VINTON — Maquoketa played another great game Friday night with a 43-20 win over Vinton Shellsburg.

Logan Williams had a 70 yard run to start Friday night’s match between the two teams, but Maquoketa fired right back. Colin Nickeson had a 6 yard run to put the Cardinals on the board. Marshall Hawks threw to Alex Duhme for the two extra points.

“We had a lot of big plays for Maquoketa and defensively we were able to shut them out excpet for the first run in the first quarter and against our reserves. Overall we are pleased with 1-0 start in district football,” according to Head Coach Kevin Bowman.

Scoring by quarters

Maquoketa 8 19 7 9 — 43

Vinton Shellsburg 6 0 0 14 — 20

VS- Logan willaims 70 run (kick failed)

M-Collin Nickeson 6 run ( Marshall Hawks to Alex Duhme)

M-Tyler Rutenbeck from Nickeson 19 yards (run failed)

M-Justin Berane from Nickeson 17 yards (Hawks kick)

M- Rutenbeck from Nickeson 59 yards (failed pass)

M- Zach Scheibe 2 (Hawks kick)

VS- Clint Ferguson 50 run (run failed)

M- Safety Anderw Coleman

VS- Dane Peterson 8 run (kick)

M- Rutenbeck 80 kick return

Rushing- Maquoketa 152 yards. Vinton Shellsburg 278.

Passing- Maquoketa 182 yards. Vinton Shellsburg 99.

Total yards- Maquoketa 334 yards. Vinton Shellsburg 377.

Thunder run over foe

MOUNT CARROLL, Ill. — West Carroll had its running game in high gear Friday, piling up 350 yards in a 40-14 win against Warren/River Ridge in Northwest Upstate Illini Conference football.

Quarterback Ethan Baisden led West Carroll with 147 yards rushing on nine carries and two scores. David Walter also had a pair of rushing touchdowns for the Thunder (2-1).

Baisden broke off scoring runs of 48 and 20 yards in the second quarter to help the Thunder take a commanding, 40-0 lead at halftime.

Scoring by quarters

Warren/RR 0 0 6 8 — 14

West Carroll 13 27 0 0 — 40

WC — David Walter 3 run (Cody Hartman kick), 9:26

WC — Matt LaShelle 2 run (pass failed), 3:36

WC — Ethan Baisden 48 run (Hartman kick), 11:49

WC — Baisden 20 run (Hartman kick), 9:50

WC — Taylor Brunner 66 interception return (Hartman kick), 8:49

WC — Walter 25 run (kick failed), 6:05

WRR — Dawson 1 run (run failed), 6:44

WRR — Sperry 18 pass from Deneen (Deneen run), 1:24

Individual statistics

Rushing — Warren/River Ridge, Schmitzler 12-48, Dawson 10-47, DeMuth 2-5, Deneen 8-minus-6. West Carroll, David Walter 6-53, Ethan Baisden 9-147, Tyler Stricker 4-5, Joey Sullivan 5-67, Matt LaShelle 10-78.

Passing — Warren/River Ridge, Deneen 5-9-1, 56 yards; West Carroll, Baisden 2-5-0, 40.

Receiving — Warren/River Ridge, Sperry 3-54, Dawson 2-11. West Carroll, Stricker 1-5, Ritchie 1-7.

East Central tumbles

MILES - The West Central offensive was just too much for East Central on Friday night in a 67-28 win.

When asked about the game, coach Dave Jenkins said that the offense played well with 343 yard on the night.

“Our defense needs to step it up a little bit and we’ll get ready for Central City next week,” he said. “I’m really happy with the way kids have played. The kids never gave up and kept playing til the end.”

Scoring by quarters

West Central 23 26 12 6 — 67

East Central 8 6 8 6 — 28

EC-Matt Earles12 run (Taylor Keeney run)

EC-Aaron Parker to Nate Wall (run failed)

EC-Nate Wall to Taylor Keeney (Taylor Keeney run)

EC-Dalton milder 23 run (run failed)

Rushing- East Central, Nate Wall 15-18, Taylor Keeney 4-11, Matt Earles 10-59, Dalton Milder 1-23, Douglas Milder 4-21

Passing- East Central, Nate Wall 13-33 195 yards, Taylor Keeney 2-5 16 yards.

