West Delaware 69, Charles City 28
After Charles City and West Delaware traded touchdowns from their first plays of scrimmage, the Hawks hit cruise control and drove away from the Comets 69-28 Friday night. Trever Heitz led the Comet rushing attack with 147 yards on 21 touches and one score. Dylan Koresh also picked up a touchdown and collected 74 total yards. The Comets fall to 4-4 and finish the 2018 regular season at ninth-ranked Waverly-Shell Rock.
Osage 42, Lake Mills 30
The Osage Green Devils have punched their ticket to the 2018 Iowa playoffs. The Green Devils secured their spot after a 42-30 road win against Lake Mills. Quarterback Brett Bobinet threw a trio of scores on 337 yards. Bobinet also bagged a pair of touchdowns on 62 yards rushing. Thor Maakestad had a pair of receiving touchdowns off of 165 and Gage Belz also netted a score on 149 yards receiving. The Green Devils are are 6-2 and travel to Aplington-Parkersburg Friday.
Rockford 50, Riceville 40
The Rockford Warriors and the Riceville Wildcats danced to tune of nearly 100 combined points Friday night. Rockford outlasted Riceville 50-40 after falling behind by at least two scores in the first half. Rockford quarterback Jake Staudt threw three touchdowns off of a 132 yards and ran for 244 yards and three more scores. Dillion Shriever-the leading Warrior receiver- grabbed two scores on 110 yards receiving. Riceville quarterback Sully Fair threw for 181 yards and two scores. Carter Mauer bagged a trio of touchdowns and 77 yards. Riceville falls to 3-5 and hosts Don Bosco Friday. Rockford improves to 7-1 and plays for a shot at a district title against undefeated and second-ranked Northwood-Kensett. Should Rockford pull the upset, it could force a three-way tie.
Denver 43, North Butler 14
The North Butler Bearcats have lost seven straight games after a 43-14 thumping at the hands of Denver. North Butler is 1-7 and travels to Sumner-Fred this Friday.
Mason City Newman 46, Saint Ansgar 21
The Saint Ansgar Saints dropped a 15-point contest to Mason City Newman- 46-21. Collin Kramer ran for 104 and two scores and Jack Sievert added another 104 yards on 19 carries and two scores. Saint Ansgar drops to 5-3 and hosts Central Springs this Friday.
Iowa State 30, #6 West Virginia 14
Iowa State enters its bye week with a record of 3-3 after the Cyclones dominated sixth ranked West Virginia 30-14.
That’s Iowa State coach Matt Campbell. The Cyclone defense held an explosive Mountaineer offense to just one touchdown. West Virginia’s other scored came on a return of blocked field goal.
Making his first start at quarterback, freshman Brock Purdy overcame an early interception to lead the Cyclones to a second straight win over a rated foe.
Iowa 42, Indiana 16
For the first time this season the Iowa Hawkeyes are nationally ranked. The Hawks are 19th on the latest Associated Press Poll after rolling to a 42-16 win at Indiana. It was a big day for junior quarterback Nate Stanley, who connected on 21 of 33 passes for 320 yards and six touchdowns. The Hawkeyes were also a perfect four of four in the red zone as they improved to 5-1.
Tight end T.J. Hockenson was on the receiving end of a pair of scoring passes, including a 54 yard strike midway through the third quarter that gave the Hawks a 35-10 lead.
Senior center Keegan Render says handling Indiana’s pressure opened up big plays in the passing game.
Iowa hosts Maryland this week.