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Iowa St coach uncertain on starting QB


November 5th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Grant Rohach might be getting his chance to try to reverse Iowa State’s free fall through the Big 12 Conference. rohach, a redshirt freshman, is listed as the No. 1 quarterback on the Cyclones’ depth chart for Saturday’s home game against TCU, ahead of season-long starter Sam Richardson. Coach Paul Rhoads says that doesn’t necessarily mean Rohach will take the team’s first snap. Rhoads says it all depends on how the quarterbacks practice this week and Richardson very well could end up starting.

Whatever Rhoads decides, the Cyclones (1-7, 0-5 Big 12) need a big lift at the position. They’ve been outscored 170-41 in the last three games and the offense is struggling just to make a first down.

IA High School Football 2nd Round Playoff Scores


November 5th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Class 4-A

  • Ames 72, Urbandale 37
  • Bettendorf 27, Iowa City West 24 (OT)
  • Cedar Rapids Xavier 34, Iowa City High 0
  • Cedar Rapids Kennedy 35, Davenport Assumption 12
  • Dowling Catholic 38, Southeast Polk 14
  • Pleasant Valley 26, Cedar Falls 7
  • West Des Moines Valley 49, Sioux City East 0
  • Waukee 44, Ankeny Centennial 7

Class 3-A

  • Harlan 21, Carroll 18
  • Bishop Heelan Catholic 28, Spencer 10
  • Clear Lake 35, Waverly-Shell Rock 17
  • Decorah 40, Maquoketa 24
  • Grinnell 28, Dallas Center-Grimes 21
  • Pella 14, Williamsburg 0
  • Solon 49, West Delaware 20
  • Washington 42, Oskaloosa 7

Class 2-A

  • Kuemper Catholic 38, West Marshall 14
  • Abia 26, Mid-Prairie 16
  • Boyden-Hull-RV 34, Spirit Lake 28
  • Gilbert 36, North Polk 6
  • Mediapolis 27, Bondurant-Farrar 22
  • New Hampton 19, Western Dubuque 7
  • Sioux Center 27, Central Lyon 13
  • Waukon 48, Beckman Catholic 14

Class 1-A

  • Ogden 12, St. Albert 10
  • Van Meter 34, Mount Ayr 14
  • Maquoketa Valley 35, Wilton 27
  • North Fayette Valley 28, Nashua-Plainfield 0
  • Iowa City Regina 35, Clayton Ridge 3
  • South O’Brien 27, Ridge View 14
  • South Winneshiek 36, Dike-New Hartford 17
  • Fort Dodge St. Edmond 14, Northwest Webster 6

Class A

  • A-H-S-T 24, Madrid 16
  • Audubon 24, East Mills 0
  • B-G-M 35, Lynnville-Sully 7
  • Bishop Garrigan 54, Hinton 20
  • Gladbrook-Reinbeck 34, Turkey Valley 22
  • Pekin 27, Lisbon 6
  • Wapsie Valley 35, Grundy Center 0
  • West Lyon 50, Lawton-Bronson 7

Eight Player

  • Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 44, Coon Rapids-Bayard 20
  • Adair-Casey 73, Twin Cedars 38
  • Glidden-Ralston 38, Boyer Valley 14
  • Don Bosco 48, Northwood-Kensett 20
  • Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 28, West Bend-Mallard 18
  • Newell-Fonda 52, Ruthven-Ayrshire 26
  • Springville 68, Easton Valley 36
  • Wayne 52, H-L-V 40

8AM Sportscast 11-04-2013

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November 4th, 2013 by Chris Parks

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HS Football Playoffs Second Round Games Tonight


November 4th, 2013 by Jim Field


  • Coon Rapids-Bayard (8-3) @ Exira/EHK (9-0)  — on KJAN, pre-game at 6:00 pm, kick-off at 7:00 pm
  • Boyer Valley (7-3) @ Glidden-Ralston (9-1)
  • Twin Cedars (10-1) @ Adair-Casey (10-0)

Class A:

  • East Mills (8-2) @ Audubon (8-2)
  • Madrid (8-2) @ A-H-S-T (10-0)

Class 1-A:

  • Ogden (9-1) @ St. Albert (10-0)
  • Mount Ayr (8-2) @ Van Meter (10-0)

Class 2-A:

  • West Marshall (9-1) @ Kuemper Catholic (10-0)

Class 3-A:

  • Carroll (8-2) @ Harlan (9-1)

Chiefs stay perfect with 23-13 win over Bills


November 3rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Linebacker Tamba Hali and cornerback Sean Smith returned turnovers for touchdowns in extending the Kansas City Chiefs’ perfect start to nine straight games with a 23-13 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Hali put the Chiefs ahead for good by scoring on an 11-yard fumble return with 12:47 remaining. Smith changed the momentum of the game by intercepting Jeff Tuel’s pass at the goal line and returning it 100 yards to tie it at 10 in the opening minutes of the second half.

Kansas City’s opportunistic defense made up for its own deficiencies as well as an Alex Smith-led offense that managed just 210 yards. Buffalo (3-6) had a season-best 470 yards of offense. Tuel, an undrafted rookie, struggled in his first NFL start. He went 18 of 39 for 229 yards passing with a touchdown and two interceptions while filling in for interim starter Thad Lewis, sidelined by bruised ribs.

