The Iowa High School Athletic Association held its week four football games on Friday night and here is how our area teams fared. In a game heard right here on KCHA, the Charles City Comet football team went all the way to Cedar Rapids on Friday night to take on top-ranked Xavier. The Saints proved why they are ranked number one as they handled the Comets rather easily 35-7. The first half was all Xavier as they moved the ball at will and led it 28-0 at halftime. The Comets would compete in the second half and got on the board when senior quarterback Drew Mitchell hit senior Jaden Foster on an 82 yard fade route for a touchdown. Mitchell finished the night with 172 passing yards with Foster garnering 147 of those yards receiving. The loss puts the Comets at 1-3 overall and 1-1 in Class 3A District 3 play. Charles City will be on the road again this Friday as they will travel to Independence.
The Nashua-Plainfield Husky football team blew out Rockford on Friday night in a Class A District 3 match-up 57-0 in Rockford. Nashua’s junior quarterback Dayton Hansen completed 12 of 14 passes for 149 yards and two touchdowns which were a 37 yard pass to Levi Enright and an 11 yard pass to Jared Whitinger. On the ground, Mason Hyde rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown and Braydon Fisher had 73 rushing yards and two touchdowns. The Huskies also got rushing touchdowns from Tristen Brase and Enright and kickoff return touchdown from Fisher. With the win, Nashua improves to 2-2 overall and they are now 1-1 in District play while the Warriors fall to 0-4 and 0-2. The Huskies will take on North Butler this Friday at home and Rockford will be on the road at Mason City Newman Catholic.
The Osage Green Devils football team was at home on Friday night for a Class 2A District 2 game against Clear Lake. The Green Devils had some success in the passing game as Drew Olson threw for over 200 yards, but three interceptions halted scoring drives and Osage lost the game 20-8. Olson had a rushing score for the only Osage touchdown and Kyle Berge caught six passes for 91 yards to lead the Green Devils. Osage falls to 1-3 overall and 0-2 in District play. The Green Devils will be at Crestwood this Friday night.
The top-ranked Saint Ansgar Saints football team scored eleven offensive touchdowns against North Butler on Friday night in a Class A District 3 match-up and won the game 74-0. Parker Hendrickson had 140 rushing yards and four touchdowns for the Saints and Dayton Smith and Josh Van Vliet each had two rushing scores. Ben Boerjan had a rushing touchdown and threw touchdown passes to John Patterson and Ryan Petersen. Saint Ansgar improves to 4-0 on the season and they are now 2-0 in District play while North Butler drops to 1-3 and 0-2. The Saints will travel to West Fork this Friday night and North Butler will play host to Nashua-Plainfield.
The Charles City Comet volleyball team went 3-0 on Saturday at a tournament held in Nashua. The Comets defeated Rockford, Denver, and Clayton Ridge all by two games to none margins. With the three wins, Charles City volleyball has won eleven matches in a row and improved to 11-2 on the season. The Comets will be in Osage on Thursday for their next competition.