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

Solon enters the field on Military Appreciation Night to play Marion prior to the first half of play in Solon on Friday, September 7, 2018. (Justin Torner/Freelance for the Gazette)
Solon enters the field on Military Appreciation Night to play Marion prior to the first half of play in Solon on Friday, September 7, 2018. (Justin Torner/Freelance for the Gazette)

Week 3 of the Iowa high school football season featured unique intersectional matchups, crazy finishes and statement wins.

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

Waukee 33, Cedar Rapids Prairie 6

Perhaps this is an oversimplification, perhaps it’s not. If Cedar Rapids Prairie wants to be talked about with the big boys of Class 4A, it’s going to have to improve.

Waukee, already one of those 4A big boys, plucked the Class 4A No. 6 Hawks, 33-6, Friday night at John Wall Field. Sometimes the score doesn’t really indicate play in a game, but this time it pretty much did.

» Read Jeff Johnson’s story

Pella Christian 24, Iowa City Regina 21

The Regals, ranked No. 6 in Class 1A, built a 21-7 lead midway through the third quarter and were beginning to impose their will. They appeared to stop Pella Christian deep in their own territory on a third-and-long play but were hit with an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty that kept the drive alive.

From that point on, it was all Pella Christian (2-1). The Eagles scored 17 unanswered points, the final three coming on a Nathan De Bruin 20-yard field goal with 2:13 remaining, giving the visitors a stunning, 24-21, victory.

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» Read Mike Condon’s story

Iowa City West 31, Southeast Polk 17

Faced with a 4th-and-1 at his own 32-yard-line and momentum in the hands of the opponent, Garrett Hartwig made the call of the game.

On the field as protection for the West punter, Jason Strunk fielded the snap and charged upfield for 44 yards. Seven plays later, a 1-yard TD by Landon Green gave the Class 4A seventh-ranked Trojans a double-digit lead they never relinquished.

» Read Douglas Miles’ story

Linn-Mar 33, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 14

Linn-Mar discovered an offense, racking up 380 yards — including 286 in the air from Marcus Orr — and pulled away from Cedar Rapids Jefferson, 33-14, in a non-district contest Friday night at Linn-Mar Stadium.

It was career win No. 100 for James, in his second year as Linn-Mar’s coach after a successful run at Cedar Rapids Washington.

» Read Jeff Linder’s story

Solon 47, Marion 10

Adam Bock is a standout defender for Solon.

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His ability has already earned him a chance to continue as a linebacker at South Dakota State next year.

Bock showed he can do damage on offense as well. He scored four touchdowns and helped Class 3A eighth-ranked Solon to a 47-10 victory over Marion Friday night at Spartan Stadium.

» Read K.J. Pilcher’s story

Cedar Rapids Washington 10, Dubuque Senior 0

It may not have been the most glamorous performance, but thanks to a few adjustments and a workhorse, Cedar Rapids Washington tallied its first win of the 2018 season.

Washington was led by Reed Snitker, who ran the ball 32 times for 135 yards. Snitker was the lead back for the Warriors this week due to injuries in Washington’s backfield.

» Read Ryan Pleggenkuhle’s story

Cedar Rapids Xavier 48, Davenport Assumption 0

Judging by the score alone, it appears Class 3A No. 1 Cedar Rapids Xavier’s 48-0 win over Davenport Assumption was just another Saints rout.

When you look beneath the score, the win looks much more methodical. A blocked punt, an interception, and a fumble recovery all led to points. The offense churned through some early drops, but took advantage of the turnovers to move to 3-0.

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» Read Matt Sulentic’s story

Mount Vernon 35, West Delaware 33

Paul Ryan scored on a hook-and-ladder play with no time on the clock as Mount Vernon squeezed past Class 3A fourth-ranked West Delaware, 35-33, Friday night in a prep football game in Mount Vernon.

Ryan finished with 192 yards on 27 rushes, scoring on runs of 6 and 57 yards and the last-play 42-yarder.

The Mustangs (1-2) got the ball with 24.7 seconds left and ran two hook-and-ladder plays. On the final play, which started with 2.5 seconds left, quarterback Brady Ketchum passed to Blake Booth, who pitched the ball to Ryan.

Booth also scored a TD for Mount Vernon (2-1), Tyler Elliott kicked a 34-yard field goal and Nick Casey recovered a fumble in the end zone for a TD.

West Delaware’s Nick Casey completed 23 of 41 passes for 225 yards with two TDs and two interceptions. Kyle Kelley caught both TD passes. Caleb Kehrli totaled 119 yards on 28 rushes and also scored a TD for the Hawks (2-1).

— Bill Logan, correspondent

West Branch 31, Williamsburg 7

The Bears continued with a balanced offense and capitalized on opportunities en route to a at home.

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West Branch moved to 3-0 with the win and head coach Butch Pedersen now has 299 coaching victories in his 35 years.

