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Offense Can’t Get Going For Jeffs
The Fairbury Jeffs unable to slow down Minden, losing 6-37, on September 15.
Notable performances came from Dalton Vanlaningham as he had a lucky 13 carries going for 67 yards scoring one rushing touchdown. Jacob Nippert completed three-of-seven passes for 30 yards, and Vanlaningham completed his one passing attempt for 24 yards.
Nic Smith led the team with four receptions for 33 yards, Riley Arner had one reception for 15 yards and Vanlaningham had one reception for 15 yards as well.
For the Jeffs defense Riley Arner led the team with nine tackles, one being for a loss, as the trio consisting of Korey Nippert, Jaret Wood and Jamison Runge each had eight tackles.
Fairbury will be looking for answers at home this week as they’ll be hosting Fillmore Central on Friday.
Trojans Pound David City By 26 Points
Now winners of two straight, the Tri County Trojans took to the road and hit the ground running to push past 300 yards rushing as a team en-route to winning 33-7 against David City on September 15.
Tri County was led by Dusty Kapke going a perfect three-for-three on pass attempts good for 41 yards with no interceptions, but what Kapke had plenty of was action on the ground. With 20 carries Kapke would rack up an even 200 yards with a 10 yard average per carry on the way to scoring four rushing touchdowns.
Cael Washburn was able to make the most of the 16 carries he had with 96 yards averaging six yards per carry along with Pierce Damrow having one carry going for 20 yards and one rushing touchdown.
For the Trojan defense, it was the front line led by the junior duo of Cooper Stokebrand and Ibrahim Castillo as they both reached past double digits in tackles. Stokebrand had one sack to go along with his lucky total of 13 tackles, while Castillo had an even dozen tackles and behind them from sideline-to-sideline was Cael Washburn having eight tackles, three of which were for loss.
Drew Siems was able to grab five tackles but his biggest play of the night would be the one interception that he came down with for Tri County.
Now with a record of (3-1) Tri County will be back home this week as they take on Malcolm Friday, September 22.
Fillmore Central Gets By W-C
Wilber-Clatonia was unable to contain Fillmore Central losing 13-35 on Friday. The Wolverines were held scoreless until the second quarter as they managed 10 points then, and only had a field goal in the third.
Notable performances for W-C came by way of Carter Skleba completing 14-of-29 passes for 102 yards with one interception. Skleba had 23 carries for 23 yards with one rushing touchdown.
Cooper Palmer had 11 carries for 32 yards, and led the team with seven receptions going for 67 yards. Jack Zimmerman, Ty Kuhlmann, and Cash Keslar each had two receptions along with Aiden Zajicek getting one reception for 10 yards.
For the Wolverine defense Gage Heller and Jordan Marsh each had five tackles with one tackle for loss. Jorge Vazquez had four tackles with one being for a loss. Gage Kuhlmann had two tackles, and one interception, and Jack Zimmerman came away with one fumble recovery.
W-C will be home this next week looking to get back to winning ways as they host Lincoln Lutheran on Friday.
Griffins Lose Offensive Shootout
The Diller-Odell Griffins gave a good fight, but lost at home 32-46 against Sacred Heart on September 15.
D-O was able to find some success from the air and the ground as Preston Engelman with 18 carries went for 97 yards and scored two rushing touchdowns. Braydin Wendland had 21 carries go for 48 yards and led the team with eight completions on 20 attempts going for 93 yards with one passing touchdown and two interceptions.
Engelman also had completed one of his two pass attempts for 65 yards with one rushing touchdown, and Zach Warren with his one pass completed on four attempts was good for 46 yards and one passing touchdown. Engelman would have two receptions for 54 yards going for one receiving touchdown, and Cooper Morgan led the team with five receptions going for 128 yards with two rushing touchdowns while averaging 25 yards per catch.
For the Griffin defense Tj Vitosh led the team with an even dozen tackles with one for tackle for loss as that was his one sack from the game. Joining him in the double digits with tackles as Engelman had 11 tackles, Zach Warren had eight tackles, one for a loss, and Tristan Rosebaugh had five tackles, three for a loss, with two being sacks, and Kellan Schlichtman had six tackles.
Diller-Odell will be looking to the road this week as they’ll be going against Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer on Friday.
JCC Able To Shut Down Raider Offense
The Southern Raiders were unable to slow down Johnson County Central, losing on the road 6-38.
Notable performances for Southern came by Cooper Warford finishing with five passes completed on eight attempts for 41 yards and had 13 carries for nine yards. Tony Pruneda had four receptions for 33 yards with an average of eight yards per catch.
For Southern’s defense Cysn Singleton would be the lone Raider reaching double digit with tackles as he had 11, and Carsen Goes was able to get seven tackles.
A trio consisting of Lyndon Salts, Kale Ames, and Cooper Warford each had six tackles. Warford was able to come down with one interception, as one of Ames six tackles would be a sack, along with one fumble recovery thanks to Bladen Weiner who also contributed one sack as well and caused one fumble.
Southern will be on the road as they take on Thayer Central on Friday.
Mustangs Cancel Game
Meridian Mustangs had their game against Franklin canceled due to extenuating circumstances. No reschedule had been announced as of press time. Meridian will be on the road this week as they go to Dorchester on Friday.


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