The Fairfield varsity football team took a 21-0 season opening game at Davis County Friday night. Dakota Nye racked up 126 yards from just 8 runs with 83 of them on a touchdown early in the first quarter. Cam Baumann was 5 of 20 through the air netting 76 yards and a TD. Alex Crile had 44 of those from 3 catches including a 17 yard touchdown. Landen Greiner provided a 22 yard reception that set up a short TD run by Baumann. Defensive leaders featured Fejon Redd making 6 and a half tackles, in for a loss. Alex Christensen had 4 and a half tackles including 2 and a half behind the line of scrimmage. Zach Martin totlaed 2 tackles for losses. Cody Craff recovered a fumble. Fairfield will host Albia this Friday night.
The Mustangs Justin Utt completed 8 of 23 passes racking up 90 yards. Dillon Garrett got 46 of them on 3 receptions. Jacob Jones had 2 catches that gained 21 yards. Davis County is at Chariton this Friday.
Pekin ripped Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 32-0 in a season opening varsity football home contest Friday night. Trevor Northup completed 4 of 10 passes netting 212 yards and 2 touchdowns. Ryan Swanson came through with 2 catches that totaled 113 yards with 66 of them on a TD. Christian Wittrock had an 86 yard touchdown reception. Chase Copeland gained 135 yards from 24 carries including 3 TD's. Tanner Adam led the defense with 15 tackles, 3 of behind the line of scrimmage. Cole Reighard made 13 tackles. Tyler Copeland had 12 tackles, 3 resulting in losses with one sack and recovered 2 fumbles. Matthew Bolinger contributed 11 tackles, 2 in the backfield and got a fumble recovery. Joe Hagedon and Keton Winn also recovered fumbles. The Panthers visit Sigourney-Keota this Friday night. The Savage-Cobras downed BGM 28-14 Friday night.
The Ottumwa varsity football team picked up a season opening 42-21 home victory against Mount Pleasant. Brok Hopwood went 9 of 14 through the air gaining 233 yards and 2 touchdowns. Papy Kruah made 4 catches netting 111 yards and a TD. Andrew Altfillisch had 51 yards from 3 receptions. Gage Ryder made a 42 yard catch. Isaiah Cox provided 134 yards from 13 runs, one a 36 yard touchdown and grabbed a 29 yard TD pass. Hopwood also scored a pair of touchdowns on the ground. Sam Moreland made 11 tackles and Cox added 6. Bradley Bramschreiber and Jajuan Bridges each had interceptions. Matthew Moreland recovered a fumble and ran it 45 yards for a defensive TD. The Bulldogs are at Oskaloosa this Friday night.
Van Buren started the varsity football season winning 19-13 at Lynnville-Sully Friday night. Garrett Saunders hit 11 of 20 passes netting 242 yards and 2 touchdowns. Will Mertens finished with 141 of those on 5 catches, one a TD. Brandon Plecker had 3 receptions that gained 66 yards and a touchdown. Vaughn Helling ran in the other TD. Saunders racked up the most rushing yards with 41. Waytt Cole and Mertens each came through with interceptions. Jesse Fuller recovered a fumble. Sam Dickinson totaled 11 tackles. Justin Hagans and Saunders each had 9 tackles. Brayden Starnes added 7. The Warriors host Montezuma Friday night. The Braves defeated Grundy Center 28-21 on Friday.
The Cardinal varsity football team dropped a 20-14 season opening game at Southeast Warren Friday night. Tyler Albert provided 166 yards rushing from 24 carries including both touchdowns, one of those going 64 yards. Brandon Potts completed 4 of 8 passes totaling 50 yards. Ty. Albert had 20 of those from 2 receptions. Trevor Albert made a 16 yard catch and Quinn Honomichl added a 14 yard reception. Nathan Yeager paced the defense with 13 tackles, Chase Courtney made 10 with one sack while Trenton Durflinger contributed 8. The Comtes host North Mahaska this Friday night and the contest will be broadcast live on FM95.9, Classic 96.
Fairfield opened the varsity volleyball season hosting the Steve Hisel quad last evening. The scores:
They defeated Albia 25-11, 25-17 and IMS 25-19, 25-10
but were topped by Class 2A 4th rated Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 20-25, 18-25
Top individual stats featured:
Kaylee Watson 67 digs
Alexis Ring ripped 39 of 41 serves with 3 aces and distributed 19 set assists
Mackenzie Flattery provided 29 digs and hit all 19 serves
Jolea Burkhart connected on each of 27 serves, 4 of them aces and totaled 25 digs
Kelsey Roberts had 26 assists
Shelby Heston hammered 19 kills
Madison Roberts was credited with 16 kills
Molly Ryan totaled 14 kills and 4 blocks
Delaney Neil contributed 11 kills and 4 blocks
The Trojans visit Class 4A 15th ranked Mount Pleasant for a big Southeast Conference match next Thursday night.
Pekin lost to West Burlington 18-25, 25-27 and Winfield Mount Union 20-25, 25-23, 14-16 in varsity volleyball at home last night. Stat leaders from the West Burlington match featured:
Whitney Horras 15 assists from setting
Cassidy Tolle hit all 9 serves, 2 of them aces, provided 4 digs and 4 kills
Beth Atwood 7 kills and 3 solo blocks
Shelbie Williams 4 kills
Maddy Baker and Courtney Comstock each totaled 4 digs
Against WMU the Panthers were paced by:
Tolle didn't miss on 15 serves including 3 aces, had 6 kills and 5 digs
Emily Bemis converted each of 14 serves with one ace
The Van Buren varsity volleyballl team started the season dropping all 3 matches at the Waco tournament Monday evening. Scores included:
16-21, 21-11, 9-15 against Columbus Junction
19-21, 7-21 versus Pekin
14-21, 9-21 facing Wapello
Stat leaders were:
Libby King hit all 18 serves, distributed 16 set assists, totaled 5 digs and 4 kills
Shayla Filson went 15 of 18 serving with 3 aces and nailed 8 kills
Aletha Wenke converted 13 of 15 serves, 2 of them aces
Jenna Thornburg didn't miss on 11 serves including one ace and provided 7 digs
Courtney Hervey had 10 digs
Grace Thomas drilled 8 kills and 3 ace
Pekin is hosting a fall sports preview event tomorrow evening. Their volleyball team is scrimmaging at 5. At 6:30 the cheerleaders along with boys and girls cross country runners all will be introduced at Tom Stone field. After the national anthem is played, any athlete or fan can participate in the bucket challenge where ice water is poured over them to raise awareness for ALS or Lou Gehrig disease. The football players and coaches are introduced before a scrimmage starting at 7.
The Classic 96 area high school football game of the week schedule for this season will feature:
29 Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont at Pekin
5 North Mahaska at Cardinal
12 Lone Tree at Van Buren
19 New London at Pekin
26 Pekin at Van Buren
3 Cardinal at Pekin
10 Danville at Cardinal
17 Pekin at Waco
24 Van Buren at Cardinal
Here is the Fairfield High School football schedule for the 2014 season with each varsity contest broadcast live on 1570KMCD:
29 at Davis County
5 Albia (Home)
12 Knoxville (Home)
19 at Washington
26 Fort Madison (Home)
3 at Keokuk
10 Mount Pleasant (Home)
17 at Davenport Assumption
24 Clear Creek Amana (Home)