HS Football; Week 3 Rewind, Week 4 Look Ahead

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:

In Waverly-

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.

In Decorah-

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.

In Cascade-

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.

In Oelwein-

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.

In Edgewood-

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.

In Delhi-

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.

In Anamosa-

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.

In Troy Mills-

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.

In Maquoketa-

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.

In Monticello-

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.