Week 6 iahsaa.org notes
Around Iowa Prep Gridirons – Week 6, 2010
(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.
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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.)
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. . .