yards.

— Pete Temple

3A No. 1 Western Dubuque 23, Decorah 2

Calvin Harris passed for 259 yards and two touchdowns as the Class 3A top-ranked Bobcats won in Decorah.

Western Dubuque (3-0) scored on its first three possession to take a 20-0 lead.

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Will Burds scored the first two TDs, on a 6-yard run and a 10-yard pass from Harris. On the first play of the second quarter, Harris hit Bryce Ploessl on a 69-yard TD pass.

Tucker Young passed for 110 yards and rushed for 41 for the Vikings.

Iowa City Regina 45, Pella Christian 13

Ashton Cook passed for three touchdowns — all to Alec Wick — and rushed for two more as the Regals (2-1) won on the road.

Cook and Wick hooked up from 44, 61 and 64 yards. Cook also scored on runs of 44 and 37 yards.

Levi Quinlan added a TD, returning a blocked punt, and Michael Dunn kicked a 38-yard field goal.

3A No. 7 Independence 47, Maquoketa 7

Logan Schmitt rushed for 217 yards and five touchdowns as the Mustangs improved to 3-0 with a road win.

Schmitt, who averaged 9.9 yards on 22 rushes, scored on runs of 11, 23, 14, 63 and 2 yards. He also completed 7 of 12 passes for 94 yards.

Kaleb Lamphier added 78 yards and a TD on eight rushes and Marcus Beatty had 64 yards and a TD on 11 carries as Independence rushed for 401 yards.

— Matt Shannon

A No. 5 North Tama 13, A No. 2 Wapsie Valley 7

Noah Weber’s 4-yard touchdown run with 5:04 left in the game lifted the No. 5 Redhawks to an upset of the No. 2 Warriors in Traer.

West Delaware 23, Mount Vernon 7

Jared Voss completed 15 of 23 passes for 197 yards and a touchdown as the Hawks won at home.

Voss opened the scoring with a 12-yard TD pass to Kyle Kelley, then added a 1-yard run late.

Cael Meyer also scored for West Delaware and Ben Petlon kicked a 27 yard field goal.

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Mount Vernon’s only TD came on a 27-yard pass from Brady Ketchum to Collin Swintz. Ketchum passed for 245 yards, completing 21 of 35 passes.

— Bill Logan

Dyersville Beckman 48, Clayton Ridge 0

Nick Offerman threw for 212 yards with four total touchdowns (three passing, one rushing) as the Blazers won at home.

The junior hooked up for two third-quarter scores with Trent Koelker, and also tossed a 68-yard TD strike to Tom Jaeger as the Blazers racked up 388 yards of total offense.

— Telegraph Herald

West Liberty 22, Anamosa 21

Will Esmoil rushed for a pair of touchdowns as the Comets held off the Raiders in Anamosa.

Esmoil scored on runs of 26 and 19 yards in the first half, but it was a 49-yard Hail Mary pass from Talen Dengler to Gavin Chown just before halftime that proved to be the difference.

Graham Humpal completed 16 of 23 passes for 192 yards for Anamosa, connecting with Colton Borst (56 yards) and Nolan McLean (14) for TDs. Alex Casey also scored for the Raiders.

— Daryl Schepanski

Dubuque Senior 28, Cedar Rapids Washington 7

Cain McWilliams ran for 94 yards and a touchdown, Kendrick Watkins Hogue and Hunter Preston turned short passes into long touchdowns, and Seth Bullock added a pick-6 on defense as Senior bounced the Warriors at Dalzell Field.

Washington quarterback Henry Clymer completed 25 of 39 passes for 184 yards.

— Telegraph Herald

Cascade 27, Maquoketa Valley 16

Colby Homes ran for 126 yards and Jackson McAleer passed for 142 yards as the Cougars picked up their first win of the season.

