By Jon Swisher-Sports Director:
The high school football season entered into district play for a majority of our KMCH area teams last Friday night on an evening that saw nine of the twelve schools pick up victories:
The class 3A 3rd-ranked West Delaware Hawks improved to 3-0 with a 29-18 win over 4th-rated Waverly-Shell Rock. It was a slow start for the Hawks offense and defense as they fell behind 9-0 early in the first quarter but battled back to take a 21-12 lead at halftime. They never looked back, outscoring the Go-Hawks 29-9 since being down early in the contest. The Hawks now sit in the driver’s seat of district 3 and return home after 2 road games to host Vinton-Shellsburg this Friday night.
Independence led into the fourth quarter by a field goal but Decorah scored all of their points in the final 10 minutes for a 9-3 win. The Mustangs are 1-2 and will have their home district opener this week, welcoming in Waverly-Shell Rock.
The Cougars stormed back after being down early to beat class 3A Marion in non-district play, 44-16. Cascade at 2-1 now will open district action this week at Tipton.
Beckman’s defense secured their second shutout of the season in a 30-0 victory. The Blazers return to Dyersville this Friday night to entertain Waukon.
The Ed-Co Vikings picked up win number one against Postville, 30-12. The 1-2 Vikings will head down to Delhi Friday night to take on highly ranked Maquoketa Valley.
Class A 2nd-ranked Maquoketa Valley advanced to 3-0 with a 46-8 handling of East Buchanan. The Wildcats host Ed-Co this week while East Buchanan will have Lisbon at home.
The Blue Raiders cruised past Tipton, 31-15, to win their second in a row after snapping that 26-game losing streak in week 2. Anamosa will stay home hosting Northeast this week.
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Starmont jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the 2nd quarter and never trailed until the overtime period came when North Linn struck first and held on for the 42-36 win. For the 1-2 Lynx it was the first win over the Stars since Oct. 10th, 2008. Starmont, who fell to 0-3 for the first season in many years, will be home to Easton Valley this week. North Linn heads to Postville.
Western Dubuque’s defense recorded their second shutout of the season with a 27-0 win. The 2-1 Bobcats head home to Epworth to welcome in Decorah Friday night.
The Panthers picked up win number one with a 38-14 triumph over Camanche. Monticello will step out of district play and travel to West Liberty this Friday night.