Friday night time was the first spherical of an expanded Iowa highschool soccer postseason.
Many high groups and most of Class 4A acquired byes to the second spherical, however there have been nonetheless loads of intriguing matchups on the schedule.
Discover closing scores from throughout the state and full Gazette space protection right here.
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4A: Iowa Metropolis Excessive 41, Ottumwa 16
To look at the Iowa Metropolis Excessive Little Hawks have a good time Friday night time, one may need thought they’d received a Class 4A state title, not merely a first-round recreation.
After final week’s crushing defeat to finish the common season towards Iowa Metropolis Liberty, Metropolis Excessive got here out and performed with function, posting a 41-16 win Class 4A over Ottumwa on a cool, crisp night time at Bates Discipline.
Now 2-3, the Little Hawks get one other shot at rival Iowa Metropolis West subsequent Friday night time in a second-round recreation at West.
Ottumwa closes its season at 0-7.
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“We took higher care of the ball and that at all times helps,” stated Metropolis Excessive Coach Dan Sabers. “We have been in a position to impose our will on them a litte bit as soon as we discovered we shouldn’t be wanting within the backfield a lot and we received our protection in fairly good condition too.”
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4A: Ames 35, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 31
Cedar Rapids Jefferson failed to attain within the second half on Friday towards Ames. The J-Hawks’ incapability to get something going offensively within the second half led to a 35-31 loss to Ames within the first spherical of the Class 4A playoffs.
The primary half was a back-and-forth, high-scoring affair with the groups scoring a mixed 52 factors. Ames quarterback Tamin Lipsey was electrical. The highly-touted basketball recruit had dashing touchdowns of 88, 99 and 71 yards within the first quarter alone.
However Jefferson had responses to every Lipsey rating — together with its personal huge play in a pretend end-around move from Zac Henderson to Dkhai Pope that went for a 70-yard landing. Jefferson, normally, moved the ball extra methodically than Ames, which relied on the massive play from Lipsey all through the night time.
Jefferson had three gamers rush for a minimum of 30 yards, led by Dylan Markham, who rushed for 121 yards.
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Jefferson quarterback Carson Blietz didn’t have a very distinctive recreation, finishing simply 4 of his 14 move makes an attempt. However he did have an vital play for Jefferson when he heaved a 41-yard bomb to Josiah Szabo in the long run zone as time expired within the first half to provide Jefferson a 31-21 lead.
Within the second half, Lipsey performed in all three phases — he was the quarterback, security, punter and punt returner for Ames because it wanted to mount a comeback. Which it efficiently did.
Jefferson ended the season 0-8.
— Ben Visser
3A: Marion 18, Clear Creek Amana 14
You sort of puzzled if the way in which the primary half ended may need been the top for Marion’s soccer crew. Turned out it was only the start.
The Indians scored 18 unanswered factors the ultimate two quarters and surprised Clear Creek Amana, 18-14, in a Class 3A first-rounder Friday night time. It’s Marion’s first playoff win in eight years.
Lucas Unsen’s 2-yard landing run with just below seven minutes left capped off fairly an inconceivable comeback, particularly contemplating the discouraging means the primary half ended for Marion (3-4). The Indians noticed the clock run out on them with the ball on the CCA 4-yard line, the primary time within the recreation they’d achieved something offensively.
As an alternative of being an emotional crippler, it was a springboard.
“Our youngsters have simply not give up,” stated an emotional Marion Coach Tim Lovell. “We have been down final week within the second half to DeWitt, 17-8, took the lead within the fourth quarter. We should always have received that recreation, credit score DeWitt. However we simply despatched that message, that the sport was not over. We’ve received 24 minutes to recollect for the remainder of your life. Fairly truthfully, they took it to coronary heart. We got here out with a bit trickery, and that labored out very well.”
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3A: No. 9 West Delaware 56, Waterloo East 6
Jared Voss accomplished 9 of 11 passes for 137 yards and three touchdowns because the Hawks whipped the Trojans for the second week in a row.
