By Jon Swisher-Sports Director:
The West Delaware Hawks could not overcome a bad start in Solon last and an injury to Junior quarterback Brent Lammers, who left the game during the first defensive series after an apparent blow to the head while making a tackle from his linebacker spot. The Spartans built a halftime lead of 35-0 and cruised to the 49-20 class 3A 2nd round win.
The Solon quarterback; Monticello native and Panther transfer Jacob Black had a huge night against the Hawks, running for 148 yards and fives touchdowns.
With the absence of Lammers the Hawks tried to rely on talented Sophomore running back Coy Roussell, who came into the game second in 3A rushing with 1,753 yards but was held to just 46 yards until the 4th quarter, finishing with 132 yards and a TD. Solon’s defense garnered three sacks and picked off Hawks’ backup Sophomore QB Max Ridenour twice and limited him to one completion of nine yards.
West Delaware’s great season ends with a 9-2 overall mark.
In Delhi; Maquoketa Valley junior running back Ryan Parmely scored four touchdowns and rushed for 245 yards as the Wildcats were able to hold off Wilton 35-27 in a back and forth tilt. Parmely rushed for two of his TDs and caught two passes from senior QB Ben Dzaboff. Junior defensive back Zach Salow had two big interceptions, including his second one with a minute left in the 4th quarter that secured the victory. The Wildcats won their 14th home game in a row, dating back to late September of 2011. They also improved their season record to 11-0 which tops the list for most wins in a season in MV Football program history.
Maquoketa Valley’s fantastic run continues as they earned the chance now of hosting top-ranked Iowa City Regina in a rematch of last years third round conest, in Delhi Friday night in quarterfinal play, Regina won their 53rd game in row last night by beating Clayton Ridge 35-3.
The 10th-ranked Beckman Blazers’ dreams of getting back to at least the semifinals were dashed last night at home as they were beat handily by 5th-rated Waukon 48-14. The Blazers’ finished the campaign with a quality mark of 8-3 after a season where they were riddled with injuires.
Cedar Rapids Kennedy 35, Davenport Assumption 12 Cedar Rapids Xavier 34 Iowa City High 0
Decorah 40, Maquoketa 24
New Hampton 19, Cascade 7
North Fayette Valley 28,Nashua-Plainfield 0
South Winneshiek 36, Dike-New Hartford 17
Pekin 27, Lisbon 6
Wapsie Valley 35, Grundy Center 0
Springville 68, Easton Valley 36