By Jon Swisher-Sports Director:
The high school football season entered into the second week of district play for a majority of our KMCH area teams last Friday night on an beautiful evening that saw eight of the twelve schools pick up victories:
The class 3A 3rd-ranked West Delaware Hawks improved to 4-0 with a 48-7 win over Vinton-Shellsburg. It was a slow start for the Hawks offense but picked it up in the 2nd quarter to take a 20-7 lead at halftime. They never looked back, outscoring the Vikings 28-0 in the last two quarters. As the offense came alive it did so in record-breaking fashion. The Hawks broke the team program record from the 2008 squad, who had 569 yards for total offense & rushing in a single game, with 580 yards.
Eleventh-year head coach Doug Winkowitsch says it was surprising accomplishment after the slower start but an effort he is very proud of:
Senior quarterback Brent Lammers became the all-time total yards leader breaking Mark Weaver’s previous mark that stood since the 1993 season. Weaver had 4,109 passing yards and 79 rushing for a total of 4188 in 2 seasons. Lammers had 117 passing yards and 190 rushing yards and now sits at 4,454 career yards with 3,082 passing & 1,372 rushing in his third season. Coach Wink knows what an athlete Lammers is but gives great credit to his teammates:
Coy Roussell took over 2nd place on the career touchdown list notching 3 in the W and now has 32. He broke the second place tie with Alex Boom & Sam Lahr. Brandon Domeyer is the leader with 41. Roussell, currently sits 3rd in career rushing yards behind Alex Boom and Brandon Domeyer, with 2,486 and needs 133 yards to tie Boom for 2nd place. The are now 4-0/2-0 and stay at home this week for homecoming 2014 hosting Crestwood.
The Mustangs could not provide enough offense or hold Waverly-Shell Rock, falling 31-7. Indee sits at 1-3/0-2 and will have travel to Vinton-Shellsburg this week.
Cascade’s offense continued to roar especially in the passing attack in a 42-21 win over Tipton. The Cougars are at 3-1/1-0 now and will stay on the road heading to Gooselake to play Northeast Friday night.
Beckman held off Waukon 30-20. The Blazers are 3-1/2-0 and head to Guttenberg for non-district play against 1A Clayton Ridge.
The Ed-Co Vikings found just out how good number one Maquoketa Valley is up-close and personal, falling 49-12. The Vikings are 1-3/1-1 and will stay on the road this week playing at North Linn. MV has started out 4-0 for the third season in a row and is 2-0 is district play. The Wildcats face one of their toughest challenges yet and a favored district contender as they travel to Lisbon this Friday night.
East Buchanan fell to Lisbon 54-8. The Buccaneers are 1-3/0-2 and host Starmont this week.
The Blue Raiders continued their good start by winning their third game in a row, a 41-7 victory over Northeast. The three-game win streak is the first for the program since the season of their last playoff berth in 2004. The 41 points they scored is the most since the 2009 season. Anamosa is 3-1 and 2-0 and will make the trip to Camanche this Friday night.
North Linn used late game heroics for a 22-15 comeback win. The Lynx improved to 2-2/2-0 and will host Ed-Co Friday night.
Starmont won their first game of the season by holding off Easton Valley 28-22. The Stars are 1-3/1-1 and head to Winthrop Friday night.
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Monticello got past the Comets 15-6, as they led for most of the game. The Panthers are 2-2 and 2-0 and will play at Mount Vernon this Friday night.
Western Dubuque came up just short against Decorah, falling 13-7. The Bobcats are now 2-2 and 1-0 and will stay at home for their homecoming 2014 hosting Dubuque Wahlert Friday night.