Herald Staff Report

BELLEVUE — The Camanche football team’s pursuit for its first win since Week 1 of 2006 came up just short Friday against Bellevue.

The Comets defeated Camanche 6-3 on a 22-yard touchdown pass from Corbin Ploessl to Casey Blake. The second-quarter score was an answer to Moritz Mueller’s 32-yard field goal earlier in the quarter for the Indians.

Chase Junk netted 95 yards for Bellevue, while Blake hauled in three catches for 54 yards.

The Comets outgained Camanche by 104 yards and managed 15 first downs, compared with Camanche’s six. However, Bellevue was flagged for 11 penalties, totaling 103 yards.

Camanche 0 3 0 0 — 3

Bellevue 0 6 0 0 — 6

Second quarter

C — FG Moritz Mueller 32

B — Casey Blake 22 pass from Corbin Ploessl (conversion failed)

Individual statistics

Rushing — Bellevue, Chase Junk 28-95.

Receiving — Bellevue, Casey Blake 3-54.

Rebels fall to Knights

GOOSE LAKE — Jacob Edleman scored three times in the second half to break up a defensive battle and lead North Cedar to a 21-0 non-district victory against Northeast on Friday night.

The Rebels lost despite allowing only 132 total yards.

Edelman broke a scoreless game when he caught a 9-yard pass from Tyler Braughton with 6:02 left in the third quarter. The third-down score was set up by a punt return.

“They used the momentum off that really good punt return,” Northeast coach Jeremy Mosier said. “Our punt-coverage team didn’t do a good job. They had five punt returns for 103 yards. They were momentum-changers and field-position shifters.”

Braughton and Edleman combined for a 7-yard scoring play with 7:22 left in the fourth quarter, then Edelman sealed the win with a 71-yard interception return.

“They played really good defense,” Mosier said of the Knights who allowed 209 yards. “Jed (Rogis, Northeast’s quarterback) didn’t really have any open receivers to throw to.”

North Cedar 0 0 7 14 — 21

Northeast 0 0 0 0 — 0

NC — Jacob Edelman 9 pass from Tyler Braughton (Canfield kick)

NC — Edelman 7 pass from Braughton (Canfield kick)

NC — Edelman 71 interception return (Canfield kick)

Individual statistics

Rushing — Northeast, Mitchell Bielenberg 11-29, Tanner Loots 4-4, Mike Alexander 20-56, Jed Rogis 8-5.

Passing — Northeast, Rogis 4-12-2, 38 yards.

Receiving — Northeast, Bielenberg 2-27, Justin Sparks 1-7, Tanner Kleppe 1-4.

Preston wins road battle

JANESVILLE — The Preston football team utilized a big second quarter to overcome Janesville 32-24 on Friday night.

Kyle Feller mustered all four touchdowns for the Tigers during their 25-point second quarter. Feller rumbled in for three rushing touchdowns, two 1-yard efforts and a 10-yard run, and returned a kickoff for a touchdown.

“It was a heck of a road trip for us,” Preston coach Kevin Behr said. “We didn’t know how the kids would do. After the long kickoff return in the second quarter, we were able to get the momentum going.”

Feller finished with 132 yards rushing, as the team churned out 192 yards on the ground. Jason Feddersen tacked on a 1-yard fourth quarter touchdown run.

Shawn Assenmacher totaled 11 tackles, while Walker Bormann provided three sacks, something Behr said were pivotal for the Trojans.

Scoring by quarter

Preston 0 25 0 7 — 32

Janesville 6 12 0 6 — 24

Second quarter

P- Kyle Feller 1 run

P- Feller 10 run

P- Feller 1 run

P- Feller 75 kick return

Fourth quarter

P — Jason Feddersen 1 run

Tri-County thumps Raiders

MILES — Tri-County of Thornburg lived up to its No. 4 ranking in eight-man football, routing East Central 70-6 in non-district action Friday night.

The Raiders (0-2) avoided the shutout when Taylor Keeney, who moved to quarterback when Nate Wall was injured, threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Josh Rathje late in the game.

East Central coach Dave Jenkins said the Raiders played solid football for most of the first quarter before things began to fall apart.

“We played with them for the first eight minutes of the game,” Jenkins said. “We gave up two long scores — 43 and 47 yards — during that, but other than that we were playing with them. Our defense was holding them, and our offense moved to about the 20 twice. They had those two long scores, our kids kind of dropped their heads and it turned real bad.”

East Central’s rough opening third of the schedule continues next week when it opens district play at home against No. 6 Maynard West Central.

Scoring by quarters

Tri-County 28 27 8 7 — 70

East Central 0 0 0 6 — 6

No individual scoring or statistics were available.

Panthers fall to Rams

PORT BYRON, Ill. — The Riverdale football team used a solid first half to take down Erie/Prophetstown 28-14 on Friday night.

Riverdale scored three touchdowns in the first half to make the score 20-0 at halftime. Tyler Smeltzly had a 1-yard run for the first points of the night. Riverdale continued with a strong second quarter, racking up two more touchdowns by David Laver for 1-yard and Chase Young for a 20-yard run.

In the third quarter, Jeremy Majeski had an 8-yard run for a touchdown to put Erie/Prophetstown on the board but Riverdale fired right back.

David Laver ran three yards to score another touchdown. Kyle Kuperson was able to connect with Cody Graham for the 2-point conversion to make the score 28-6.

In the fourth quarter the Panthers’ were able to make it on the scoreboard one more time with a 10-yard run by Brandon Schmidt followed by the 2-point conversion run by Brandon Borkovec.