Voss related twice with Kyle Kole for first-half TDs from 31 and 20 yards. He then added a 20-yard run for a rating. Cole additionally ran for a TD, protecting 14 yards.
Kyle Kelley scored two TDs for Class 3A ninth-ranked West Delaware (8-1), the primary on a 34-yard interception return and the second on a 19-yard move from Voss. Wyatt Voelker, who has a team-high 77 yards on eight rushes, scored on a 65-yard run and Logan Peyton on an 18-yard scamper.
Voelker additionally had two interceptions and a fumble restoration.
— Invoice Logan
3A: Western Dubuque 47, Waverly-Shell Rock 21
Spencer Zinn ran for 192 yards and three touchdowns, together with a backbreaking 96-yard dash within the fourth quarter, because the defending Class 3A champion Bobcats (5-3) rolled at dwelling.
Western Dubuque ran for 311 yards as a crew and now will play West Delaware (8-1) in subsequent week’s second spherical.
— Tim O’Neill, Telegraph Herald
3A: Mount Nice 30, Benton Group 7
It was a tough night time for the Bobcats offense of their Class 3A first spherical recreation at Mount Nice.
Mount Nice quarterback Jack Johnson had a pair of dashing touchdowns and one passing TD because the Panthers scored the primary 30 factors to finish Benton Group’s season at 3-4.
Benton’s solely rating was a 3-yard landing run by Lawrence Wallace with 4:58 left.
— Andy Krutsinger, Southeast Iowa Union
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2A: No. 10 Mount Vernon 25, Vinton-Shellsburg 15
Mount Vernon wanted somebody to make a giant play. Who higher than Collin Swantz, Class 2A’s chief in receiving touchdowns, yards and receptions?
With 6:02 remaining and the sport tied at 15, going through a fourth-and-6 at Vinton-Shellsburg’s 30, Brady Ketchum threw a move that was tipped by two Viking defenders and landed within the fingers of Swantz, who then took it to the top zone, because the Tenth-ranked Mustangs (7-1) held off Vinton-Shellsburg (2-6), 25-15, Friday night time in a Class 2A first-round playoff recreation.
“It was a bit breakdown play, however we all know what we do when Brady begins scrambling,” Swantz stated. “And that’s simply what we did — discover open area — and I used to be in a position to focus and make the play.”
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2A: Anamosa 25, Middle Level-Urbana 24
Two fateful bounces of the ball capped a wild night time.
Anamosa weathered a frantic second half towards Middle Level-Urbana and received a Class 2A soccer first-round recreation, 25-24, Friday night time.
Trailing 24-18, Anamosa (3-5) took over at its personal 28 with 3:01 remaining. Confronted with third-and-10, Raiders quarterback Grahm Humpal hit his favourite goal, Trae Klatt for twenty-four yards to place Anamosa in Stormin’ Pointers’ territory.
Humpal took off on a 17-yard keeper, however was dropped for a 9-yard loss on the subsequent snap.
Out of timeouts with the clock winding down, the Raiders lined up for third-and-19. Humpal fired deep for Klatt
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The ball was tipped by Klatt, tipped by the defender, and settled into Klatt’s arms in the long run zone for a 26-yard rating.
“I simply went all-out for it,” Klatt stated. “I jumped and received it. It’s wonderful. I dropped a few catches for our quarterback. I simply lastly made the catch for him.”
After failing on an earlier additional level (and two 2-point tries), Justin Tjaden’s kick cut up the uprights, giving the Raiders a 25-24 lead with 1:14 to go.
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2A: Monticello 56, Union Group 18
Monticello scored 21 unanswered factors within the third quarter to construct a 49-18 lead en path to a 56-18 win over Union.
Freshman Preston Ries rushed for 162 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries and in addition threw for a rating to Tyler Luensman, who completed with three touchdowns for the Panthers (5-1).
Union’s Grant Behrens handed for 121 yards and two touchdowns.
