We begin today’s report with a recap of the Week 3 Iowa High School football games in our area. In a game heard right here on KCHA Friday night, the Charles City Comet football team opened up District play at home against South Tama. The Comets struck first with a touchdown in the first quarter as senior Jaden Foster scored on a ten yard run. The score would remain 7-0 until halftime. South Tama shot out of the gate in the second half as they scored two touchdowns in under five minutes to take a 14-7 lead. Charles City would then score back-to-back touchdowns as senior Drew Mitchell and junior Tyreque Baker found the end zone on the ground. South Tama would tie it up with a long touchdown pass and the score was 21-21 with about five minutes to go. After an interception was thrown by the Comets, South Tama was deep in Comet territory trying to score the game-winning touchdown. It was at this point when things went crazy. The Trojans would get to the one yard line when Charles City stripped the ball free and recovered it on their own 1-yard line. After three plays the Comets tried to punt it away with less than a minute remaining. The snap hit a Comet player and fell on the two yard line where South Tama would recover. After two plays, and the clock running, Couth Tama lined up for the game-winning field goal. As time expired the field goal attempt was blocked and Theo Arndt ran end zone to end zone for the game-winning touchdown. Instead of the game being over, the referee blew an inadvertent whistle during the return which halted the play, sending the game into overtime. The Comets got the ball first and score a touchdown making the score 28-21. The Trojans then scored setting up the game tying extra point. A bad snap caused the holder to roll out and look for an open receiver. The ball went through South Tama’s hands and fell harmlessly to the ground resulting in a 28-27 Comet win. With the win, the Comets are now 1-2 overall and they begin District play at 1-0. Charles City will make the trip to Cedar Rapids to take on Xavier this Friday night.
The Nashua-Plainfield Husky football team had to postpone their home District game against Saint Ansgar on Friday night due to the rainfall. The game, instead, will be played tonight in Nashua. Nashua comes in at 1-1 this season and the top-ranked Saints are 2-0. Kickoff tonight is scheduled for 7pm.
In a game heard on our sister station 987 KISS Country on Friday night, the Osage Green Devil football team was on the road for their District opener against Clarion-Goldfield. The Green Devils were put away early as Clarion went on to win 54-8. The lone Green Devil touchdown came on a 73 yard pass from Drew Olson to Kyle Berge. Olson finished the night with 158 passing yards and Berge had 95 receiving yards to go along with 66 passing yards. The loss puts Osage at 1-2 this season overall and the begin 0-1 in District play. The Green Devils will be at home this Friday against Clear Lake.
The North Butler Bearcat football team hosted West Hancock on Friday night to open up District play. The Bearcats had a tough time moving the ball on offense and had trouble stopping the West Hancock attack and lost the game 38-6. North Butler football falls to 1-2 overall this season and they are 0-1 in District play. They will look to get that first District win this Friday at Saint Ansgar.
The Rockford Warrior football team had their District opener on the road on Friday night against Grundy Center. The Warriors were overmatched and lost 57-6. The Warriors are now 0-3 overall and 0-1 in District play. They will look for win number one this Friday night at home against Nashua-Plainfield.