Week 7 iahsaa.org preview

For Week 7 – October 7-8
Iowa’s 39 unbeaten prep football teams enter Week 7 with a desire to stay perfect but three will collide with another undefeated club. Games involving the undefeated teams follow

Class 4A (6)
Cedar Rapids Washington (5-1) at Linn-Mar, Marion (6-0)
Could be the best game in the MVC
Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln (6-0) at Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson (1-5)
Lynx’s offense has 4A best of 55 ppg and an average winning margin of 40 ppg
Davenport Central (3-3) at Bettendorf (6-0)
Bulldogs defense has been nasty – yielding a state best of 2.67 ppg)
Dowling Catholic, WDM (3-0, 7-0) at Johnston (2-0, 4-2)
Dragons’ win puts them in CIML-Central lead; Maroons boast second scoring offense (45.57 ppg) and defense (5.71 ppg) in 4A
Iowa City, City High (6-0) at Wahlert, Dubuque (2-4)
Defending 4A Kings seeking 21st straight win
Waterloo West (2-4) at Cedar Falls (6-0)
Tigers’ talent and depth likely too much for Wahawks

Class 3A (9)
Clear Lake (4-0, 6-0) at Webster City (4-0, 6-0)
Winner claims lead in District 3 – slight defensive edge goes to the Lions
Epworth, Western Dubuque (3-3) at Union Community, LaPorte City (6-0)
First game on the Knights new “digs.”
Marion (6-0) at Central Clinton, DeWitt (2-4)
Marion’s last regular season loss (21 wins since) was 10-7 to the Sabers, Oct. 3, 2008
NORWALK (4-0, 6-0) at CARLISLE (4-0, 6-0)
Carlisle population will be increased dramatically between 7-10 p.m. Friday
PELLA (4-0, 6-0) at Keokuk (1-3, 2-4)
Dutch defense allowing just 3.33 ppg – best in Class 3A
WAVERLY-SHELL ROCK (4-0, 6-0) at West Delaware, Manchester (3-1, 4-2)
Go-Hawks need a win to set up potential district clash with Decorah who faces Charles City
WILLIAMSBURG (4-0, 6-0) at SOLON (4-0. 6-0)
Late arriving crowd is doubtful and will have to settle for SRO if lucky

Class 2A (4)
Sumner-Fredericksburg (3-1, 3-3) at North Fayette, West Union (4-0, 6-0)
Hawks looking for 20th straight regular season win after losing to Cougars, 22-21, Sept. 26, 2008
Durant-Bennett (2-2, 3-3) at Regina, Iowa City (4-0, 6-0)
Regals sport second best offense (43.83 ppg) and defense (5.5 ppg) in Class 2A
Mediapolis (3-1, 5-1) at Sigourney-Keota (4-0, 6-0)
Last time Cobras got to 6-0 was 2005 and they won it all; but will have to contend this week with talented Mediapolis and QB Jesse Ertz
South Central Calhoun (4-0, 6-0) at Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto (0-4, 1-5)
“Remember the Titans” shaping up to be more than a movie

Class 1A (9)
Aplington-Parkersburg (4-0, 6-0) at Garner-Hayfield (2-2, 4-2)
Falcons can solidify their hold on District 3 lead with a win
Emmetsburg (4-0, 6-0) at Sibley-Ocheyedan (3-1, 5-1)
E-Hawks seeking 26th consecutive regular season and 20th straight district win; S-O 5-1 for first time in over 25 years
Pekin (1-2, 1-4) at North Cedar, Stanwood (3-0, 6-0)
Knights have outscored opponents, 250-7
Logan-Magnolia (4-0, 6-0) at Underwood (2-2, 4-2)
Too bad Westinghouse moved from Underwood, the atmosphere for this one will be electric
Treynor (2-2, 4-2) at St. Albert, Council Bluffs (4-0, 6-0)
Falcons’ 51.0 ppg offense may be too much for improved Cardinals
Stars’ defense is third in Class 1A at 6.5 ppg, while Turkey Valley’s is fourth at 8.33 ppg
WEST BRANCH (4-0, 6-0) is idle
Oct. 22 match up with North Cedar could be for district title
WOODWARD-GRANGER (4-0, 6-0) at Woodward Academy (1-3, 3-3)
Hawks’ offense and defense have come on strong

Class A (5)
Don Bosco, Gilbertville (0-4, 0-6) at NORTH TAMA, TRAER (3-0, 6-0)
Redhawks seeking 29th straight regular season and 20th consecutive district win
Earlham (0-2, 2-5) at Madrid (2-0, 6-0)
Tigers on the road to qualifying for the playoffs for the 20th time
New London (2-2, 2-4) at WACO, Wayland (3-0, 6-0)
WACO and Lisbon on collision course for possible district title game on Oct. 22
NEWMAN CATHOLIC, MASON CITY (4-0, 7-0) is idle
2009 runner-up Knights have date with undefeated Rockford next week
ROCKFORD (3-0, 7-0) at North Butler (1-2, 1-5)
Warriors can ill afford a let down

