PREP FOOTBALL: Ground gains get Cougars to 3-0

GARWIN – Class A No. 6-ranked AGWSR rushed for 357 yards and all of its seven touchdowns in a 48-7 romp over GMG on Friday night.

The Cougars (3-0) head into District 2 play with a 3-0 record for the second year in a row.

Clay Meinders led AGWSR with 92 yards rushing on just seven carries, scoring three touchdowns highlighted by a 59-yard scamper. Cody Williams had 81 rushing yards and a touchdown, and Levi Stockdale had 79 yards and a score. Clayton Bohner racked up 70 yards on the ground and two rushing touchdowns.

The Cougars never even attempted a pass in sending GMG to 1-2.

Sully Hofmeister had an interception and a fumble recovery, while Austin Heitland fell on a loose ball as well.

AGWSR opens district action with Friday’s home game against Notre Dame.

Northeast Hamilton 44, Colo-NESCO 0

BLAIRSBURG – Colo-NESCO was limited to 81 yards of total offense on Friday night, falling to 0-3 with a 44-0 loss at the hands of Northeast Hamilton in 8-man football.

Evan Wenn had 21 yards rushing and 17 yards receiving to lead the Royals (0-1, 0-3).

“0-3 is not how we thought our season would start but there is still a lot of football to be played,” said C-N coach Josh Nessa. “We will focus on improving and doing what it takes to make ourselves more successful.

“Our hats are off to a tough-nosed Northeast Hamilton team who made the most of playing with a very small squad.

Royals quarterback Taylor Hill was 3-for-10 passing for 24 yards with two interceptions, and he also rushed for 16 yards.

Dacian Wilson notched eight tackles to lead Colo-NESCO defensively, while Christian Reischauer and Casy Angel had six stops apiece.

Tyler Smith rushed for three touchdowns and Gabe Rapp had two TDs on the ground for Northeast Hamilton (2-0).

Montezuma 47, BCLUW 0

MONTEZUMA – The host Braves dealt their second consecutive shutout to start the season, beating BCLUW 47-0 on Friday night.

Mitch Stevens rushed 12 times for 198 yards and three touchdowns to lead Montezuma (2-0), which avenged last year’s 33-19 loss in Conrad. Braves quarterback Dillon Wilhelm was 6-for-7 passing for 87 yards and two touchdowns.

Tyler Lutes rushed for 49 yards on eight carries to pace BCLUW offensively. The Comets gained only 132 yards of total offense, as QB Conner Ubben finished 5-for-16 for 40 yards with two interceptions. Ty Runge’s 19-yard reception made him the team’s leader on the night.

Blake Cooper had a team-leading 14 tackles and Lutes had nine stops for the Comets. Taylor Sams had an interception.

This marked the second straight shutout loss for BCLUW (1-2), which hosts Gladbrook-Reinbeck in Friday’s Class A District 4 opener.

Grundy Center 30, South Hardin 16

ELDORA – Grundy Center survived a turnover-plagued battle with its neighbor to the west, capturing its first win of the season.

No statistics were available for the Spartans (1-2), who host Belle Plaine in this week’s Class A District 4 opener.

South Hardin quarterback Sam Shindelar was 14-for-29 for 286 yards and a touchdown, but threw five interceptions. Junior wideout Eric Mulder had six receptions for 108 yards, while Bridger Lawrence’s only grab was a 79-yard touchdown catch.

Mulder also had one of the Tigers’ four fumble recoveries, and Tysen Butler picked off a pass in the loss.

South Hardin (0-2) opens Class 2A District 7 play Friday against East Marshall (0-3) in Le Grand.

Hudson 23, East Marshall 6

HUDSON – Pirates QB Cameron Wright threw for 93 yards and one touchdown and ran for 88 yards and another score, helping Hudson take down East Marshall 23-6 in non-district play.

Garret Schmitz added 53 rushing yards and one score for the Pirates (1-1).

No statistics were available for East Marshall (0-3), which hosts South Hardin in Class 2A District 7 play this Friday in Le Grand.

Springville 56, Meskwaki 14

SPRINGVILLE – Elias Nissen rushed for 116 yards and four touchdowns and also had a 68-yard kickoff return for a score to lead 8-man’s fifth-ranked Orioles to a non-district victory over Meskwaki (0-2).

Lone Tree 28, North Tama 0

LONE TREE – North Tama was shut out for the second time in three weeks as Lone Tree toppled the Redhawks 23-0.

Jared Hudson carried 19 times for 85 yards and two touchdowns and Lone Tree (1-1) played turnover-free for the win.

North Tama QB Brody Hulme completed 11 of 19 passes for 124 yards with an interception, while the Redhawks lost 6 yards on the ground. Omar Martinez had four receptions for 27 yards, Riley Rohach had two grabs for 31 yards, while both Brandon Kaufman and Paul Kaufmann had two catches for 24 yards.

Zac Ameling had 10 tackles to lead the Redhawks (0-3), who host GMG (2-1) in a Class A District 4 opener Friday.

South Tama 26, Vinton-Shellsburg 21

TAMA – Bo Blocker scored three touchdowns and Peyton Craun had another as South Tama won its home football opener 26-21 over Vinton-Shellsburg on Friday night.

Nick Hyland had 175 yards rushing and two touchdowns for V-S, highlighted by a 60-yard scamper to paydirt, to lead the Vikings.

Tanner Spies had six receptions for 83 yards as well for Vinton-Shellsburg, which ran for 227 yards and passed for 106 more.