Friday, October 31, 2014
FRIDAY'S SCOREBOARD - USHL - RoughRiders at Chicago .... MEN'S BASKETBALL - Kirkwood 78, Parkland 62 .... Mount Mercy at Judson .... WOMEN'S BASKETBALL - Kirkwood 71, Danville 67 .... Mount Mercy vs. Mid-American Nazerene .... COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL - Kirkwood vs. Iowa Western .... Kirkwood vs. Marshalltown .... Cornell 3, Coe 1 ....
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Schmidt's 7 TDs help Lions roll

WATERLOO - When a football player puts in the time over the summer, working to get better, they think about having the perfect game.

Linn-Mar's senior duo of Ryan Schmidt and Trevor Noble had that kind of night Friday at Memorial Stadium in Waterloo.

Noble caught three touchdown passes from Schmidt and returned an interception for a score for a 24-point performance.

Schmidt finished with four TD tosses and ran for three of his own as the Lions dropped Waterloo West, 63-28, earning the Class 4A District 5 title and first-round home game in the playoffs.

The No. 6 Lions (7-1, 4-0) host Jefferson next Friday in the regular-season finale, but even if they were to lose, they hold the tiebreaker over second-place Cedar Falls, whose only district loss was last Friday at Linn-Mar.

"The district championship has been our goal since the beginning," Noble said. "Nobody thought (after going 2-7 in 2013) that we could do it. Look today, we did it. I'm proud to be a part of this team. It's a great group of guys."


Rashed nets 3 TDs as J-Hawks roll

Don't close the book on Jefferson's comeback season.

Bouncing back from one of the most discouraging losses in recent program history, the J-Hawks fought back into the Iowa Class 4A playoff picture Friday night.

A week after squandering a game-winning touchdown chance on a first-and-goal play from the 5-yard line, Jefferson returned to Kingston Stadium wiser, even more driven and in complete control from first snap to last in a no-doubt, penalty-plagued 35-0 throttling of winless and punchless Waterloo East.

Tavian Rashed turned a touchdown hat trick with scores of 13, 19 and 8 yards, Bryce Lund added a pair of touchdowns and Jefferson (4-4, 2-2 District 5) delivered a powerful rebound that kept it in contention for District 5's fourth and final playoff spot and its first postseason berth in six years.



Wahlert hands Marion 7th loss in row

Despite a dismal 1-7 season, Marion Coach Tony Perkins does not have one bad thing to say about his team.

“I love these kids,” he said Friday night after yet another disappointing loss, this time 28-14 on Senior Night at home to Dubuque Wahlert.

“I still believe they’re a good football team. They don’t believe it. And that’s the hard thing, to get them to believe in themselves.”

As has been the case all year for the hard-luck Indians, they once again gave the game away. Two first-half fumbles deep in their own territory led to Wahlert scores.

The Golden Eagles scored again early in the third quarter after yet another Marion fumble. And they came right back to go up 24-8 following a 33-yard punt return gave them a starting point at Marion’s 38.

“That’s been the way it’s been in our other games,” Perkins pointed out. “We hurt ourselves.



Cougars suffer tough loss to Tigers

CEDAR FALLS - Cedar Falls let a 14-point halftime lead get away, but the Tigers made some big plays late and posted a 21-20 victory over Cedar Rapids Kennedy Friday at the UNI-Dome.

After the Cougars tied the game 14-14 in the fourth quarter, Cedar Falls drove 75 yards for the go-ahead score, sparked by a 43-yard pass from quarterback Trey Hansen to Tra'Von Fagan.

Hansen then hit Javon Middleton with a 15-yard touchdown strike. Jacob Iehl added what turned out to be the decisive extra point and the Tigers had a 7-point lead at 21-14 with 3:43 to go in the final period.

Back came Kennedy. Quarterback Sammy Lizarraga connected with Rey'z Bell over the middle for a 30-yard touchdown pass with 1:11 left. After the Tigers went offside, the Cougars elected to pass up the PAT and went for two points.



Wash tops Little Hawks for district title

Conference champs one year, district champs the next.

The Washington Warriors have a good thing going with their football program these days.

The top-ranked Warriors spanked Iowa City High, 28-7, Thursday night at Kingston Stadium to capture the Class 4A District 6 title a year after claiming the final crown in the Mississippi Valley Conference.

"It feels pretty good," said Washington scatback Tavian Patrick, who scooted for a pair of touchdowns. "Last year we were conference champs, this year we're district champs. I think we've got something good going. We don't need to mess that up.

All of the Class 4A teams in Eastern Iowa switched from conference competition to districts this year. The Warriors surprised folks last season when they captured a league title, but they've been heavy favorites in their district since Day 1 this year.

"We're in a unique situation," said Washington Coach Paul James. "We won the last Valley divisional championship last year in the MVC and we open this year with the first district championship. I think it's a great accomplishment for these kids."


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Metro Schedule

Sunday, Oct.26 Friday, Oct. 31
No events scheduled USHL: RoughRiders at Chicago

MBB: SCC Classic: Kirkwood 78, Parkland 62
Monday, Oct. 27 MBB: GV Classic: Mount Mercy at Judson
5A Regional VB: Kennedy 3, Washington 0 WBB: SCC Classic: Kirkwood 71,  Danville 47

WBB: GV Classic: Mount Mercy vs. Mid-American Nazerene
Tuesday, Oct. 28 CVB: At Boone: Kirkwood vs. Iowa Western; Kirkwood vs. Marshalltown
CVB: Coe 3, Luther 1 CVB: Cornell 3, Coe 1
CVB: Mount Mercy 3, Waldorf 0
WSOC: Loras 8, Coe 2 Saturday, Nov. 1
WSOC: St. Mary 3, Mount Mercy 0 CFB: Coe at Luther, 1 p.m.
MSOC: Loras 9, Coe 0 USHL: RoughRiders at Green Bay, 1 p.m.

GCC: State Meet at Fort Dodge, 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 29 BCC: State Meet at Fort Dodge, 11 a.m.
4A: Washington 78, Clinton 13 MBB: Kirkwood vs, St. John's Academy, SCC Classic, 1 p.m.
4A: Linn-Mar 34, Davenport Central 14 MBB: Mount Mercy vs. Trinity, Elgin, Ill. 1 p.m.
4A: Bettendorf 35, Jefferson 7 WBB: Kirkwood vs. Lewis & Clark, SCC Classic, 11 a.m.
4A: Prairie 31, Pleasant Valley 24 (OT) WBB: Mount Mercy vs. Central Christian, GV Classic, 2 p.m.
4A: Kennedy 20, Muscatine 17 M/WCC: Iowa Conference Meet at Indianola, 12 p.m.
3A: Xavier 35, Charles City 6 WSOC: Iowa Conference Tournament
CVB: Iowa Central 3, Kirkwood 2 WSOC: Midwest Collegiate Tournament: Mount Mercy at St, Ambrose, 2 p.m.

Thursday Oct. 30
4A: Marion 3, Davenport Assumption 0 MSOC: Midwest Collegiate Tournament: Mount Mercy at William Penn, 2 p.m.
4A: Xavier 3, Fairfield 0
5A: Jefferson 3, Marshalltown 2
5A: Prairie 3, Davenport West 0
5A: Kennedy 3, Linn-Mar 2
GSWM: Regional Diving at Linn-Mar
CVB: Culver-Stockton 3, Mount Mercy 0



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