By Jon Swisher-Sports Director:
The high school football season reached the midway point of the season last Friday night, nine of the twelve KMCH area coverage teams picked up victories:
The class 3A 3rd-ranked West Delaware Hawks improved to 5-0 with a 53-0 homecoming win over Crestwood. The double offensive threat of running back Coy Roussell, who rushed for four touchdowns and quarterback Brent Lammers, who ran for two and passed for another led the Hawks from the start. The Hawks are 3-0 in district play and will travel to Charles City this Friday night.
The Independence Mustangs offense was able to outscore the Vikings 29-12 to pick up their first class 3A district 3 win. Indee sits at 2-3/1-2 and will stay on the road this week heading North to face Crestwood.
Cascade’s offense continued to roll with a 42-0 win over Northeast. The Cougars are at 4-1/2-0 now in 2A D-4 and will be at home hosting Camanche for homecoming Friday night.
Beckman stepped out of district play and handed Clayton Ridge a 47-0 loss. The Blazers are 4-1/2-0 and head to West Union to battle North Fayette Valley this week.
The class A top-ranked Maquoketa Valley Wildcats stayed unbeaten as they took down the Lions, who proved to be their toughest test yet, in district 5 play 41-26. Senior all-state running back Ryan Parmely had a season high 324 yards and five touchdowns on 43 carries. The Wildcats improved to 5-0 and are the only 3-0 team in their district. They will return home to welcome North Linn in Delhi this week for homecoming.
In Troy Mills-
The Ed-Co Vikings earned their second district win in a 26-14 triumph over North Linn. The Vikings are 2-3/2-1 now and will head home to entertain Easton Valley for homecoming Friday night. The Lynx are 2-3/2-1 and are on the road facing Maquoketa Valley.
After a slow start the Starmont Stars came from behind and defeated East Buchanan 32-20. The Buccaneers are 1-4/0-3 and travel to Postville while Starmont is 2-3/2-1 and will entertain Lisbon this week.
The Blue Raiders of Anamosa won their 4th game in a row for the first time since 2004, in a 36-7 victory over the Indians. Anamosa is 4-1 and 3-0 and will make the trip up highway 151 for the Cowbell Jones County rival game in Monticello Friday night.
In Mount Vernon-
Monticello led for most of the game until late in the 4th quarter when Mount Vernon rallied for the 10-3. The Panthers are 2-3 and 2-1 and will host Anamosa this week.
Western Dubuque pulled off the homecoming win over Dubuque Wahlert 27-21 in thrilling fashion as 20 of their points came in the 2nd half. The Bobcats are now 3-2 and 2-0 and will head to Cedar Rapids to go up against # 1 Xavier Friday night.