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Pairings for Second Round High School Football Playoffs

Posted: Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at 6:01 am

High School Football Playoffs Round Two Pairings

Monday, November 3

Class 3A:
#1 PELLA (10-0) vs. NEWTON (7-3)
6:30 Midtown Tire Team Pregame Show
7:00 Kickoff on 92.1 KRLS

8-Man Class:
MELCHER-DALLAS (8-2) at #2 FREMONT-MILLS (10-0)
6:30 Pregame Show
7:00 Kickoff on 95.3 & 1320 KNIA

Here are the complete pairing for the 2nd Round of the 2014 Iowa High School Football Playoffs:

CLASS 4A

Cedar Falls at #2 Cedar Rapids Washington
Cedar Rapids Kennedy at #1 Bettendorf
#3 West Des Moines Dowling vs. Ames at Williams Stadium
Iowa City West at #6 Linn-Mar
Johnston at #4 West Des Moines Valley
#10 Lewis Central at #7 Ankeny
#8 North Scott at Pleasant Valley
Southeast Polk at #5 Waukee

CLASS 3A

NEWTON at #1 PELLA
#9 Carlisle at Washington
Gilbert at #4 Dallas Center-Grimes
Norwalk at Creston
Sergeant Bluff-Luton at #5 Carroll
#2 Solon at #6 West Delaware
#8 Waverly-Shell Rock at #10 Cedar Rapids Xavier
Webster City at #3 Sioux City Heelan

CLASS 2A:

#7 Albia at Clarinda
Dyersville Beckman at #8 Cascade
East Sac County at #2 Spirit Lake
#9 Hampton-Dumont at #4 Collins-Maxwell-Baxter
Mount Vernon at #5 North Fayette Valley
New Hampton at Union (La Porte City)
#6 Sioux Center at #1 Clear Lake
South Tama at #3 Williamsburg

CLASS 1A:

AHSTW at #3 Fort Dodge St. Edmond
Central Decatur at Van Meter
#9 Dike-New Hartford at #4 West Branch
#10 Hinton at #6 IKM-Manning
#8 North Cedar at #2 South Winneshiek
Panorama at #1 Iowa City Regina
South Central Calhoun at #5 Saint Ansgar
Western Christian at #7 West Lyon

CLASS A:

#7 AGWSR at #5 Nashua-Plainfield
B-G-M at #4 Gladbrook-Reinbeck
Denver at #1 Maquoketa Valley
Earlham at #6 Montezuma
Lisbon at #3 Pekin
Van Buren at #8 Mount Ayr
West Sioux at #2 Logan-Magnolia
Westwood at #9 Woodbury Central

CLASS 8:

MELCHER-DALLAS at #2 FREMONT-MILLS
#8 Coon Rapids-Bayard at Newell-Fonda
Exira-EHK at Lamoni
#6 H-L-V (Victor) at #3 Janesville
Harris-Lake Park at #9 West Bend-Mallard
Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn at #5 Glidden-Ralston
Northwood-Kensett at #4 Central Elkader
#7 Turkey Valley at #1 Don Bosco

Historic Knoxville’s Season Ends With 28-13 Playoff Loss To DCG

Posted: Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at 6:00 am

Knoxville’s playoff run was short-lived as the number four seed fell to number-one seeded Dallas Center-Grimes 28-13 Wednesday night, in a game that was live on AM 1320 and FM 95.3 KNIA. Knoxville Head Coach Eric Kellar says it wasn’t due to a lack of preparation by his Panther squad. It was only a 7-0 DCG lead at the half, but a pair of third quarter touchdowns, including an 80-yard punt return by Trey Washington, gave the Mustangs an insurmountable three touchdown lead. Two fourth quarter touchdowns by Trent Davis would get Knoxville on the scoreboard. Davis finished with three catches for 40 yards and two touchdowns. The loss means Knoxville finishes their season at 4-6.

Trenton Wells’ Mammoth Game Ends Eagles’ Football Season

Posted: Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at 5:59 am

Literally putting the team on his back, Central Decatur quarterback, Trenton Wells carried his Cardinals to the second round of the Class 1A playoffs on Monday, as Pella Christian fell 38 – 14 last night, in a game that was live on 92.1 KRLS. Wells rushed for 292 yards on 39 carries, and threw for another 110. Assistant Coach, Darryl DeRuiter says the big key was the Eagles lost the battle up front. Turnovers did the Eagles in, as quarterback David Kacmarynski threw three picks while passing for 230 yards in the loss. Dillon Branderhorst had a rushing and receiving touchdown for Pella Christian, who ended their season with a mark of 6 – 4. Pella Christian loses nine seniors from their varsity squad.