— Pete Temple
2A: Independence 50, Roland-Story 8
Marcus Beatty rushed for 3 touchdowns and 186 yards and Mitchell Johnson was excellent within the pocket because the Mustangs (5-1) scored a lopsided Class 2A win at dwelling.
Beatty scored on runs of three, 7 and 1 yards and Mitchell accomplished all six of his passes for 97 yards and three TDs — two to Koby Beatty and one to Brady McDonald.
— Matt Shannon
2A: West Liberty 35, Maquoketa 16
Jasiah Galvan rushed for 341 yards on 20 carries and scored three touchdowns, together with two game-high rushes of 96 and 70, because the Comets received a Class 2A first-round playoff recreation on the street.
Galvan was the recipient of nice spacing from the offensive line, one thing Coach Jason Iske famous the crew hasn’t at all times had this season.
“It was a product of a great line all night time,” Iske stated. “They’ve come alongside means this season, and we’ve in all probability began about 9 guys up entrance. They’re actually beginning to enhance on the proper time.”
— Quad Metropolis Instances
1A: Dyersville Beckman 28, Northeast 6
The Blazers solely managed the ball for simply over 15 of the full 48 minutes, however capitalized on huge performs and a “bend however don’t break” protection to win within the first spherical of the Class 1A playoffs.
“Good and nice groups are what we discuss,” Beckman Coach Mark Atwater stated. “Tonight we have been a great crew; subsequent week, it’s going to take a bit bit greater than that.”
— Telegraph Herald
1A: Cascade 55, Wilton 0
Justin Roling went 5-for-5 for 194 yards and 4 touchdowns passing and added one other dashing rating as Cougars (3-5) received a 1A first-round playoff recreation at dwelling.
Cascade (6-2) advances to the second spherical subsequent Friday and can host Denver (5-3) at James O’Meara Discipline.
Jack Menster added 92 yards dashing on 10 carries with two touchdowns for Cascade, upping his season totals to 1,483 yards and 20 scores.
— Steve Ortman, Telegraph-Herald
A: Alburnett 40, Highland 19
From only one win all final season to 1 playoff victory this 12 months.
The whirling turnaround of the Alburnett soccer program will proceed for a minimum of one other week.
After posting a 1-8 mark a 12 months in the past, the Pirates earned their third postseason triumph at school historical past and first since 2011, beating Highland, 40-19, in a Class A primary-round playoff soccer recreation Friday night time at Jim Carver Discipline at Martin Sports activities Complicated. Alburnett will play at Belle Plaine (6-2) within the second spherical.
“It’s loopy,” Alburnett senior quarterback Hunter Caves stated. “I can’t actually put it into phrases. Simply preserve going, hopefully.”
The Pirates recorded their fourth consecutive win, enhancing to 5-2.
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A: Lisbon 54, North Cedar 6
It’s solely becoming that your complete Lisbon soccer crew waited for his or her two teammates to complete talking to the media after a 54-6 dwelling win within the first spherical of the Class A playoffs Friday night time.
The remaining Lions weren’t going to ring the victory bell with out the backfield duo that accounted for six Lisbon touchdowns within the first half, and that very same pair of punishing backs weren’t going to take credit score with out giving the props they felt have been due.
“All credit score to our line,” junior tailback Jamien Moore stated. “They block every little thing and the holes simply open up. It makes my job straightforward.”
Holes have been all over the place for the house crew as Kaden Caspers led the Lions (6-2) with 18 carries for 157 yards to go along with 14 carries for 112 yards mixed between Moore and senior Cole Clark, with every tallying three first-half touchdowns on the bottom, to achieve a 48-0 benefit on the half.
“I like enjoying fullback,” Clark stated after discovering the top zone thrice on solely six carries. “I get to dam for all the blokes that run, plus I can get the ball to the sting.”
Together with Caspers, Clark and Moore, the Lions had quarterback Baylor Speidel rush seven instances for 25 yards, together with a 6-yard rating of his personal that made it 48-0 with 4 minutes remaining within the recreation.
