By Jon Swisher-Sports Director and Janelle Tucker, News Director:
The West Delaware Hawks jumped out to a 14-0 lead and never looked back last night on Brown Field. The offense was steady nearing their 42 point per game average while the defense held strong. Hawks head coach Doug Winkowitsch was very pleased with the defensive effort:
The Hawks improve their record to 9-1 on the season in what was most likely their final home game of the season.
Western Dubuque couldn’t overcome Solon’s running attack, of their QB and running back that combined for 251 yards and 4 touchdowns, as they fell on the road to the Spartans 35-14 in Solon. Dylan Gansen and Ben Burds provided scores for the Bobcats who ended their season with a record of 4-6.
Decorah 34, DeWitt Central 7
Maquoketa 19, Crestwood, Cresco 13 in overtime
2A 5th-ranked Waukon spoiled the Monticello Panthers first trip to the playoff in 22 years with a 48-24 win in Waukon. The Panthers fell behind just 13 seconds into the 1st quarter on a 8o yard TD run and were never able to get any offensive momentum until the second half when it was well too late. Waukon scored seven touchdowns all in the first half. The Panthers never gave in and rallied the offense to score 4 times in the 2nd half; two toucdowns by Cody Jamison, a run by Tanner Felton and a field goal by Peyton Paddock. The Panthers finish their very nice turn around campaign at 6-4.
Cascade held off a late surge by Union in cascade to beat the Knights for the second time this season. Winning 30-27
New Hampton 33, Center Point-Urbana 21
Class 1A 7th-ranked Maquoketa Valley improved to 10-0 thanks to the great efforts of their offense led by Junior running back Ryan Parmely who rushed for 201 yards and scored three touchdowns, including two in the fourth quarter, as the Wildcats held off West Branch 38-21. The Bears jumped out to a 7-0 lead then Maquoketa Valley responded with 17 unanswered points to take a 17-7 halftime lead. West Branch came back to go in front 21-17 in the third. Then after a Wildcats fake punt in the fourth, Parmely rumbled for 75 yards to put the Wildcats back in front for good and sealed the deal with a 49-yard run moments later. With the victory, MV ties a Football program record for most wins with 10 joining the 2012 and 1989 teams.
Clayton Ridge 27, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 6
North Fayette Valley 22, Hudson 13
Starmont’s season was ended with a mark of 5-5 after a 53-13 loss at Grundy Center
Lisbon 26, Montezuma 21
Don Bosco 66, Central, Elkader 30
Springville 63, Tripoli 14