Rice throws 5 TDs, Drake routs Morehead St. 56-14


November 3rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Andy Rice tossed a career-high five touchdown passes and ran for another score as Drake routed Morehead State 56-14 on Saturday. After an interception by Rice on Drake’s first possession, Rice led the Bulldogs (5-4, 4-2 Pioneer Football League) to touchdowns on each of their next four possessions en route to taking a 35-7 halftime lead. Each of Rice’s five touchdown passes were caught by a different receiver and Neko Graf was the only Drake receiver to tally two touchdown receptions.

Drake amassed 221 yards rushing and 511 total yards while holding Morehead State (3-6, 3-3) to only 82 yards rushing and 232 total yards. Austin Gahafer completed just 16 of 34 passes for the Eagles and threw two interceptions. The victory was Drake’s 15th straight home win against a Pioneer League opponent.

Illinois State tops Northern Iowa 13-3


November 3rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Tevin Allen’s fumble recovery for a touchdown led Illinois State to a 13-3 victory over Northern Iowa Saturday. Special teams and turnovers factored large in this defensive battle. After Northern Iowa’s second possession, the Redbirds’ Teddy Corwin deflected Logan Beighler’s punt — which went just five yards — leading to Nick Aussieker’s 24-yard field goal. On the next play from scrimmage, Chad Owens fumbled and Allen scooped it up and went 17 yards to put Illinois State (5-4, 4-2 Missouri Valley Conference) up 10-0.

Northern Iowa (4-5, 0-5) scored in the third quarter courtesy of its special teams. Shawn Rush blocked C.J. Laros’ punt, setting the Panthers up on Illinois State’s 22-yard line. Three plays resulted in just two yards though, and they settled for Tyler Sievertsen’s 37-yard field goal.

The Redbirds benefited from another short punt in the fourth, setting up Aussieker’s 28-yard field goal to ice the win in Normal, Illinois.

Griswold’s Topham Wins State XC Title


November 2nd, 2013 by Jim Field

Rebekah Topham of Griswold won the class 1-A girls state cross country championship Saturday in Fort Dodge with a winning time of 13:56.3.  That was 14 seconds ahead of the runner-up, Leah Seivert of Sibley-Ocheyedan.  It is the third title in a row for the junior and the third straight runner-up finish for Seivert.  Other top runners in the girls 1-A race include Destiny Scar of Nodaway Valley placing eighth, Michelle Mumm of Tri-Center was ninth, Audubon’s Megan Deist was 25th and Grace Hoflen of Exira/EHK placed 32nd.  Pekin won the girls 1-A team title with Griswold 7th and St. Albert 8th.

In the boys class 1-A race, Denver won the team title with Riverside 4th, St. Albert 6th and Boyer Valley 7th.  Individually, the top area finishers include Chase Bonsall of Boyer Valley 23rd, Brayten Funke of Nodaway Valley 24th, Brady Ryun of Riverside 29th, Tim Brink of Riverside 26th and Bradndon Sipherd of Riverside 38th.

In class 2-A, Gilbert won the girls team title with Panorama 14th.  Grace Gibbons of Gilbert won the race with Alexis Cook of Missouri Valley 22nd.  Monticello won the boys championship with Shenandoah placing 5th.  Michael Melchert of Monticello was first, with Shenandoah’s Nate Hoyt 26th and his teammate Bradley young 31st.

In class 3-A, the girls team champ was Decorah, with Tess Roorda winning the race.  Tiffany Williams of Atlantic placed 24th.  The sophomore ran a time of 15:38.8.  Boone won the boys team title in 3-A with Harlan 9th and Creston 13th.  Chandler Austin of Boone was the champion with Chris Brace of Harlan placing 24rd.

In class 4-A, Dowling Catholic on the girls team title and Cedar Rapids Prairie won the boys team title.  McKenzie Yanek of Pleasant Valley won the girls race while Josh Evans of Linn-Mar won the boys race.

To see the complete results, click the links below.

1-A Girls     1-A Boys     2-A Girls     2-A Boys     3-A Girls     3-A Boys     4-A Girls     4-A Boys

Defense dazzles as Wildcats rout Cyclones 41-7


November 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — John Hubert ran for 105 yards and two touchdowns, and Kansas State nearly pitched its first Big 12 shutout in a decade in a 41-7 rout of Iowa State on Saturday. The quarterback combo of Jake Waters and Daniel Sams combined to throw for 221 yards and run for 89 yards as the Wildcats (4-4, 2-3) beat the Cyclones for the sixth straight time.

Iowa State (1-7, 0-5) didn’t score until the Wildcats’ Robert Rose coughed up the ball at his own 10-yard line in the closing minutes, and DeVondrick Nealy took a toss-sweep for a touchdown. That was the only time the Cyclones ran a play in the Wildcats’ red zone.

Grant Rohach threw for 88 yards for the Cyclones in place of Sam Richardson, who left midway through the second quarter. Richardson had been dealing with a lingering ankle injury.

No. 22 Wisconsin beats Iowa 28-9


November 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — James White ran for 132 yards and a pair of late touchdowns as 22nd-ranked Wisconsin overwhelmed Iowa 28-9 on Saturday for its third straight win. Joel Stave added two touchdown passes for the Badgers (6-2, 4-1 Big Ten), who are bowl eligible for the 12th year in a row. Wisconsin’s Pat Muldoon intercepted Iowa backup C.J. Beathard at the Hawkeyes 25-yard line with 7:43 left, setting up an 11-yard TD run by White.

White added a 2-yard touchdown with 1:35 left for the Badgers, who won despite a season-low 62 yards rushing from Melvin Gordon. Hawkeyes quarterback Jake Rudock had 109 yards passing for the Hawkeyes (5-4, 2-3) before leaving the game in the third quarter with an apparent left leg injury.