Score by quarters

Erie/Prophetstown— 0 0 6 8 — 14

Riverdale — 8 12 8 0 — 28

First quarter

Riv- Tyler Smeltzly 1 run (Andy Cooper to Kyle Kuperson)

Second quarter

Riv- David Laver 1 run (run failed)

Riv- Chase Young 20 run (pass failed)

Third quarter

E/P-Jeremy Majeski 8 run (pass failed)

Riv-Laver 3 run (Kuperson to Cody Graham)

Fourth quarter

E/P Brandon Schmidt 10 run (Brandon Borkovec run)

Freshmen-sophomores — Riverdale won 48-22

West Carroll falls to Le-Win

MOUNT CARROLL — Lena-Winslow blew open a 20-14 game with a 25-8 second half edge en route to a 45-22 victory Friday night against West Carroll.

The Thunder grabbed a 14-12 lead on an Ethan Baisden 20-yard touchdown pass to John Getz with 8:29 left in the second quarter. From there, Lena-Winslow tallied the next 26 points. West Carroll didn’t light up the scoreboard again until 6:34 remaining in the fourth quarter.

Big plays aided Lena-Winslow during the Thunder’s scoreless streak. Lena-Winslow capitalized on a safety, a 70-yard kickoff return and an 84-yard run in the third and four quarters.

Lena-Winslow outgained West Carroll by 210 yards. West Carroll running back David Walter finished with a team-high 78 yards rushing.

West Carroll 7 7 0 8 — 22

Le-Win 6 14 10 15 — 45

First quarter

LW- Griffin 10 run (run failed), 7:26

WC-Walter 2 run (Hartman kick), 3:21

Second quarter

LW- Lindquist 20 pass from Stouffer (run failed), 11:52

WC- Getz 20 pass from Baisden, 8:29

LW-Lindquist 19 pass from Stouffer (Lindquist from Stouffer), 2:04

Third Quarter

LW- Safety, 1:52

LW- Haas 70 kick return (Werhane from Stouffer), 1:47

Fourth quarter

LW- Griffin 84 run (Werhane from Stouffer), 11:27

WC- Walter 15 run (Getz from Baisden),6:34

LW- Edmund 18 run (Bussian kick), 1:28

Individual statistics

Rushing — ;Lena-Winslow, Griffin 21-149, Edmund 17-79, Haas 6-32, Kempel 1-35, Stouffer 3-1; West Carroll, David Walter 13-78, Ethan Baisden 12-31, Sullivan 3-12, Tyler Stricker 4-3, Matt LaShelle 3-minus-8.

Passing — Lena-Winslow, Stoufer 5-9-0, 56 yards; West Carroll, Baisden 4-10-0, 40 yards.

Receiving — Lena-Winslow, Holcomb 4-77, Kempel 1-23; West Carroll, John Getz 2-37, Jordan Speer 1-17, Adam Ferguson 1-8.

Sabers own second half

EPWORTH — Ryan Daniels and Ben Comer ripped off 79-yard touchdown runs in the first three minutes of the second half as Central DeWitt broke open a 21-21 halftime tie with 31 second-half points during a 52-28 win against Western Dubuque on Friday.

Western Dubuque traiiled 14-0 during the second quarter but tallied 21 second-quarter points to knot the score at 21 apiece. The last touchdown was a 45-yard pass from Matt Kass to Nick Lenstra as time expired.

Central DeWitt then rattled off 31 consecutive second-half points, behind touchdowns from Daniels, Comer, Dustin Petersen and Will Hunter.

The Sabers delevered 467 rushing yards, compared with Wetsern Dubuque’s 91.

Daniels finished with a game-high 167 yards rushing.

Scoring by quarters

Central DeWitt 7 14 19 12 — 53

Western Dubuque 0 21 0 7 — 28

First quarter

CD — Ben Comer 8 run (Breenan Ketelsen kick), :09

Second quarter

CD — Ryan Daniels 42 run (kick failed), 9:17

WD — Nick Lenstra 9 pass from Matt Kass (Jordan Kluesner kick), 7:02

CD — Dustin Petersen 86 kickoff return (Comer run), 6:57

WD — Antonio Milons 10 pass from Kass (Kluesner kick), 5:07

WD — Lenstra 45 pass from Kass (Kluesner kick), :00.

Third quarter

CD — Daniels 79 run (Ketelsen kick), 11:42

CD — Ben Comer 79 run (kick failed), 9:35

CD — Comer 5 run (two-point conversion failed), 2:57

Fourth quarter

CD — Petersen 6 run (kick failed), 7:43

CD — Will Hunter 9 run (Bob Johnson kick), 2:12

WD — Milons 11 run (Kluesner kick), :19

Individual statistics

Rushing — Central DeWitt, Ryan Daniels 10-167, Ben Comer 8-117, Bryar Bloomer 6-23, Brennan Ketelsen 8-55, Dustin Petersen 4-14, Tyler Smith 3-16, Alexander Dalldorf 1-2, Will Hunter 2-13, Brett Stafford 2-10, Devin Daniels 2-36, Nicolas Elsea 1-6, Jeff Mente 1-8; Western Dubuque, Antonio Milons 20-60, Matt Kass 5-minus-11, Mike Kluesner 4-28, Jon Brown 3-14.

Passing — Central DeWitt 3-5-0, 26 yards; Western Dubuque, Kass 10-24-3, 188 yards.

Receiving — Central DeWitt, Dillon Connell 2-16, Dakotah Doolittle 1-10; Western Dubuque, Nick Lenstra 5-108, Miles Langel 2-24, Matt Coyle 1-30, Doug Oberbroeckling 1-16.

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