8-Player (6)
LENOX (4-0, 6-0) at Adair-Casey (4-0, 5-1)
First place in District 6 at stake with high scoring offenses – Adair-Casey at 58.17 ppg; Lenox at 56.33 ppg
Melcher-Dallas (2-2, 2-4) at MORAVIA (4-0, 6-0)
Mohawks’ offense (63.67 ppg) is first in 8-player and their defensive corps (11.50 ppg) is third
NORTH EAST HAMILTON, BLAIRSBURG (4-0, 7-0) at Woden-Crystal Lake-Titonka (0-4, 0-6)
Trojans only unbeaten team in District 3
PRESTON (6-0, 7-0) at West Central, Maynard (5-0, 5-1)
Winner takes sole possession of first in District 4
Sidney (2-2, 4-2) at Fremont-Mills, Tabor (4-0, 6-0)
Knights back in 8-player after two years in Class A
Twin River Valley, Bode (0-4, 1-5) at ARMSTRONG-RINGSTED (4-0, 6-0)
Defending champions and three time finalists seeking 16th straight win

Career Updates
Quenton James, Sioux City East, wide receiver
Receptions: 176 (4A leader; third all-time in Iowa)
Yards: 2,448 (4A leader; seventh overall, 162 yards from taking over sixth)
TD Receptions: 23 (needs three to tie the 4A lead)

Michael Schwenk, Coon Rapids-Bayard, QB (8-player)
Pass Completions: 402 (second all time in Iowa; sixth nationally-32 from fifth and 57 from fourth)
TD Passes: 94 (ties for Iowa lead; ties for fifth nationally)
Yards: 5,164 (fourth on Iowa’s career list)

Trent Wendt, Harlan Community, Place Kicker
PAT: 156 (12th overall)
FG: 7
Points by Kick: 177 (9th on Iowa’s list; 179-Kyle Schlicher, Ankeny, Billy Cundiff, Harlan; Logan Rees, Valley, WDM)

Jacob Esdohr, Coon Rapids-Bayard, Receiver & Place Kicker (8-Player)
Receptions: 138 (third in Iowa-needs 12 to tie for second; needs 8 to make top 10 national list)
TD Receptions: 29 (fourth on Iowa list)
Receiving Yards: 1,803 (fourth in Iowa; his 955 is 263 yds from single season high)
PATs: 136 (third in Iowa)
FG: 10 (ties for fourth in Iowa; tied for fifth nationally)
Points by Kick: 166 (fourth in Iowa -3 from tying for third

Tim Olejniczak, Ankeny Christian Academy, QB (8-player)
Rushing Yards: 3,628 (ninth on state list)
TDs: 56
Total TDs: 58
Pass Completions: 359 (fourth in Iowa)
Passing Yards: 4,855 (fifth in Iowa)
TD Passes: 74 (ties for fifth in Iowa)

Isaac Lopez, Ankeny Christian Academy, place kicker (8-player)
PATS: 121
FG: 11 (third in Iowa; fifth nationally)
Points by Kick: 154 (fifth in Iowa)

Robert Bingham, Melcher-Dallas quarterback (8-player)
Pass Completions: 288 (9th on Iowa list)
TD Passes: 71 (7th on Iowa list)
Yards: 5,237 (third on Iowa’s career list)

Josh Thompson, Garner-Hayfield, receiver
Receptions: 130 (9th on Iowa list)
Yards: 1,884
TD Receptions: 24 (15th on Iowa list)

Week 6 iahsaa.org notes

Week 6 iahsaa.org notes

Around Iowa Prep Gridirons – Week 6, 2010

October 1

(Released by the IHSAA and written from current history as well as from media and coach’s reports)

WINNING STREAKS EXTENDED: Iowa City, City High and St. Albert, Council Bluffs, defending state champions in 4A and 1A respectively, ran their current win streaks to 20 games, while the 2009 8-player champion Armstrong-Ringsted upped its streak to 15 games. Iowa City, City High blanked MVC rival Cedar Rapids Washington, 31-0. St. Albert went on a 71-32 rout of Griswold while Armstrong-Ringsted crushed Harris-Lake Park, 68-8. South Central Calhoun, which won 13-straight a year ago in taking it second straight Class A title as Southern Cal made Missouri Valley its 19th straight victim, 50-0 in class 2A.

REGULAR SEASON WIN CHAINS: Among those continuing win streaks of regular season games were: Clear Lake (29) who topped Ballard, 25-0; North Tama, Traer (28) with a 35-14 triumph over Postville in a battle of previous unbeatens; Emmetsburg (25) who got by West Lyon, Inwood, 17-10; Iowa City, City High (25); West Branch (23) after the Bears smacked Highland, Riverside, 56-7; Marion (21) who throttled Center Point-Urbana, 25-7; and Lenox (20) who beat East Union, Afton, 75-13.

