The first week of the playoffs for high school football teams around Iowa is in the books. Area coaches took to “Sunny” 99.7’s “Hy-Vee Fort Dodge Coaches Corner” Saturday Morning to give the reactionary comments to the 1st round. It was a mixture of reactions as some coaches were able to convey the joy that winning in the postseason brings, while others had to face the stark realization of a season ending loss.
On 105.9 “The Beach” South Central Calhoun cruised in the 1st round downing Sioux Central 46-7. The Titans gained nearly 400 yards of total offense. QB Cole Corey accounted for 3 total TDs, Blake Mcalister and Brennan Holder each had a rushing and receiving TD. The Titans will host Dike-New Hartford on Friday in the 2nd round. Join Mark Williamson and Brian Peters for the call of the action Friday starting with the pregame show at 6:45 PM on 105.9 “The Beach”.
On “Sunny” 99.7 Friday Night, St. Edmond dropped a heart breaker at Dodger Stadium 41-38. The game was a back and forth thrill ride and would be tied 28-28 at the half. The Gaels would go on a 10-0 run after the half to lead 38-28 after 3. Madrid would get two rushing TD’s from QB Brady Leonard in the 4th, the first from 31 yards out to cut into the lead and an 11 yard run for the go ahead score with under a minute left in the game. Coach Matt Dillon joined Rob Jones Saturday Morning and here’s his post game comments.
Elsewhere around the area, Humboldt won their 1st playoff game since 2014. The Wildcats had no trouble with Bishop Heelan winning 40-17. Humboldt’s dual threat QB Caden “Mad Dog” Matson had a monster game gaining well over 300 total yards and accounting for 6 total TD’s. WR Gabe Gidel had 4 catches for 142 yards and 2 TD’s. Humboldt will travel to take on 5-2 Spencer in the 2nd round. Here’s Humboldt Head Coach Derrick Elman’s comments on the 1st round win.
East Sac County was a winner in the 1st round 21-16 over Missouri Valley. The Raider would get out to an early lead and then in the 2nd half would ride their defense to the win. RB Jake Paysen had 20 carries for 143 yards and a TD. Camden Villhauer was big for the ESC defense as he had 3 tackles, 1 for loss, 1 sack and a fumble recovery on the night. Here’s East Sac County Coach Eric Mccullough on the performance by his defense.
Scores From The Area
Manson NW Webster fell to defending Class A State Champs West Hancock 54-8.
Storm lake edged Le Mars 36-28
IKM Manning over Southwest Valley 34-20
Belmond-Klemme no trouble with Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 42-12. Blemond-Klemme will travel to take on Southeast Valley on Friday in the 2nd round.
Newell-Fonda cruised past West Bend-Mallard 54-6. Mustangs QB Gabe Sievers accounted for 4 TD’s on the night. ZTrey Jungers had a TD catch and Punt Return TD. Hunter Christansen with a tremendous two effort, 2 TD runs and 11 tackles. Newell-Fonda hosts Kingsley- Pierson on Friday in the 2nd round.
Algona routed Cherokee-Washington 42-2
Greene County blanked Red Oak 49-0
Audubon rolled Bedford 55-0
Ballard dropped Boone 40-14
Carroll-Kuemper with an upset win at Pocahontas Area 16-8
Emmetsburg over Eagle Grove 49-6
Bishop Garrigan fell 63-34 to Lake Mills
Carroll fell to Denison-Schleswig 12-7
Ogden edged BLCUW 32-31
South Hardin over Central Springs 40-15