Sunday, October 04, 2015
SATURDAY'S SCOREBOARD: COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Coe 30, Loras 27 ... WOMEN'S SOCCER: Coe 1, Wartburg 0 ... MEN'S SOCCER: Wartburg 4, Coe 0 ... Mount Mercy 6, Clarke 1 ...
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Wilson stars as Saints dump Maquoketa

MAQUOKETA – Maliki Wilson studied the tapes of NFL greats like Walter Payton and Barry Sanders. Their reads, their cuts and their moves.

Man, those moves.

"I watch a lot of film of Walter Payton. I watch the way Barry Sanders used to cut back against the field,” said Wilson, Xavier's 5-foot-11, 175-pound junior running back. “My dad helps me study a lot.”

Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, and Walter and Barry would have been flattered by Wilson's deft impressions of their Hall of Fame running styles Friday night.

Xavier took full control of the Class 3A, District 4 race with the dynamic and razzle-dazzling Wilson putting on a 191-yard, four-touchdown rushing clinic in the Saints' drama-less 42-13 victory over Maquoketa at Goodenow Field.

“He is a student of the game. He has a great love of the game,” Xavier coach Duane Schulte said.


No. 6 Warriors rally by Muscatine

MUSCATINE - Paul James left the visitor's pressbox at the Muscatine football field in the second half Friday night and positioned himself near the top row of the bleachers to get a better view of the game.

The Cedar Rapids Washington coach liked what he saw a lot better.

The sixth-ranked Warriors scored 21 straight points in the second half and rallied for a 35-21 victory over seventh-ranked Muscatine in the Class 4A, District 6 opener in Muscatine.

The windows in the visitor's press box could have used a good scrubbing to improve the visibility, according to a Metro Sports Report observer, and James felt a little confined in the facility.

"It is kind of an old MAC (Mississippi Athletic Conference) tradition to have a smaller press box for the visitors on the opposite side of the field from the home team and the more spacious press box for the home teams, but I didn't really care for that," James said. "It helped for me to move up to the corner of the stands in the second half."


Bach family rules at Independence meet

INDEPENDENCE - First Center Point, now Independence.

The Bach siblings have done it again.

Marion High School senior Madison Bach won the 37th Annual Mustang Invitational on Saturday in Independence and led the Indians to the team championship. Then her brother Myles, a sophomore, captured his varsity race and led Marion to the boys title as well.

The Bachs did the same thing Tuesday at the Center Point-Urbana Invitational, winning individual crowns and leading their teams to the championships.

Madison Bach covered the 5K course in 19 minutes, 29 seconds for a 28-second victory over Felicity Traylor of South Winn. Marion won the girls championship with 44 points, with South Winn a distant second at 85.


Rima helps Prairie race by Burlington

As a publicity stunt (and to make money), the great Olympic sprinter Jessie Owens sometimes ran against race horses.

On the football field Friday night, Prairie’s unstoppable Jalen Rima out-ran a pack of Grayhounds not once, but several times, to lead his team to a much-needed 57-7 shellacking of District 6 foe Burlington.

Rima, a multi-sport star senior still deciding on college, scored three times on two long pass plays and a long run.

In the first half alone, as the Hawks built a 43-7 margin and coasted the rest of the way under a continuous clock, the lanky speedster accounted for 224 yards on just three rushes and three pass receptions.


Lions put clamps on Waterloo East

WATERLOO - It took awhile for the Linn-Mar offense to get started in Friday night's Class 4A District 4 opener with Waterloo East.

However, the Lion defense was in top form right from the start.

Linn-Mar held the Trojans to just 20 yards of total offense, including a whopping minus-65 rushing total, en route to a 54-0 triumph at Memorial Stadium.

The win moves Linn-Mar to 2-3 overall, 1-0 in district play, while Waterloo East falls to 0-5, 0-1. It was the 24th straight loss for the Trojans dating back to the 2012 playoffs.

