INWOOD, Iowa | No. 2 West Lyon (Class 1A) scored three touchdowns in just over two minutes of playing time in the second quarter to break a scoreless tie and held off a late rally by No. 1 Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley (Class 2A) to win 35-28 in a non-district football game Friday.
Quarterback Jaden Snyder passed for two touchdowns and ran for another to lead the Wildcat attack. Snyder gave his team a 7-0 lead at 10:08 of the second quarter on a 12-yard pass to Mitchell Rentschler, then reached paydirt on a 10-yard run on a roll out 8:19 before the half to make it 14-0.
After Logan Meyer intercepted a pass and returned it to the 1-yard line for West Lyon, Monte Pottebaum ran the ball in for a 21-0 lead.
B-H/RV finally broke through on a 6-yard run by quarterback J.T. Van't Hul, but the Wildcats answered on a 55-yard pass from Snyder to Dylan Snyders to make it 28-7 at the intermission.
Elliott Van Kekerix scored a two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to pull the Nighthawks (1-1) within seven points with 6:22 left in the game, but a late potential game-tying drive was stopped at midfield.
HINTON 45, WOODBURY CENTRAL 7: A bizarre touchdown jaunt coupled with an explosive third-quarter segment fueled a 45-7 victory by the Hinton Blackhawks over Woodbury Central in a non-district contest at Held Sports Complex here on Friday night.
The bizarre – or skilled – touchdown jaunt came in a scoreless game with 6:25 left in the first quarter. Blackhawk running back Brennan Sitzmann sprinted left around end and picked up a first down before seemingly being twisted to the ground on the Wildcat sideline.
The only hitch: He didn’t go down. Sitzmann somehow kept his feet on the ground, churning ahead as most of the players on both teams stopped. Not hearing a whistle, Sitzmann kept going, all the way for an 80-yard TD. Turner Schmidt’s kick gave the hosts a 7-0 lead on Parents’ Night.
Sophomore Jaquez Williams and classmate Tate Kounkel added runs of three and 11 yards, respectively, in the second quarter, giving Hinton a 20- advantage.
Woodbury Central closed the gap with an Anthony Baird 7-yard run with 38 seconds left in the half. Nick Phelps added the kick for a 20-7 halftime score.
Hinton blew the game open in the third frame, getting a 14-yard run by Sitzmann on the half’s first drive, making it 26-7.
Then, following a WC first-down fumble recovered by Kounkel, Sitzmann culminated a short drive with a 3-yard run, making it 32-7.
Woodbury Central fumbled the ensuing kick, which was recovered by Jacob Vondrak, and 67 seconds after Hinton’s last score, Braden Vock connected with Aiden Brock on a 36-yard scoring strike to make it 39-7 with 5:06 left in the quarter.
Wyatt Stucky rounded out the scoring with a 1-yard run with 3:54 left in the game, accounting for the 45-7 final.
Sitzmann rushed for 156 yards and a trio of TDs to lead the Hinton attack. Jacob Kirwan paced the defensive effort for the hosts with eight tackles and a fumble recovery. Vonk completed four of six passes for 90 yards and a touchdown.
Woodbury Central quarterback Carter Schultzen rushed 10 times for 80 yards to lead the visitors. Blake Erdmann and Garrett Arment topped the tackle charts with nine apiece.
Hinton, now 1-1 on the season, hosts Unity Christian on Friday, while Woodbury Central, also 1-1 on the year, travels to Akron-Westfield.
SPENCER 33, CENTRAL LYON/GL-R 12: The Tigers overcame an early 12-0 deficit to defeat the Lions in a non-district football game in Spencer, Iowa Friday.
Quarterback Cade Hopkins and Cooper Fox ran for two touchdowns each for Spencer (2-0). CL/GL-R drops to 0-2 entering district play next week.
STORM LAKE 49, POCAHONTAS AREA 13: Brayden Hoops scored four touchdowns to lead the No. 9 Tornadoes to a convincing win over the Indians in Storm Lake Friday.
Hoops scored on three runs and hauled in a 5-yard pass from quarterback Kevin Duque for another TD. Lamar Mulgar and Manny Chavez also scored on runs for Storm Lake (2-0).
SIOUX CENTER 25, UNITY CHRISTIAN 7: Braden Jahn scored four touchdowns as Sioux Center defeated Unity Christian in a non-district contest on Friday.
Jahn, who caught five passes for 112 yards and two touchdowns (63, 32) scored on a 1-yard touchdown run and capped the game by returning an interception 38 yards for a touchdown.
Cade Bleeker completed 11 of 19 passes for 158 yards for Sioux Center (2-0).
Carter Schiebout rushed for 101 yards and Brandon Visser passed for 110 for the Knights (0-2).
WEST SIOUX 49, HMS 6: Jake Lynott rushed 15 times for 304 yards and five touchdowns as West Sioux posted a non-district victory over Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn on Friday.
The Hawks used a ball-control drive to open the game and grabbed a 6-0 lead as Brett Wohlert connected with Max Meyers on an 18-yard touchdown pass.
