Cougars rally past IKM
MANNING - Junior Coy Snell surpassed his season rushing total for Manson Northwest Webster Friday night, helping lead the Cougars over IKM-Manning, 32-23.
Snell ran for 171 yards on 24 carries, including a late touchdown to help seal the win for Manson Northwest Webster (3-1 overall, 1-1 in district).
Alex Bush scored on a touchdown run and added a TD pass to Payton Rice in the first quarter.
After jumping out to a 19-7 lead, IKM (2-2, 0-1), which won the district last year, scored on a pair of kickoff returns and claimed a 23-19 lead heading into the fourth.
Ty Condon and Snell posted fourth-quarter TDs to give the Cougars the win.
Braden Moser also had a rushing touchdown on the night, as Manson NW ran for 342 yards and had a 24-6 advantage in first downs.
Larson leads Lynx
WEBSTER CITY - The 10th-ranked (Class 3A) Webster City football team opened up a close game at the half by scoring 27 points in the second half, defeating Iowa Falls-Alden 34-0 Friday night.
Connor Larson highlighted the attack for the Lynx (4-0 overall, 2-0 in district) with 31 carries for 226 yards and three touchdowns.
Alex Oswald added 56 yards rushing, while Trey Tesdahl had 76 passing.
Tesdahl connected with Tyler Lockwood twice for 50 yards.
On defense, Webster City limited Iowa Falls-Alden (1-3, 0-2) to 164 yards of total offense. Brandon Patten and Nelson Ball each had eight tackles, with Ball recovering a fumble.
Cowboys score 51 in win
CLARION - The Clarion-Goldfield football team racked up 50-plus points here Friday night, defeating Estherville-LC 51-25.
Zach Pogge ran for 184 yards on 17 carries, scoring one touchdown for the Cowboys (2-2 overall, 1-1 in district).
Joel Haberman had 87 yards rushing and a score, caught two TD passes from Trenton Sann, caught another pair of two-point conversions and kicked an extra-point.
Along with the two TD passes, Sann also ran for 80 yards and two touchdowns.
Mitch Gambrill added a score for Clarion-Goldfield.
WB-M puts up 66 points
WEST BEND - The fifth-ranked (8-man) West Bend-Mallard football team cruised to a 66-8 victory over Graettinger-Terril here Friday night.
Jesse Zinnel was 7 of 13 passing for 177 yards and a 46-yard touchdown to Jordan Buhs, while also rushing four times for 97 yards and two scores.
Zinnel's TDs came from 56 and 34 yards out.
Buhs also had 66 yards rushing and two touchdowns, while backfield mate Davey Jergens added 100 yards on eight carries and two scores.
Nate Grimm anchored the Wolverine (5-0 overall, 2-0 in district) defense with 18 tackles and a sack.
West Bend-Mallard limited Graettinger-Terril (2-2, 1-1) to just 149 yards of total offense.
'Cats cruise by Algona
HUMBOLDT - The eighth-ranked (Class 3A) Humboldt football team didn't look past Algona here Friday night, scoring a convincing 34-14 victory.
Brady Ross ran for 136 yards and two touchdowns, while Jaxon Heinz passed for 121 yards and two scores.
Heinz, who went 11-for-14, connected with five different receivers in the win for the Wildcats (4-0 overall, 2-0 in district). He also had 86 yards rushing and a TD.
Kenny Kuyper hauled in three passes for 47 yards, while Jack Curran and Austin Zylstra each caught TD passes.
Heinz and Christian Birdsell recorded interceptions, Nikko Wheeler had two tackles for loss and Humboldt now has a week to prepare for a Top-10 battle with district rival Clear Lake.
"It's a big game for both of us," Humboldt head coach Greg Thomas said. "It's a tough place to play. They don't lose very often up there and are a quality football team.
"We just need to keep getting better each week and play hard. We have a lot of young kids who are getting better and learning; it's going to be a fun atmosphere."
No. 6 Clear Lake (4-0, 1-0) defeated Waverly-Shell Rock last night, 35-14.
For the Bulldogs (1-3, 0-2), Weston Shaw had 156 yards passing and a rushing touchdown. Justin Raymond caught five passes for 68 yards.
Bears lose tight contest
ALGONA - Bishop Garrigan nearly pulled off the upset of the night.
The ninth-ranked Golden Bears (2-2 overall, 1-1 in district) lost a 6-0 decision to fourth-ranked AGWSR (5-0, 2-0).
AGWSR came into the contest ranked fourth in the state in rushing (344 yards per game), but the Golden Bears held them to 129 yards on the ground and 171 total.
Both teams went nearly four quarters without scoring, as the Cougars scored with 9.7 seconds left.
"I was very happy with our defense,'' said Bishop Garrigan head coach Marty Wadle. "That last drive they set it up with a punt return, then we had a penalty inside the 10 on a fourth and five.
"They got the first down by inches and scored a touchdown within six inches of the goal line."
Ben?Vaske had 13 tackles for the Bears. Cameron Langerman had 10 and David Klne added nine.
Warriors run past Eagles
BURNSIDE - The Prairie Valley football team smothered Southeast Webster-Grand here Friday night, 60-8.
Austin Wood accounted for four touchdowns, including three in the air for the Warriors (1-3 overall, 1-1 in district). One was a 75-yard TD strike.
Conner Conrad, Shane Promes and Austin Promes all had TD catches, while Austin Promes, Ryan True, Aaron Swieter and Keaton Jondle all had rushing scores.
Prairie Valley had 503 yards of total offense on the night.
For the Eagles (1-3, 0-2), Sam Bergland had a 10-yard TD run.
Eagles lose to No. 4 D-NH
EAGLE?GROVE - Eagle Grove couldn't stop No. 4 Dike New-Hartford on Friday night.
The Eagles (0-4 overall, 0-2 in district) lost 49-0.
Devon Omvig led the Eagles with 45 yards on 16 carries.
Zach Ploeger had 24 yards and Dylan Thielen had 21 yards.