Beau Cornwell completed 19 of 32 passes for 286 yards and two touchdowns — both to Brady Lukavsky — and also kicked a pair of 27-yard field goals in the second and fourth quarters. Tanner Lukavsky added 135 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Brett Schiele caught three passes for 102 yards.

The Bears will host Tipton next week as Pedersen is on the precipice of becoming just the 13th coach in the history of Iowa high school football to reach 300 wins.

— Jason Miller, correspondent

Washington (Iowa) 35, Iowa City Liberty 19

If there is one exciting way to get a team’s first win of the season, Washington (Iowa) did it in fashion.

Quarterback Luke Turner scored on a 37-yard run and had three aerial scores as the Demons raced to a 27-0 halftime lead.

Liberty got a rushing TD from Kaleb Williams on its first drive of the second half, but Cade Hennigan’s second receiving TD of the night gave the home team a 35-6 advantage.

Turner completed 11 of 17 for 153 yards and four TDs with no interceptions and rushed 11 times for 57 yards.

— Doug Brenneman, Washington Journal

Western Dubuque 19, Decorah 3

Calvin Harris threw touchdown passes to Drake George and Payton Quaqliano as the Bobcats won in Epworth.

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Ben Bryant also scored for Western Dubuque (3-0), which outscored the Vikings, 19-0, in the second quarter.

Decorah fell to 1-2.

— Darin Svenson, correspondent

West Liberty 28, Anamosa 27 (OT)

Seth Feldman’s touchdown pass to Will Esmoil and a PAT kick gave the Comets a win at home.

The game was scoreless at halftime.

Anamosa tied the game in regulation at 21-21 when quarterback Matthew Walton scored on a 1-yard run.

Walton caught a pass from Nolan McLean to put the Raiders up in OT, but they missed the PAT.

Walton finished with 245 passing yards at a TD, completing 15 of 25 passes. He added 67 rushing yards and two TDs. Zac McLean caught seven passes for 70 yards and a TD.

— Daryl Schepanski, correspondent

Turkey Valley 46, Midland 36

The Trojans led 38-14 at halftime and held on for the win in Wyoming.

Britan Martens had a big game for Midland, completing 16 of 35 passes for 128 yards and two touchdowns and rushing 24 times for 160 yards and two more TDs.

— Daryl Schepanski, correspondent

Independence 55, Maquoketa 19

Logan Schmidt threw for more than 300 yards and four touchdowns as the Mustangs won at home.

Brady Webb had two receiving touchdowns and Shawn Geertmsa returned a kick for a scored and added a receiving TD.

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North Linn 14, Alburnett 9

Austin Miller threw for 78 yards and one touchdown and also had a rushing TD for the host Lynx, who trailed 2-0 at halftime.

Brennen Becker rushed for 79 yards on 21 carries for North Linn (3-0).

Izic Mackey scored Alburnett’s only TD on a pass from Hunter Caves.

Bellevue 36, Monticello 7

Hunter Classen scored five touchdowns as the Comets (3-0) won at Monticello (1-2).

Classen rushed for 113 yards and added 105 receiving. Lucas Tennant passed for 182 yards.

