HUMBOLDT - Making its season debut, Humboldt picked up a convincing 42-12 victory over Clarion-Goldfield.
Brady Ross, a junior, sparked the Wildcats (1-0 overall) offensively with 15 carries for 179 yards and three touchdowns. Ross found paydirt from 30, 72 and 17 yards out, respectively.
Nikko Wheeler also contributed 85 yards on the ground for Humboldt, including scoring jaunts of 64 and 5 yards.
Jaxon Heinz added an 83-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, while Alex Nelson hauled in two catches for 39 yards.
Humboldt netted 335 yards of total offense - 280 rushing and 55 passing.
Heinz (interception) and Wheeler (fumble recovery) spearheaded the Wildcat defensive unit.
The Cowboys (0-1) rushed for 185 yards, while throwing for 86 more.
Cougars stop Titans
MANSON - In its 2013 debut, Manson Northwest Webster posted a 27-16 home victory over South Central Calhoun Friday night.
Quarterback Alex Bush went 11 of 21 through the air for 152 yards and two touchdowns for the Cougars (1-0 overall). He also ran for an 8-yard score.
Hudson Spedding pulled down six grabs for 73 yards, including a 13-yard score. Spedding anchored the MNW defensive unit as well with two picks.
Coy Snell (5 carries for 73 yards) and Braden Moser (11-67) were the other top ground-gainers for the Cougars, who racked up 381 yards of total offense. Moser added a 5-yard scoring jaunt.
For the Titans (0-1), Kyler Case accounted for 51 yards rushing on 10 attempts. He added 58 receiving yards.
Jake Petzenhauser was 11-for-19 passing for 164 yards.
WB-Mallard strolls to victory
WEST BEND - West Bend-Mallard rolled to a 60-6 victory over Remsen-Union in 8-man action Friday night.
Davey Jergens, a senior, rushed for 87 yards and three touchdowns on just eight carries for the Wolverines (2-0 overall).
Jordan Buhs added 34 yards and a score on the ground, while also returning a kickoff 64 yards to paydirt.
Freshman Jeff Riesenburg chipped in a 64-yard touchdown jaunt for WB-M, which accumulated 264 yards of total offense.
Defensively, the Wolverines received 10 tackles from Jason Zinnel and four sacks by Cole Banwart.
With the loss, the Rockets fell to 0-1 on the season.
Raiders roll past Warriors
WALL LAKE - East Sac County opened its 2013 season with a bang Friday, thumping Prairie Valley by a 57-8 final.
Quarterback Ty Jacobsen, a junior, threw four touchdown passes for the Raiders (1-0 overall), who have now already matched last year's win total. Jacobsen's scores came from 18, 15, 19 and 52 yards out, respectively.
For the Warriors (0-1), Austin Promes ran 12 times for 65 yards. Ryan True also completed two passes for 74 yards.
Prairie Valley finished with 249 yards of total offense.
Eagles earn road victory
WOODWARD - Southeast Webster-Grand bounced back with a 28-7 road triumph over Woodward Academy Friday night.
Freshman Tristan Ewing sparked the Eagles (1-1 overall) offensively with 30 carries for 149 yards and three touchdowns.
Quarterback Curt Castenson of SW-G passed for 106 yards, while Cade King hauled in a pair of receptions for 46 yards and a score.
The Eagles racked up nearly 390 yards of total offense.
With the loss, Woodward Academy fell to 0-1 on the year.
Webster City earns shutout
WEBSTER CITY - Webster City opened its 2013 campaign on a winning note, blanking Ballard by a 13-0 count Friday night.
Connor Larson led the way offensively for the Lynx (1-0 overall) with 107 rushing yards, including a 70-yard score with just over a minute left in the game.
Trey Tesdahl added 61 yards on 19 attempts for Webster City, which tallied all 13 points in the fourth quarter. Tesdahl also went 5-for-10 passing for 83 yards and a pair of interceptions.
Ben Mossman was the top receiver for the Lynx with four catches for 49 yards, while Tyler Lockwood hauled in a 34-yard endzone strike from Tesdahl.
On the defensive side of the ball, Webster City's Rylee Lawson collected 15 tackles and a pair of sacks.
The shutout was the first for the Lynx since 2009. Despite the victory, Webster City committed four turnovers.
Jacob Nethers finished with 128 yards on 25 totes for the Bombers (0-1).
Eagle Grove falls short in opener
EAGLE GROVE - Eagle Grove dropped a 46-8 decision to Belmond-Klemme Friday night.
Jake Wilde, a senior, powered the Eagles (0-1 overall) offensively with 94 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries. He also passed for 54 yards.
Josh Morris and Miguel Pacheco added 37 and 25 yards on the ground, respectively, for Eagle Grove.
Indians fall short in opener
AURELIA - Pocahontas Area was downed by Alta-Aurelia in a 20-7 decision Friday night.
Tyler Case accounted for a team-high 74 rushing yards and a touchdown on 15 carries for the Indians (0-1 overall). Case found the endzone from 1-yard out.
Quarterback Aaron Aljets of Pocahontas Area went 7-for-13 passing for 138 yards. Draven Barth was his favorite target with three catches for 73 yards.
Danny Sommerlot led the way for the Indians defensively with 14 tackles, while Sam Brinkman and Jeremy Watson each collected 12 stops.
Bulldogs drop opener
ALGONA - The Algona football team was doubled up by Forest City in a 12-6 decision Friday night.
With the loss, the Bulldogs fell to 0-1.
on the season.