West Sioux, though, responded by scoring 49 unanswered points over the second and third quarters as Lynott scored on runs of 46, 13, 37, 71 and 81 yards.
Chase Koopmans added a pair of short touchdown runs for the Falcons, now 2-0.
SPIRIT LAKE 42, FOREST CITY 7: Nicholas Christensen passed for 275 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another as he led Spirit Lake to a non-district football win in a game played in Forest City Friday.
Christensen fired two TD passes to Frankie Ramos who had five catches for 130 yards. Alex Van Dyke also hauled in a touchdown pass for Spirit Lake (2-0).
NEWELL-FONDA 49, GLIDDEN-RALSTON 6: Austin Gerdes and Cody Holtgrewe both accounted for three touchdowns as the No. 5 Newell-Fonda football team defeated Glidden-Ralston 49-6 on Friday in Newell.
Gerdes scored on a 53-yard punt return, a 64-yard kickoff return and a 4-yard run for Newell-Fonda (2-0). Holtgrewe scored on runs of 1 and 10 yards and threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to Nate Pedersen.
Drew Olberding scored on a 49-yard run for Glidden-Ralston (0-2).
HARRIS-LAKE PARK 44, RIVER VALLEY 0: The No. 1-ranked (eight-man) Wolves got three touchdown passes and a rushing score from quarterback Bryce Perkins and shutout the Wolverines in a game played in Lake Park, Friday
Brett Sohn keyed the defensive effort for H-LP with four fumble recoveries to keep his team unscored upon after two games. Dalton Nicks caught a TD pass and ran for another for the winners.
REMSEN ST. MARY’S 81, BAXTER 18: Canaan Cox ran for 203 yards on just eight carries as the Remsen St. Mary’s football team improved to 2-0 with an 81-18 win over Baxter on Friday in Remsen.
KINGSLEY-PIERSON 44, BOYER VALLEY 0: Cam Bainbridge passed for a touchdown and ran for another to lead the Panthers to a 44-0 non-district football win in Kingsley, Iowa Friday.
Bainbridge rushed for 108 yards and passed for 108 more while teammate Jessen Reinking scored twice and led all rushers with 128 yards on 23 carries. Nathan Keck also caught a touchdown pass and had 71 yards receiving for the Panthers (2-0).
Baxter falls to 1-1.
SHELDON 48, SOUTH O'BRIEN 14: Brady Prescott rushed for 173 yards and scored four touchdowns to help the Orabs pull away in the second half for a non-district football win Friday in Sheldon, Iowa.
Prescott scored on runs of six and one yard in the first half to give the Orabs a 21-14 lead at the intermission then added two more TD runs after the break. Brennan Radke also hooked up for a 31-yard touchdown pass in the second half for Sheldon (2-0). Clay Leng scored both touchdowns for the Wolverines (0-2).
WESTERN CHRISTIAN 35, AKRON-WESTFIELD 6: The No. 6 Wolfpack (Class 1A) got three touchdown passes from Carter Broek and defeated the No. 7 Westerners (Class A) in Hull, Iowa Friday.
Broek hooked up with Ben Granstra for a 75-yard strike and Caleb Harmsen from 12 yards out to give Western Christian a 14-0 lead at the half. Granstra also added a 12-yard run in the third quarter and Carter Wibben returned an interception for a score for the Wolfpack (1-1).
WALTHILL 60, RED CLOUD 20: Tavion Brown had five touchdowns as the Walthill football team opened its season with a 60-20 win over Red Cloud on Friday in Red Cloud, Nebaska
Brown scored on runs of 40, 34 and 41 yards. He caught a 35-yard touchdown pass from Romello Porter and also returned an interception 45 yards for a score. Porter also threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Kallen White Eyes. Porter also returned a punt 57 yards for a score.
Red Cloud falls to 0-1.
CROFTON 29, BRLD 8: Ethan Poppe had 20 carries for 90 yards and scored on a 5-yard run as the Crofton football team defeated BRLD 29-8 on Friday in Crofton.
Jaden Janssen completed 7 of 8 passes for 175 yards and threw a 60-yard touchdown pass to Connor Dahl. Crofton improves to 2-0.
Jacob Zuhlke had 14 carries for 123 yards and scored on a 61-yard touchdown run for BRLD (0-2).
ELK PONT-JEFFERSON 54, FLANDREAU 14: Quarterback Logan Donelan ran for 228 yards and accounted for six touchdowns as the Elk Point-Jefferson football team routed Flandreau 54-14 on Friday in Flandreau.
Donelan scored on runs of 73, 17 and 38 yards for EP-J (1-1). He also threw three touchdown passes. Ethan Hammitt had a 26-yard touchdown reception and scored on a 9-yard run. Preston Fejfar caught an 83-yard touchdown pass and Jared Merkley had a 32-yard touchdown reception.
Michael Witte threw for 139 yards and two scored for Flandreau (0-2).