Week 5 Area Report: Gaels Win An “Instant Classic”, Dodgers Fall In “Gutsy” Performance, Titans Stunned By Jags
Going into week 5 of high school football in the area, it promised on paper to be at least an intriguing week. However, it would prove to be more than that and was night filled with “high drama” games. On “Sunny” 99.7, St. Edmond moved to 4-1 with a win in a double OT “instant classic” over Manson NW Webster. The game would be a back and forth affair all night and 4 quarters wasn’t enough to decide it. The game went to OT tied at 25-25, both teams scored in OT but failed on the conversions. MNW would take a 37-31 lead on a Brayden Johll TD run. Gaels answered with a Sean Flattery TD run to tie it at 37-37 and set up this play.
Casey Meiners on the call of the game winning 2 PT conversion by Kase Baker as St. Edmond takes this installment of the rivalry 39-37.
On “92 Rock’ The Fort Dodge Dodgers had a “gutsy” and valiant showing on the road vs #2 Urbandale before falling 42-28. Dodgers never led but had an inspired performance specifically int he 2nd half. The game would be a one score game and Urbandale didn’t put the Dodgers away until there was 90 seconds left in the game. Urbandale got a Tucker Langenburg TD run with 1:30 left to go up 42-28 it was one of his 3 rushing TD’s on the night. Tyler Schreier with 2 TD’s for Fort Dodge, one rushing and one receiving. Javion Jondle a TD catch in the game as well. Dodgers playing shorthanded with RB Dayson Clayton one of Iowa’s leaders in rushing yards coming in to week 5, Center Sawyer Springer and O-lineman Jacob Baker, still took Urbandale to the limit. Dodgers are now 3-2 on the season.
105-9 “The Beach” had a highly anticipated match up with District Title implications on the line in Class 1A. Southeast Valley stunned many with a won 32-23 over Southeast Valley. The win snapped a 30 game regular season win streak that dated back to week 2 of the 2017 season for SC Calhoun. Cole Corey with 141 passing yards and Blake Mcalister gained 64 rushing yards for South Central Calhoun. Southeast Valley QB Kolson Kruse with a big night 192 passing yards, 3 total TD’s, 2 passing and 1 rushing. Jags out gained the Titans 307-271. The 32 points in one game was more than SC Calhoun had given up all year coming in (27 total points allowed in first 4 games). Here’s Jags Coach Mike Swieter’s postgame comments.