Rockford’s Upset Notches Playoff Birth, Charles City’s Heitz Sets History

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The 2018 Iowa High School football regular season is done.  And one area team has advanced in the postseason. It’s the Rockford Warriors.

Rockford 36, #2 Northwood-Kensett 26

Needing a win to tie for first place place in the district, the Warriors hosted second-ranked Northwood Kensett. The fell behind early but raced to a 36-26 win over the Vikings.  Jake Staudt threw 11 of 17 for 118 yards, two scores and one interception. Staudt added 200 yards and two scores on 29 carries.  The win pairs the Warriors against Turkey Valley this Friday in Jackson Junction in the eight-man first round playoffs.

#6 Waverly-Shell Rock 47, Charles City 0

The Charles City Comets ended their season on the road at sixth-ranked Waverly-Shell Rock.  The Go-Hawks ran passed the Comets 47-0. Trever Heitz finished with 91 yards and 22 carries and became the school’s first sophomore to reach 1,000 yards in a season.  Charles City ends their season 4-5 and losers of four straight.

Osage 34, Aplington-Parkersburg 7

The Osage Green Devils already knew their postseason fate before last week, but added to their post season resume with a 34-7 win at Aplington-Parkersburg.  Bret Bobinet threw 9 of 19 for 228 yards and two scores. Jarett Sharper snagged two touchdown receptions, but Gage Belz led the Green Devil receivers with 167 yards on four catches and found paydirt once.  Osage finishes the regular season 7-2 and will host West Branch this Friday.

Saint Ansgar 57, Central Springs 14

The Saint Ansgar Saints finished their regular season with a 57-14 blowout of Central Springs on Friday.  Jack Sievert rushed for 130 yards and two scores and Collin Kramer added two scores off of 58 yards rushing.  Kramer also connected on two scoring plays through the air on 94 yards passing. The Saints finish the year 6-3.

Other Area Scores

The Nashua-Plainfield Huskies grabbed their first win of the season on Friday over Postville 8-0.  The Huskies finish at an 1-8 mark.

The North Butler Bearcats lost their eight game of the season with a 42-0 blowout at Sumner-Fredricskburg.  North Butler finishes 1-8.

The Riceville Wildcats fell to Don Bosco 50-12.  The Wildcats finish 3-6.