The Score Sheet: Comets Hang On For Dramatic Upset, Rockford Suffers First Loss

Charles City 21, #3 Union 20

The Charles City Comet Football team used a heavy dose of the ground game and a stingy defense to upset third-ranked Union on Friday night.  One of the 53 rushimg attempts:

 

The Comets jumped out to a 21-13 lead after this Marcus Crasnshaw run:

 

Then Elliot Sinwell may have had the second-biggest play of the game on the two-point conversion.  

 

The Comets found themselves up eight, then only one after Union scored what would’ve been the game-tying touchdown but a blocked extra point left a slim margin.  The Comets couldn’t run the clock down and the Knights had one last opportunity on this play:

 

Erik Hoefer with the call with Tyler Downing on North Iowa’s Sports Leader 95.9 KCHA on Friday.  Sophomore Trever Heitz led the ground pursuit with 24 carries and 121 yards.  Cranshaw collected two scores on 78 yards and Koresh had 6 rushes for 8 yards and one touchdown.  The Comets are 2-1 and host Oelwein Friday night.

Mason City Newman 41, Nashua-Plainfield 0

The Nashua-Plainfield Huskies only produced 80 yards Friday night and struggled mightily.   Quarterback Michael Stille threw eight of 16 for 55 yards with no interceptions. Receiver John Krull had four receptions for 32 yards.  The Huskies host 2-1 West Fork Friday.

West Hancock 48, Osage 28

The Osage Green Devils drop to 1-2 after a 20-point set back to West Hancock Friday night.  Green Devil Quarterback Brett Bobinet threw 28 of 45 for 333 yards, three touchdowns and one interception.  Hayden Meek led the passing game with 10 receptions for 109 yards and one Score. Thor Maakestad added 91 yards and two scores.  Osage travels to Garner-Hayfield-Ventura Friday.

#1 Dike-New Hartford 56, North Butler 0

The North Butler Bearcats have lost two in a row after getting shut out to top-ranked Dike-New Hartford Friday night – 56-0.  The 1-2 Bearcats travel to Belmond-Klemme Friday night.

#1 Don Bosco 80, Rockford 6

8-player number one Don Bosco picked up their 24th straight win after thumping previously undefeated Rockford Friday night 80-6.  We covered the game live from Rockford.

 

Janesville 38, Riceville 0

The Riceville Wildcats suffered their first loss of the season on Friday night.  Janesville blanked Riceville 38-0 thanks in large part to their defense, holding the Wildcats to 113 total yards.  Sully Fair collected 29 yards on 20 carries and completed 5 of 10 for 45 yards. The Wildcats travel to Tripoli Friday.

Saint Ansgar 54, Starmont 6

The Saint Ansgar Saints bounced back after getting upset in week two with a 54-6 domination of Starmont.   Sophomore running back Ryan Cole only need nine carries to rack up 186 yards and two scores. Collin Kramer completed four of five through the air for a score and 96 yards.  St. Ansgar travels to 0-3 Postville Friday.

We will have complete volleyball scores during tomorrow’s scoresheet.

Iowa 13, Iowa State 3

Iowa made it four straight in the Cy-Hawk series with a hard fought 13-3 win over Iowa State. Defensive tackle Matt Nelson had one of four sacks for a defense that gave up only a field goal on the game’s opening drive and limited standout running back David Montgomery to just 44 yards

 

After giving up 41 points in an overtime victory in Ames a year ago Nelson says they were motivated to have a better showing.

 

Nelson on claiming the Cy-Hawk trophy for the fourth straight year.

 

Iowa’s offense struggled in the first half but came alive late and put together a clinching 13 play, 83 yard drive for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley says the play of the Iowa defense right now is taking pressure away from the offense.

 

The question for Iowa State is who will be the starting quarterback in the game against fifth ranked Oklahoma. Kyle Kempt was injured in the the third quarter and Zeb Noland finished the game.

 

That’s ISU coach Matt Campbell who called it an MCL injury.

 

Campbell says the difference in the game was in the trenches.