Little Dutch Roll Over Trojans in First Round Action

Posted: Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at 5:57 am

The Pella High Little Dutch continued their lopsided winning ways with a 41-0 win over the Fairfield Trojans in a game heard on KNIAKRLS.com. Noah Clayberg threw and ran for a score, and Quentin Murphy scored two on the ground. Head Coach Jay McKinstrey says with the short week coming up it was important to keep some of his key players off the field in the second half. The undefeated 10 – 0 Little Dutch look to continue their winning ways as they take on Newton for the second time this season in the second round on Monday night.

Pella, Indianola Girls Do Battle in Rematch of Last Year’s Regional Final

Posted: Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at 5:55 am

Meeting a round earlier than they did last season, Pella High and Indianola’s volleyball teams butt heads tonight in the semifinals of the Class 4A regional tournament. The Indians defeated the Lady Dutch in four sets last year to earn a berth in the state tournament in Cedar Rapids, but both teams now are vastly different than they were a year ago. The two schools went head-to-head in tournament play in mid-September, and Indianola came out on top, but the Lady Dutch were without some of their key players. Coach Catie Brand says she thinks with a full roster, her team matches up well tonight with the Indians. The winner moves on to the regional finals next week. Tonight’s match gets going at 7:00 p.m.

Pleasantville Falls to Montezuma in First Round of Playoffs

Posted: Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at 5:52 am

The Pleasantville Trojan football team fell to Montezuma on Wednesday night, 24-7, in the first round of the Class A playoffs, as heard on KNIAKRLS.com. Junior quarterback Zeb Adreon led the Trojan ground game with 24 yards and added 160 yards through the air, including Pleasantville’s lone touchdown, a 30-yard pass to Senior Josh Luna to put the score at 12-7 in the third quarter. Afterward, head Coach Gabe Bakker talked about the effort put forth by the Trojan defense. Pleasantville finishes the 2014 season at 5-5.

PCM Football Season Comes to an End on Wednesday Night

Posted: Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at 5:52 am

The PCM football team came up short in the first round of the Class 2A playoffs, as they fell to Williamsburg 45-31 last night, as heard on kniakrls.com. The Mustangs jumped out to a 17-7 first half lead, but Williamsburg scored 35 unanswered points to stay undefeated on the year. Logan Gillman threw for over 300 yards for the third time this season and added three touchdowns. Ronnie Marshall also added a touchdown on the ground for the Mustangs. Head coach Greg Bonnett was pleased his team’s performance and talked about losing his seniors. The PCM football team ended their season with a 4-6 overall record.

Saints Douse Colo-NESCO, Sabers Fall to Dons

Posted: Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at 5:51 am

Not nearly as close as it was in Week One, Melcher-Dallas’ football team beat the snot out of Colo-Nesco last night, 52 – 0, for their first postseason win since 1975. Twin Cedars hung tight with number-one ranked Don Bosco in the first half, but got overpowered in the final 24-plus minutes in a 64 – 20 loss. The Saints improve to 8 – 2 on the season, and they’ll play on Monday in round two on the road against Fremont-Mills, while the Sabers finish their season 5 – 5.

Hinton Receives Conference Honors

Posted: Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at 5:50 am

Two goals from senior Brittany Hinton was enough to make her the Iowa Conference women’s soccer offensive player of the week for Central. The senior scored a goal for the Dutch against Luther and Cornell, and each of them wound up to be Central victories. Hinton has seven goals on the season, which is second best on the team. Central beat Simpson on Tuesday, and cemented themselves in second place in the Iowa Conference, the best finish in program history. Central earns a first round bye in the league tournament because of it, and are off until Wednesday to host the winner of the Loras/Wartburg contest.

Pairings for Second Round High School Football Playoffs

Posted: Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at 12:21 am

Monday, November
High School Football Playoffs Round Two Pairings

Class 3A:
#1 PELLA (10-0) vs. NEWTON (7-3)
6:30 Midtown Tire Team Pregame Show
7:00 Kickoff on 92.1 KRLS

8-Man Class:
MELCHER-DALLAS (8-2) at #2 FREMONT-MILLS (10-0)
6:30 Pregame Show
7:00 Kickoff on 95.3 & 1320 KNIA

Here are the complete pairing for the 2nd Round of the 2014 Iowa High School Football Playoffs:

CLASS 4A

Cedar Falls at #2 Cedar Rapids Washington
Cedar Rapids Kennedy at #1 Bettendorf
#3 West Des Moines Dowling vs. Ames at Williams Stadium
Iowa City West at #6 Linn-Mar
Johnston at #4 West Des Moines Valley
#10 Lewis Central at #7 Ankeny
#8 North Scott at Pleasant Valley
Southeast Polk at #5 Waukee