— Pete Temple, correspondent

Class 4A scores

District 3

Ankeny Centennial 49, Waterloo West 7

Bettendorf 29, Dubuque Hempstead 21

Cedar Falls 28, Ankeny 7

Cedar Rapids Washington 10, Dubuque Senior 0

Linn-Mar 33, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 14

Waukee 33, Cedar Rapids Prairie 6

District 4

Ames 35, Iowa City High 0

Davenport Central 42, Davenport North 15

Iowa City West 31, Southeast Polk 17

Linn-Mar 33, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 14

North Scott 21, Pleasant Valley 14

District 5

Bettendorf 29, Dubuque Hempstead 21

Cedar Rapids Washington 10, Dubuque Senior 0

Clinton 27, Burlington 14

Davenport Central 42, Davenport North 15

West Des Moines Valley 42, Cedar Rapids Kennedy 0

Class 3A scores

District 3

Charles City 21, Union Community 20

Independence 55, Maquoketa 19

Mount Vernon 35, West Delaware 33

Waverly-Shell Rock 7, Crestwood 0

Webster City 45, Waterloo East 36

Western Dubuque 19, Decorah 3

District 4

Benton Community 33, Center Point-Urbana 14

Cedar Rapids Xavier 48, Davenport Assumption 0

DeWitt Central 35, Dubuque Wahlert 13

Independence 55, Maquoketa 19

Solon 47, Marion 10

Western Dubuque 19, Decorah 3

District 5

Cedar Rapids Xavier 48, Davenport Assumption 0

Clear Creek Amana 38, Fort Madison 0

Clinton 27, Burlington 14

DeWitt Central 35, Dubuque Wahlert 13

North Scott 21, Pleasant Valley 14

Washington (Iowa) 35, Iowa City Liberty 19

District 6

Clear Creek Amana 38, Fort Madison 0

Keokuk 14, West Burlington/Notre Dame 6

Mount Pleasant 50, Central Lee 0

Oskaloosa 28, Fairfield 14

Solon 47, Marion 10

Washington (Iowa) 35, Iowa City Liberty 19

District 7

ADM 15, Grinnell 12

Bondurant-Farrar 45, South Tama 21

Knoxville 27, Centerville 12

Newton 35, Ottumwa 14

Oskaloosa 28, Fairfield 14

Pella 31, Norwalk 17

Class 2A

District 3

Aplington-Parkersburg 21, Iowa Falls-Alden 17

Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 22, Forest City 7

Clear Lake 55, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 14

Hampton-Dumont 25, South Hardin 12

Waukon 46, New Hampton 21

Waverly-Shell Rock 7, Crestwood 0

District 4

Bellevue 36, Monticello 7

Oelwein 12, Vinton-Shellsburg 7

Sumner-Fredericksburg 26, North Fayette Valley 22

Waterloo Columbus 45, East Marshall 0

Waukon 46, New Hampton 21

West Liberty 28, Anamosa 27 (OT)

District 5

Keokuk 14, West Burlington/Notre Dame 6

Louisa-Muscatine 41, Columbus Community 0

Mount Vernon 35, West Delaware 33

Tipton 28, Durant 14

West Liberty 28, Anamosa 27 (OT)

District 6

Chariton 22, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 7

Davis County 42, Van Buren 0

Mount Pleasant 50, Central Lee 0

Sigourney-Keota 22, Albia 14

West Branch 31, Williamsburg 7

Wilton 22, Mid-Prairie 6

District 7

Benton Community 33, Center Point-Urbana 14

Charles City 21, Union Community 20

Nevada 41, Perry 13

Oelwein 12, Vinton-Shellsburg 7

PCM 54, Roland-Story 14

West Marshall 34, Denver 20

Class 1A

District 3

Aplington-Parkersburg 21, Iowa Falls-Alden 17

Bishop Garrigan 48, Lake Mills 28

Dike-New Hartford 56, North Butler 0

Sumner-Fredericksburg 26, North Fayette Valley 22

West Hancock 48, Osage 28

West Marshall 34, Denver 20

District 4

Bellevue 36, Monticello 7

Cascade 53, Maquoketa Valley 7

Dyersville Beckman 28, Clayton Ridge 6

Wapello 32, Northeast 24

West Branch 31, Williamsburg 7

District 5

Davis County 42, Van Buren 0

Louisa-Muscatine 41, Columbus Community 0

Mediapolis 28, Pekin 21

Sigourney-Keota 22, Albia 14

Wapello 32, Northeast 24

Wilton 22, Mid-Prairie 6

District 6

Dike-New Hartford 56, North Butler 0

Hampton-Dumont 25, South Hardin 12

MFL MarMac 48, Jesup 20

North Linn 14, Alburnett 9

Pella Christian 24, Iowa City Regina 21

Waterloo Columbus 45, East Marshall 0

Class A scores

District 4

Mason City Newman 41, Nashua-Plainfield 0

Saint Ansgar 54, Starmont 8

South Winneshiek 60, Postville 14

West Fork 34, Central Springs 25

District 5

Belle Plaine 46, Lisbon 8

Dyersville Beckman 28, Clayton Ridge 6

Cascade 53, Maquoketa Valley 7

Edgewood-Colesburg 33, East Buchanan 0

MFL MarMac 48, Jesup 20

North Linn 14, Alburnett 9

District 6

Belle Plaine 46, Lisbon 8

BGM 56, North Mahaska 0

Cardinal 32, Grand View Christian 0

Highland 25, Lynnville-Sully 22

Mediapolis 28, Pekin 21

Tipton 28, Durant 14

District 7

Edgewood-Colesburg 33, East Buchanan 0

Grundy Center 56, BCLUW 6

Hudson 35, GMG 0

North Tama 33, Wapsie Valley 26

District 8

BGM 56, North Mahaska 0

Cardinal 32, Grand View Christian 0

Highland 25, Lynnville-Sully 22

Mount Ayr 20, Central Decatur 12

Woodward Academy 48, Martensdale-St. Marys 13

8-Player scores

District 3

Central City 55, West Central 10

Easton Valley 74, Elkader Central 8

Springville 55, Lansing Kee 36

Turkey Valley 46, Midland 36

District 4

Iowa Valley 64, Tri-County 6

HLV 40, Lone Tree 26

Montezuma 34, Winfield-Mount Union 20

New London 71, WACO 12

District 5

AGWSR 43, Collins-Maxwell 22

Gladbrook-Reinbeck 76, Meskwaki 12

Melcher-Dallas 52, Baxter 0

Twin Cedars 28, Colo-Nesco 20

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