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Struggling Cougars fall to PV Spartans

It’s an uphill struggle to say the least for a team to spot the other side 21 points after just one offensive play and expect to win a game.

On homecoming night Friday at Kingston, Kennedy gifted Pleasant Valley three quick touchdowns on a fumble, a busted defensive play and a kickoff return.

The Cougars tried to come back. But it was too little and too late and they fell, 40-28, for their fourth straight loss of the season.

“We just dug ourselves too big of a hole,” said first-year Kennedy Coach Brian White. “It’s been the story of our season. We keep shooting ourself in the foot. We beat ourselves.”

The game wasn’t a minute old when the Cougars’ coughed up the ball at the 25-yard line and the Spartans’ Nate Elsey-Williams ran the recovery back for the first score.



Marion falls at No. 5 Solon

SOLON - The Marion Indians managed only 193 yards of total offense Friday night and lost to fifth-ranked Solon, 21-7, in a Class 3A district football game in Solon.

Kory Walsh carried the ball 12 times for 123 yards to account for most of Marion's output. He scored on a 4-yard run in the fourth quarter after the Spartans had taken a 21-0 lead.

"We played hard," said Marion Coach Tony Perkins. "We never gave up.

"We have been decimated by injuries but will continue to work hard throughout the season. We did make some mistakes and two of the touchdowns shouldn't have happened, but I was pleased with our effort."


J-Hawks clobber Davenport West, 62-0

DAVENPORT - It's been a long time since the Jefferson J-Hawks were the big bullies on a football field, but it happened Thursday night in Davenport.

The J-Hawks scored three touchdowns in 92 seconds in the first quarter Thursday and belted the hapless Falcons from Davenport West, 62-0, at Brady Street Stadium.

Jefferson raced to an imposing 49-0 lead at halftime and Coach Brian Webb had the rare luxury of clearing his bench in the second half.

The J-Hawks squared their record at 2-2 heading into next Thursday's game against Kennedy at Kingston Stadium.

Jefferson dominated the game on offense, defense and special teams. The J-Hawks held Davenport West to 32 yards of total offense in the entire game with swarming defense.

"Offensively we played lights out," said Webb. "Defensively we attacked the ball."


Kohawks looking for faster starts

The Coe College football team has outscored its first two opponents, 64-19, in the second half of games this season.

That's the good news.

Unfortunately, the Kohawks have been outscored 38-14 in the first half, primarily because they trailed Wheaton 31-0 at intermission in the opener two weeks ago.

That's the bad news.

Coe rallied and nearly caught Wheaton before falling, 36-28. This past Saturday, the Kohawks led Cornell 14-7 at intermission before rolling in the second half for a 50-21 triumph.

Needless to say, the Kohawks will be looking for a faster start this Saturday when they host Wisconsin-Stevens Point in the home opener at Clark Field at 1 p.m.


New MSR feature: Metro football stats

The Metro Sports Report will be providing updated statistics for the eight Metro football teams each week this season, beginning this week as we head into the fourth game of the year.

Mark Dukes, a contributor to the MSR, will be compiling the stats based on the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) website and game reports.

We will be offering a variety of individual and team statistics to help readers keep track of what's happening and enjoy the season.

Jay Kortemeyer of Xavier is leading the Metro in rushing with 368 yards after three games. Trey Beckman of Prairie is the leading passer with 686 yards and Jalen Rima of Prairie is the top receiver with 14 catches.


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Metro Schedule

Sunday, Sept. 21 Friday, Sept. 26
MGLF: Coe at Dubuque Invitational HSFB: Waterloo East at Linn-Mar, 7:15 p.m.
WTEN: Coe at ITA Midwest Regional HSFB: DeWitt Central at Marion, 7:15 p.m.
MSOC: Coe 4, Cornell 0 HSFB: Prairie at Burlington, 7:15 p.m.
WGLF: Mount Mercy at Clarke Fall Invitational HSFB: Muscatine at Washington, 7:15 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 22 HSFB: Maquoketa at Xavier, 7:15 p.m.
BGLF: MVC Quad at Pleasant Valley HSFB: Cedar Valley Christian at Lansing Kee, 7 p.m.
BGLF: MVC Triangular at Hunters Ridge CVB: Kirkwood at Overland Park, Kan.
BGLF: MVC Triangular at Pheasant Ridge CVB: Coe, Mount Mercy at Dubuque Tournament

MGLF: Kirkwood at AIB Invitational, Lake Panorama
Tuesday, Sept. 23 WGLF: Iowa Conference Meet at Cedar Falls
HSVB: Jefferson at Linn-Mar, 7 p.m. MTEN: Coe at ITA Regional, St. Peter, Minn.
HSVB: Iowa City West at Kennedy, 7 p.m. W/MCC: Mount Mercy at Augustana Invitational
HSVB: Marion at Clear Creek-Amana, 6 p.m.
HSVB: Prairie at Washington, 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27
HSVB: Iowa City High at Xavier, 5:30 p.m. USHL: Dubuque at Cedar Rapids, 7:05 p.m.
HSVB: Cedar Valley Christian at Bellevue Marquette, 6 p.m. GSWM: Kennedy Invitational, 8:30 a.m.
GSWM: Jefferson at Cedar Falls, 6 p.m. GSWM: Linn-Mar Invitational, 10 a.m.
GSWM: Waterloo West at Kennedy, 6 p.m. GSWM: Washington at DM Lincoln Invitational, 11:30 a.m.
GSWM: Williamsburg at Washington, 6 p.m. G/BCC: Jefferson at Anamosa Invitational, 8:30 a.m.
G/BCC: Marion at Center-Point Urbana, 5 p.m. G/BCC: Linn-Mar at Aurora Central Invitational, 9 a.m.
CVB: Buena Vista at Coe, 7 :30 p.m. GCC: Marion at Independence Invitational, 9:10 a.m.
MGLF: Mount Mercy Invitational, Blue Top Ridge, 8 a.m. HSVB: Kennedy, Xavier at Dubuque Senior Invitational, 9 a.m.

HSVB: Linn-Mar at Monticello Tournament, 9 a.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 24 HSVB: Prairie, Washington at Cedar Falls Invitational, 9 a.m.
CVB: Clinton at Kirkwood, 6:30 p.m. CVB: Coe, Mount Mercy at Dubuque Tournament
CVB: William Penn at Mount Mercy, 7 p.m. MGLF: Kirkwood at AIB Invitational, Lake Panorama
WSOC: Coe at Blackburn, 2 p.m. WGLF: Iowa Conference Meet at Cedar Falls
MSOC: Upper Iowa at Mount Mercy, 5 p.m. WSOC: Luther at Coe, 5 p.m.
WTEN: Wartburg at Coe, 3:30 p.m. WSOC: Clarke at Mount Mercy, 1 p.m.

MSOC: Luther at Coe, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 25 MSOC: Clarke at Mount Mercy, 3 p.m.
HSFB: Kennedy at Jefferson, 7:15 p.m. MTEN: Coe at ITA Regional, St. Peter, Minn.
G/BCC: Eastern Iowa Classic, Dubuque, 4:30 p.m.
GSWM: Linn-Mar at Dubuque Senior, 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28
GSWM: Marshalltown at Washington, 6 p.m. MGLF: Mount Mercy at Ashford Invitational, 12:30 p.m.
HSVB: Cedar Valley Christian at East Buchanan, 6 p.m. MTEN: Coe at ITA Regional, St. Peter, Minn.
WTEN: Dubuque at Coe, 3 p.m.; Loras at Coe, 6 p.m.



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