CLASS 3A

NEWTON at #1 PELLA
#9 Carlisle at Washington
Gilbert at #4 Dallas Center-Grimes
Norwalk at Creston
Sergeant Bluff-Luton at #5 Carroll
#2 Solon at #6 West Delaware
#8 Waverly-Shell Rock at #10 Cedar Rapids Xavier
Webster City at #3 Sioux City Heelan

CLASS 2A:

#7 Albia at Clarinda
Dyersville Beckman at #8 Cascade
East Sac County at #2 Spirit Lake
#9 Hampton-Dumont at #4 Collins-Maxwell-Baxter
Mount Vernon at #5 North Fayette Valley
New Hampton at Union (La Porte City)
#6 Sioux Center at #1 Clear Lake
South Tama at #3 Williamsburg

CLASS 1A:

AHSTW at #3 Fort Dodge St. Edmond
Central Decatur at Van Meter
#9 Dike-New Hartford at #4 West Branch
#10 Hinton at #6 IKM-Manning
#8 North Cedar at #2 South Winneshiek
Panorama at #1 Iowa City Regina
South Central Calhoun at #5 Saint Ansgar
Western Christian at #7 West Lyon

CLASS A:

#7 AGWSR at #5 Nashua-Plainfield
B-G-M at #4 Gladbrook-Reinbeck
Denver at #1 Maquoketa Valley
Earlham at #6 Montezuma
Lisbon at #3 Pekin
Van Buren at #8 Mount Ayr
West Sioux at #2 Logan-Magnolia
Westwood at #9 Woodbury Central

CLASS 8:

MELCHER-DALLAS at #2 FREMONT-MILLS
#8 Coon Rapids-Bayard at Newell-Fonda
Exira-EHK at Lamoni
#6 H-L-V (Victor) at #3 Janesville
Harris-Lake Park at #9 West Bend-Mallard
Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn at #5 Glidden-Ralston
Northwood-Kensett at #4 Central Elkader
#7 Turkey Valley at #1 Don Bosco

Highlights from First Round of High School Football Playoffs

Posted: Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 at 11:43 pm

Enjoy the highlights from the First Round of the High School Football Playoffs on Wednesday, October 29, 2014.

#1 Pella vs. Fairfield
Knoxville at #4 DCG
Pella Christian vs. Central Decatur
PCM at #3 Williamsburg
Pleasantville at #6 Montezuma

High School Football Scores

Posted: Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 at 10:24 pm

First round playoff scores

Knoxville 13
Dallas Center-Grimes 28

Fairfield 0
Pella 41

C. Decatur 38
Pella Christian 14

Pleasantville 7
Montezuma 24

Colo-NESCO 0
Melcher-Dallas 52

Twin Cedars 20
Don Bosco 64

PCM 31
Williamsburg 45

Eagles Defeat Lions, Get Rematch with Rockets

Posted: Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 at 6:00 am

Pella Christian won their regional tournament opener last night over Des Moines Christian in four sets, 25 – 17, 25 – 10, 25 – 27, and 25 – 23. Rebecca Gritters had 16 kills, Christa Veenstra had 11 kills and two blocks for the Eagles yesterday. Pella Christian unfortunately lost Andrea Horstman to an injury in game three and is questionable for Friday’s game against Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, who knocked Pella Christian out of the playoffs last year. Coach Cindy Nikkel says the injury was a turning point in the match. The Eagles and Rockets do battle in the Class 2A regional semifinals this Friday night in Eddyville at 7:00 p.m. The Rockets defeated Pleasantville in the quarters yesterday, 25 – 13, 25 – 13, and 25 – 9.

Knoxville Plays In First Postseason Football Game Since 1990

Posted: Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 at 5:59 am

For the first time in 24 years, The Knoxville Football Squad will play a tenth game.Tonight the Panthers travel to class 3A District eight champion Dallas Center-Grimes. The Panthers qualified as a fourth seed while the Mustangs are a number one seed. D-C-G’s only blemish on the season is a 45-14 loss to Pella in week two. Knoxville Coach Eric Kellar tells KNIA/KRLS Sports the Mustangs are an all-around team. The winner will advance to the second round against an opponent to be announced after all games have been completed. You can hear the play-by-play on AM 1320 and 95-point-three KNIA streamed live on kniakrls.com starting with the pre-game at six-30.

