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Neighbors Growing Together | Dec 18, 2014

Football roundup week 2

By Hunter Tickel | Sep 11, 2013

Sigourney-Keota lone local 2-0 team

PACKWOOD — Sigourney-Keota edged Pekin 27-21 to remain undefeated.
“We handled Central pretty well [last week 34-7],” head coach Jared Jensen said. “Our team rebounded after the big win last year.”
It wasn’t easy after Pekin scored 15 unanswered in the fourth quarter, Sigourney-Keota lined up for a field goal with four seconds left.
The field goal went awry on a poor snap that sophomore holder Blaine Gretter took to the house with no time remaining.
“We pulled a victory on a botched field goal attempt,” Jensen said.
After falling behind 6-0 in the opening quarter, it rallied off the next 21 points to take control of the game.
One of the few statistical battles that it won was rushing yards with 223-191. It also had two fewer turnovers. Sophomore Nate Sieren had 102 yards on the ground  on 17 carries.
The leading receiver was senior Kevin Weber with three grabs for 75 yards.
M-P earns 1st win

TIFFIN — The Golden Hawks earned a 27-13 win Friday over Clear Creek-Amana.
Senior quarterback Reid Miller threw for 212 yards with a 152.9 rating. He completed 61.9 percent of his passes. He tossed and scrambled for a touchdown as well as getting picked off once.
Senior Spencer Shalla was his main target. He recorded six catches for 79 yards. Senior Canaan Powell had three grabs for 68 yards and one touchdown.
The running game gave Mid-Prairie balance. Senior Eesaa Baylor needed just five carries to record 77 yards. Senior Austin Slabaugh had 70 yards.
Miller tallied the most solo tackles with three
WACO improves to 1-1

WACO — The Warriors cruised to a 39-0 win of North Mahaska, Friday.
Sophomore Bryce Achen and junior Tucker Janecek gave the backfield the punch it needed following last week’s 21-12 loss to Columbus.
Achen gained 86 yards on the ground in 12 attempts. He had two rushing scores and one punt return for a touchdown. Janecek hit 91 yards on nine carries.
Senior Dylon Carlson rushed for 36 yards on five plays.    
Janecek made a team-high seven tackles including four solo efforts.
Columbus drops
1st game

WAPELLO — The Wildcats’ 340 rushing yards weren’t enough as they fell at Wapello 22-28, Firday.
Sophmore Maurico Ramirez put up 156 yards on 23 rushes. His older brother and senior Mark Ramirez eclipsed the 100-yard mark on 21 attempts. The pair combined for three touchdowns.
Mark Ramirez accounted for two successful two-point conversions.  
Junior quarterback Ethan Leyden couldn’t find any rhythm throwing the ball. He completed just six passes for a 42.9 percentage. He also tossed an interception for a quarterback rating of 59.8.
Junior DJ Beechum led the squad with eight tackles.
Highland clobbered by Central  Lee

HIGHLAND — The Huskies had no answer for Central Lee in a 43-6 blowout.
None of the four running backs hit 22 yards, and quarterback Kody Wood led the team in rushing with just 39 yards.
Wood didn’t find much success with his aerial game. He threw for 100 yards on 24 attempts. He did manage to toss one touchdown.
Senior Jesse Hootman was the recipient on a 32-yard touchdown.



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