Around Iowa Prep Gridirons – Week 4, 2010
(Released by the IHSAA and written from current history as well as from media and coach’s reports)
WINNING STREAKS GROW: Iowa City, City High and St. Albert, Council Bluffs made it 18th straight wins and Armstrong-Ringsted upped its current win streak to 13 games, for the longest current victory strings in the state. Iowa City, City High edged Xavier, Cedar Rapids 26-24; St. Albert throttled Tri-Center, Neola, 56-7, and Armstrong-Ringsted belted North Sentral Kossuth, 53-13. Other regular season and conference win streaks that increased last night included Clear Lake (27), North Tama, Traer (26), Emmetsburg (23), Iowa City, City High (23) and West Branch (21) continuing strings of regular season triumphs. Meanwhile Harlan Community’s 55-21 district win over Carroll ran the Cyclones’ consecutive district wins to 51. West Lyon moved its district streak to 34 games with a 35-0 blanking of South O’Brien, Paullina. St. Albert, Council Bluffs (28, Bishop Heelan, Sioux City (28), Stanton (25) and Solon (24) also extended consecutive district win chains.
PERFECT SQUARED: Only Bettendorf remains as the sole Iowa prep eleven yet to be scored upon. The 4-0 bulldogs have erased four opponents by a combined score of 140-0.
61 TEAMS WITHOUT A LOSS: After last night 24 teams tumbled from the ranks of the undefeated leaving 60 with unblemished records (compared to 61 a year ago). 11 of the 24 lost to another undefeated team. The ‘Unbeatens” by class follow:
4-A (9): Bettendorf (4-0); Cedar Falls (4-0); Cedar Rapids Washington (4-0); Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln (4-0); Dowling Catholic, WDM (5-0); Iowa City, City High (4-0); Linn-Mar, Marion (4-0); North Scott, Eldridge (4-0); Sioux City East (4-0)
3-A (9):Carlisle (4-0); Clear Lake (4-0); Marion (4-0); Norwalk (4-0); Pella (4-0); Union, La Porte City (4-0); Waverly-Shell Rock (4-0); Webster City (4-0); Williamsburg (4-0)
2-A (10): Interstate 35, Truro (4-0); Mediapolis (4-0); North Fayette, West Union (4-0); OA-BCIG (4-0); Regina, Iowa City (4-0); Roland-Story (4-0); Sheldon (4-0); Sigourney-Keota (4-0); South Central Calhoun (4-0); Western Christian, Hull (4-0)
1-A (14):Aplington-Parkersburg (4-0); Dike-New Hartford (4-0); Emmetsburg (4-0); Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn (4-0); Logan-Magnolia (4-0); Nodaway Valley (4-0); North Cedar, Stanwood (4-0); Starmont, Arlington (4-0); St. Albert, Council Bluffs (4-0);Turkey Valley, Jackson Jct. (4-0); Wapello (4-0); Wapsie Valley, Fairbank (4-0); West Branch (4-0); Woodward-Granger (4-0);
A (7): Clay Central-Everly (4-0); Madrid (4-0); Newman Catholic, Mason City (5-0); North Tama, Traer (4-0); Postville (4-0); Rockford (5-0); WACO, Wayland (4-0)
8-P(11): Armstrong-Ringsted (4-0); East Greene, Grand Jct. (4-0); Fremont-Mills (Tabor (4-0);Graettinger-Terril (4-0);Janesville (4-0); Lenox (4-0); Moravia (4-0);Northeast Hamilton, Blairsburg (5-0); Preston (5-0); Tripoli (4-0);West Bend-Mallard (4-0)
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(Following are some of the top performances from around the state that were reported to us
before 7:30 a.m., Saturday. Thanks to all who contributed.)
AIR FORCE RACE: Coon Rapids-Bayard’s Michael Schwenck and Ankeny Christian Academy’s Tim Olejniczak continued to sparkle in the 8-player game. Olejniczak came up huge in a 75-30 bombing of East Union, Afton. He passed for 211 yards and three TDs and added 265 rushing yards including six pay dirt visits. (See Class of His Own below) Schwenk three for 5 TDs and 199 yards while rushing for 119 yards and two scores in Coon Rapids-Bayard’s 58-27 win over Woodbine. Schwenk now has 350 career completions, which is third on Iowa’s all-time list and his 83 career TD tosses also ranks third behind CR-B’s Johnny Schwaller (94 from 2005-09) and Stanton’s Chris Palmquist (89, 2006-08). His career yards (4,585) is sixth best.