DISTRICT/CONFERENCE WIN LEDGERS: Meanwhile Harlan Community extended its district win string to 53 games with a 42-0 victory over Atlantic (the last district foe to best the Cyclones (24-21 in OT, Nov. 1, 2002). That ties for the fifth longest in state history with West Branch, 1990-97. HCHS also has the third best streak at 56, 1985-1992, meaning they have recorded wins in 109 of their last 110 district match-ups. St. Albert, Council Bluffs (30) with their victory over Griswold;, Bishop Heelan, Sioux City (30) with a 45-14 win over Sergeant Bluff-Luton; Solon (26) with a 47-0 drubbing of South Tama County while Iowa City, City High win was their 25th straight conference “W”. Madrid and Clear Lake defeated Guthrie Center 52-20 and Ballard 35-0 respectively to move to 23 straight league wins.

OH WHAT A NIGHT: The agony turned to ecstasy for West Harrison last night as the Hawks edged Corning 35-34 to halt a 48-game losing streak, dating back to a 35-6 win over Clarinda Academy in week 2 of the 2005 season. The win also ended a 36-game losing draught in district play. Seniors Joe Roden and Ryan Mauseth played big roles in the win. Mauseth passed for 246 yards and two TDs while Roden rushed for 198 yards and pair of end zone trips.

LOSING & WIN STREAK BUSTERS: Spalding Catholic, Granville and Algona ended double digit losing streaks. Spalding Catholic snapped a 15-game skid with a 70-28 win over Whiting; while Algona’s 34-7 victory over Nevada halted a 12-game losing streak West Lyon’s 17-10 set back at the hands of Emmetsburg ended a string of 35 straight district wins for the Wildcats. Fremont-Mills, Tabor topped Stanton 34-16 to halt the Vikings district streak at 24. AHST, Avoca saw its 22-game district chain broke by Riverside, Oakland, 24-21.

BIGGEST TURN-A-ROUNDS: Each year it seems like there are teams that right their football fortunes with a flair. This year Camanche and Moravia likely lead the pack. Moravia, an 8-player school, is currently 6-0 and has blossomed from a 7-64 slate dating back to 2002. Camanche is currently 4-2, but this fall canned a 38-game losing streak.

39 TEAMS STILL WITHOUT A LOSS: After last night xx teams fell from the ranks of the undefeated leaving 39 with unblemished records (compared to 38 a year ago and 33 in 2008). Four teams that lost fell at the hands of another undefeated team.

4-A (6): Bettendorf (6-0); Cedar Falls (6-0);Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln (6-0); Dowling Catholic, WDM (7-0); Iowa City, City High (6-0); and Linn-Mar, Marion (6-0)

3-A (9):Carlisle (6-0); Clear Lake (6-0); Marion (6-0); Norwalk (6-0); Pella (6-0); Union, La Porte City (6-0); Waverly-Shell Rock (6-0); Webster City (6-0); and Williamsburg (6-0)

2-A (4): North Fayette, West Union ((6-0); Regina, Iowa City (6-0); Sigourney-Keota (6-0); and South Central Calhoun (6-0).

1-A (9):Aplington-Parkersburg (6-0); Emmetsburg (6-0); Logan-Magnolia (6-0); North Cedar, Stanwood (6-0); Starmont, Arlington (6-0); St. Albert, Council Bluffs (6-0); Turkey Valley, Jackson Jct. (6-0); West Branch (6-0); and Woodward-Granger (6-0);

A (5): Madrid (6-0); Newman Catholic, Mason City (7-0); North Tama, Traer (6-0); Rockford (7-0); and WACO, Wayland (6-0)

8-P (6): Armstrong-Ringsted (6-0); Fremont-Mills (Tabor (6-0); Lenox (6-0); Moravia (6-0); Northeast Hamilton, Blairsburg (7-0); and Preston (7-0)

OOPS: In last week’s notes, we inadvertently omitted that Dave Jacobson, a 2010 hall-of-fame inductee for the Football Coaches’ Association also coached at Cedar Rapids Jefferson. Our apologies go to Coach Jacobson and the Cedar Rapids Jefferson community.

PLAYOFF QUALIFIERS: With Week 6 now complete, this is the time that people like to dabble with playoff projections, determining who is already in, etc. In keeping with past practices, the IHSAA will release the 2010 Playoff Field on the Internet, the evening and early morning of Friday, October 22 and Saturday, October 23. Nothing official will be done in weeks, days prior thus allowing our staff to check and double check numbers.

CORRECTING A SCORE: We desire to have a perfect score list each week. However, sometimes we receive an incorrect score or make a wrong entry. The IHSAA score list is generated from school calls and E-mails to the IHSAA the night of the game, an Associated Press release, and other media reports. The score list is the basis for the IHSAA Official Play-off Standings and therefore accuracy is critical for playoff determination. Sometimes if the game went to an overtime(s) that fact is omitted. Our score list is posted before 6:00 a.m. each Saturday and the playoff standings in each conference/district is usually updated before 8:45 a.m. To correct a score on our list, please E-mail blegg@iahsaa.org with the right information.

(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.)

TOTALLY OFFENSIVE: Although his team lost to Murray, 61-40, TIM OLEJNICZAK had another huge night, rushing for 187 yards and two touchdowns and throwing for 186 yards and four TDs. . .Mediapolis sophomore JESSE ERTZ led the Bulls to a 61-28 decision over Albia with 444 yards total offense. He rushed for 223 yards and two end zone jaunts then hit on 12 of 20 passes for 223 yards and five scores. . .

