Comets Crush Trojans With Explosive Ground Game, Rockford Wins High Scoring Affair And Osage Downs Denver

Charles City 61, Waterloo East 34

The Charles City Comet’s 500-yard rushing performance catapulted them to a 4-1 record.  Here’s KCHA’s Erik Hoefer:


The Comets host Decorah Friday night at 7:30.

Osage 32, Denver 20

The Osage Green Devils grabbed a homecoming win Friday night against the Denver Cyclones.  The Green Devil’s Brett Bobinet threw 12 for 19 for 225 yards, three scores and one interception.  Thor Maakstead, Hayden Meek and Gage Belz all caught a touchdown pass. Zach Williams ran 21 times for a 170 yards and one score.  The Green Devils travel to undefeated Sumner-Fredricksburg on Friday.

Rockford 48, Janesville 41

The Rockford Warriors outlasted Janesville Friday night winning what some might call a track meet 48-41.  Jacob Staudt ran for 233 yards on 35 carries and collected three touchdowns. He threw for 153 yards on 10 completions for two more scores.  Dillion Schiever rushed for 99 yards and grabbed a score. Kaden Lyman also had a touchdown. Rockford improves to 4-1 and hosts North Iowa Friday.

Saint Ansgar 51, Nashua-Plainfield 0

The Nashua-Plainfield Huskies have fallen to 0-5 in 2018 with a 51-0 loss to the Saint Ansgar Saints.  Husky quarterback Michael Stille completed six of 22 for 40 yards and two INTs. The Huskies only rushed netted two positive yards.  Jack Sievert led the rushing attack with 102 yards on 13 carries with a trio of scores. Collin Kramer threw for 167 yards 8 of 11 for one score.  Saint Ansgar improves to 4-1 and travels to Hudson. Nashua-Plainfield travels to South Winneshiek on Friday.

Aplington-Parkersburg 42, North Butler 7

After trailing 13-6 in the late second quarter to Aplington-Parkersburg, the North Butler Bearcats couldn’t claw their way back into it, falling 42-7.  North Butler falls to 1-4 and hosts 1-4 lake Mills Friday.

Northwood-Kensett 41, Riceville 0

The Riceville Wildcats have lost three straight games after Northwood-Kensett blanked the Wildcats 41-0.  Sully Fair threw three of eight for 22 yards and an interception and ran for 11 yards. Carter Mauer led the ground game with 43 yards on 12 carries.  Riceville hosts Dunkerton Friday.

The Charles City Comets split a pair of games in Cedar Falls on Saturday.  The comets fell to Dowling Cathlic in straight sets but rebounded with a 2-1 win over Washington Cedar Rapids.  The Comets are 8-16 and host Waverly-Shell Rock on Thursday.

The Nashua-Plainfield Huskies are 2-16 after going 0-2 in the Dunkerton tournament after getting swept by Vinton-Shellsburg and Turkey Valley.  Nashua-Plainfield hosts Saint Ansgar on Thursday.

The Riceville Wildcats were swept in three games at the Denver tournament on Saturday.  Tripoli, Starmont and Sumner-Fredricksburg all got the wins over 5-13 Riceville. The Wildcats travel to Waterloo Christian tomorrow.

Iowa State 26, Akron 13

Iowa State got its first win of the season beating Akron 26-13 in an emotional day at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames. Players from both teams stood on the sideline and joined the crowd in a moment of silence before the start of the game to honor I-S-U student and athlete Celia Barquin Arozamena. She was murdered Monday morning at the Coldwater Linds golf course that sits just east of the football stadium.  Cyclone coach Matt Campbell talked about it in his first remarks after the game.


He says it is something they saw earlier this year when storms and tornadoes hit.


Akron game into the game at 2-0 after an upset win over Northwestern, took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter before I-S-U tied it up and then went ahead on a field goal and never gave back the lead.  But the Cyclones had several drives stall and had to settle for three field goals in the fourth quarter. Campbell says they had too many mistakes in the second half.


Cyclone quarterback Zeb Noland also talked about the emotion at the start of the game.


Noland threw for 233 yards and one touchdown, while David Montgomery rushed for 113 yards and one touchdown. He says they must do a better job of not settling for three points.


The Cyclones take their 1-2 record on the road Saturday to face T-C-U.

#18 Wisconsin 28, Iowa 17
The Iowa Hawkeyes have two weeks off after suffering a 28-17 loss to Wisconsin in their Big Ten opener. An Alex Hornibrook touchdown pass with 57 seconds remaining gave the Badgers the lead. The Hawkeyes turned the ball over three times and also failed to convert on a fourth and one at the Wisconsin five on their opening drive.


That’s Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz. The Hawkeyes return to action in two weeks at Minnesota.


Iowa safety Amani Hooker.


Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley passed for 256 yards and two touchdowns as the Hawkeyes fall to 3-1.


UNI 44, Hampton 0
The Northern Iowa Panthers grab their first win of the season blanking Hampton 44-0.  Quarterback Eli Dunne threw three touchdown passes, Trevor Allen and Marucs Weymiller each ran for a score.  



Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.
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