“It’s wonderful how we are able to unfold the ball round,” Moore stated. “Groups don’t actually know what we’re doing and it’s simply actually exhausting to cowl.”
The Lions are nonetheless on the prowl in 2020.
“We’re hungry,” Moore stated. “We haven’t had nice seasons over the previous few years and we’re trying to return to the Dome.”
The lone rating for North Cedar (1-6) got here with 1:59 left on the clock when Jaxon Sander discovered Kael Unruh for a 19-yard landing move.
— Justin Webster
A: No. 7 South Winneshiek 42, Nashua-Plainfield 0
Logan Hageman and Cael Kuboushek scored two touchdowns apiece, giving the Class 1A seventh-ranked Warriors (7-1) the win in Calmar and Coach Jason Ohrt his a hundredth profession victory.
South Winneshiek totaled 288 yards on the bottom.
— Darin Svenson
A: East Buchanan 30, Bellevue 6
Jacob Waller’s scoop-and-score landing within the third quarter put the Comets on the board, however the Bucs proved an excessive amount of for host Bellevue in a Class A playoff recreation.
— Telegraph Herald
8P: Springville 36, Midland 28
A 16-point lead was gone. So was full management of the sport.
However the Springville Orioles didn’t act as if the sky was falling. They merely responded.
Spencer DeMean received unfastened for a 65-yard landing run on the primary play after Midland had taken its first (and solely) lead, and Springville escaped, 36-28, in an 8-Participant first-round playoff soccer recreation Friday night time at Allison Discipline.
“We stayed centered, executed the way in which we must always, and that’s all there’s to it,” DeMean stated.
The Orioles (6-2) defeated Midland for the second time in eight days — it was 38-20 in final week’s regular-season finale — and advance to face No. 7 Easton Valley (7-1) in a second-rounder subsequent week at Preston.
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First-round closing scores
Ames 35, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 31
Council Bluffs Jefferson 49, Sioux Metropolis West 7
Davenport Central 35, Davenport West 10
Iowa Metropolis Excessive 41, Ottumwa 16
No. 7 Lewis Central 63, Creston/O-M 12
No. 9 West Delaware 56, Waterloo East 6
Ballard 40, Boone 14
Bondurant-Farrar 14, Adel ADM 7
Carlisle 56, Oskaloosa 6
Denison-Schleswig 12, Carroll 7
DeWitt Central 48, Clinton 27
Dubuque Wahlert 24, Charles Metropolis 7
Fort Madison 45, Knoxville 7
Grinnell 44, Newton 23
Humboldt 40, Sioux Metropolis Heelan 17
Keokuk 55, Fairfield 8
Marion 18, Clear Creek Amana 14
Mason Metropolis 16, Gilbert 14
Mount Nice 30, Benton Group 7
Nevada 69, Perry 6
Norwalk 30, Glenwood 29
Storm Lake 36, Le Mars 28
Western Dubuque 47, Waverly-Shell Rock 21
Winterset 35, North Polk 34
No. 10 Estherville Lincoln Central 42, Okoboji 7
No. 10 Mount Vernon 25, Vinton-Shellsburg 15
Algona 42, Cherokee 2
Anamosa 25, Middle Level-Urbana 24
Centerville 54, Chariton 14
Clarinda 55, Shenandoah 20
Clear Lake 35, Garner GHV 14
Crestwood 19, North Fayette Valley 6
Des Moines Christian 38, Albia 0
