IOWA FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Sheldon earns dramatic win; Hunt runs for 338 yards in CL/G-LR’s 42-12 victoryHULL, Iowa — Trailing by seven points with four minutes left in the game, the Sheldon football team pulled off a dramatic comeback to earn a 22-21 victory in Friday night’s game against Western Christian.
By: Daily Globe, Worthington Daily Globe
HULL, Iowa — Trailing by seven points with four minutes left in the game, the Sheldon football team pulled off a dramatic comeback to earn a 22-21 victory in Friday night’s game against Western Christian.
With the score 21-14 in Western Christian’s favor, Hunter McDonald (54 rushing yards) ran in for a two-yard score to narrow the Orabs’ deficit to a single point. Sheldon then pulled off a gutsy two-point conversion to take the lead, with quarterback Chris Balster (7-for-16 passing for 121 yards, 37 rushing yards) pitching the ball to McDonald, who passed to Matt Dykstra (55 rushing yards) in the end zone.
The drama was not over, however, as Tom Brown blocked a field goal attempt by Western Christian with five seconds left in the contest to preserve the Orabs’ victory.
Sheldon also scored on a four-yard run in the first quarter by Travis Nelson (extra point missed) and on a three-yard run by Cody Hatting in the second quarter, after which Hatting ran in for a key two-point conversion.
Joe Kuiper had four catches for 88 yards to lead the Orabs, who had 192 rushing yards in the contest.
Balster earned a pair of interceptions on defense, Nathan Oostra also had an interception, Hatting had 13 solo tackles, five assisted tackles and a sack and Nelson had seven solo tackles and four assisted tackles.
Sheldon (5-2, 2-2) will play at Unity Christian in Orange City, Iowa on Friday.
Sheldon 6 8 0 8 — 22
W. Christian 0 7 7 7 — 21
A-R 57, H-LP 7
ARMSTRONG, Iowa — Harris-Lake Park took a 7-6 lead into the second quarter against reigning state champion Armstrong-Ringsted, but the Mustangs scored three touchdowns in the final 2:32 of the half to take control of the game for an eventual victory.
The Wolves’ touchdown was scored on a two-yard run by Colin Brons (extra point by Brons was good).
Brady Nissen led H-LP on a tough offensive night with 16 yards rushing. The Wolves had 34 passing yards.
Eli Ihnen had 13 tackles to lead the H-LP defense, Tanner Hiveley had 12 tackle sand Nathan Kyle recovered a fumble.
The Wolves (5-2, 2-2) will play at Graettinger-Terril on Friday.
H-LP 7 0 0 0 — 7
A-R 6 29 9 13 — 57
CL/G-LR 42, SC 12
SIOUX CENTER, Iowa — Josh Hunt was a force to be reckoned with Friday night.
The junior tailback had a breakout game for Central Lyon/George-Little Rock as he rushed for 338 yards on 33 carries and four touchdowns as the Lions defeated Sioux Center in Class 2A, District 1 play.
Hunt had touchdown runs of 19, three, three and 78 yards.
Jesse Henrichs scored a 34-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter and finished with 90 yards on six carries for CL/G-LR (3-2, 2-1).
Terron Geerdes had a two-yard touchdown run for the Lions and kicked three extra points.
Luke Grooters also had a successful extra point kick for CL/G-LR.
Cole Snyder led the Lions’ defense with seven solo tackles and a fumble recovery while Trenton Enger and Eric Schilling each had four solo tackles and four assists.
The Lions host Western Christian Friday for their Homecoming game.
CL/G-LR 6 8 14 14 — 42
SC 6 0 0 6 — 12
South O’Brien 25, S-O 13
SIBLEY, Iowa — Ethan Stofferan rushed for 94 yards and two touchdowns for the Sibley-Ocheyedan but it wasn’t enough as the Generals fell to South O’Brien in a Class 1A, District 2 football game.
Stofferan gained his yards on 16 carries and punched in a seven-yard score in the second quarter and had a two-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter.
Harrison Feldkamp kicked a successful extra point following the first Generals’ touchdown.
Owen Wiese passed for 180 yards with two interceptions on 12-of-23 completions with Jacob Seivert as his leading target with four catches for 93 yards.
Casey Hertz and Dylan Thies each had four solo tackles for the S-O defense.
Marshall Eddy and Stofferan each recovered a fumble while Seivert intercepted a pass for the Generals (3-3), who travel to Emmetsburg Friday.
South O’Brien 13 6 0 6 — 25
S-O 0 7 0 6 — 13