LITTLE BIT ABOUT A LOT: Underwood’s DILLON ROBINSON roared for 227 yards and four rushing TDs as the Eagles demolished Audubon, 58-15. He also picked off three aerials and returned a kickoff 82 yards for a TD. JACOB ESDOHR had only one reception for Coon Rapids-Bayard (76-0 winners over Walnut) — a 29-yard TD strike but also scored on a punt return and a rush while booming a 46-yard field goal (second best all-time in 8-player) and connecting on 7 of 8 PATs. He currently has 165 points by kicking, third best on Iowa’s charts.

NATIONAL LIST: MICHAEL SCHWENK continued to key Coon Rapids-Bayard’s as he helped the Crusaders to a 76-0 spanking of Walnut by completing 13 of x14 aerials for 177 yards and four TDs. He also rushed for 73 yards and a TD on six carries. The air effort now gives him 94 career TD strikes – equaling an Iowa best set by CR-B Johnny Schwaller, 2005-08 which also shares fifth on the nation’s 8-player charts. He now has 5,164 career aerials yards becoming the fourth Iowa prep to eclipse the 5,000 yard mark (Schwaller, 6,085; Chris Palmquist of Stanton, 5,531 from 2006-08; and Jake Bolton of East Mills, 5,003 from 2007-09.

ROAD GRADER RUSHING: AUSTIN EBERTOWSKI struck for 264 rushing yards and a TD as Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln shut out Sioux City East 42-0 in a battle of unbeaten teams. . . COREY ECKELS did yeoman duty for Murray in a 61-40 win over Ankeny Christian Academy. He rambled for 368 yards on 44 totes, scoring four TDs and also added four two-point conversions, and caught a 20-yard TD pass. . . JAKE ALLEN led Treynor to a 51-8 triumph over Clarinda Academy by rushing for 268 yards and three touchdowns plus a 55-yard punt return for a score. . . Southeast Polk’s JAKE SARGENT carried 36 times for 235 yards and three TDs as the Rams prevailed against Urbandale, 39-34. . . BRADY THIES blasted for two TDs and 224 yards as Denison-Schleswig sped past Spencer 38-14. . .JER GARMAN powered for 172 yards and three touchdowns as Linn-Mar defeated Dubuque Senior 43-14. . . Beckman, Dyersville sprung DEREK HAMMANNN for 192 yards and three end zone jaunts after he returned the open kickoff 87 yards TD in a 34-0 win over Jesup . . . NATE MEIER led Fremont-Mills dominating rushing attack with 151 yards and three touchdowns in a 34-16 triumph over Stanton . . . Harlan Community’s DYLAN BARRETT rushed for 230 yards and three TDs on 14 carries in the Cyclones 42-0 blanking of Atlantic . . . BEN BUFFINGTON scored twice and rushed for 169 yards leading four other Newman rushers into the end zone in a 48-6 win over Colo-NESCO. . . Kuemper Catholic, Carroll got 181 yards rushing and two TDs from MICHAEL STRAUTMAN in a 35-0 win over Cherokee. . . KRAIG ALESCH rushed for 180 yards with three end zone trips as Remsen-Union pummeled River Valley, Correctionville, 55-6. . . CHRIS STUHRENBERG rushed for 187 yards and two TDs to send Manson-Northwest Webster on a 63-10 rout of Westwood, Sloan. . . JACOB BEHR tallied three touchdowns and rushed for 187 yards as Bishop Garrigan, Algona topped Belmond-Klemme 38-6. . . JUSTIN KERSCHER carried 45 times for 290 yards and three scores while JACOB ETTEN had four TDs as Central City defeated East Central, 52-32

AIR TRAFFIC: SETH TUTTLE riddled Garner-Hayfield for 313 aerial yards and three touchdowns, clicking on 18 of 31 passes to five different receivers. He also kicked a 32 yard field goal in 43-21 triumph. . . KYLE ANDERSON of Ames continued to complete 65% of his passes and led the Little Cyclones to a 24-3 win over Valley, WDM. He clicked on 26 of 37 for 247 yards and two TDs while adding another on a two yard burst. . . Southeast Polk soph KYLE STARCEVICH was 14 of 22 through the air for 222 yards and two TDs to Zach Warren in a 39-34 edging of Urbandale. . .Bishop Heelan’s PAUL JACOBSON clicked on 13 off 22 passes for 213 yards with three scoring strikes, then added another score on a short run in the Crusaders 45-14 win over Sergeant Bluff-Luton . . . KYLE NIKKEL passed for 202 yards and three TDs (two to TREY HUGEN) as Pella Christian scored 49 unanswered points to defeated PCM, Monroe, 49-14. . . CONNOR BRAVARD scored twice on short runs and clicked on 16 of 21 passes for 185 yards and a TD as Dowling Catholic dominated Ankeny, 42-0. . . ADM’s GAVIN GLENN rolled up 292 aerial yards, completing 35 of 49 in a 33-7 loss to Carlisle. . . ALEX OLSON of Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln threw three scoring aerials and ran for another score as the Lynx knocked off Sioux City East, 42-0 in a battle of previously undefeated teams. . . Williamsburg’s KELLY O’ROURKE completed 10 of 15 passes for 226 yards and a pair of TDs as the Raiders popped Benton Community 62-19. . . JOSH MARTSCHING fired three TD strikes and ran for another score as Davis County, Bloomfield bounced Central Lee, Donnellson, 43-23.