Pella High Football Begins What Could be Memorable Playoff Journey Tonight

Posted: Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 at 5:58 am

With the bad taste of how the 2013 football season ended washed out of their mouths with how this year has gone so far, Pella High starts the first of hopefully five playoff games tonight at home against Fairfield. The Trojans and Dutch are very familiar with one another this late in the season; Pella prevailed last year over Fairfield, 56 – 14 in round one of the 3A postseason, and in Week Eight of the 2011 regular season, 43 – 0. The Trojans just knocked of Clear Creek – Amana last week, who finished first in their district. Fairfield is led by quarterback Cameron Baumann, who has thrown for over 1,100 yards, but has also thrown 14 interceptions. You can catch tonight’s playoff game streamed live at KNIAKRLS.com, with Andrew Schneider and Randy Sikkema on the call. Pre-game coverage starts at 6:30 p.m. with kick-off at seven. We’ll also have a delayed broadcast on 92.1 KRLS immediately following the Stravers Cellular Football Friday Night Radio Scoreboard show at around 10:00 p.m.

Eagles Stay in Own Nest, Try to Shoo Away Cardinals

Posted: Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 at 5:56 am

Former district opponents meet tonight at Pella Christian, when the Eagles host Central Decatur in the first round of the Class 1A state football postseason. The Eagles wound up 6 – 3 on the regular season and second place in their district. Both schools were lumped into the same district the last two years; The Eagles won in 2013, 31 – 14, and then 35 – 14 in 2012. Pella Christian must find a way to stop quarterback Trenton Wells, who has a dual threat on the field; he’s rushed and passed for a combined 2,500 yards on the season. Tonight’s game will be live on the air on 92.1 KRLS and streamed live at KNIAKRLS.com, with Cory Houser and Larry Hessing in the Eagles’ press box. Pre-game coverage starts at 6:30 p.m. with kick-off at seven.

Mustangs Gallop to Williamsburg for Playoff Opener

Posted: Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 at 5:52 am

A Class 3A powerhouse the last several years, the Williamsburg football team has flexed their muscles so far this season in their debut campaign in Class 2A. Tonight, PCM must hit the road to take on the Raiders in the first round of the state playoffs. Williamsburg is a perfect 9 – 0 on the season, and have been successful in 2014 thanks in part to running back, Mitchell Stahl, who has rushed for almost 1,200 yards and 17 touchdowns this season. The Raiders as a whole are the tenth best rushing team in Class 2A. The Mustangs counter with the second best passing team in the class, but it will be their defense that gets tested this evening. Garrett Knock and Fred Lorenson have the play-by-play tonight, streamed live at KNIAKRLS.com, with pre-game starting at 6:30 p.m. and kick-off at seven.

Pleasantville Fights Familiar Foe in Playoff Rebirth

Posted: Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 at 5:52 am

It took them seven years to get back, but Pleasantville’s football team will look to make the best of their opportunity in the postseason tonight with a confrontation with Montezuma. The two schools had been paired up in the same district last year, and they haven’t been pretty on the Trojans’ side of things; the Braves have outscored Pleasantville, 81 – 10 in a pair of victories. This season, it has been Montezuma’s Mitch Stevens that has done a lot of the work, rushing for over 1,500 yards and 18 touchdowns. You can catch all of the action tonight live on KNIAKRLS.com, with Kris Krug and Ryan Schumacher on the call. Pre-game coverage starts at 6:30 p.m. with kick-off at seven.

Melcher-Dallas, Twin Cedars Begin Postseason Journeys

Posted: Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 at 5:51 am

Rounding out our entire Marion County slate of teams making it to the State Football Playoffs, both Melcher-Dallas and Twin Cedars try to take a step towards “The Dome” this evening in Eight Man play. The Saints get to host the same team they downed 46 – 22 in Week One of the season, Colo-Nesco. Alex Mitchell threw for three touchdowns in the victory and Jacob Hoch ran in another three scores, while the Saints’ defense notched three fumble recoveries. Colo-NESCO ended up 5 – 4 in the regular season, and finished with a three-game losing streak. Twin Cedars was able to sneak into the playoffs, but get rewarded with a road trip to Gilbertville and number-one ranked Don Bosco, who just won 102 – 6 last Friday over Tri-County. There’s no mystery about what Don Bosco does to be successful; they run, and they run, and they run it some more. The Dons have ran for almost 3,000 yards this season, and average about nine yards per carry. Both Eight-Man football playoff games kick-off tonight at seven.

Melcher-Dallas Swept by Warhawks

Posted: Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 at 5:51 am

The Melcher-Dallas volleyball season saw their season come to an end yesterday at the hands of Southeast Warren, 25 – 16, 25 – 17, and 25 – 22. The Saints end their 2014 campaign with a record of 7 – 15 and they lose just two seniors off of their varsity squad.