OTHER AERIAL MASTERS: Ames’ Kyle Anderson completed 20 of 36 passes for 271 yards and three touchdowns to help the Little Cyclones rally past Mason City, 35-23. . .Josh Martsching’s 194 aerial yards and two TDs helped Davis County jolt Albia from the unbeaten ranks, 44-27. . . Andrew McNulty of Iowa City High hit on 14 of 20 passes for 199 yards including five of six in the final minute to set up a winning field goal by Drew Cornwell. . . Beckman, Dyersville got 270 aerial yards and two scoring strikes from Conner Golden in a 49-14 victory over Sumner-Fredericksburg. . . ADM, Adel’s Gavin Glenn threw for 261 yards and scored twice on short runs to lead the Tigers to a 35-16 win over Dallas Center-Grimes. . . Junior Jace Engstler again posted big aerial numbers in a 47-32 setback at the hands of Saint Ansgar. He completed 29 of 48 passes for 367 yards and four touchdowns . . . Denison-Schleswig’s Ricky Torres continued to anchor the Monarchs’ fortunes as he passed for 185 yards and three TDs to rally for 29-28 overtime win against Storm Lake. . . Charles Rogers of Iowa City West clicked on 14 of 23 pass attempts for 266 yards and two touchdowns in a 29-22 triumph over Prairie, Cedar Rapids . . . Woodward-Granger’s Taylor Ashman was clicked on each of his 15 passes for 162 yards and two scores in a 29-7 win over previously unbeaten Gladbrook-Reinbeck . . . Colin Brons passed for 201 yards and five TDs as Harris-Lake Park smacked CWL, Corwith, 58-24. . . Kelly O’Rourke of Williamsburg completed 187 of 28 passes for 220 yards and two scores as Williamsburg defeated Grinnell, 42-7 in a match of unbeaten teams . . West Branch’s Brandon Young hit on 10 of 16 passes for 209 yards and three TDs in a 39-0 victory over Pekin . . . Colby Burt clicked for 186 aerials yards and four scores and also ran for a TD in Grandview Park Baptist’s 48-6 win over Meskwaski Settlement.
CLASS OF HIS OWN: We did have the career totals last week to recognize Ankeny Christian Academy’s Tim Olejniczak when he reached a new Iowa prep landmark. He became the first ever Iowa prep to run for over 3,000 career yards and pass for over 4,000 career yards. He took 4,139 yards passing with 66 TDs and 3,035 yards rushing with 45 TDs into last night’s contest with East Union.
COMBO EFFORTS: Sioux City East Alex Imming wracked up 388 yards total offense in a 35-14 victory at Marshalltown. He rushed for 197 yards and a touchdown and hit on 15 passes for 191 yards that included two TD bombs of 63 and 42 yards to Dominic Thompson-Williams . . Cody Marsh had 124 yards rushing and added 189 receiving yards en route to scoring four TDs in Saint Ansgar’s 47-32 triumph over Garner-Hayfield. He scored on a 51-yard run and caught Cael Halfman passes of 38, 30 and 41 yards for scores. Halfman also scored on dashes of 1, 33 and 3 yards, while completing 9 of 11 passes for 228 yards . . . North Tama’s Brendon Boerm accounted for 352 yards in a 48-9 triumph over Col-NESCO. He rushed for 227 yards and scored on runs of 43, 56 and 52 yards and also passed for 125 yards and one score.
FIRE DRILL: Union Community’s Wes Burnside and Central Clinton’s Joseph Feldspausch keep emergency crews alerted in Unions 47-46 comeback win. Burnside rushed for 294 yards and five TDs including a game winning 2-yard dash late in the fourth period. Feldspausch scored three times for the Sabers and rolled up an eye-popping 385 yards. . . Offensive fireworks took place when Ottumwa defeated Des Moines North 55-36. The Bulldogs rushed for 446 yards and the Polar Bears passed for 464. The two teams combined for 955 yards. J.C. Salter rushed for 194 yards and Seth Griffith added 134 for the Bulldogs. North quarterback Weston McPhee clicked on 29 of 44 aerials for 464 yards and four TDs
TURF MANAGEMENT: Linn-Mar’s Jer Garman rushed 17 times for 305 yards and scored on runs of 70, 10, 28, 63 and 11 yards as Linn-Mar, Marion smacked Waterloo West, 45-0 . . . Nate Howard led Graettinger-Terrill to a 55-12 pasting of Ruthven-Ayrshire as he rushed 12 times for 279 yards and six TDs and also returned a punt 43 yards for a TD in 55-12 route. . . Lamar Sayles of Columbus Catholic, Waterloo paced the Sailors to a 42-20 triumph over Osage. He rushed 16 times for 157 yards and had runs of 78 and 20 yards for scores. . . Osages’s Austin Wagner toted the ball 28 times for 183 yards. . . West Central, Maynard got 137 yards rushing and TD scampers of 50 and 26 yards from Michael Lincoln in a 56-12 drubbing of Dunkerton . . .Madrid’s Timon Bell needed only 11 rushes for 223 yards and three TDs and Jeremy Johnson had 10 carries for 135 yards and three trips to the end zone as the Tigers routed Belmond-Klemme, 59-0 . . . LeMars’ Judd Herzberg romped for 174 yards and Hunter Rohde added 110 as the Bulldogs took a 14-0 bite out of Spencer. . . Wapsie Valley’s Connor O’Brien posted another big game with 213 rushing yards and three end zone trips in a 25-17 triumph over Clayton Ridge, Guttenberg, who got 223 yards and a touchdown from Jeremy Greve. . .
