Humboldt tops Lynx
HUMBOLDT - The Humboldt football team held off Webster City Friday night in a key district battle, 28-24.
The Wildcats were able to keep the Lynx out of the end zone during the final minute, recording two sacks and picking off a Trey Tesdahl pass to earn the win.
Brady Ross was once again the main offensive weapon for Humboldt (5-3 overall, 4-1 in district), rushing 22 times for 234 yards and two touchdowns.
Ben Jacobson was 4-for-11 for 76 yards and a pair of TD passes to Jaxon Heinz.
Jared Hauck had the game-clinching interception for the Wildcats.
Connor Larson led Webster City (4-4, 3-3) with 27 carries, 162 yards and two touchdowns. Larson's fourth quarter TD run and Tesdahl's two-point conversion pass to Boone Myers cut the deficit to four.
The Webster City defense forced a three-and-out, but they were unable to move the ball after a Humboldt punt.
Thompson scores 6 TDs for MNW
MAPLETON - Brennan Thompson had a career-night for Manson Northwest Webster, leading the Cougars to a convincing 61-24 victory over MVAO Friday night.
Thompson carried the ball 31 times for 290 yards and scored six touchdowns to lead Manson NW (4-4 overall, 3-2 in district).
Alex Bush added 210 yards passing on 10 of 17 and a TD strike to Josh Markert.
Markert finished with three catches for 92 yards.
C-G runs past ESC
SAC CITY - The Clarion-Goldfield football team ran past East Sac County Friday night, 30-12.
Jake Haberman had 229 yards rushing on 28 carries, including a score, while Matt Odland scored three times and tallied 157 yards.
The Cowboy (5-3 overall, 3-3 in district) defense was led by Colton Warnke's two interceptions and 10 tackles.
East Sac County is now 1-7, 0-5.
Mustangs score 81 in win
NEWELL - The top-ranked (8-man) Newell-Fonda football team cruised to an 81-0 victory over CAL Friday night.
Zak Sievers was 3-for-3 passing for 138 yards and three touchdowns, while also rushing in two scores on two carries for 98 yards.
Sievers had TD passes of 60, 58 and 20 yards, while running in scores from 47 and 51 yards out.
Brady Bohe added two interception returns for TDs and a 47-yard touchdown run for the Mustangs (8-0 overall, 6-0 in district).
Newell-Fonda will finish the season at West?Bend-Mallard.
E-Hawks pound South O'Brien
EMMETSBURG - The third-ranked (Class 1A) Emmetsburg football team remained on a roll, crushing South O'Brien Friday night, 51-0.
Andrew Wellik led the E-Hawks (7-1 overall, 5-0 in district) with 141 yards on 16 carries, including a 57-yard TD run.
Brady Christensen added three carries - two of which went for touchdowns - for 85 yards.
Nick Merwald connected on a 41-yard field goal for Emmetsburg, as well.
Austin McCartan recorded three tackles for loss.
Warriors nearly top No. 4 Eagles
GOWRIE - Prairie Valley nearly knocked off fourth-ranked West Hancock on Friday night.
The Warriors (5-3 overall, 4-2 in district) lost 8-6 to the Eagles (7-1, 6-0).
Cole Black had a 67-yard touchdown catch from Ryan True. Black caught two balls for 84 yards.
Mason Gordon had 19 carries for 51 yards.
The Warriors held the Eagles to 8 point. West Hancock had been averaging 36.2 points per game and has scored 40 points four of the last five games.
Algona downed by Spencer
ALGONA - The Algona football team was defeated by Spencer Friday night, 37-20.
Mitchell Erpelding and Sawyer Frideres each had rushing touchdowns for the Bulldogs (3-5 overall), while Weston Shaw threw a TD pass to Erpelding.
Eagles fall to Newman
MASON CITY - The Mason City Newman football team improved to 6-0 in district play with a 34-6 victory over Southeast Webster-Grand.
The lone touchdown for the Eagles (2-6 overall, 0-6 in district) came on a Curt Castenson TD strike to Cade King.
The Knights (6-2, 6-0) have won six straight since a loss to No. 6 (Class 1A) St. Edmond.
Hawks topple Eagles
EAGLE GROVE - The Eagle Grove football was stopped by South Hamilton Friday night, 42-20.
Brandon Johnson had 144 yards rushing, two touchdowns and a passing TD to Josh Morris for the Eagles (0-8 overall, 0-6 in district).