END ZONE GATHERINGS: NATHAN DEPENNING has sparked Johnston with his frequent end zone visits in recent weeks. Against Sioux City West (a 56-7 win) he scored on runs of 5, 1, 66 and 11 yards and also returned a punt 52 yards for a score, marking the second straight week he recorded five TDs. . .JORDAN FERCH led Grinnell to a 59-31 offensive showdown with Clear Creek-Amana and he scored five TDs. . . JAKE GENTILE of St. Albert, Council Bluffs rushed for five scores (134 yards) including four straight after Griswold closed to within a score and that sparked the Falcons to a 71-32 triumph. . . TYLER LENOX led Tripoli to a 54-0 whitewashing of Woden-Crystal Lake-Titonka by scoring four times and CODY NILGES grabbed three JAMES BARZ aerials for score. . . In another offensive display won by Meskwaki Settlement School, 76-56 over Tri-County of Thornburg, the Trojans’ ISAAC SHAULL rushed for 213 yards and four scores and also grabbed a scoring aerial. . . MARRICK LOFTUS scored three times as Logan-Magnolia blanked Tri-Center, Neola, 42-0 . . . SCOTT PAULUS found the end zone four times while rushing for 181 yards in a 51-6 Rockford win over Grundy Center . . . Ventura got three TDs and 162 rushing yards from RYAN SCHMITZ, who also tossed a scoring pass in a 56-14 win over CAL, Latimer. . . North Tama standout BRENDON BOERM scored on runs of 65 and 42 yards as he rushed for 136 while adding an 84 kickoff return to the house in a 35-14 win over Postville . . . After Grandview Park Baptist closed to 20-10, Moravia’s TYLER MCDANEL (134 rush yds) answered with five straight TDS as the Mohawks stayed unbeaten 59-10

TWO TO THE HOUSE: Griswold’s CHRIS JAHNKE returned kickoffs 90 and 99 yards for touchdowns but the Tigers lost to St. Albert Council Bluffs, 71-32. . . Regina, Iowa City unleashed return specialist ZACH PECHOUS on a 64-yard punt return and an 89 yard kick off return while also scoring ion a 70=-yard screen pass during the Regals’ 42-0 win over Camanche.

DEFENSIVE EFFORTS: IOWA CITY, CITY HIGH’S DEFENSIVE CLAN kept Cedar Rapids Washington’s high-octane offense (42.6 ppg) out of the end zone in a 31-0 Little Hawks win . . . TOM KILFOY of Assumption, Davenport picked off his state-leading eighth interception to help. . .CLEAR LAKE’S STOP TROOPS limited Ballard to 89 yards rushing and 112 yards total offense in a 35-0 triumph . . . AUSTIN DREWIS had three picks for Tripoli in the 54-0 shut out of Woden-Crystal Lake-Titonka. . . CARLISLE’S DEFENSE pilfered three ADM, Adel passes with KYLE JOINER returning one 99 yards for a TD in a 33-7 triumph, where they held the Tigers to two second half first downs. . . COUNCIL BLUFFS ABRAHAM LINCOLN DEFENSIVE CREW throttled Sioux City East’s high octane allowing just 100 yards total offense in a 42-0 win. . .

Week 6 Rankings

Week 6 rankings are now posted:



1. Class 3A-8 rankings are unbiased, 100% this year’s scores.

2. Class 4A rankings use regional-parity bias: average of teams in western Iowa = average of teams in MVC = average of teams in MAC.

September 2010 web statistics

September 2010 web statistics

Operating Systems

OS                Aug   Sep
Windows          79.3% 76.9%
Machintosh OS X  15.6% 16.5%
Unknown           2.5%  3.3%
Blackberry        1.4%  2.0%
Linux             0.9%  0.8%
Symbian OS        0.0%  0.1%

Windows Detail:

Windows XP       45.6% 43.0%
Windows Vista    21.1% 18.7%
Windows 7        11.8% 14.1%
Other             0.8%  1.1%

Linux Detail:

OS                 Aug    Sep
Ubuntu           0.092% 0.053%
Red Hat          0.093% 0.020%
Gentoo           0.023% 0.009%
Fedora           0.014% 0.012%
Android          0.388% 0.664%
Other/Unknown    0.262% 0.109%
Total            0.872% 0.867%


Browser                    Aug   Sep
MS Internet Explorer      58.9% 57.5%
Firefox                   20.6% 18.8%
Safari                    11.5% 12.7%
Google Chrome              3.8%  4.0%
BlackBerry                 1.4%  2.0%
Mozilla                    2.0%  2.0%
Unknown                    0.7%  0.6%
Android browser            0.4%  0.6%
AppleSyndication (RSS)     0.1%  0.1%
Opera                      0.1%  0.1%
Others                     0.2%  0.1%

Week 6 iahsaa.org preview

Who the Unbeaten Teams Play & Weekly Notes
For Games September 30-October 1

Forty-seven teams enter games this weekend without a loss. In this week’s 43 games, four match undefeated clubs. Following are game involving undefeated teams this weekend.