AS LONG AS IT GETS: North Butler’s Robbie Rottler had a 99-yard kick off return in the Bearcats’ 49-24 loss to Newman Catholic, Mason City . . . Stanton’s Shayne Larson took a kickoff back 79 yards in a 70-34 win over Nishnabotna.
IN THE ZONE: Barkley Hill helped keep Cedar Falls perfect through four games as he posted 216 yards and scoring runs of 1, 12, 55 and 2 yards in a 48-7 waltz past Cedar Rapids Jefferson . . .Alex Carr’s 174 yards rushing and four TDs led Cedar Rapids Washington to a 40-16 triumph over Wahlert, Dubuque. . . Charles City’s Griffin Feller scored three times on runs of 7, 7 and 9 yards to help Charles City to a 26-10 win over Independence. . . Murray’s Corey Eckles rushed for 241 yards and five TDs and also picked off a pair of Mormon Trail passes in a 56-0 triumph. . . Cody Gullett scored four TDs for Monticello in a 37-34 set back in two overtimes to MFL, MarMac. . . East Greene smoked Charter Oak-Ute 68-12 behind 216 rushing yards and five TDs in just six carries by Schyler Bardole. . . Brad Bohe scored on runs of 41, 34, 32, 14, and 3 yards as Newell-Fonda whipped Spalding Catholic, Granville, 74-7. . . St. Albert, Council Bluffs Jake Gentile carried 8 times for 154 yards and scored on runs of 16, 2, 72 and 59 yards while quarterback J.D. Culjat passed for three touchdowns and 215 yards in a 56-7 domination of Tri-Center, Neola . . . West Marshall’s Dalton Ferch played just one half but scored on runs of 37, 8 and 26 yards and returned a punt 73 yards for another score in a 56-0 whitewash of South Hardin. . . West Delaware’s Brandon Dohmeyer scored five touchdowns and rushed for 218 yards in a 61-14 dash past Crestwood, Cresco. . Moravia’s Tyler McDanel scored five touchdowns – three on runs and two on passes from Bracken Smith – as the Mohawks scampered past Harmony, Farmington, 74-20. . . .
JAMES WATCH: Sioux City East scored a 25-14 win over Marshalltown and wide receiver Quenton James expanded his career receiving moving closer to becoming the all-time Class 4A leader. His 10 receptions moved his career total to 164 receptions for 2,291 yards moving him closer to state Class 4-A lead. He trails Keenan Davis of Cedar Rapids Washington who hauled in 169 passes, 2006-08 for 2,393 yards (seventh overall).
OTHERS ON RECEIVING END: Lane Hovey caught nine balls for 142 yards in ADM, Adel’s 35-16 win over Dallas Center-Grimes. . . Garner-Hayfield’s Josh Thompson caught 12 passes for 176 yards and a score but the Cardinals fell to Saint Ansgar, 47-32 . . . Jake Ihnen had three TD receptions in Harris-Lake Park’s 58-24 win over CWL, Corwith . . . Beckman, Dyersville Ty Troutman caught six passes for 121 yards and two TDs and also returned an interception 50 yards for a score in a 49-14 win over Sumner-Fredericksburg. . . Coon Rapids-Bayard Jacob Esdohr snagged five passes for 118 yards and three TDs in their 58-27 victory over Woodbine.
TO BOOT: Freshman Drew Cornwell drilled a 27-yard field goal with 1 seconds remaining to allow Iowa City, City High to escape Xavier, Cedar Rapids, 26-24. The Little Hawks had to drive 70 yards in the final 63 seconds to put the game on Cornwell’s shoulders. He had missed two PATs earlier in the game. . , Josh Formanek’s 26-yard field goal sent MFL, MarMac past Monticello, 37-34 in overtime. . . Jason Goslinga’s 34-yard field goal as the first half expired ended the scoring and lifted Unity Christian to a 15-14 win over Okoboji, Milford. . .
DEFENSIVE GEMS: Jordan Sinkler’s 55 yard return of an intercepted pass with 3:39 remaining lifted Assumption, Davenport over Davenport Central, 21-17. The Knights overcame a 14-point deficit in the final 8:53 to claim the victory. There defense has now pilfered 8 passes (7 by junior Tim Kilfoy) in the first four games of the season. . . Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s defense did not allow a first down and yielded only 20 yards total offense in a 46-0 drubbing of Dubuque Senior. . . Dike-New Hartford’s defense recorded 14 sacks and held West Fork to minus 21 yards rushing in a 35-7 victory . . Roland-Story forced five turnovers in a 24-0 blanking of North Polk. . . Remsen-Union intercepted three passes and converted them into TDs as they won the Brat Bowl over cross town rival St. Mary’s, 39-14. Kip Alesch plucked two of the stray passes and returned one 49 yards for a score. . . Lewis Central’s defense pitched its third straight shutout in beating Glenwood, 35-0 and now is unscored upon in their last 13 quarters.