The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

October 5, 2013

Prep football: Iowa roundup

Scores and recap from Friday's high school games in Iowa.

Herald Staff Report
The Clinton Herald

---- — SPRINGVILLE — It's been a tough stretch for Easton Valley over the past two eight-man football games. Last week, the River Hawks ran up against then-No. 1-ranked Don Bosco and lost 72-24. On Friday, they traveled to Springville and ran up against a force by the name of Elias Nissen.

The running back single-handedly outscored and outgained Easton Valley, and the No. 2 Orioles rolled over the Hawks on their homecoming night, 66-16. Nissen scored nine total touchdowns in three different phases of the game — seven on the ground, once on a reception and once more on a kickoff return. He totaled nearly 500 all-purpose yards, 358 coming on handoffs.

The Springville defense also held strong. After stalling the Hawks on their first possession, Nissen got the ball on the Orioles' first offensive play and cut up Easton Valley for a 70-yard score. On his team's next drive, he caught a 30-yard reception on third-and-23 to make it 14-0.

All four Springville drives in the first quarter led to Nissen touchdowns, and the Orioles mounted a 27-0 lead.

After two more scores, Easton Valley finally got on the board in the second quarter, when Craiton Andresen hooked up with Chase Zaruba on a 64-yard pass. With the two-point conversion, the River Hawks were down 40-8 with plenty of time remaining in the first half.

But Springville continued to pour it on. Nissen took the ensuing kickoff to the house, making it 47-8, where the score remained at the half. The Orioles scored on eight of nine first-half possessions, and after Nissen scored on the first possession of the second half, Springville bleeded out most of the remaining clock, tacking on a safety and a field goal while trotting to victory.

Andresen led Easton Valley with 85 yards passing. The team rushed for 60 yards, making it 145 yards of total offense. The River Hawks return home Friday for a game against Lansing Kee.

Sabers take down Clippers

DEWITT — Last week, Sabers running back Tyler Stillmunkes proclaimed Central DeWitt was "not out of it" despite vacating two wins and losing to 35-14 to Solon. The losses dropped DeWitt to 1-4, but the Sabers bounced back convincingly Friday night.

DeWitt took its losses out on visiting Clear Creek-Amana with a convincing 42-14 win over the Clippers. Stillmunkes scored the second touchdown of the game to put his team up 14-0 in the first quarter and the Sabers never looked back. They mounted a 35-0 lead early in the third quarter and led 42-7 by the end of it.

Ryan Burke scored the opening touchdown on a fumble recovery with 7:29 left in the first. Mason Cousins and Jesse Brackey scored on runs in the second, and Jake Feldpausch and Ryan Olson scored on runs in the third.

The Sabers (2-4) will travel to Epworth this week for a game against Western Dubuque.

Cardinals come up short

MANCHESTER — Maquoketa let an early lead slip away before mounting a steady comeback against West Delaware, getting within one possession of tying the game late in the fourth quarter.

The Hawks answered with a score of their own came out ahead with a 39-14 victory.

West Delaware went on a 26-3 run after trailing 7-0 to open the game and took a 19-7 lead into halftime. The Cardinals re-awoke and scored late in the third and twice more in the fourth.

Maquoketa quarterback Trent Bollmann and Ben Strathman connected twice in the end zone — once on a first-quarter touchdown, putting the Cardinals up 7-0 and once in the fourth on a two-point conversion. Bollman also hooked up with Cory Wirth and Will Tubbs for touchdown passes.

Comets fall in lopsided loss

CLAYTON RIDGE — Bellevue watched as an apparent evenly matched contest slowly slipped into a blowout Friday, when the Comets fell to Clayton Ridge 35-0.

Bellevue held strong in the first quarter and deep into the second when CR's Kohle Helle opened the scoring, threading a 33-yard touchdown pass to teammate Trey Roehlk. Another Helle pass with seconds remaining in the half made it 14-0, but the two-possession deficit hadn't yet gotten out of hand.

The Comets offense stalled. And after Helle got his third score of the game and Clayton Ridge running back Dylan Preston punched it in from the 8, a two-possession game turned into a looming shutout.

Bellevue netted 97 total yards to Clayton Ridge's 400. Comets quarterback Kennan Ploessl was 5-of-21 through the air for 66 yards and no interceptions. On the ground, Bellevue combined for 31 total yards on 23 carries.

The Comets will host Maquoketa Valley for their next game Friday.


Easton Valley     0     8     0     8     —     16

Springville     27     20     16     3     —     66

(S) — Nissen 70-yard run, (kick good) 9:52.

(S) — Shriver 33-yard pass Nissen, (kick good) 5:53.

(S) — Nissen 45-yard run, (kick good).

(S) — Nissen 54-yard run, (kick missed).

(S) — Nissen 16-yard run, (run failed).

(S) — Nissen 60-yard run, (kick good)

(E) — Andresen pass to Zaruba, (run good).

(S) — Nissen kickoff return, (kick good).

(S) — Nissen 60-yard run, (kick good).

(S) — Safety.

(S) — Nissen 41-yard run, (kick good).

(E) — Creighton Andresen pass to Volgarten (run good).


CCA     0     0     7     7     —     14

DeWitt     14     14     14     0     —     42

(D) — Ryan Burke fumble recovery (kick good).

(D) — Tyler Stillmunkes 4-yard run (kick good).

(D) — Mason Cousins 1-yard run (kick good).

(D) — Jesse Brackey 5-yard run (kick good).

(D) — Jake Feldpausch 15-yard run (kick good).

(C) — Clippers touchdown (kick good).

(D) — Ryan Olson 30-yard run (kick good).

(C) — Clippers touchdown (kick good).


Maquoketa     7     0     3     14     —     24

W. Delaware     7     12     7     13     —     39

(M) — Trent Bollman pass to Ben Strathman (kick good).

(W) — W. Delaware touchdown (kick good).

(W) — W. Delaware touchdown (kick failed).

(W) — W. Delaware touchdown (kick failed).

(M) — Cory Wirth field goal.

(M) — Bollman pass to Wirth (two point failed).

(W) — W. Delaware touchdown (kick failed).

(M) — Bollman pass to Will Tubbs (Bollman pass to Strathman).

(W) — W. Delaware touchdown (kick good).


Bellevue     0     0     0     0     —     0

C. Ridge     0     14     7     14     —     35

(C) — Kohle Helle 33-yard pass to Trey Roehik (Colten Rastetter kick good) 4:10.

(C) — Helle 14-yard pass to Dylan Preston (Rastetter kick good) 0:16.

(C) — Helle 38-yard pass to Rastetter (Rastetter kick good) 6:46.

(C) — Preston 8-yard run (Rastetter kick good) 10:45.

(C) — Helle 5-yard pass to Colten Connelly (Rastetter kick good) 1:52.

PASSING: Clayton Ridge (16-25-275-1) — Kohle Helle (16-25-275-1); Bellevue (5-21-66-0) — Kennan Ploessl (5-21-66-0). RUSHING: CR (34-125) — Dylan Preston (14-68), Helle (16-79), Joe Kann (1-1), Kris Ihde (1-1); Bellevue (23-31) — Jace Michels (7-16), Ploessl (8-1). RECEIVING: CR (Preston 6-96, Trey Roehlk 4-87, Colton Rastetter 2-45, Colten Connelly 3-26, Jared Gerner 1-21); Bellevue (Tyler Banowetz 2-40, Alex Hinke 1-16, Ben Lawrence 1-7, Colin Hager 1-3).