The Ottumwa Courier


October 18, 2013

Another last-minute score locks EBF into the postseason


“We’re pumped up. We’re just waiting to see where we are going to go,” Keller said. “We’re just focused on film for Albia, but we are definitely looking forward to the playoffs.”

“It’s been pretty exciting.”


Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 18, West Branch 14

WB 0 7 0 7 — 14

EBF 0 0 0 18 — 18

Scoring By Quarters

Second Quarter

WB — blocked punt for touchdown (kick good)

Fourth Quarter

WB — 40 touchdown pass to #27 (kick good)

EBF — Cory Archer 71 yard run (kick failed)

EBF — Archer 26 yard run (conversion failed)

EBF — Archer 40 yard pass from Pigsley (conversion failed)



First downs 12

Rushes-yards 33-217

Passing yards 142

Total Yards 359

Comp-Att-Int 6-10-0

Fumbles-Lost 2-1



RUSHING — Cory Archer 7-111 yards, 2 TD.

PASSING — Pigsley 7-10, 142 yards.

RECEIVING — Blake Marolf 3-62 yards, Archer 2-51 yards, Ty Jager 1-28 yards

INTERCEPTIONS — Marolf, Cody Brown.

TACKLES — Jeren Glosser 10, Hunter Johnston 9, Jager 7.

Indians fall to third-ranked Pella in 3A, District 8 title game

OSKALOOSA — Riding a five-game winning streak into a showdown for the Class 3A, District 8 title, Oskaloosa had plenty of momentum as the Indians attempted to knock off No. 3 Pella at Lacey Recreational Sports Complex.

The Little Dutch, however, had Noah Clayberg. The sophomore quarterback ran for four touchdowns, including three in the first quarter alone, and found Ben Konfrst on a 23-yard scoring pass as third-ranked Pella methodically opened a 35-point lead on the way to clinching the district crown over the Indians, 35-7, on Friday.

Andrew Landgrebe, the top rusher in 3A, gained 122 hard-earned yards against Pella’s stout, physical defense. Nate VanVeldhuizen kept the Indians from being shut out with a four-yard touchdown run to end the scoring in the fourth quarter while Nick Rutledge completed Oskaloosa’s only pass on offense to go along with a team-high 10 tackles and an interception on defense.

Oskaloosa (5-3, 4-1) will settle for second place in the district, giving the Indians a home playoff game against the third-place team in 3A, District 7 which will either be Centerville or Fairfield. Before that contest a week from Wednesday, the Indians will wrap up district and regular season play next Friday at Knoxville.

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