Week 1 of the 2020 of the season is now in the books, getting back to action on the field provided a return to a sense of normalcy we haven’t had since Spring. Dodger Coach Nik Moser realized a childhood dream in his debut as Head Coach and the dream turned into a nightmare for the Ames defense. The Dodgers set a school record for points scored in the 81-54 season opening win. The Dodgers put up nearly 750 total yards of offense which is also a school record. Defensively the Dodgers did have some issues with Ames QB Tamim Lipsey who had a combined 579 yards of total offense, 8 total touchdowns 5 passing and 3 rushing. However, The Dodger defense did force 3 turnovers in the game and were able to take advantage of those, Sam Daniel with 2 interceptions and Jerry Chada had a fumble recovery. Daniel made plays all night, he had a TD run in the 1st half and a kick return for a TD. WR Tyler Schreier with two TD catches and a TD run. RB Dayson Clayton had an incredible performance 23 carries, 325 yards, 5 rushing TD’s, and a 59 yard TD Catch on the night.
Here’s Clayton’s final TD of the night a 55 yard scamper to cap off a “mountain top performance”
The Dodgers got contributions all over the field, the offensive line along with Jace Ulrich (who the Dodgers are using at H-Back as a lead blocker in the run game) came off the ball all night and got a push up front to open running lanes. Dodgers will be at Mason City in week 2 for the “battle of the Decker Trophy”.
St. Edmond used a 2nd half surge to pull away from Eagle Grove in route to a 61-16 victory. The Gaels trailed early but would remain composed and battle back to take a 27-16 halftime lead. They would outscore Eagle Grove 34-0 after the break to pull away. Gaels rushed for over 300 yards in the game. Drew Schaeffer had 4 TD passes, 3 in the 2nd half. Tyler Rossmanith had 148 yards rushing on 12 carries including a 69 yard TD run in the 2nd half. Sean Flattery with 7 carries for 91 yards and 2 TD’s. Parker Oswald had 2 int’s on the night as the St. Edmond defense forced 5 total turnovers. Kase Baker with 2 TD catches on the night along with 53 yards rushing on 7 carries. Gaels will have their home opener Friday taking on Clarion-Goldfield-Dows.
The South Central Calhoun Titans came into week 1 ranked #2 in class 1A. They won the opener but Carroll-Kuemper gave them a 4 quarter fight. Titans won the game 14-0, riding their defense to a season opening victory. Blake Mclaister with 164 yards rushing a TD and QB Cole Corey had a rushing TD as well. Titans defense allowed just 164 total yards of offense on the night. The Titans will take on Greene County on the road in week 2.
Elsewhere Around The Area
Southeast Valley a 54-0 route of Clarke
Humboldt knocks off #7 Algona 33-20
Pocahontas Area 27-7 over East Sac County
Ogden over Manson NW Webster 49-26
Emmetsburg 35-0 over Bishop Garrigan
Newell-Fonda blows past Harris-Lake Park 54-7
Greene County cruised 49-0 past Perry