The Ottumwa Courier

September 30, 2013

Oskaloosa moves to 3-0 in Class 3A, District 8

Courier sports staff
Ottumwa Courier

---- — 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

First Quarter

N — Brady Brandsfield 10 yard pass to Luke Greenslade (Daniel Obley kick)

O — Nick Rutledge 15 yard run (Nick Waters kick)

Second Quarter

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)

Third Quarter

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)

Fourth Quarter

O — Mason Wisse 3 yard run (Waters kick)

O — Landgrebe 57 yard run (Waters kick)

N — Brandsfield 3 yard run (Brandsfield run)


Nor. 		Osky

First downs 		29 		26

Rushes-yards 		43-219 	67-458

Passing yards 		282		21

Total Yards	 	501 		479

Comp-Att-Int 		16-36-0 	2-8-0

Return Yards 		141 		57

Fumbles-Lost 		1-1 		1-1

Penalties-Yds 		2-15 		3-25



RUSHING — Andrew Landgrebe 38-292 yards, Mason Wisse 12-69 yards, Nate VanVeldhuizen 10-56 yards, Nick Rutledge 7-41 yards.

PASSING — Jesse Van Dalen 2-8, 21 yards.

RECEIVING — Schneider 1-16 yards, Wisse 1-5 yards.

TACKLES — Wisse 20, Riley Coniglio 8, VanVeldhuizen 8, Ryder Curtis 7.

Top-ranked Regina shuts out Cardinal for 47th straight win

IOWA CITY — Quarterback Drew Cook threw two touchdown passes and ran for another, helping keep he and his father’s team on the path to making state history. Head coach Marv Cook’s squad picked up a 51-0 victory over Cardinal on Friday, running the state’s longest active winning streak to 47 straight games.

Cook scored on a nine-yard touchdown run to kick off the scoring less than two minutes into the game. Cook followed that up with a scoring toss to Payton Raso from 16 yards out to double the lead and had a six-yard touchdown pass to Bryan Amelon in the second quarter, putting Iowa City Regina (5-0, 3-0) up 28-0.

Cardinal gained just 63 yards of offense against the stout Regal defense and picked up only four first downs while the Regals gained over 400 yards and collected 21 first downs by the end of the night. Nathan Yeager led the Comets with 13 tackles on the defensive side of the ball.

Cardinal (1-4, 0-2) will return home to face the other unbeaten team in Class 1A, District 6 Friday. The Comets will take on fifth-ranked Wilton in Eldon at 7 p.m.


No. 1 (1A) Iowa City Regina 51, Cardinal 0

Card. 0 0 0 0 — 0

ICR 21 24 0 6 — 51

Scoring By Quarters

First Quarter

ICR — Drew Cook 9 yard run (Jacob Adam kick), 10:12

ICR — Payton Raso 16 yard pass from Cook (Adam kick), 4:47

ICR — Jake Brinkman 21 yard run (Adam kick), 2:44

Second Quarter

ICR — Bryan Amelon 6 yard pass from Cook (Adam kick), 9:26

ICR — Elliot Halsch 11 yard run (Adam kick), 8:36

ICR — Adam 37 yard field goal, 5:46

ICR — Eric Bracken 5 yard run (Adam kick), :19

Fourth Quarter

ICR — Cliff Wagner 1 yard run (Adam kick), 7:22


Card. 		ICR

First downs 		4		21

Rushes-yards 		27-26	 	39-269

Passing yards 		37 		136

Total Yards	 	63 		405

Comp-Att-Int 		4-16-0 		10-15-0

Fumbles-Lost 		2-1 		3-2

Penalties-Yds 		2-20 		4-30



RUSHING — Trenton Durflinger 5-21 yards, Nathan Yeager 5-6 yards, Tyler Albert 7-3 yards, Mikey Owings 4-2 yards, Brandon Potts 5-(-6) yards.

PASSING — Potts 4-15, 37 yards, Ty Batterson 0-1, 0 yards.

RECEIVING — Batterson 1-28 yards, Albert 1-8 yards, Brandon Eklofe 2-1 yard.

TACKLES — Yeager 13, Mike Owings 7, Durflinger 6, Chase Courtney 5, fumble recovery, Eklofe 5, Adam Giltner 4, Potts 4, Blake Wright 4, Batterson 3, Dylan Guiter 3, Justin Conger 2, Albert, Jacob Bonner, Grant Franklin, Quinn Honomichl, fumble recovery, Logan Laughlin.

