Prep football roundup
Wildcats continue momentum
COLUMBUS — Columbus picked up where it left off last year — winning games. With a 21-12 win against WACO, Friday, it touts wins in three of its last four games dating back to last season.
Senior Zack Gaddy led the team to a win with 87 yards on the ground, 5.8 average and two touchdowns. Quarterback Ethan Leyden had just one rushing attempt but turned it into a score.
On the defensive side, Gaddy matched Kenan Todd’s team-high eight solo tackles. Todd led the team with 13 tackles.
The Wildcats held quarterback Braden Blake to two completions, while picking him off once. The Warriors’ running game was held in check with no carrier hitting 100 yards and all but one rusher was held to 3.2 yards or less.
Highland blitzes Iowa Valley
IOWA VALLEY — Senior quarterback Kody Wood lit up the Iowa Valley defense with 157 passing yards en route to a 57-6 blowout, Friday, including a 52-yard touchdown strike to Jesse Hootman. Wood finished with a 126.1 rating.
Hootman had a credible night behind the tackles. Among rushers with a minimum of 10 carries, he matched Wood’s team-high 7.1-yard average. The pair of players each had two rushing touchdowns.
The Huskies totaled 283 yards in the trenches.
Senior Casey Castillo paced the squad with eight tackles. All five of Iowa Valley’s ball carriers were held to 40 yards or less.
Sigourney-Keota off to perfect start
CENTRAL LEE — The Savage Cobras made it look simple with an efficient aerial and running game. They moved to 1-0 with a 34-7 shellacking of Central Lee in the season-opener, Friday.
Sigourney-Keota had a viable one-two punch in sophomore Peyton Crawford and senior Kolton Greiner. The two backs hit the 100-yard mark. Greiner had the longest scoring carry of the night, a 46-yarder.
Play caller Luke Lyle finished with a 75 percent completion percentage to go along with a 106.7 rating. He was a dual threat with his feet, rushing for a touchdown.
Senior Derek Berg amassed a team-best nine tackles. His team put the clamps on the passing game. Central Lee used two quarterbacks, who had a combined two completions.