IOWA FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: H-LP wins in regular season finaleGRAETTINGER, Iowa — Harris-Lake Park displayed a balanced attack and took a 19-6 halftime lead on Graettinger-Terril in Iowa 8-man District 2 high school football action, en route to a 26-12 victory Friday night.
By: Daily Globe, Worthington Daily Globe
GRAETTINGER, Iowa — Harris-Lake Park displayed a balanced attack and took a 19-6 halftime lead on Graettinger-Terril in Iowa 8-man District 2 high school football action, en route to a 26-12 victory Friday night.
HL-P intercepted a trio of passes and held the Knights to just 82 yards rushing on 33 attempts.
G-T did complete 18 of 32 passes for 216 yards, with most of that coming in the fourth quarter.
The Wolves (7-2, 4-2) received a solid passing performance from Colin Brons, who was 10-of-19 for 133 yards, including a 19-yard touchdown strike to Tanner Hiveley. Brons did not throw a pick and gained 21 yards rushing for the Wolves.
H-LP was led on the ground by Brady Nissen’s 58 yards on 17 carries, including the Wolves’ first touchdown — a one-yard burst with 8:37 to play in the first quarter.
Hiveley (two pass interceptions, eight tackles) picked a Knights’ pass and returned the interception 14 yards to set up that first HL-P touchdown.
In the second quarter, the Wolves crossed the goal line twice, as Eli Ihnen capped a drive at the 10:37 mark with a one-yard plunge and Brons passed to Hiveley for another TD with 1:23 to play in the first half.
G-T (3-5, 2-3) answered, scoring on a three-yard touchdown pass with 15 seconds left in the second quarter.
After a scoreless third quarter, the Knights trimmed H-LP’s lead to 19-12 by completing a 19-yard touchdown pass with 8:24 left in the game.
The Wolves responded four minutes later with Ihen’s second one-yard rushing touchdown of the night. Brons booted his second successful extra-point kick to conclude the scoring.
Ihnen had a big game receiving for H-LP, catching seven passes for 87 yards. Nissen had one reception for 22 yards, while Connor Gunderson caught a pass for a five-yard gain.
On defense, Gunderson was a force for the Wolves from his end position, coming up with 10 tackles, including three sacks.
Ihnen (one interception) and Nathan Kyle each had 10 tackles for H-LP, while Sam Bosma picked up 10 yards rushing for the Wolves, who are idle until the playoffs begin Oct. 26.
H-LP 7 12 0 7 — 26
G-T 0 6 0 6 — 12
Sheldon 41, Unity 16
ORANGE CITY, Iowa — Cody Hatting and Chris Balster each rushed for a pair of touchdowns as the Sheldon Orabs scored 21 fourth-quarter points to put away Unity Christian in a Class 2A, District 1 football game.
Hatting scored each of his touchdowns in the final quarter with the first being a 49-yard scamper to put the Orabs ahead 27-10 a few plays following a Nathan Oostra interception in the end zone to halt a Knights’ drive.
Hatting’s second touchdown was a one-yard plunge to complete the visitors’ scoring as the senior tailback finished the game with 89 yards on 10 carries.
Balster led Sheldon (6-2, 3-2) with 161 rushing yards on 24 carries with a 21-yard touchdown run in the second quarter and a two-yard strike in the fourth. The junior quarterback also had an efficient night passing, going 6-for-8 for 79 yards with one passing touchdown.
Oostra (two catches for 32 yards) hauled in the 23-yard aerial from Balster to paydirt.
Tom Brown led Sheldon with three receptions for 40 yards while Hunter McDonald had 15 carries for 47 yards.
Zach Kleinwolterink was successful on 5-of-6 extra-point kicks.
Mitchell McDonald led an Orabs’ defense with four tackles for a loss and two sacks.
Sheldon hosts Central Lyon/George-Little Rock Friday.
Sheldon 7 7 6 21 — 41
Unity 0 3 7 6 — 16
CL/G-LR 40, Western Christian 7
ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa — Holding just a 7-0 lead at halftime, the Central Lyon/George-Little Rock Lions exploded for 33 second-half points and improved to 4-1 in Iowa Class 2A, District 1 with a convincing triumph over Western Christian.
The Lions racked up 270 yards on the ground — on 52 carries — while limiting the Wolfpack (2-6, 1-4) to just six net yards rushing, on 31 carries.
WC did gain 101 yards through the air, but completed just five of 25 pass attempts.
CL/G-LR linebackers Judd Rozeboom (four solo tackles, three assists, two sacks, a fumble recovery) and Luke Grooters (three solos, five assists, two sacks) led the stellar Lions’ defensive effort.
Dalton Ver Beek intercepted a Western Christian pass and returned the ball 51 yards, setting up a fourth-quarter 19-yard touchdown run by Ross Ackerman (4:30 left in the game).
Jarod DeBey also had a pass interception for the Lions and Cole Snyder recovered a fumble as CL/G-LR came up with four turnovers in the contest.
Josh Hunt, who rushed for 151 yards on 30 carries, scored three of the Lions’ touchdowns, crossing the goal line on runs of four (8:20, second quarter), 55 (10:28, third quarter) and three (11:10, fourth) yards, respectively.
Terron Geerdes booted five extra-point kicks for the Lions and rushed 10 times for 41 yards, including a five-yard touchdown run with 7:20 to play in the third quarter.
Jesse Markus carried the ball once for a 24-yard touchdown scamper late in the fourth quarter.
The Lions, who are 6-2 overall this season, travel to Sheldon for a key district game against the Orabs Friday night.
W. Christian 0 0 0 7 — 7
CL/G-LR 0 7 14 19 — 40
Emmetsburg 40, S-O 6
EMMETSBURG, Iowa — Sibley-Ocheyedan was able to post six points in the fourth quarter but it wasn’t enough against the No. 1 team in Class 1A Iowa football.
Emmetsburg (7-0, 5-0) posted 362 yards of offense (360 passing) while S-O gained 218 yards (55 rushing, 163 passing).
The Generals also committed five turnovers while the hosts had none.
Owen Wiese (7-for-15 passing for 142 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions) connected with Dillon Thies for a 26-yard passing touchdown in the fourth quarter for the Generals.
Jacob Seivert caught three passes for 76 yards while Ethan Stofferan rushed for 49 yards on 11 carries in the loss.
Stofferan and Casey Hertz led S-O (3-4, 2-3) on defense with 15 and 10 tackles, respectively.
The Generals host West Lyon Friday.
S-O 0 0 0 6 — 6
EHS 12 0 15 13 — 40