No. 5 (1A) Wilton shuts out Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont

WILTON — Fifth-ranked Wilton used big offensive plays, defensive plays and special teams plays to pick up a 44-0 shutout in Class 1A, District 6 action over Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont. Koy Snider scored three times for the Beavers, who came up with six Rocket turnovers in the victory including one that came immediately after the Rockets’ Jeren Glosser recovered one on the very first play of the game.

After forcing the first of the six turnovers just two plays after Glosser’s recovered fumble, the Beavers scored on Eric Gray’s one-yard touchdown run. EBF then threatened to match Wilton’s touchdown, driving to the eight-yard line before a pass by quarterback Dillon Pigsley was returned 103 yards by Tyler Hetzler for a game-changing pick six.

Glosser led the way for EBF, collecting a team-high 12 tackles on defense. Glosser also had an interception to go along with the first-quarter fumble recovery for the Rockets.

No. 5 Wilton (5-0, 3-0) will head to Cardinal next week for a Class 1A, District 6 matchup. EBF (3-2, 1-2) will return home to face Wapello in a pivotal game for the Rockets postseason hopes next Friday at Ike Ryan Field.


No. 6 (1A) Wilton 44, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 0



Rushes-yards 		33-94

Passing yards 		56

Total Yards	 	150

Comp-Att-Int 		5-13-1

Return Yards 		5-62

Fumbles-Lost 		5-5



RUSHING — Cory Archer 5-28 yards, Dillon Pigsley 7-24 yards, Ty Jager 7-20 yards, Treg Van Dorin 8-17 yards, Hunter Johnston 3-9 yards, Cody Brown 1-4 yards, Brett Wursta 2-(-8) yards.

PASSING — Pigsley 5-12, 56 yards, INT, Bre. Wursta 0-1, 0 yards.

RECEIVING — Blake Marolf 4-37 yards, Jevin Jensen 1-19 yards.

INTERCEPTIONS — Jeren Glosser 1-5 yards.

TACKLES — Glosser 12, fumble recovery, Van Dorin 11, Johnston 8, C. Brown 5, Bryce Wursta 5, Archer 4, Dalton Brown 4, J. Jensen 4, Kacy Dunwoody 3, Aaron Gordon 3, Bre. Wursta 3, Jager 2, Marolf 2, T.J. Sinnif, Luke Welch, Lewie Winkleman.

Second-quarter surge pushes Melcher-Dallas past Tri-County

THORNBURG — Tri-County and Melcher-Dallas spent three of Friday’s four quarters trading one touchdown drive for another. The lone exception came in the second quarter, where 26 unanswered points by the Saints made the difference as Melcher-Dallas earned a 44-20 win in Eight-Man, District 5 action.

“In the first half, we made too many mistake and missed several scoring opportunities,” Tri-County head coach Scott Edmundson said. “I felt we played hard the second half, but the damage was done. Our defense looked good at times, but the big plays got to us.”

Most of those big plays came from the combination of quarterback Alex Mitchell and receiver Chase Wetterling. Mitchell went 16-21 passing for 250 yards and five touchdowns with three scoring tosses going to Wetterling, who caught seven passes for 143 yards on the night.

Trenton Steinke also scored three touchdowns for Tri-County. Steinke caught two touchdowns and had a 34-yard scoring run for the Trojans.

Tri-County (2-4, 2-3) hosts Wayne in another big district matchup on Friday.


Melcher-Dallas 44, Tri-County 20


T-C 		M-D

First downs 		6 		19

Rushes-yards 		29-119 	58-251

Passing yards 		129 		250

Total Yards	 	248 		501

Comp-Att-Int 		12-33-3 	16-22-2

Return Yards 		5-117 		2-5

Fumbles-Lost 		2-0 		2-2

Penalties-Yds 		5-30 		3-20



RUSHING — Nick Watts 12-41 yards, Trenton Steinke 1-34 yards, TD, Tyler Lally 6-22 yards, Zach Kitzman 6-14 yards, Josh Edmundson 3-5 yards, Jacob Bombei 1-3 yards.

PASSING — Watts 11-31, 122 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT, Lally 1-1, 7 yards, Austin Blythe 0-1, 0 yards, INT.

RECEIVING — Kyle Leer 2-61 yards, Steinke 4-33 yards, 2 TD, J. Edmundson 2-15 yards, Watts 1-7 yards, Zach Kitzman 1-4 yards, Blythe 1-(-4) yards.

INTERCEPTIONS — Wattts 2-10 yards.

TACKLES — Lally 16, fumble recovery, Ethan Bair 13, Steinke 13, Kitzman 8, fumble recovery, Jacob Weber 7, Leer 5, Watts 5, J. Edmundson 4, sack, J. Bombei 2, Luke Bombei, Benjamin Edmundson.