Rebels run roughshod on Iowa Valley; GMG logs monumental win
GLADBROOK – Chase Clark dashed for 223 rushing yards on only 10 carries, scoring twice as Gladbrook-Reinbeck opened up Class A District 4 play with a 45-0 rout of Iowa Valley on the Rebels’ homecoming game at ‘The Pit.’
Clark scored on runs of 60 and 10 yards – and had a 93-yarder called back by penalty – as a part of the Rebels’ 35-point first quarter performance. G-R (2-2, 1-0) led 45-0 at the half and cruised to the victory. The Rebel defense held the visiting Tigers (1-3, 0-1) to minus-2 yards in the first quarter, 14 for the half, and just one first down.
Gladbrook-Reinbeck outgained its guest 445-90, averaging 9.7 yards per play. Dustin Dinsdale rushed three times for 92 yards and a 29-yard touchdown, and Eric Stoakes added 59 yards with a 10-yard TD scamper.
G-R quarterback Camden Kickbush had a 1-yard TD plunge and had to attempt only six passes on the night, completing one to Phil Zimmerman for 8 yards. Wyatt Swanson tacked on a 24-yard field goal.
The Rebels blocked a first-quarter punt attempt and Cameron Clark recovered for the score. Bryce Ehlers led G-R’s defense with 5 1/2 tackles and had one of the team’s three interceptions. Jeff Tscherter and Zimmerman had the others.
Iowa Valley was led by Austin Carney’s 38 rushing yards.
Gladbrook-Reinbeck returns to action next Friday night with a district contest against BCLUW (1-2) in Conrad. The Comets were off in Week 3.
GMG 27, North Tama 13
TRAER – GMG’s balanced offensive attack racked up 424 yards and helped the Wolverines defeat North Tama, 27-13, for the first time since 2005.
Austin Vaughn ran 25 times for 150 yards and a 34-yard touchdown, which put GMG (3-1, 1-0) in front 17-7 during the fourth quarter. Vaughn also had a pair of 20-yard field goals, the last of which accounted for the final points of the Class A District 4 contest.
Bridger Claassen completed 11-of-21 passes for 168 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He hooked up with Luke Petty for an 8-yard TD that gave GMG a comfortable 24-7 lead in the fourth.
Brock Fisher finished with 66 yards rushing and a touchdown, while Bryce Newcomb led the receiving corps with four catches for 68 yards. Trent Geiken had a team-high 10 tackles, while Fisher had eight tackles and a fumble recovery. Jacob Burt also recovered a fumble, and Eric Lada blocked an extra-point kick.
Brody Hulme found Riley Rohach for both North Tama touchdowns, spanning 20 and 30 yards. No other statistics were reported for North Tama (0-4, 0-1), which plays at Iowa Valley next week. GMG hosts Grundy Center in league play.
West Marshall 28, PCM 6
MONROE – PCM did its best to brace for West Marshall’s running attack but could not resist the Trojans, falling 28-6 in Friday’s non-district clash.
Duncan Ferch rushed for 71 yards and Devin Chesler had 69 yards, including a 31-yard scoring dash that put West Marshall (3-0) on the board first during the second quarter. Quarterback Matt Van Metre added a pair of 1-yard TD plunges to get the Trojans to a 21-0 halftime lead.
Elijah Streeter added a 3-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to complete the Trojans’ scoring.
Blake McWilliams led PCM (2-1) with 67 yards rushing in the Mustangs’ first loss. PCM’s offense was led to 107 yards over the course of the contest but stayed close with three takeaways. Logan Gilman scored a 1-yard touchdown run for PCM.
Jared Johnson led West Marshall’s staunch defensive effort with 15 tackles. Chesler had 12 stops and Carsen Dunn 10. Ferch picked off a pass as well for West Marshall, which visits Nevada in next week’s Class 2A District 7 opener. The Trojans topped the Cubs twice last season.