High School Football Playoffs First Round Results

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


It came down to the final minute, but Beckman avoided being upset by Hampton-Dumont 15-14 last night in Dyersville. Blazer head coach Gregg Hammann spoke with KMCH News Director Janelle Tucker after the game:
Hampton-Dumont scored early in the game, leaving Beckman behind 7-0 at the half. But the Blazers fought back, quarterback Grant Hammann ran the ball in for a Beckman touchdown with 1:55 left to go in the 3rd quarter. After making it 7-7, Beckman’s Tony Anstoetter scored a safety, putting Beckman up by two. In the 4th quarter, Hampton-Dumont got another touchdown with 7:43 left, making it 14-9. And Beckman answered back just seconds later when Mitch Steger ran down the field for a touchdown – though the extra point conversion was no good – putting Beckman ahead 15-14. Hampton-Dumont had a chance to score in the final minute of the game, but Anstoetter came up with another big play, intercepting the pass and securing the win for Beckman. Anstoetter told KMCH it was a moment he won’t forget:
Fellow teammate Grant Hammann says everyone “stepped it up” to pull off the win:
Usually after a win in the post-season, the Blazer football players and coaches traditionally celebrate by doing the “Hokey Pokey”…however, last night Coach Hammann skipped the dance and asked his team to join him in prayer instead… The Blazers showing gratitude for a chance to advance on after such a close win.

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

CLASS 8-man:

Don Bosco 66, Central, Elkader 30
Springville 63, Tripoli 14

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