— Telegraph Herald

Class 4A scores

District 3

Ankeny Centennial 21, Waterloo West 13

Bettendorf 49, Dubuque Hempstead 7

Cedar Falls 28, Ankeny 27

Dubuque Senior 28, Cedar Rapids Washington 7

Waukee 43, 4A No. 9 Cedar Rapids Prairie 7

District 4

Davenport North 37, Davenport Central 0

Iowa City High 28, Ames 25

Muscatine 13, Davenport West 7

North Scott 20, Pleasant Valley 0

Southeast Polk 23, Iowa City West 21

District 5

Bettendorf 49, Dubuque Hempstead 7

Burlington 33, Clinton 26

Davenport North 37, Davenport Central 0

Dubuque Senior 28, Cedar Rapids Washington 7

Muscatine 13, Davenport West 7

West Des Moines Valley 28, Cedar Rapids Kennedy 14

Class 3A scores

District 3

Charles City 14, Union Community 6

Crestwood 14, Waverly-Shell Rock 10

Independence 47, Maquoketa 7

Webster City 48, Waterloo East 32

West Delaware 23, Mount Vernon 7

Western Dubuque 23, Decorah 2

District 4

Benton Community 33, Center Point-Urbana 21

DeWitt Central 16, Dubuque Wahlert 14

Independence 47, Maquoketa 7

Solon 44, Marion 9

Western Dubuque 23, Decorah 2

District 5

Clear Creek Amana 35, Fort Madison 13

Burlington 33, Clinton 26

DeWitt Central 16, Dubuque Wahlert 14

North Scott 20, Pleasant Valley 0

Washington (Iowa) 38, Iowa City Liberty 31

District 6

Clear Creek Amana 35, Fort Madison 13

Keokuk 21, West Burlington 6

Mount Pleasant 55, Central Lee 7

Oskaloosa 44, Fairfield 20

Solon 44, Marion 9

Washington (Iowa) 38, Iowa City Liberty 31

District 7

ADM 36, Grinnell 26

Bondurant-Farrar 49, South Tama 6

Knoxville 24, Centerville 10

Norwalk 27, Pella 9

Newton 42, Ottumwa 21

Oskaloosa 44, Fairfield 20

Class 2A scores

District 3

Clear Lake 28, Garner GHV 27

Crestwood 14, Waverly-Shell Rock 10

Forest City 45, Clarion CGD 6

Iowa Falls-Alden 28, Aplington-Parkersburg 13

South Hardin 35, Hampton-Dumont 0

Waukon 38, New Hampton 6

District 4

Monticello 21, Bellevue 13

North Fayette Valley 26, Sumner-Fredericksburg 0

Oelwein 21, Vinton-Shellsburg 14

Waterloo Columbus 48, East Marshall 0

Waukon 38, New Hampton 6

West Liberty 22, Anamosa 21

District 5

Louisa-Muscatine 54, Columbus Community 8

Keokuk 21, West Burlington 6

Mount Vernon 23, West Delaware 7

North Cedar 21, Camanche 7

Tipton 21, Durant 13

West Liberty 22, Anamosa 21

District 6

Chariton 41, Eddyville EBF 19

Davis County 28, Van Buren 0

Mid-Prairie 40, Wilton 6

Mount Pleasant 55, Central Lee 7

Sigourney-Keota 75, Albia 27

West Branch 39, Williamsburg 33

District 7

Benton Community 33, Center Point-Urbana 21

Charles City 14, Union Community 6

Nevada 34, Perry 23

Oelwein 21, Vinton-Shellsburg 14

Monroe PCM 19, Roland-Story 6

West Marshall 26, Denver 20

Class 1A scores

District 3

Dike-New Hartford 69, North Butler 0

Iowa Falls-Alden 28, Aplington-Parkersburg 13

Algona Garrigan 22, Lake Mills 6

North Fayette Valley 26, Sumner-Fredericksburg 0

West Hancock 56, Osage 18

West Marshall 26, Denver 20

District 4

Cascade 27, Maquoketa Valley 16

Dyersville Beckman 48, Clayton Ridge 0

Monticello 21, Bellevue 13

North Cedar 21, Camanche 7

Wapello 28, Northeast 23

West Branch 39, Williamsburg 33

District 5

Louisa-Muscatine 54, Columbus Community 8

Davis County 28, Van Buren 0

Mediapolis 27, Pekin 20

Mid-Prairie 40, Wilton 6

Sigourney-Keota 75, Albia 27

Wapello 28, Northeast 23

District 6

Dike-New Hartford 69, North Butler 0

Iowa City Regina 45, Pella Christian 13

MFL MarMac 35, Jesup 6

North Linn 28, Alburnett 14

South Hardin 35, Hampton-Dumont 0

Waterloo Columbus 48, East Marshall 0

Class A scores

District 4

Mason City Newman 20, Nashua-Plainfield 14

Saint Ansgar 60, Starmont 0

South Winneshiek 66, Postville 6

West Fork 35, Central Springs 0

District 5

Cascade 27, Maquoketa Valley 16

Dyersville Beckman 48, Clayton Ridge 0

Edgewood-Colesburg 41, East Buchanan 8

Lisbon 36, Belle Plaine 26

MFL MarMac 35, Jesup 6

North Linn 28, Alburnett 14

District 6

BGM 61, North Mahaska 6

Highland 39, Lynnville-Sully 12

Lisbon 36, Belle Plaine 26

Mediapolis 27, Pekin 20

Tipton 21, Durant 13

District 7

Edgewood-Colesburg 41, East Buchanan 8

Grundy Center 33, BCLUW 0

Hudson at GMG, no report

North Tama 13, Wapsie Valley 7

District 8

BGM 61, North Mahaska 6

Highland 39, Lynnville-Sully 12

Martensdale-St. Marys 40, Woodward Academy 33

Mount Ayr 49, Central Decatur 14

Wayne 42, Colfax-Mingo 29

8-player scores

District 2

Don Bosco 64, Rockford 14

Janesville 40, Riceville 34

Tripoli 42, North Iowa 6

Northwood-Kensett 41, Dunkerton 0

District 3

Central City 54, West Central 0

Easton Valley 85, Elkader Central 0

Springville 36, Lansing Kee 14

Turkey Valley 52, Midland 6

District 4

English Valleys 33, Iowa Valley 32

HLV 29, Lone Tree 26

Montezuma 76, Winfield-Mt. Union 48

New London 56, WACO 50

District 5

AGWSR 72, Collins-Maxwell 46

Baxter 74, Melcher-Dallas 30

Colo-Nesco 38, Twin Cedars 20

Gladbrook-Reinbeck 52, Meskwaki 20

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