Cougars keep unbeaten streak going; Tigers fall
LAKE MILLS – The AGWSR football team continued its dominance in the trenches, grinding out all 292 yards of offense on the ground in a 31-6 rout over Class A District 2 foe Lake Mills (3-5, 2-4) on Friday night.
Sophomore Levi Stockdale churned out 169 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries, while Clay Meinders covered 73 yards on 17 rushes to lead fourth-ranked AGWSR (9-0, 6-0). Evan Janssen scored on one of his three carries and tallied 31 yards as Brandon Johnson and Meinders each supplied a 1-yard TD plunge.
Trevor Bakker made seven tackles – including three behind the line – with a pair of sacks. Carson Lutterman tallied seven stops and Sully Hofmeister picked off two passes to go with six tackles as AGWSR’s stingy defense held its sixth opponent below double figures.
Lake Mills’ Hunter Kighland completed 19-of-43 passes for 162 yards and a score, while the Bulldogs gained just 26 yards on the ground. Paul Pins hauled in eight grabs for 62 yards including a 28-yard reception for Lake Mills’ lone trip to the endzone.
The Cougars will look to claim the district title outright when they host Prairie Valley (5-3, 5-1) in the regular season finale Friday.
North Polk 29, South Hardin 0
ELDORA – North Polk limited the Tigers’ prolific passing attack to 12 yards as South Hardin suffered its first shutout of the season in Class 2A District 7 play.
Sam Shindelar’s five completions totaled just five yards as the Comets also limited the Tigers to just 81 yards on the ground. Bobby Hatton led South Hardin for 47 yards on 13 carries, while also completing one pass for seven yards. Shindelar added 17 yards on six rushes as the Tigers (1-7, 1-5) finished 6-of-18 through the air in their fifth straight loss.
Jordan Wilkie led the defense with 10 tackles and a fumble recovery, while Bryan Zeisneiss and Glendon Mesch each made eight stops. Alex Stowe and Ben Westendorf each recorded a sack and Kolton Chaplin recovered a fumble. No Comet stats were available.
North Polk (7-1, 4-1) remains second in the district and hosts East Marshall (0-5, 0-9) in its regular season finale. The Tigers close their 2013 campaign on the road against Colfax-Mingo (2-6) in non-district play. The Tiger-Hawks are on a six-game slide and have surrendered 47 points or more in each of those contests.