New Hampton 28, Iowa Falls-Alden 7
The New Hampton Chickasaws picked up a homecoming win over Iowa Falls-Alden. Tristan Sweitzer ran for 152 yards in the 28-7 victory. Sweitzer bagged two scores and Keegan Kane also netted a touchdown. Quarterback Wyatt Stochl threw for a score and completed seven of his eight passes. The Chickasaws host Crestwood Friday.
Osage 22, #9 Sumner-Fredricksburg 14
The Osage Green Devils are a top the district all by themselves. The Green Devils upset ninth-ranked and undefeated Sumner-Fredricksburg on Friday night 22-14. After falling behind 16-0, the Cougars clawed their way back to 16-14 but couldn’t come up with a stop they needed. Osage quarterback Brett Bobinet threw 12 for 16 for 123 yards a pair of touchdowns and an interception. Thor Maakestad and Hayden Meek each caught a touchdown pass. Sumner-Fred quarterback Brandon Meyer threw a pair of interceptions and Spencer Schmitz led the Cougars with 17 carries and 67 yards and a score. Osage is 4-2 and hosts North Butler Friday. Sumner-Fred hosts Denver and falls to 5-1.
Turkey Valley 46, Kee High 38
The Turkey Valley Trojans rebounded with a 46-38 win over Kee High on Friday. Ethan Leibold threw a pair of touchdowns on 138 yards passing and Dylan Elsbernd ran for a 103 and two scores. Leibold also used his legs for two touchdowns. The Trojans host West Central Friday.
South Winneshiek 38, Nashua-Plainfield 16
South Winneshiek picked up their fourth win downing Nashua-Plainfield 38-16 Friday night. Sophomore quarterback Jacob Herold passed 12 for 14 for 215 yards and three scores. Herold also bagged six points on the ground. Levi Lukes had two touchdown receptions and 75 yards receiving. The Warriors are 4-2 and travel to Saint Ansgar Friday.
Monticello 28, North Fayette Valley 21
The North Fayette Valley Tiger-Hawks dropped their fourth game to Monticello 28-21. Quarterback Brooks Hovden threw for 153 yards on score and three interceptions. Liam McIntyre ran for 40 yards on 16 carries and bagged to touchdowns. North Fayette Valley plays Oelwein Friday.
TCU 17, Iowa State 14
Iowa State coach Matt Campbell is not sure about running back David Montgomery’s status for this week’s game at Oklahoma State. Montgomery rushed for 101 yards in a 17-14 loss at TCU but left the game in the fourth quarter with an injury and did not return.
The Horned Frogs won the game with a field goal with 37 seconds remaining. Campbell remains confident in his team despite a 1-3 start.
It was another stellar effort by the Iowa State defense though Campbell says they had trouble getting the TCU offense off the field on third down. The Horned Frogs lone second half touchdown was scored by the defense on a 53 yard return of a Zeb Noland fumble.
Iowa vs Minnesota
Iowa is expected to be without linebacker Nick Niemann (nee-mun) when the Hawkeyes return from their bye week with a visit to Minnesota. Niemann suffered a leg injury late in a loss to Wisconsin and defensive coordinator Phil Parker says sophomore Barrington Wade and junior Kristian Welch are expected to fill in.
Parker has been pleased with the play of the linebackers after losing all three starters from a year ago.
Offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz says the tweaked their practice schedule heading into the Minnesota game. The Iowa offense has struggled the past few years coming off a bye week.
Ferentz says the improvement on offense the past few weeks can be traced to better production on first down.