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.