Saturday, November 01, 2014
FRIDAY'S SCOREBOARD - USHL - RoughRiders 5, Chicago 3 .... MEN'S BASKETBALL - Kirkwood 78, Parkland 62 .... Mount Mercy 84, Judson 63 .... WOMEN'S BASKETBALL - Kirkwood 71, Danville 47 .... Mid-American Nazerene 74, Mount Mercy 60 .... COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL - Iowa Western 3, Kirkwood 1 .... Kirkwood 3, Marshalltown 0 .... Cornell 3, Coe 1 .... WOMEN'S SWIMMING - Loras 112, Coe 107 .... MEN'S SWIMMING - Loras 151, Coe 50 ....
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No. 1 Warriors break record, 78-13

The first round of the 2014 Class 4A playoffs proved to be a record-setter for the top-ranked Washington Warriors.

Coach Paul James' team led 64-0 at halftime in Wednesday night's game at Kingston Stadium and scored a school-record 78 points in a 78-13 thrashing of the Clinton River Kings.

Washington (10-0) will host Cedar Falls in the second round Monday night.

Clinton closes its season at 2-8.

Eight different Warriors scored touchdowns. Connor Vincent score three times and Nick Nassif added a pair.


No. 6 Lions shrug off Davenport Central

It wasn't exactly a playoff atmosphere Wednesday night at Linn-Mar Stadium as the Lions played host to Davenport Central in a Class 4A first-round contest.

That had Linn-Mar Coach Bob Forsyth concerned.

"It's just a different environment when you come out here for that first Wednesday night playoff game," he said. "The band's not here. The crowd's not where you want, but I thought our kids did a good job of working around that."

The Lions shrugged things off and defeated Davenport Central, 34-14.

Linn-Mar took control with a 24-point second quarter, relying again on big plays from quarterback Ryan Schmidt and Trevor Noble to get in scoring position. Neither of the dynamic seniors were able to get into the end zone, but a couple big runs from Schmidt and three more long passes to Noble set the table for others.


Pleasant Valley tops Prairie in OT

BETTENDORF - Mike Morrissey nearly had a happy homecoming Wednesday night, but his Prairie Hawks fell just short in an agonizing defeat.

Pleasant Valley tripped Prairie, 31-24, in overtime in the opening round of the Class 4A playoffs at Pleasant Valley.

Pleasant Valley scored a touchdown with 10 seconds left in the fourth quarter and kicked the PAT to forge a 24-24 tie and force overtime.

The Spartans had the ball first in overtime and scored on a 5-yard run by Chase Kipper and Austin Adamson added the extra point. Prairie was not able to respond with a touchdown and went home with a tough defeat.

JoJo Simpson rushed for 203 yards for Prairie and scored two touchdowns, including an 89-yard jaunt to begin the scoring. Prairie took a 14-0 lead in the second quarter on a 5-yard touchdown by Keagan Pinter and Sam Drysdale's PAT, but Pleasant Valley rallied in the second half.

Brendon Bormann scored on a 20-yard run and Tyler Flanders tallied on a 27-yard run as Pleasant Valley grabbed a 17-14 advantage. Drysdale tied the game, 17-17, with a 44-yard field goal for Prairie.


Schulz delivers as Cougars top Muskies

MUSCATINE - Mark Schulz was so distraught after missing a game-winning field goal against Jefferson earlier this year that he parked his car alongside the Kennedy practice field after the game, shined his headlights on the goal posts and worked on his kicking until 2 o'clock in the morning.

Practice made perfect.

Schulz split the uprights with a 27-yard field goal as time expired Wednesday night as Kennedy stunned Muscatine, 20-17, in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs at Muscatine.

Tailback Tyler Dralle had an immense game for the Cougars with 45 carries for 229 yards, sending Kennedy (3-7) into the second round at second-ranked Bettendorf (10-0) Monday night.

Schulz did not want to sleep after he misfired on a 33-yarder against Jefferson at Kingston Stadium and the J-Hawks prevailed, 27-24, in overtime.


Saints handle Charles City in playoffs

Xavier co-captains Jay Kortemeyer and Nic Ekland have been waiting for a night like this for a long time.

“The two of them have been pals in the weight room together since the sixth grade,” Saints Coach Duane Schulte noted Wednesday night after his team dispatched Charles City, 35-6, in the opening round of the Class 3A playoffs.

“They have been preparing ever since for their high school football career.“

Xavier will host Waverly-Shell Rock in the second round Monday night.

Kortemeyer, used mostly as a blocking back last year who didn’t touch the ball much, reached the coveted 1,000-yard rushing milestone for the season on his second carry Wednesday.


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Metro Schedule

Sunday, Oct.26 Friday, Oct. 31
No events scheduled USHL: RoughRiders 5, Chicago 3

MBB: SCC Classic: Kirkwood 78, Parkland 62
Monday, Oct. 27 MBB: GV Classic: Mount Mercy 84, Judson 63
5A Regional VB: Kennedy 3, Washington 0 WBB: SCC Classic: Kirkwood 71,  Danville 47

WBB: GV Classic: Mid-American Nazerene 74,  Mount Mercy 60
Tuesday, Oct. 28 CVB: At Boone: Iowa Western 3, Kirkwood 1
CVB: Coe 3, Luther 1 CVB: Cornell 3, Coe 1
CVB: Mount Mercy 3, Waldorf 0 MSW: Loras 151, Coe 50; WSW: Loras 112, Coe 107
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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