Humboldt loses to South Tama
HUMBOLDT - Humboldt's five-game postseason win streak was stopped by No. 9 (Class 3A) South Tama Monday night, 21-12, in a playoff second round contest.
South Tama (9-2 overall) will face second-ranked Grinnell (11-0), a 33-10 winner over Clear Lake last night, in the quarterfinals on Friday.
Ben Jacobson led the Wildcats (7-4) with 185 yards passing on 13 of 28, including a 6-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Zaugg. Zaugg finished with four grabs for 46 yards.
Matt Pogge added four catches for 86 yards, while the Humboldt rushing attack was limited to just 42 yards on 17 attempts.
South Tama had 344 yards of total offense, including 325 rushing.
Humboldt's Don Smith and Devin Shiflett each had fumble recoveries, while Alex Nelson recorded 10 solo tackles and four assisted.
The Wildcats won four straight in 2006 to capture the 3A title. They returned to the postseason for the first time since that magical run last week, toppling Newton.
South Tama is in the playoffs for the first time in four years.
Mustangs roll into quarters
NEWELL - No. 1 (8-man) Newell-Fonda had no trouble here Monday night, crushing Harris-Lake Park by a final score of 47-7 in a second round contest.
The Mustangs (11-0 overall) will meet seventh-ranked Marcus-MMC (11-0) on Friday in quarterfinal round action. MMC downed Laurens-Marathon last night, 55-25.
Jonathan Johnson led the Mustang rushing charge with nine carries for 124 yards and three scores. He had touchdown runs of 33, 21 and 36 yards.
Brady Bohe had five carries for 116 yards and two scores. Bohe scored on a 77-yard run and 12-yard run.
Quarterback Zach Sievers had a 47-yard rushing touchdown and threw a 23-yard scoring strike to Matt Julifs.
Sievers was 4-for-9 passing for 61 yards. Julifs caught three balls for 52 yards.
Rigo Johnson led the defense with 13 tackles.
Newell-Fonda is making its third consecutive appearance in the postseason, but this is the first time during that span they have advanced past the second round. The Mustangs - who have seven playoff berths in eight years - were defeated at home by WB-Mallard a season ago, and stopped by Armstrong-Ringsted in 2010.
No. 7 MMC downs Laurens-Marathon
MARCUS - Laurens-Marathon was unable to pull off the upset Monday night, falling to seventh-ranked (8-man) Marcus-MMC in the second round of the playoffs, 55-25.
Marcus-MMC (11-0 overall) will face No. 1 Newell-Fonda (11-0), a 47-7 winner over Harris-Lake Park, in the quarterfinals on Friday. MMC earned the school's second-ever playoff victory last night.
The Chargers have their season come to an end with a record of 8-3. They toppled Remsen-Union last week in the opening round. Laurens-Marathon is 8-7 all-time in the postseason.