Rockford 32, Don Bosco 26 (OT)
The Rockford Warriors did it again Friday night.
With the game tied at 26, Rockford avenged their only loss of the season downing the back-to-back state champion the Don Bosco Dons 32-26 in overtime.
Rockford jumped out in front on the first of two 24-yard touchdown runs by Jake Staudt. Schriever than added to the Warrior advantage and ran a score in from 6 yards and Rockford led 14-0. The Dons scored 14-straight points to tie the game, but Kaden Lyman gave the Warriors the lead going into the break on a two-yard run. Don Bosco scored 14-more straight points, before Jake Staudt had the tying touchdown with 22 seconds left.
Staudt finished with with 211 yards rushing and two scores and added 107 yards through the air. Lyman 69 yards and a score and Dillon Schriever 27 yards and two touchdown.
Rockford will face Southeast Warren Thursday morning at 9 in the UNI Dome for a trip to the state finals on the line.
Purdue 38, Iowa 36
Iowa is out of the AP Poll and said goodbye to its title hopes in the Big Ten West after a 38-36 loss at Purdue. Spencer Evans’ 25 yard field goal with eight seconds remaining was the game winner as Iowa’s decision to chase points basckfired. Twice in the second half the Hawks faled to convert a two point conversion opening the door for the field goal to win it. Coach Kirk Ferentz.
Purdue and quarterback David Blough torched the Iowa secondary with several big plays.
Ferentz says there is still plenty to play for.
Iowa State 27, Kansas 3
Iowa State is into the AP Poll at number 23. The Cyclones are 5-3 and in the thick of the Big 12 title hunt after a 27-3 win at Kansas. The Cyclones need to win out and get some help to qualify for the league championship game.
Iowa State coach Matt Campbell who says the Cyclones are not concerned about the big picture.