Marion at Washington
Live on KCRG 9.2. Washington was reasonably competitive in a 42-24 loss to 3A top-ranked, defending-champion Pella. Sophomore Ryan Reighard ran for 117 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Marion's losing streak reached nine games when it was defeated 37-14 at home by Mount Vernon. Kory Walsh ran for 154 yards and a touchdown.
Head coach Tony Perkins will not be on the Indians' sideline Friday night. Chris Dyer, superintendent of schools for the Marion Independent School District, said that he “can't comment on personnel matters,” but said, “The football team will be led (Friday) by the current coaching staff.”
That “current staff” — according to Athletics Director Corby Laube — consists of six assistants: Pete Messerli, Travis Fuller, Gerald Lowry, Josh Busenbark, Travis Stearns and Henry Martinson.
FNL End Zone Games
Tune into Friday Night Lights End Zone on KCRG-TV9 for highlights from the following games:
4A No. 10 Cedar Rapids Kennedy vs. 4A No. 3 Cedar Rapids Washington: Washington pushed its regular-season winning streak to 16 last week, but it came with a lot more stress than expected. Tavion Stewart's 75-yard touchdown run put Washington ahead for good in a 27-14 win over Jefferson. Tyler Dralle ran for 265 yards and four touchdowns as Kennedy held off Iowa City West, 34-31, on Thursday. Dralle ranks fourth in the state among 11-player running backs in yardage through one week.
Cedar Rapids Jefferson at Cedar Rapids Prairie: Prairie made a winner of Coach Mark Bliss in his debut in Iowa on Saturday, rallying from an early 10-0 deficit to defeat Linn-Mar, 31-17. yler Nunemaker passed for 176 yards on 6-of-11 passing, with a pair of long touchdowns. Jefferson played third-ranked Washington to a stalemate for three quarters before falling, 27-14. Jared Eivins completed 17 of 27 passes for 217 yards and two TDs.
Davenport Assumption at 3A No. 3 Cedar Rapids Xavier: Xavier's season opener was a literal washout. The Saints' encounter at home against West Des Moines Dowling was called off on account of lightning, and it was not and will not be made up. Assumption spotted Bettendorf a 21-0 advantage before falling, 35-28. Joe Argo passed for 171 yards and ran for 91.
Mount Vernon at 3A No. 10 Solon: Solon has owned the Highway 1 rivalry recently, winning 12 consecutive games against its neighbor to the north. The Spartans will try to rebound after giving up seven turnovers in a 21-13 loss to Iowa City Regina. Mount Vernon debuted with a 37-14 conquest of Marion. Five different players scored touchdowns, including Mickey Hines, who ran for 113 yards.
4A No. 4 Bettendorf at Iowa City High: Bettendorf's regular-season win streak stands at 11 games after defeating Davenport Assumption, 35-28, in Week 1. Dalton McLaughlin rushed for 129 yards and Dax Emerson added 96, and the duo combined for three touchdowns. City High is coming off a rare losing season, but the Little Hawks were competitive with Cedar Falls in a 35-21 Week 1 loss at the UNI-Dome.
4A No. 1 West Des Moines Valley at Iowa City West: Once a promising prospect at Cedar Rapids Washington, Rocky Lombardi returns to Eastern Iowa as the quarterback of the top-ranked Tigers. Valley made an immediate statement with a Week 1 rout of Waukee, 44-13. West's late comeback fell short last week, 34-31, despite 357 yards passing from Alex Henderson, the most of anybody in the state in Week 1.
Linn-Mar at Pleasant Valley: For 1 1/2 quarters Saturday, Linn-Mar looked as if it hadn't missed a beat since last year's memorable 9-2 season. But a blocked field goal turned the tide, and the Lions fell to Cedar Rapids Prairie, 31-17
. Pleasant Valley used a big defensive effort to get past North Scott, 14-7. The difference was a 53-yard fumble return for touchdown by Ben Slavens.
Union at Center Point-Urbana:
Center Point-Urbana forced four turnovers and held off Clear Creek Amana, 17-10
, last week. Trevor Franzenburg starred on both sides of the ball, leading the ground attack with 62 yards and collecting 13.5 tackles. Union fell last week to Class A top-rated Gladbrook-Reinbeck, 13-6. Isaiah Vaughn ran for 75 yards and the Knights' lone touchdown.
Dubuque Wahlert at Dubuque Hempstead: Wahlert aims for a .500 record in its Key City rivalry games this fall after losing to Dubuque Senior 21-6 in the opening week. Hempstead fell to Muscatine, 24-12.
North Linn at Alburnett: North Linn fell to Belle Plaine last Saturday in a back-and-forth 26-20 game. Alburnett just played Monday, a 28-14 win over Maquoketa Valley, after that game was unable to be rescheduled Saturday.
Oelwein at 2A No. 9 Anamosa: The Huskies are searching for their first points of the season after an 8-0 loss to Sumner-Fredericksburg. Meanwhile, Anamosa hopes to build a shutout streak after handling North Cedar 22-0.
North Cedar at Lisbon: Lisbon scored first against West Branch, but lost 42-7 in a game that was stretched over two days due to lightning. North Cedar was shut out by Anamosa, 22-0.
Other Games to Watch
1A No. 1 Iowa City Regina at Cascade: Regina proved itself as the early favorite (again) in 1A, prevailing against Solon in its opener, 21-13. The Regals recorded seven takeaways, including two interceptions by Nick Phillips, in winning their 14th straight game and their 70th of their last 71. Cascade was stung, 53-0, by Maquoketa.
Cedar Valley Christian at Clarksville:
Cedar Valley Christian earned its first home win in school history (and just its second overall) last Thursday, whipping Harmony, 65-6. Cole Telecky accounted for four touchdowns — three rushing and one passing. A 2-0 start is not out of the question for the Huskies; Clarksville has allowed 64.5 points per game through its first two contests.
Independence at 2A No. 1 North Fayette Valley: Defending 2A state champion North Fayette Valley took down one 3A team (Decorah, 22-7) last week, and goes for another. Dillon Baumler and Tanner Kuhens combined for 203 rushing yards, with Baumler scoring a pair of touchdowns. Independence is looking to build on its momentum after making the playoffs last year. The Mustangs got off to a good start, downing Waterloo Columbus.
Maquoketa at 3A No. 4 West Delaware:
West Delaware appears equipped to give opposing defenses fits again. It helps to have a potent offense paced by a quarterback and running back capable of stockpiling yards in a flash. Read more
Friday Night Lights Live Schedule
||Marion @ Washington
||Davenport North @ Cedar Rapids Jefferson
||Cedar Rapids Xavier @ Solon
||Linn-Mar @ Cedar Rapids Washington
||Iowa City West @ Iowa City High
||Monticello @ Anamosa
||Cedar Rapids Prairie @ Cedar Rapids Washington
||South Tama @ Williamsburg
||Linn-Mar @ Cedar Rapids Jefferson
||West Deleware @ Decorah
|Nov. 12, 13, 14
|Nov. 19, 20