Iowa prep football: McDonald leads Sheldon; CL/G-LR falls to Boyden-Hull
HARTLEY, Iowa — Hunter McDonald went over a thousand yards rushing Friday as his Sheldon Orabs defeated host Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn in an Iowa high school game, 40-18.
McDonald, a senior, carried 21 times for 227 yards while passing for one touchdown and running for another. The Orabs, who will not move on to postseason play, finished the season at 4-5.
HMS also finished the year at 4-5.
After spotting HMS a 6-0 lead in the first quarter, Colby Kleinhesselink scored Sheldon’s first touchdown in the second quarter on a six-yard run. Two more SHS scores were turned in before halftime, one on a 24-yard pass from Kleinhesselink to Garrett Lang and the other on a nine-yard pass from McDonald to Lang.
In the second half, Logan Otis scored for Sheldon on an 18-yard run, McDonald scored on a 62-yard run and Tanner Whitsell scored on a four-yard run.
As a team, Sheldon rushed for 397 yards and passed for 55. Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn rushed for 243 and passed for 116.
Darin Greenfield had an outstanding night on defense for the Orabs, accounting for 12 solo tackles and four assists.
Sheldon 0 21 13 6 — 40
HMS 6 0 0 12— 18
Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 28, Central Lyon/G-LR 15
HULL — Central Lyon/George-Little Rock fell in its regular season finale to Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley on the road 28-15.
B-H/RV had five different individuals earn carries as the Nighthawks rushed for three touchdowns as a team and threw for one en route to their win. Senior quarterback Andrew Van Ginkel was 6-of-13 for 44 yards and one touchdown through the air. He threw one interception. B-H/RV junior Omar Mejia had two rushing touchdowns, earning 11 carries for the night for a sum of 116 yards. Van Ginkel had 18 keepers for 142 yards and a score on the ground.
Postseason pairings were not released until after this edition of the Daily Globe was finished. Central Lyon/GL-R finishes the regular season retaining its third place spot in Class 2A District 1.
The Lions finish the district schedule 4-2. MOC-Floyd Valley lost Friday night and finishes at 3-3, in fourth place to qualify for the postseason. CL/G-LR will likely play its opening round game Wednesday in Lake City against South Central Calhoun.
Remson-St. Mary’s 52, Harris-Lake Park 32
REMSON, Iowa —Harris-Lake Park couldn’t hang on from a first half lead it held over Remson-St. Mary’s. It was a night characterized by coaches as one of missed opportunities, as the Wolves saw their playoff hopes fade with a 52-32 defeat. Remson-St. Mary’s qualifies for the playoffs and H-LP will stay home at the close of 8-Man District 1 action.
The Wolves earned an early 14-0 lead after the first 12 minutes and held a 20-12 edge at halftime. R-SM came back to outlast H-LP in the second half and snag the win. H-LP junior Brady Van Iperen had a hand in five touchdowns, throwing for three and rushing for two. He threw passes of 58 yards, seven yards, and 19 yards to senior Cole Bosma that were good for trips to pay dirt. Bosma led the team with six catches for 99 yards and the three scores. H-LP junior Skylar Cudmore had 21 tackles to lead his unit. Ryan Gembler snatched an interception on defense and junior Javier Tapia tacked a night of 10 tackles and two sacks onto the effort.
“We got out to a great start and played really well in the first half,” H-LP coach Lane Gunderson said. “Then things turned a bit and a few breaks didn’t go our way. We didn’t respond well, we had some mental mistakes, and it was a night of missed opportunities.”
R-SM 0 12 16 24 — 52
H-LP 14 6 0 12 — 32
Woodbury Central 40, Sibley-Ocheyedan 0
MOVILLE — Sibley-Ocheyedan saw its season end at Woodbury Central. The Wildcats took the season finale from the Generals 40-0. The Iowa football playoffs begin Wednesday. West Lyon, Inwood finished as district champions of Class A’s District 1. Hinton is the runner-up. Both teams will host first round games.
Lawton-Bronson finished third and West Sioux, Hawarden was fourth. They will go on the road to face the champion and runner up from District 2. Sibley-Ocheyedan finishes its season at 2-7 overall and 0-7 in District 1 action.