Iowa City, City High (5-0) at Cedar Rapids, Washington (5-0)
Defending 4A Champs have a 19-game winning streak with 24 straight regular season and MVC wins. Warriors’ win margin is 30.2 ppg

Bettendorf (5-0) at Burlington (2-3)
Bett has outscored first five foes, 159-10
Cedar Falls (5-0) at Wahlert Catholic, Dubuque (2-3)
Tigers’ defense yielding just 5.6 ppg
Dowling Catholic, WDM (6-0) at Ankeny (5-1)
Maroons have won 18-straight regular season games
Linn-Mar (5-0) at Dubuque, Senior (0-5)
Lions’ only losses in last 17 games to Cedar Falls and Xavier, Cedar Rapids
Sioux City East (5-0) at Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln (5-0)
Two of the best from the improving Missouri River Conference tangle. A.L. (57.6 ppg) highest offense in 4A

Carlisle (3-0, 5-0) at ADM, Adel (2-1, 3-2)
Wildcats offense (45.8 ppg) second only to Union, La Porte City in 3A
Clear Lake (3-0, 5-0) hosts Ballard (2-1, 4-1)
Lions have a 28-game regular season win streak with 22-straight district wins
Marion (3-0, 5-0) hosts Center Point-Urbana (0-3, 0-5)
Indians seeking their 21st straight regular season triumph
Norwalk (3-0, 5-0) at Dallas Center-Grimes (2-1, 2-3)
3A-District 6 has five teams battling for playoff consideration including these two
Pella (3-0, 5-0) at Mount Pleasant (3-0, 3-2)
Pella’s winning margin is 42.8 ppg but this winner takes driver’s seat in District 7
Union, La Porte City (3-0, 5-0) at Maquoketa (2-1, 4-1)
Union’s offense tops in 3A (51.2 ppg) but defense needs to ground Cardinals’ passing game
Waverly-Shell Rock (3-0, 5-0) host Crestwood, Cresco (0-3, 1-4)
Go-Hawks, Decorah and West Delaware all 3-0 in District 4
Webster City (3-0, 5-0) at Humboldt (1-2, 1-4)
Lynx and Clear Lake only undefeated teams in District 3
Williamsburg (3-0, 5-0) hosts Benton Community (1-2, 2-3)
Raiders’ offense (45 ppg) and defense (8.2 ppg) rank fourth best in 3A

North Fayette, West Union (3-0, 5-0) at South Winneshiek, Calmar (0-3, 0-5)
Run-oriented Hawks looking for 19th straight regular season triumph
Regina, Iowa City (3-0, 5-0) host Camanche (3-0, 4-1)
District 5 co-leaders meet
Sigourney/Keota (3-0, 5-0) at Eddyville-Blakesburg (0-3, 0-5)
Cobras seek to stay as only unbeaten tem in District 6
South Central Calhoun (3-0, 5-0) at Missouri Valley (0-3, 0-5)
Southern Cal (last two Class A state titles) and Rockwell City-Lytton merger has been dominating
Western Christian, Hull (3-0, 5-0) at Sheldon (2-1, 4-1)
Sheldon among three teams seeking to knot-up District 1 title chase

Aplington-Parkersburg (3-0, 5-0) at Dike-New Hartford (3-0, 5-0)
Well-known rivalry gives winner the inside track to the District 3 title
Emmetsburg (3-0, 5-0) at West Lyon, Inwood (3-0, 4-1)
Hard-hitting northwest Iowa contest on tap
Logan-Magnolia (3-0, 5-0) hosts Tri-Center, Neola (1-2, 3-2)
Panthers’ 54.6 ppg offense the best in Class 1A
North Cedar, Stanwood (2-0, 5-0) at Alburnett (1-1, 2-2)
Knights have outscored first five opponents 214-7
St. Albert, Council Bluffs (3-0, 5-0) hosts Griswold (0-3, 2-3)
Falcons have won four of the last six 1A State titles and have a 41.4 ppg winning margin this fall
Starmont, Arlington (3-0, 5-0) at North-Linn, Troy Mills (0-3, 0-5)
Stars are one of three unbeaten teams in District 5 trying to stay perfect
Turkey Valley (3-0, 5-0) at Bellevue (1-2, 1-4)
Warriors have balance – 38 ppg on offense while allowing 8.8 ppg
Wapsie Valley (3-0, 5-0) at Maquoketa Valley, Delhi (1-2, 2-3)
Conner O’Brien leads Class 1A in rushing (1,111 yards) and scoring (118 pts)
West Branch (3-0, 5-0) at Highland, Riverside (0-2, 2-2)
Bears defensive average (5.4. ppg) second only to co-leader North Cedar (1.4 ppg) in Class 1A
Woodward-Granger (3-0, 5-0) at South Hamilton (2-1, 3-2)
W-G only undefeated team in balanced District 4