Forest Metropolis 7, New Hampton 0
Greene County 49, Crimson Oak 0
Independence 50, Roland-Story 8
Iowa Falls-Alden 28, Hampton-Dumont/CAL 18
Mid-Prairie 49, Central Lee 7
Monticello 56, Union Group 18
Oelwein 42, South Tama 28
Saydel 14, Clarke 13
Sioux Middle 21, MOC-Floyd Valley 6
Tipton 49, Eddyville EBF 14
Unity Christian 34, Sheldon 16
West Burlington/Notre Dame 30, Davis County 24
West Liberty 35, Maquoketa 16
No. 5 Underwood 49, West Central Valley 7
No. 7 South Central Calhoun 46, Sioux Central 7
No. 9 Emmetsburg 49, Eagle Grove 6
Belmond-Klemme 42, Clarion CGD 12
Cardinal 38, Pekin 29
Carroll Kuemper 16, Pocahontas Space 8
Cascade 55, Wilton 0
Denver 53, Sumner-Fredericksburg 7
Dike-New Hartford 41, Jesup 6
Durant 55, Louisa-Muscatine 21 (Thursday)
Dyersville Beckman 28, Northeast 6
East Sac County 21, Missouri Valley 16
Guthrie Middle ACGC 56, Pleasantville 38
Interstate 35 20, Central Decatur 14
Mediapolis 54, Van Buren County 6
Osage 33, Aplington-Parkersburg 7
Panorama 53, East Marshall 8
Pella Christian 26, Hudson 6
Sibley-Ocheyedan 38, Hinton 12
South Hardin 40, Central Springs 15
Treynor 83, Mapleton MVAOCOU 18
Woodward-Granger 51, Colfax-Mingo 14
No. 5 MFL MarMac 70, Postville 7
No. 7 South Winneshiek 42, Nashua-Plainfield 0
No. 8 Wapsie Valley 58, Starmont 0
No. 9 West Hancock 54, Manson Northwest Webster 8
No. 10 Oakland Riverside 53, Avoca AHSTW 12
Alburnett 40, Highland 19
Belle Plaine 44, Lynnville-Sully 6
Clayton Ridge 62, North Linn 42
Council Bluffs St. Albert 45, Sidney 14
East Buchanan 30, Bellevue 6
Hartley HMS 62, Marcus MMCRU 0
IKM-Manning 34, Southwest Valley 20
Lake Mills 63, Algona Garrigan 34
Lawton-Bronson 14, Tri-Middle 8
Le Mars Gehlen 23, Alta-Aurelia 20
Lisbon 54, North Cedar 6
Madrid 41, Fort Dodge St. Edmond 38
Maquoketa Valley 56, North Tama 46
Mason Metropolis Newman 49, North Butler 19
Nodaway Valley 20, North Mahaska 0
Ogden 32, Conrad BCLUW 31
Ridge View 45, Akron-Westfield 6
South O’Brien 34, Westwood 16
Wapello 56, Columbus Group 6
West Fork 42, North Union 28
Woodbury Central 44, West Monona 22
No. 1 Don Bosco 80, Garwin GMG 0
No. 2 Remsen St. Mary’s 56, Ruthven GTRA 14
No. 3 Audubon 55, Bedford 0
No. 4 Anita CAM 67, Griswold 18
No. 7 Easton Valley 62, Dunkerton 12
No. 8 Fremont-Mills 51, Exira-EHK 6
No. 9 Newell-Fonda 54, West Bend-Mallard 6
No. 10 Janesville 76, Riceville 12
Ackley AGWSR 74, Meskwaki 14
Baxter 64, Iowa Valley 20
BGM 68, Tri-County 6
Collins-Maxwell 56, Mormon Path 8
Gladbrook-Reinbeck 62, West Central 6
East Mills 41, Lenox 16
English Valleys 56, Moravia 13
Harris-Lake Park 47, River Valley 16
HLV 64, Colo-Nesco 21
Kingsley-Pierson 64, Westside Ar-We-Va 29
Lamoni 72, Grand View Christian 27
Lansing Kee 50, Turkey Valley 24
Lone Tree 66, Winfield-Mount Union 36
New London 52, WACO 6
North Iowa 38, Northwood-Kensett 36
Southeast Warren 76, Seymour 8
Springville 36, Midland 28
Stanton/Essex 61, Murray 22
Tripoli 60, Rockford 0
West Harrison 54, Boyer Valley 42
Woodbine 84, Glidden-Ralston 0