"We needed a game like this tonight," said Linn-Mar senior defensive end Sam Bries. "I'm just really glad we all came together. Our defense just needed to be ready."

Ready they were. Linn-Mar surrendered just four first downs and the one time East moved inside the red zone after a long completion, Bries and his mates pushed the hosts back 10 yards and took over on downs.

"We just have the mentality of never giving up," Bries said. "Our offense may have been struggling, but we just want to keep working, hoping that will bring them up. We knew it was just a matter of time before they got going."


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Metro Schedule

Sunday, Sept. 27 Friday, Oct. 2
WGLF: Mount Mercy at Grinnell Invitational

USHL: RoughRiders 6, Fargo 1

WTEN: Coe at ITA Regional, St. Peter, Minn. HSFB: Iowa City High 28, Prairie 21

HSFB: Xavier 35, Western Dubuque 12
Monday, Sept. 28 HSFB: Cedar Falls 34, Jefferson 31 (OT)
BGLF: MVC Mississippi Division Meet, Gates Park HSFB: Kennedy 31, Linn-Mar 6
BGLF: MVC Valley Division Meet, The Meadows HSFB: Washington 53, Ottumwa 7
Tuesday, Sept. 29 HSFB: Maquoketa 14, Marion 0
B/GCC: Muscatine Invitational HSFB: Midland 70, Cedar Valley Christian 14
GSWM: Washington 125, Jefferson 61 MTEN: Coe at ITA Regional, St. Peter, Minn.
GSWM: Iowa City West 104, Linn-Mar 82 WGLF: Coe at Iowa Conference Tournament at Cedar Falls
HSVB: Marion 3, Independence 1 CVB: Clarke Invitational: Viterbo 3, Mount Mercy 1; Mount Mercy 3, Mayville State 0
HSVB: Kennedy 3, Jefferson 0
HSVB: Xavier 3, Washington 0 Saturday, Oct. 3
HSVB: Prairie 3, Iowa City High 0 USHL: RoughRiders 5, Madison 1
HSVB: Linn-Mar 3, Iowa City West 0 CFB: Coe 30, Loras 27
WSOC: Coe 4, Monmouth 1 HSVB: Prairie Invitational
WTEN: Coe 9, Wartburg 0 HSVB: Waterloo Columbus Invitational
CVB: Loras 3, Coe 1 HSVB: Waverly-Shell Rock Invitational
CVB: Mount Mercy 3, Waldorf 0 B/GCC: Clinton Invitational

GSWM: Cedar Falls Invitational
Wednesday, Sept. 3 MSOC: Mount Mercy 6, Clarke 1
CVB: Kirkwood 3, Southeastern 0 MSOC: Wartburg 4, Coe 0
MGLF: Coe at Simpson Invitational WSOC: Mount Mercy 1, Clarke 1 (OT)
MSOC: Wisconsin-Platteville 2,  Coe 1 (2 OT) WSOC: Coe 1, Wartburg 0

MTEN: Coe at ITA Regional, St. Peter, Minn.
Thursday, Oct. 1 WGLF: Iowa Conference Tournament at Cedar Falls
BGLF: MVC Meet, Ellis Park CVB: Mount Mercy at Clarke Invitational
BGLF: MVC Meet, Finkbine M/WCC: Mount Mercy at Louisville Classic
BGLF: MVC Meet, Irv Warren M/WBOWL: Mount Mercy at Midwest Championships
B/GCC: Jefferson at Bud Williams Invitational
B/GCC: Prairie at Western Dubuque Invitational Sunday, Oct. 4
HSVB: Cal-Wheatland 3, Cedar Valley Christian 0 MTEN: Coe at ITA Regional, St. Peter, Minn., 9 a.m.

MGLF: Kirkwood at Viterbo Fall Classic, 10 a.m.

M/WBOWL: Mount Mercy at Midwest Championships


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