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

Central City's Kyle Marsh (22) tries to get past Turkey Valley's Seth Huinker (9) during the first half of a football game at Central City High School on Friday, September 20, 2018. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)
Central City's Kyle Marsh (22) tries to get past Turkey Valley's Seth Huinker (9) during the first half of a football game at Central City High School on Friday, September 20, 2018. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)

While a few teams got started a couple weeks ago, district play kicked off for the rest of Iowa high school football Friday night.

Read on for our weekly roundup, stuffed with Week 5 scores, stats and area coverage.

Iowa City West 20, Pleasant Valley 14

Noah Aanestad didn’t consider the play anything special. From his view, the ball was just thrown right to him.

No matter the degree of difficulty, the Iowa City West senior free safety secured victory for his team with a game-saving interception.

With just a couple of seconds left on the clock, Pleasant Valley quarterback Max Slavens hurled the ball toward the end zone where Aanestad lurked. Ballgame.

Read Douglas Miles’ story

Marion 24, Center Point-Urbana 21

Marion had come up short in a couple of games in the non-district portion of its schedule.

The Indians were facing it again Friday night in their Class 3A, District 4 opener against Center-Point Urbana.

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Trailing 21-16 with just over a minute remaining and facing a 4th-and-long, Trevor Paulson hit Mitch McAllister over the middle and he toted the ball to the CPU 1. On the next play, Paulson carried it in for the winning score as Marion prevailed, 24-21, before a packed house at Rogers Field.

Read Mike Condon’s story

Independence 31, West Delaware 14

This doesn’t happen every day, every year.

Their backs against the wall at intermission, the Independence Mustangs responded by owning the second half and dropping West Delaware, 31-14, in a Class 3A District 3 football game Friday night at Lyle Leinbaugh Field.

Read Jeff Linder’s story

Cedar Rapids Prairie 42, Dubuque Senior 20

Cedar Rapids Prairie was thrown for an early loop.

The Hawks offense took the field and Dubuque Senior’s defense didn’t resemble what they prepared against this week in practice. It didn’t take long for them to adjust from that first stalled drive and do what they do best.

Class 4A 10th-ranked Cedar Rapids Prairie scored on five straight possessions, spanning from the first to third quarters and amassed 421 rushing yards in a 42-20 victory over Senior in the District 3 prep football opener Friday night at John Wall Field.

Read K.J. Pilcher’s story

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Cedar Rapids Kennedy 47, Davenport West 7

Cedar Rapids Kennedy speaks softly and carries a big stick ... literally.

Prior to the game, the Cougars placed a large square of lumber on the sideline table with “Family” scrawled along the side. The Cougars defense certainly hit like a piece of lumber, totaling five sacks and recovering three fumbles in a 47-7 trouncing of Davenport West.

Read Matt Sulentic’s story

Central City 56, Turkey Valley 42

An alumnus came up to Central City football coach Matt Miers in the middle of the postgame hubbub Friday night and offered his congratulations.

“You’ve won more games (this season) than I did in all four years,” the man said, as he shook Miers’ hand. “That was fun to watch.”

Winning is fun, and these Wildcats are having a lot of fun. A 56-42 victory over ninth-ranked Turkey Valley was no fluke.

Read Jeff Johnson’s story

Iowa City Regina 28, East Marshall 0

Uncharacteristically in need of a fresh start, Iowa City Regina took to the air to begin district play with a bang. The Regals used a dominant second quarter to pull away from East Marshall.

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Despite the Regals’ sluggish 1-3 start to the season, due in large part to a stern schedule including Cedar Rapids Xavier, Pella Christian and Williamsburg, Regina (2-3, 1-0) now finds themselves in familiar territory at the top of the Class 1A District 6 standings.

They did it riding the arm of Bryce Barnett. Coming into the season as the third-string quarterback, Barnett switched from ball-catching to ball-throwing duties due to injuries. Barnett shined, throwing for 306 yards.

“My line helped,” Barnett said. “My receivers helped. Everyone made it a really good performance.”

“We have a lot of weapons on the outside,” Regina Coach Marv Cook said. “They’ve done a really good job trying to learn the offense. I think that transition has helped Bryce. Our guys made some great catches and helped him, but Bryce was amazing.”

The night got off to a slow start. The Mustangs (0-5) took the opening kickoff and moved methodically down the field into Regina territory. Faced with third-and-3 at the Regina 34, Noah Bandstra fumbled.

The Regals began a methodical march of their own, draining the first quarter clock on a 15-play, 62-yard drive. Regina didn’t score that time, but following a three-and-out by East Marshall, Barnett threw 27 yards to a wide open Clark for a TD.

