By Jon Swisher-Sports Director:
Week 7 of the high school football season saw 7 of our KMCH area coverage schools earn victories on Friday night. Here’s a look at how some of those games went down and where the area teams will be this Friday night in week 8 play:
The Class 3A 10th-ranked West Delaware Hawks bounced back in impressive fashion with a dominating 42-7 win over Wahlert. Caleb Kehrli ran for 87 yards and scored on runs of 13, 34 and 1. QB Tanner Wessels also tallied three TD’s, including an 8-yard run and passes of 22 and 65 yards to receiver Kabryn Cook. The Hawks defense limited Wahlert to 96 total yards and posted a shutout. The Golden Eagles’ only TD came on a defensive fumble return late in the contest. Hawks head coach Doug Winkowitsch talked about how pleased he was with the effort in his postgame interview:
The Hawks improved to 6-1/4-1 and will host their final regular season home opponent, welcoming in Marion who knocked off Clear Creek-Amana in overtime Friday night.
Monticello took down the Huskies 51-32 for their first district win. Junior running back Max Keleher rushed for 373 yards and scored all seven Panther touchdowns. The astounding night for Keleher included four scoring runs of more than 30 yards, including a 97-yarder. He also returned a kickoff 85 yards for a TD. The Panthers are 3-4/1-4 and will entertain Beckman.
The Blue Raiders used a big offensive night to dispose of Camanche, 52-17. Michael Martensen ran for 175 yards with three touchdowns on 16 carries. The Blue Raiders totaled 315 rushing yards as Jay McClean added three TD’s. Anamosa is 3-4/2-3 and heads to Wellman to face Mid-Prairie.
Western Dubuque continued their quest for a Class 4A playoff spot as they downed Senior 42-28. Quarterback Dylan Gotto passed for 269 yards and a TD and ran for two more scores. Gotto completed 19 of 23 passes and ran for 56 yards, and Kam Kramer rushed for 106 yards with three touchdowns as Western Dubuque improved to 5-2/2-1 in the district 6 and will host Davenport West.
Independence was shutout 39-0 by Vinton-Shellsburg. The Mustangs are 0-7/0-5 and will be home to Benton Community.
Maquoketa Valley was taken down by Jesup 41-21. The Wildcats drop to 3-4/1-4 and will travel to Stanwood to face North Cedar.
East Buchanan blanked the Pirates 58-0. The Bucs improved to 5-2/4-1 and will be at home against Ed-Co.
North Linn got past the Vikings 32-22. The Lynx are now 5-2/3-2 and will be at Starmont. Ed-Co is 3-4/3-2.
Starmont was dropped by highly ranked Wapsie Valley 40-7. The Stars fell to 2-5/2-3 and will host North Linn.
Cascade edged their Highway 136 rival Beckman 22-21. The Cougars improved to 5-2/3-2 and welcome in Waterloo Columbus. The Blazers are 2-5/1-4.
Western Dubuque 42, Dubuque Senior 28 Vinton-Shellsburg 39, Independence 0 West Delaware 42, Wahlert 7
Monticello 51, Oelwein 32 Anamosa 52 Camanche 17 Jesup 41, Maquoketa Valley 21 East Buchanan 58, Alburnett 0
North Linn 32, Edgewood-Colesburg 22
Wapsie Valley 40, Starmont 7 Cascade 22 Beckman 21