Lynx flex defensive muscle
WEBSTER CITY - The Webster City defense rose to the occasion Friday night, quieting Humboldt and earning a 14-0 victory.
The Lynx clinched the runner-up spot in the district and a home playoff game. Webster City (7-1 overall, 5-1 in league) closes vs. non-district foe Storm Lake next Friday.
Connor Larson and Dylan Fielder each found the end zone for the Lynx, who limited Humboldt's (5-3, 2-3) run game to just 28 carries on 26 carries.
Larson finished the night with 170 yards on 34 carries, including 100 in the first half.
For the Wildcats, Brady Ross had only four yards in the first half, finishing with that same number. He entered the contest with over 1,100 yards on the year.
Webster City's first scoring drive covered 80 yards on 10 plays, as Larson ran for 64 of those, including a 2-yard TD plunge. The second one went 81 yards and chewed up almost five minutes of clock late in the game.
The Lynx had a defensive stop in the third, halting a Ross run on fourth-and-1 from the Humboldt 46. Gus Gasca had two of their four sacks on the night.
Jaxon Heinz completed 15 of 25 passing for 106 yards to lead the Wildcats, who close at Charles City on Friday.
Sann does it all for C-G
CLARION - Trenton Sann showed off his running and throwing skills here Friday night, leading Clarion-Goldfield to a 32-16 victory over East Sac County.
Sann completed 4 of 8 passes for 152 yards, including a 61-yard TD to Gavin Disney, while adding 131 yards and three touchdowns on the ground.
Zach Pogge had 118 yards on 31 carries, while Joel Haberman gained 72 yards rushing and another 54 receiving.
Taylor Lehman led the way on defense for the Cowboys (3-5 overall, 2-4 in district) with 16 tackles and a sack.
The Raiders fall to 2-6, 1-4 with the loss.
MNW reaches 500 plateau
MANSON - The Manson Northwest Webster football team went over 500 yards of total offense here Friday night, defeating Maple Valley-Anthon Oto, 54-7.
Coy Snell ran for 130 yards on just 11 carries, including one touchdown. The Cougars (6-2 overall, 3-2 in district) ran for 432 yards as a team.
Ty Condon added 85 yards and two scores, while Alex Bush was 3 of 4 passing for 93 yards and a touchdown.
Hudson Spedding had two interceptions, one of which he returned for a score.
Garrigan rolls past B-K
ALGONA - Ben Vaske ran for 125 yards and two touchdowns leading No. 9 (Class A) Bishop Garrigan past Belmond-Klemme here Friday night, 35-7.
Vaske had 50- and 39-yard touchdown jaunts, while Brayton Loss and Reece Wadle each added rushing scores for the Golden Bears (6-2 overall, 5-1 in district).
Wadle also completed a 30-yard TD pass to Chris Loss for six.
Connor Langerman led the Garrigan defense with 12 tackles and an interception, while Zac Kibby also had a pick in the lopsided triumph.
WB-M puts up 74 points
WEST BEND - The fourth-ranked (8-man) West Bend-Mallard football team did their part, setting up a meeting with No. 3 Newell-Fonda by defeating Laurens-Marathon Friday night, 74-0.
The Wolverines (9-0 overall, 6-0 in district) ran for 472 yards on just 29 carries, led by Nathan Grimm and Davey Jergens.
Grimm ran four times for 101 yards and a score, while Jergens had 83 yards on just three carries, including two TDs.
Nolan Bruce Dahlhauser had two touchdowns and 48 yards, while Travis Fehr and Tyler McKinney each added rushing TDs.
Jesse Zinnel was 5 of 7 for 71 yards with two passing scores, including one to Jack Fehr.
West Bend-Mallard lost to Newell-Fonda last year, 56-20.
Fifth straight victory for PV
BRITT - The Prairie Valley football team won their fifth straight game with a 44-22 victory over West Hancock on Friday night.
Austin Wood led the Warriors (6-3 overall, 5-1 district) with four touchdowns. Wood run touchdowns in from 22, 12 and 10 yards out. He threw an 86 yard touchdown pass to Austin Promes.
Promes ran in a two-yard touchdown as well.
Ryan True had a nine-yard touchdown run.
Austin Promes ran for 152 yards on 14 carries. Promes caught two balls for 98 yards.
Clayton Taylor had 19 tackles.
SPENCER - The eighth-ranked (Class 3A) Spencer football team earned a 42-12 victory over Algona Friday night.
Weston Shaw passed for 139 yards and two touchdowns, while running for another 75.
Shaw hit Trevor Loeschen and Tyler Frideres for TDs. Loeschen had four catches for 78 yards and Justin Raymond had four catches for 50.
Eagles lose to Hawks
JEWELL - The Eagle Grove football team lost a 64-8 contest to South Hamilton on Friday night.
Josh Morris scored the lone touchdown for the Eagles (0-8, 0-6).
Brandon Stuhr had 31 yards on four carries.
Eagles lose to Knights
BURNSIDE - The Southeast Webster-Grand football team dropped a 41-22 decision to Mason City Newman on Friday night.
Tristan Ewing led the Eagles (2-6 overall, 1-5 district) with 93 yards on 19 carries. He scored two touchdowns on runs of 18 and seven yards.
Cade King caught a 39 yard touchdown pass from Curt Castenson.
Indians fall to IKM-Manning
POCAHONTAS - The Pocahontas Area football team lost to IKM-Manning here on Friday night, 41-13.
Jake Kopriva had a rushing touchdown, while Danny Sommerlot recorded 20 tackles and recovered a fumble on defense for the Indians (1-7 overall, 1-4 in district).
Draven Barth ran for 83 yards for Pocahontas Area in the setback.