In a highly anticipated game in the 1A State Quarterfinals, South Central Calhoun would avenge their Sept. loss to Southeast Valley 26-6. Titans punch their ticket to the UNI Dome next Saturday with the win. SC Calhoun got on the board first scoring on a Blake Mcalister 1st half TD run, they would get the 2 pt. conversion to go up 8-0. Right before the end of 1st half SCC’s Cole Corey would get an interception and return it into Jags territory. The next play Corey would find Evan Jacobs for a TD pass, 2 pt. try would fail Titans led 14-0 at the break. Titans defense was spectacular all game especially in 1st half holding SE Valley to just 33 yards of offense in the 1st half. The Jags would open the 2nd half with a TD drive, QB Kolson Kruse would go 4 of 5 passing on that drive. He would punch it in with a 1 yard TD run, 2 pt. try would fail and the SCC lead was 14-6. Titans would get another TD run from Blake Mcalister later in the 2nd half and miss on the 2 pt. try they led 20-6. Mcalister had 131 rushing yards and 2 rushing TD’s on the night. With less than 5 minutes left in the game, South Central Calhoun would put it away on this play.
Mark Williamson on the call of the Blake Mcalister pick 6 that put SC Calhoun up 26-6. They would salt it away from there.
Mark Williamson’s final call as South Central Calhoun advance to the State Semifinals to take on Van Meter next Saturday at 9 AM. That game will be a rematch from last year’s Quarterfinals in which the Titans fell at Van Meter 10-6. With the loss, Southeast Valley concludes their season with a record of 9-1 and a District Championship.
Elsewhere Around The Area
In The 1A State Quarterfinals OABCIG routed West Sioux 63-14. OABCIG scored 4 times in the 1st quarter to lead 28-7 after 1. They would score 3 more times before the half and take a commanding lead 50-7 at the break. OABCIG QB and Iowa commit Cooper Dejean with 423 total yards of offense, 226 through the air and 197 on the ground. He had 6 total TD’s, 3 passing and 3 rushing. OABCIG looks for their 2nd straight State Title as they advance to the State Semifinals next week.
Webster City fell at home to Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 23-14 in the 3A State Quarterfinals. Lynx never led in the ball game and trailed at the half 14-7. The third Quarter was scoreless BRHV would outscore Webster City 9-7 in the final frame to win it 23-14. Webster City’s vaunted run game that averages 300 rushing yards per game on the season was held in check. Lynx managed 119 rushing yards on the night with an average of 3.2 yards per carry. Webster City Standout RB Trey Mathis had 50 rushing yards on 19 carries, he did catch a Chase Rattenborg pass for a TD. Lynx end their season at 9-1 after winning a District Championship.