It was a rough go for the two teams that call Fort Dodge home as both of those teams fell in week 6. Sioux City East spoiled Homecoming for Fort Dodge and Alta-Aurelia used a big 2nd half to top St. Edmond. In a game hear on “92 Rock” Fort Dodge were topped 20-6 by Sioux City East. The Black Raiders defense was the story of the game holding Fort Dodge to 48 yards of total offense in the 1st half, 108 in the game and 5 1st downs. Dodgers turned it over 4 times and were -2 in the turnover margin. Dodgers are 0-2 this season when having a minus turnover margin and 3-1 when they have a plus turnover margin. SC East would get on the board first when Ethan Breyfogle would recover their own fumble and run it in. They would score again right before halftime on a 3 yard TD pass from QB Luke Longval to Bennett Vanderloo. Sioux City East led 13-0 at the break. Dodger LB James Daniel would pick off a pass in the 4th and return it deep in SC East territory. That would set up the Dodgers lone score of the game. It came on a trick play for a TD pass from WR Brad Vodraska to QB Carson Peterson. Dodgers missed the extra point and trailed 13-6. Fort Dodge would recover the ensuing onside kick but were unable to put together a scoring drive. They would turn it over on a special teams miscue late in the game and Sioux City East would grind the clock out. The Dodger Defense played well as they were on the field almost all night due to the lack of offensive production. Dodger Defense gave up just 280 total yards of offense on the night and Sioux City East won the field position, so the Fort Dodge defense was forced to defend shorter fields most of the night.
On “Sunny” 99.7 St. Edmond fell at Alta-Aurelia 43-22. Gaels struck first on TD pass from QB Drew Schaeffer to WR Parker Oswald. The Warriors would score on their next two drives behind their running game and they would lead 15-7. FB Tyler Rossmanith would score on a 12 yard run for the Gaels and tie the game at 15. Again Alta Aurelia would answer and score to go up 22-15. Gaels RB Sean Flattery would return the ensuing kickoff 80 yards for a TD to tie at 22 at the half. In the 2nd half, Alta Aurelia would outscore the Gaels 21-0. They would score on a TD pass and twice on big plays in the run game. Alta-Aurelia would use a “wishbone” offense to “ground and pound” the Gaels racking up 393 rushing yards and 4 rushing TD on the night.
Elsewhere Around The Area
Southeast Valley downed Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 38-20. Jags got a total of 5 rushing TD’s , 3 from RB Lathe Muench and 2 from QB Kolson Kruse. SE Valley is 6-0 a win in week 7 would give them the District Title.
East Sac County cruised 26-0 over Missouri Valley
Remsen St. Mary’s edged Newell-Fonda 30-28 in a battle of top 5 ranked teams in the 8 player class. It was Newell-Fonda’s 1st loss of the season.
OABCIG cruised 49-22 over Underwood. OABCIG moves to 6-0 and is ranked #1 in Class 1A.
Humboldt 21-14 Mason City. Wildcats get back in the win column moving to 4-2 on the season after going 2-7 last year.
Webster City rolled Gilbert 54-13. RB Trey Mathis with over 200 rushing yards and 6 rushing TD’s on the night.
Greene County clipped Clarinda 22-15
Ogden blanked Wayne 20-0
Pocahontas Area stays alive in the District Title race edging Belmond-Klemme 22-17. Pocahontas Area would force a 3 way tie for 1st in the district with a win over Southeast Valley.