Madrid (1-0, 5-0) at Guthrie Center (1-0, 3-2)
Tigers’ fabled running attack huge chunk of 53.6 ppg offensive average
Newman Catholic, Mason City (3-0, 6-0) hosts Colo-NESCO (1-1, 2-4)
Knights clicking away at 44.5 ppg
North Tama, Traer (2-0, 5-0) at Postville (3-0, 5-0)
District 4 leadership at stake
Rockford (2-0, 6-0) host Grundy Center (0-2, 0-5)
Warriors seeking to stay in contention for District 3 crown
Wayland, WACO (2-0, 5-0) at Danville (0-3, 1-4)
WACO’s defensive average of 4.80 second best in Class A

Armstrong-Ringsted (3-0, 5-0) at Harris-Lake Park (1-2, 2-3)
Defending champion Mustangs seeking 15th straight win
Fremont-Mills, Tabor (3-0, 5-0) at Stanton (3-0, 4-1)
Explosive offenses meet with District 8 lead for the winner
Janesville (3-0, 5-0) at Clarksville (2-1, 4-1)
Clarksville’s defense to be tested by Wildcats’ 61.6 ppg offense.
Lenox (3-0, 5-0) host East Union, Afton (1-2, 2-3)
Tigers have been in last two state title games and three of the past five
Moravia (3-0, 5-0) hosts Grandview Park Baptist, DM (3-0, 3-2)
Mohawks 64.6 ppg average on offense is highest in 8-player
Northeast Hamilton, Blairsburg (3-0, 6-0) at Riceville (1-2, 1-4)
Trojans battling Janesville for District 3 supremacy
Preston (5-0, 6-0) host Dunkerton (1-3, 1-4)
Preston’s rolling with a winning margin is 38.83 ppg
West Bend-Mallard (3-0, 5-0) at Graettinger-Terril (2-1, 4-1)
West Bend-Mallard has top defense in 8-player, allowing just 4.0 ppg

TACKLE CANCER GAME: The Mount Ayr Raider football team OBSERVES Homecoming and a special game Friday when they face West Central Valley, Stuart. The game has been designated as the TACKLE CANCER game, and the Raiders hope to use the excitement of homecoming to help raise money for the fight against cancer. The football team will be wearing pink jerseys that have been custom made specifically for this occasion. Fans will have an opportunity to purchase the jerseys at the annual Jersey Auction, which will be held in the high school gym on Thursday, Sept 30 at 6:30 pm. The jersey auction is the main fundraiser for the football program each year. Fans bid for the right to wear a player’s jersey on the day of the homecoming game. This year, the fans will be bidding to become the owner of the jersey. After the game, the jerseys will be washed and given to the buyer. The football team has solicited area businesses and individuals to “sponsor” a jersey by paying the $45 purchase price. This will enable the entire auction proceeds to be donated toward the fight against cancer. To date over 115 sponsors have signed on to help raise funds for the Tackle Cancer game. The players will also be wearing pink socks, pink mouthpieces, and have pink helmet decals for this special event. In addition, the field at Raider Stadium will feature pink markings. The cheerleaders will be throwing pink footballs into the crowd after scores and using pink pompons that night, and several other school and community organizations are expected to take part in the pink promotion as well. In addition to the jersey auction, the football program will be selling a commemorative TACKLE CANCER t-shirt and pink Raider football hats to help raise money for this worthwhile cause. The student council has gotten involved by choosing “Fight Like a Raider” as the 2010 homecoming theme.

GETTING A KICK OUT OF KICKING: HARLAN COMMUNITY’S TRENT WENDT now has 150 career PAT kicks fourth best behind 151 by Kyle Martin, Harlan Community, 2001-03; 153 by Nate Kaeding, Iowa City West, 1997-99; and 170 by Andrew Hanson, Ottumwa, 2001-04. He is also ninth all-time with 171 points by kicking. Kaeding is first with 216. Three are tied for sixth at 179 – Logan Rees of Valley, WDM, 2001-03; Billy Cundiff, Harlan Community, 1995-97; and Kyle Schlicher, Ankeny, 1999-2001. Jamie Martin, Harlan Community, 1998-2000, is fifth at 184.

WHERE JAMES RANKS OVERALL: When Quenton James of Sioux City East took over the Class 4A career receptions (174) and yards (2,434) and third in TD receptions (23) through Sept. 25, we got questions of where he ranks overall. He needs four more TD receptions to become the class leader in that category. The career Iowa bests in the categories follow.