Three straight completions to Alec Wick had the Regals in business on their ensuing drive. Clark utilized a jump pass that Joshua Dutchik plucked over two defenders in the end zone to make it 14-0.

“With us going 1-3, we realized we have to win our district,” Cook said. “It’s imperative that we get better every single day and put our best foot forward.”

— Culley Kline, correspondent

BGM 31, Highland 22

Noah Beck left, Noah Beck right, Noah Beck up the middle.

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This was not the initial game plan for BGM last night in a Class A District 6 prep football game at Highland.

Beck wasn’t even the starting tailback for the Bears when the season began.

“He is now,” BGM Coach Jerod Burns said after Beck rushed 36 times for 225 yards and had touchdown runs of 16, 19, 13 and 3 yards as the Bears beat Highland, 31-22, in Riverside.

“The line just did a great job,” Beck said.

Highland scored on its second play when Cole Adamson went 79 yards up the middle.

The Huskies got within 21-14 on a 34-yard TD reception by Jordan Sosa and within 24-22 with 6:54 remaining in the game on a rushing TD by Trey Lasek.

The Bears kept the lead and clinched the win with an onside kick recovery and eventual touchdown with 4:53 on the clock.

— Doug Brenneman, Washington Evening Journal

Cedar Rapids Xavier 41, Maquoketa 0

Quinn Schulte accounted for four touchdowns as the Saints moved to 5-0, setting a school record with their 18th straight win.

Schulte scored on runs of 21, 13 and 19 yards and connected with Matt Jordebrek for a 40-yard TD pass as Xavier took a 35-0 halftime lead.

Bryson Bastian had two interceptions for the Saints, taking one back 20 yards for a TD, and Ben Conrad kicked field goals of 48 and 41 yards, The 48-yarder is a school record.

— Syd Walther, Xavier senior

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Decorah 30, Waverly-Shell Rock 14

Kailer McCabe scored three as the Vikings rolled in Waverly.

McCabe scored on a 97-yard kick return, a 48-yard reception and a 1-yard touchdown run as Decorah improved to 3-2 with a win over the sixth-ranked Go-Hawks.

Drake Shelton rushed for 137 yards and scored at TD and Jace Johnson completed 7 of 10 passes for 98 yards and a TD.

“We’re very happy with the win. It’s a big win,” Decorah Coach Pat Trewin said.

Decorah trailed 14-0 with 10:44 left in second quarter.

— Darin Svenson, correspondent

North Fayette Valley 28, Anamosa 21

Liam McIntyre rushed for 98 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Tigerhawks (2-3) won at home.

Matthew Walton completed 14 of 25 passes for 201 yards and a TD and rushed 15 times for 80 yards and two TDs for the Raiders (1-4).

Zac McLean caught six passes for 94 for Anamosa.

— Daryl Schepanski, correspondent

Bellevue 28, West Branch 20

The Comets scored 15 unanswered points in the final quarter to earn a homecoming victory over top-ranked West Branch.

The Bears moved out to a 13-0 lead late in the second quarter, but Trey Daugherty returned a kickoff for a touchdown and the momentum quickly changed.

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Bellevue (5-0, 1-0) scored on the opening drive of the third quarter. Lucas Tennant hit Daugherty on a third-and-30 down the middle.

West Branch (4-1, 0-1) answered on a pass from Beau Cornwell to Brady Lukavsky. But the Comets and Hunter Clasen were too strong down the stretch.

Clasen finished with 182 rushing yards and three scores.

Jason Miller, correspondent

Bettendorf 35, Cedar Rapids Washington 0

There wasn’t anything Cedar Rapids Washington could do to prevent Bettendorf from getting the bounce-back performance Coach Aaron Wiley wanted.

Following a 6-point loss at Cedar Falls a week ago, the Bulldogs scored on all five of their first-half possessions while limiting the Warriors to 10 yards rushing on their way to a Class 4A District 5 victory at TouVelle Stadium.

“We talked all week about being focused, being physical and being efficient and I felt like we accomplished what we set out to do,” Wiley said. “We felt like we could control things up front and we were able to get that done.”

Henry Clymer completed 5-of-7 passes for 38 yards to lead the Warriors (2-3), who totaled just 48 yards of offense and were unable to move the ball any deeper than their own 40-yard line.

— Steve Batterson, Quad-City Times

Clear Creek Amana 37, Iowa Ctiy Liberty 7

Alex Figuroea scored two touchdowns as the Clippers won at home.

Alburnett 35, Lisbon 12

Hunter Caves passed for 119 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 101 yards and two more TDs as the Pirates won at Lisbon.

