In a game heard right here on KCHA Friday night, the Charles City Comet football team opened up their season at home against New Hampton. The Chickasaws were able to strike first with a couple of rushing touchdowns to take a 13-0 lead after the first quarter. Charles City got their first touchdown early in the second quarter to cut the lead to 13-6. New Hampton would then get another score before halftime and took a 21-6 lead into the break. The Chickasaws started the second half right where they left off as they were able to score two touchdowns within the first five minutes of the third quarter to extend their lead to 35-6. The Comets would score a touchdown late in the fourth quarter making it 35-12 and that’s where the score would wind up. Comet senior quarterback Drew Mitchell finished the night with a rushing touchdown and 13 completions for 231 yards and a touchdown pass to junior Tre Walker who finished the night with five catches for 103 yards. Sophomore Dylan Koresh led the rushing attack with 15 carries for 76 yards. Senior linebacker Alex Koehler led the Charles City defense with 14 tackles and the Comets forced two turnovers, as senior Jaden Foster had an interception and junior Theo Arndt had a fumble recovery. The Comet football team will take their 0-1 record into Osage this Friday night for a non-district game against the Green Devils.
The Nashua-Plainfield Husky football team opened up their season at home on Friday night as they welcomed in Postville. The Huskies had very little trouble with the visitors as they went on to win the game 41-14. Nashua did the vast majority of their damage with a rushing attack which saw their team rack up 332 yards. Junior Braydon Fisher led that rushing attack with 142 yards and two touchdowns. Junior Mason Hyde had 88 rushing yards and a touchdown and Nick Bucknell and Dayton Hansen each had a TD on the ground. The sixth Husky touchdown was a 31 yard pass from Hansen to Levi Enright. The Nashua defense was led by Nathan Dettmer who had eight and a half tackles and Keegan Crawford who had a fumble recovery. The Huskies will have their final non-district test this Friday night at Hudson.
A couple of area teams squared off in Saint Ansgar on Friday night as the top ranked in Class 1A Saints hosted the Green Devils of Osage. The Saints were able to dominate on both sides of the ball as they scored nine touchdowns and held the Green Devil offense scoreless in route to a 62-0 win. Saint Ansgar, in true form, did most of their damage on the ground as they finished the night with 364 yards and six touchdowns. Leading the running attack was Parker Hendrickson who finished with 134 rushing yards and two touchdowns and Dayton Smith who had 130 yards and a touchdown. Quarterback Ben Boerjan threw for two touchdowns and ran for one more and Cole Willert had a 70 yard punt return touchdown to go along with a 34 yard TD reception. Osage was able to move the ball some as junior quarterback Drew Olson completed 10 passes for 76 yards and Brock Jennings finished with 27 rushing yards. Saint Ansgar will play at South Winneshiek this Friday night while Osage will host Charles City.
The North Butler Bearcat football team was able to win a close one against Starmont for their season opener on Friday night as they were on top of an 18-13 score. The Bearcats got 109 rushing yards from Brandon Trees, 90 yards and a touchdown from Sam Dolan, and a rushing touchdown from Rhett Lammers as North Butler finished with over 260 yards on the ground. Senior quarterback Dalton Nelson threw a touchdown pass to Jared Feldman to round out the scoring for the Bearcats. North Butler will take their 1-0 record into this Friday’s home game against GMG Garwin.