Rockford 64, Turkey Valley 58
The Rockford Warriors defeated the Turkey Valley Trojans Friday night 64-58 in a shootout to advance to the quarterfinals of the eight-player playoffs. The scoring exploded on the first play from scrimmage:
The teams traded scores throughout the contest. The difference came with 15.4 seconds to go.
The go ahead touchdown- one of five for senior running back Kaden Lyman. He finished with 206 yards on 23 carries. Rockford quarterback Jake Staudt finished with 128 on the ground and two scores while adding 121 yards on 8 of 12 passing with two scores and one interception.
Trojan quarterback Ethan Leibold completed 13 of 20 passed for 241 yards and three scores. Leibold also arn for 128 yards on 28 carries and two scores. Dylan Elsbernd scored twice off of 65 yards rushing and 18 carries.
Turkey Valley finishes the season 8-2. Rockford improves to 9-1 and will travel to Don Bosco on Friday.
West Branch 56, Osage 14
The season has come to an end for the Osage Green Devil Football team. West Branch thumped the Green Devils 56-14. Brett Bobinet threw 19 of 40 for 246 yards and two interceptions. Thor Maakestad finished with 33 yards and a score. Jarett Scharper aslo bagged a receiving touchdown for Osage. The Green Devils finished the season 7-3.
Van Meeter 42, Sumner-Fred 16
The season has come to an end for the Sumner-Fredricksburg Cougars. Top-ranked Van Meter dispatched the Cougars 42-16. The Cougars finish the season 7-3.
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New Hampton travels to Cedar Rapids to face off with Camanche in the 3A Region 8 finals. 7pm first serve on 95.1 The Bull.
Osage travels to Clear Lake to face off with Humbold in the 3A Region 3 finals. 7pm first serve on KCHA.
Iowa State 40, Texas Tch 31
For the first time this season the Iowa State Cyclones have climbed above the .500 mark. The Cyclones overcame a sluggish first half to beat Texas Tech 40-31.
That’s ISU coach Matt Campbell who says it was a good win for the Cyclones.
It was Iowa State’s third straight win and freshman quarterback Brock Purdy has led them in all three.
Next up is a visit to Kansas
#17 Penn State 30, #18 Iowa 24
The Iowa Hawkeyes fell a spot to 19th in the latest Associated Press Top-25. The Iowa offense struggled in a 30-24 loss at Penn State.
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz. Nate Stanley only connected on 18 of 49 passes and had a pair of costly interceptions. One led to a first half Penn State touchdown the other came in the waning moments on a first and goal from the three as the Hawkeyes were trying to punch in the go ahead touchdown.
There appeared to be a lot of confusion on the snap at the beginning of the play.
Iowa is 6-2 and Ferentz is confident his team will bounce back with a solid effort at Purdue.