Caves completed 10 of 17 passes and rushed 23 times.

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Easton Valley 49, Springville 42

Nathan Trenkamp completed 19 of 36 passes for 336 yards and five touchdowns as the River Hawks won on the road.

Springville’s Kyle Koppes passed for 391 yards and six TDs, completing 12 of 29 passes. Zach March caught seven passes for a school-record 205 yards and four TDs and Caleb Weber caught five passes for 186 yards and two TDs.

— Daryl Schepanski, correspondent

Muscatine 46, Iowa City High 17

Carson Orr completed 7 of 13 passes for 132 yards and two touchdowns as the Muskies (4-1, 1-0) won at home.

played a turnover-free game.

— Muscatine Journal

Class 4A scores

District 3

Cedar Falls 39, Dubuque Hempstead 0

Cedar Rapids Prairie 42, Dubuque Senior 20

District 4

Iowa City West 20, Pleasant Valley 14

Muscatine 46, Iowa City High 17

District 5

Bettendorf 35, C.R. Washington 0

Cedar Rapids Kennedy 41, Davenport West 7

Davenport Central 44, Burlington 7

Class 3A scores

District 3

Charles City 61, Waterloo East 34

Decorah 30, Waverly-Shell Rock 14

Independence 31, West Delaware 14

District 4

Marion 24, Center Point-Urbana 21

Western Dubuque 63, Dubuque Wahlert 27

Cedar Rapids Xavier 41, Maquoketa 0

District 5

Clear Creek Amana 37, Iowa City Liberty 7

Davenport Assumption 40, Clinton 7

North Scott 35, DeWitt Central 7

District 6

Mount Pleasant 35, Fairfield 17

Solon 49, Fort Madison 6

Washington (Iowa) 28, Keokuk 6

District 7

Newton 49, South Tama 7

Oskaloosa 44, Grinnell 7

Pella 57, Knoxville 0

Class 2A scores

District 3

Clear Lake 46, Hampton-Dumont 0

Crestwood 47, Iowa Falls-Alden 17

New Hampton 35, Forest City 0

District 4

North Fayette Valley 28, Anamosa 21

Waterloo Columbus 54, Oelwein 0

Waukon 40, Monticello 12

District 5

Louisa-Muscatine 20, West Burlington/Notre Dame 0

Tipton 61, Camanche 35

West Liberty 27, Mount Vernon 9

District 6

Albia 27, Eddyville EBF 7

Mid-Prairie 56, Central Lee 21

Williamsburg 50, Davis County 7

District 7

Nevada 28, Vinton-Shellsburg 21

Union Community 34, Benton Community 6

West Marshall 34, Roland-Story 19

Class 1A scores

District 3

Aplington-Parkersburg 42, North Butler 7

Osage 32, Denver 20

Sumner-Fredericksburg 32, Lake Mills 7

District 4

Bellevue 28, West Branch 20

Cascade 47, North Cedar 19

Dyersville Beckman 41, Northeast 14

District 5

Mediapolis 34, Wapello 7

Van Buren 24, Columbus Community 6

Wilton 35, Sigourney-Keota 0

District 6

Dike-New Hartford 49, North Linn 6

Iowa City Regina 28, East Marshall 0

South Hardin 34, Jesup 12

Class A scores

District 4

Central Springs 20, Postville 7

Mason City Newman 2, Starmont 0 (forfeit)

Saint Ansgar 51, Nashua-Plainfield 0

Wapsie Valley 15, South Winneshiek 12

District 5

Alburnett 35, Lisbon 21

Edgewood-Colesburg 21, Maquoketa Valley 7

Clayton Ridge 33, MFL MarMac 29

District 6

BGM 31, Highland 22

Durant 38, Belle Plaine 16

Pekin 53, Cardinal 0

District 7

Grundy Center 38, GMG 0

Hudson 49, BCLUW 0

North Tama 7, East Buchanan 6

Wapsie Valley 15, South Winneshiek 12

District 8

Grand View Christian 42, Martensdale-St. Marys 14

Central Decatur 66, North Mahaska 12

8-Player scores

District 3

Central City 56, Turkey Valley 42

Easton Valley 49, Springville 42

Lansing Kee 36, West Central 6

Midland 92, Elkader Central 34

District 4

English Valleys 80, Montezuma 46

HLV 72, Winfield-Mount Union 22

New London 81, Tri-County 8

WACO 49, Lone Tree 38

District 5

AGWSR 58, Meskwaki 0

Gladbrook-Reinbeck 54, Baxter 4

Collins-Maxwell 42, Colo-Nesco 20

Melcher-Dallas 60, Twin Cedars 56

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