Receiving- East Central, Taylor Keeney 6-63, Matt Earles 1-12, Dalton Milder 3-21, Josh Rathje 2-88, Aaron Parker1-27.

Preston wins at home

PRESTON — The second half was the turning point and made all the difference for Preston on Friday night’s match against Central City.

After a scoreless first quarter by both teams, at halftime the Trojans only had a 5 point lead over Central City. Kyle Feller ran for 43 yards for the first points of the night for Preston. Jason Feddersen kept the momentum going for the Trojans with a 1 yard run.

as well as a pass to Shawn Assenmacher. Central City kept right up with two touchdowns to make the score 18-13 at halftime.

Pretson’s defensive was able to hold back Central City during the second half only allowing them one touchdown. The Preston offense remained hot in the second half. Jason Feddersen had a 10 yard run for the only score of the third quarter and continued on with a great fourth quarter with a 5 yard run and a touchdown pass to Shawn Assenmacher.

“We knew they were a good team, they won our Conference last year,” said coach Kevin Behr. “We knew it would be a hard fought game and it was 0-0 at quarter and we were only up 5 at the half. We really played hard in the second half and our defense really started to play a lot better.”

Preston 0 18 6 16 — 40

Central City 0 13 0 7 — 20

P Kyle Feller 43 run

P Jason Feddersen 1 run

P Jason Feddersen to Assenmacher

P Feddersen 10 run

P Feddersen 5 run

P Feddersen to Assenmacher

Rushing- Preston, Kyle Feller 3-191, Jason Feddersen 5-33, Austin Hughes 11-181, team 47-342. Central City, 27-97.

Passing- Preston, Jason Feddersen 2 of 5 32 yards. Central City 11-21 for 45 yards.

Panthers prevail in shootout

ERIE, Ill. — They kept the chain gang moving Friday night, as Erie/Prophetstown beat Varna River Valley in a shootout, 71-48, in Big Rivers Conference football.

Brandon Borkovec rushed for 193 yards and four touchdowns while Jeremy Majeski aded 138 yards and three scores for Erie/Prophetstown (2-1).

The Panthers bolted to a 23-14 lead after one quarter and led 50-28 by the time the wild first half ended.

Scoring by quarters

River Valley 14 14 6 14 — 48

Erie/Prophetstown 23 27 7 14 — 71

Individual statistics

RUSHING — River Valley, Miller 23-119, Cotton 6-58, Douglas 7-106; Erie/Prophetstown 17-193, Jeremy Majeski 12-138, Brandon Schmidt 4-82.

PASSING — River Valley, Jeff Miller 23-49-1, 228 yards; Borkovec 4-9-0, 34 yards.

RECEIVING — River Valley, Louis 10-96, T. Ledbetter 4-31, B. Ledbetter 6-70, Douglas 1-3, Cotton 1-6, Reed 1-22. Erie/Prophetstown, Dylan Stees 1-4, Matt Cole 1-14, Schmidt 1-4, Dylan DeJonge 1-12.

Bellevue improves to 3-0

TROY MILLS — Corbin Ploessl threw a first-quarter touchdown pass and added a 47-yard scoring run later in the period to lead Bellevue past North Linn 14-6 on Friday in the Class 1A District 4 opener.

Ploessl finished 3-for-10 passing for 30 yards, with Casey Blake catching all three. They connected on a 6-yard scoring pass that put the Comets ahead to stay.

Tanner Pease completed 9 of 21 passes for 143 yards to lead North Linn.

Chase Junk carried 29 times for 121 yards rushing to lead the Comets (3-0, 1-0 district).

Scoring by quarters

Bellevue 14 0 0 0 — 14

North Linn 6 0 0 0 — 6

B — Casey Blake 6 pass from Corbin Ploessl (Zach Reed kick)

NL — Matt Supple 55 pass from Tanner Pease (kick failed)

B — Ploessl 47 run (Reed kick)

Statistical leaders

RUSHING — Bellevue, Chase Junk 29-121. North Linn, Matt Supple 6-36, Tanner Pease 7-23, Jordan Glessner 12-12, Garrett Harris 1-2.

PASSING — Bellevue, Corbin Ploessl 3-10-2, 30 yards. North Linn, Pease 9-21-2, 143 yards.

RECEIVING — Bellevue, Casey Blake 3-30. North Linn, Supple 3-85, Mike Misheid 6-58.

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