OSKLAOOSA — The Oskaloosa Indians racked up 458 yards on the ground Friday night and moved back over .500 for the first time all season while solidifying a place atop Class 3A, District 8. Andrew Landgrebe rushed 38 times for 292 yards and had four touchdowns as Osky earned a 48-39 win over Norwalk, overcoming a 500-yard night of offense by the Warriors (3-2, 1-1).
Nick Rutledge and Nate VanVeldhuizen each had 15-yard touchdown runs in the first half as the Indians rallied after a Norwalk score to take a 14-7 lead after one quarter. Landgrebe then kept Osky in front the rest of the night, scoring on runs from 40 and 57 as well as two and one-yard touchdown runs to close the night out.
Mason Wisse also scored on a three-yard touchdown run while collecting 69 rushing yards in the contest. Wisse, however, had his biggest night on the other side of the ball coming up with a game-high 20 tackles to limit Norwalk’s 501 yards of offense – including 282 passing yards.
Oskaloosa (3-2, 2-0) steps out of district play next week for a road test at Keokuk.
Oskaloosa 48, Norwalk 39
Norwalk 7 7 17 8 — 39
Osky 7 14 13 14 — 48
Scoring By Quarters
N — Brady Brandsfield 10 yard pass to Luke Greenslade (Daniel Obley kick)
O — Nick Rutledge 15 yard run (Nick Waters kick)
O — Nate VanVeldhuizen 15 yard run (kick failed)
O — Andrew Landgrebe 40 yard run (Rutledge pass to Ryder Curtis)
N — Branschfield 18 yard pass to Neil Hanson (Obley kick)
O — Langrebe 2 yard run (kick failed)
N — Karson Olerich 40 yard field goal
N — Brandsfield 44 yard pass to Devin Perkle (Obley kick)
O — Landgrebe 1 yard run (Waters kick)
N — Nathan Johnston 4 yard run (Obley kick)
O — Mason Wisse 3 yard run (Waters kick)
O — Landgrebe 57 yard run (Waters kick)
N — Brandsfield 3 yard run (Brandsfield run)
First downs 		29 		26