Most TD Receptions, Career
11-player Leaders (25 or more)
46 Grant McGraw, Pleasantville, 1992-95
38 James Hurt, Keokuk, 2005-2007
38 Tyler Tryon, Ar-We-Va, 1991-92
30 Jeremy VanSolen, Lynnville Sully, 1995-97
30 Michael Burger, Harlan Community, 1991-93
28 James Cairney, Harlan Community, 2006-08
28 Aaron Brammer, Murray (1997-1999 11-player; 2000 – 8-player)
27 Matt Mitchell, Nodaway Valley, Greenfield, 2001-03
26 Jarred Carlson, Marshalltown, 2007-2009
26 Keenan Davis, Cedar Rapids Washington, 2006-2008
26 Joe Audlehelm, Central Decatur, Leon, 2004-06
26 Ben Fjelland, North Polk, 1993-95
25 Wade McDonough, East Sac County & Sac City, 2005-07
25 Cory Thorson, Saint Ansgar, 1989-92
23 Quenton James, Sioux City East, 2008-Sept. 25, 2010

Most Pass Receptions in a Career
11-player Leaders (110 or more)
225 Christopher Campbell, Cherokee, 2005 – 2007
222 Michael Harper, Oelwein, 2003-05
174 Quenton James, Sioux City East, 2008 to Sept, 25, 2010
173 James Hurt, Keokuk, 2005 – 2007
171 Grant McGraw, Pleasantville, 1992-95
169 Keenan Davis, Cedar Rapids Washington, 2006-2008
159 Joe Audlehelm, Central Decatur, Leon, 2004-06
137 Jarred Carlson, Marshalltown, 2007-2009
129 Brian Koon, Van Meter, 1993-96
127 Jeremy VanSolen, Lynnville-Sully, 1994-97
123 Kyle Murray, Muscatine, 2000-01
122 Ben Fjelland, North Polk, 1993-95
121 Matt Mitchell, Nodaway Valley, Greenfield, 2001-03
120 Brock Sabers, Jesup, 1996-98
119 Mike Pitzen, Saint Ansgar, 1995-97
117 Wade McDonough, East Sac County & Sac City, 2005-07
115 Nick Thimesch, Marshalltown, 2007-09
110 Michael Burger, Harlan Community, 1991-93

Most Yards Receiving, Career
11-player Leaders (2,000 yds. or more)
3,710 Grant McGraw, Pleasantville, 1992-95
2,922 Michael Harper, Oelwein, 2003-05
2,836 Chris Campbell, Cherokee, 2005-07
2,768 Jeremy VanSolen, Lynnville-Sully, 1994-97
2,762 James Hurt, Keokuk, 2005- 2007
2,609 Ben Fjelland, North Polk, 1993-95
2,434 Quenton James, Sioux City East, 2008 to Sept. 25, 2010
2,393 Keenan Davis, Cedar Rapids Washington, 2006-2008
2,385 Brian Koon, Van Meter, 1993-96
2,374 Michael Burger, Harlan Community, 1991-93
2,273 Tyler Tryon, Ar-We-Va, 1991-92
2,262 Jarred Carlson, Marshalltown, 2007-Nov. 16, 2009
2,249 Joe Audlehelm, Central Decatur, Leon, 2004-06
2,158 Wade McDonough, East Sac County & Sac City, 2005-07
2,073 Matt Mitchell, Nodaway Valley, Greenfield, 2001-03

ESDOHR ON THE MOVE ALSO: JACOB ESDOHR receiver and kicker for Coon Rapids-Bayard is also moving up the Iowa career lists. With 16 TD receptions (state leader all classes) this fall his career total is at 28 (fourth best), his 137 receptions ranks third, and his 1,774 receiving yards is fourth all-time. In PAT kicking he has 128 (fourth highest) and his career points by kicking is 170, which is third best. Thirteen more receptions will put him in a tie with former teammate Tyler Boeke at 150; seven more TD receptions will move him into third; and he needs 257 additional receiving yards to take over third.

TD THROWING TRIO MOVING ON 8-PLAYER STANDARDS: MICHAEL SCHWENK of Coon Rapids-Bayard already has 90 career TD passes, four shy of tying Johnny Schwaller of CR-B, 2005-08 and with a typical game Friday against Walnut could become the all-time leader. Schwaller currently is tied for fifth on the national list. Ankeny Christian Academy’s TIM OLEJNICZAK currently has 70 TD passes and ROBERT BINGHAM of Melcher-Dallas has 68 to occupy sixth and seventh respectively on the Iowa list. Schwenk, with 4,987 yards, needs only 17 more to become the fourth Iowa 8-player passer to go over 5,000 career yards. Schwaller is the all-time leader with 6,085 followed by Stanton Chris Palmquist (5,531 in 2006-08), and East Mills’ Jake Bolton (5,003, 2007-09). Olejniczak and Bingham have thrown for 4,625 and 4,373 yards respectively to land in Iowa’s top seven. Each of the trio is listed in Iowa’s top five all-time and the national top ten list in career completions – Schwenk 389 (second); Bing
ham 332 (fourth) and Olejniczak 320 (fifth).

NOT TO FORGET CROSS COUNTRY, 4A GOLF: Amidst the flurry that always accompanies football is that Iowa’s cross country teams are having a great fall season just as is Class 4A golfers. Golf districts will be Tuesday (October 5) with the State Meet at The Harvester near Rhodes on October 8 and 9. State individual and team qualifiers will be posted on the IHSAA wed site, Tuesday night. Cross Country teams are preparing for upcoming meets especially the Districts/Regionals on October 21 to determine the qualifiers for the 31st Annual Joint Boys and Girls Championship at Lakeside Golf Course, north of Fort Dodge on October 30. This year’s meets marks the 80th state cross country championship for the IHSAA and the 44th for the girls, both among the longest running state association run meets in America.

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