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After losing a chance at winning the Quad-Cities Marathon by six seconds last year, the Kenyan didn't leave anything to chance this year, using a strong kick in the last quarter-mile to pull away and claim the men's marathon at Sunday's event. 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This time, Hillary Too was not going to be denied.

After losing a chance at winning the Quad-Cities Marathon by six seconds last year, the Kenyan didn't leave anything to chance this year, using a strong kick in the last quarter-mile to pull away and claim the men's marathon at Sunday's event.

The annual race celebrated its 20th year, which starts and finishes at John Deere Commons in Moline, by seeing three new winners in the main events.

In addition to Too's first victory, Ethiopian Belayinesh Fikadu won the women's marathon for the first time. Sammy Rotich won his second half-marathon in three years and Julie Crutchfield of Wilmington, Illinois came in first in the women's half-marathon.

Stifling heat kept the runners from having any chance at event records and also caused some health issues for some women marathon runners after the race. But overall, participants did their best while winding through parts of Bettendorf, Davenport and Rock Island before finishing in front of the iWireless Center.

Too and his closest competitor, Hailemariam Kahsay of Ethiopia\u00a0\u2014 who finished second\u00a0\u2014 were neck-and-neck for the first 20 miles of the race. Too said a pack of about nine runners were together for the first 13.1 miles but were narrowed to just him and Kahsay by the time the 20-mile mark hit. That was when he decided to really start to push the pace.

Too wound up winning the race in 2 hours, 21 minutes and 40 seconds. Kahsay finished 17 seconds behind him.

\"I already knew the course and I like the course. I was close last year but I couldn't do it,\" Too said. \"I kicked at about 400 meters for the finishing line, that's when I really took off. I finished strong, not like last year.\"

Too said he tried to conserve some energy on a day that saw race-time temperatures shoot up from 68 degrees to 78 degrees in less than two hours to go along with close to 70 percent humidity.

\"The pace was actually very slow because of the weather,\" he said. \"But by the 20-mile mark, I had to go.\"

Fikadu might literally have left everything out on the course to claim her victory. After crossing the finish line, she had to be helped by race officials to the medical tent where she was wrapped in wet towels and doused with cold water. She was observed hunched over a trash receptacle and eventually had to be taken to the triage center by wheelchair.

Fikadu was observed being hooked up to an medical IV to help replenish fluids and was laying on a cot for at least an hour after the race.

Fikadu, who won the race in 2:42:11, was not the only elite women's runner to have suffered some kind of heat illness. Three of the top four finishers in the women's marathon wound up getting treatment in the triage center.

Ian Frink, the elite runner coordinator, pointed out how much energy Fikadu must have spent to break open what was a close race until the 13-mile mark. Fikadu's lead over Joan Massah, who finished second, went from 39 seconds at the half-way split to close to four minutes by the time she reached the 20-mile mark.

\"We've had heat-related illnesses from elite runners before,\" Frink said. \"It's not uncommon, you could be in great shape but when you are going 110 percent, it can happen. You could tell (Fikadu) did a lot of work and to run a 2:42 on a day like today is pretty solid.\"

The half-marathon did not have any dramatics as Rotich won his race in 1:07:29, nearly two minutes better than Benson Cheruiyot. Zach Baker of West Des Moines was third (1:09.31). Rotich also won the half-marathon in 2015.

\"I was trying to run 1:04 but I did my best,\" Rotich said. \"When it's humid, it's a big challenge for me but that's OK.\"

Crutchfield, who is an elementary school P.E. teacher in Joliet, said she was happy to get a victory after battling through injuries the past year and even getting over having the flu just two weeks ago. She said the high humidity actually did not bother her because she is used to dealing with it. She won the race in 1:26:19.

\"I train in the morning in the upstairs of a gym so it's usually pretty warm, like 75 or 80 degrees in there,\" Crutchfield said. \"I thought it would be a decent day if I was under 1:27, my PR is 1:21 but, honestly, this is the best I have run in a year-and-a-half.\"

Ali Kirsch of Davenport was second in the women's half-marathon in a time of 1:29. Jack Moss of Bettendorf was 11th in the marathon (2:58.59) while Rick Pahl was first in the 5K race (16:18). Audrey Jenkins won the women's 5K in a time of 19:07.

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IOWA CITY \u2013 Beyond the sting of a last-second loss, Saturday\u2019s 21-19 setback to fourth-rated Penn State provides the Iowa football team with a lesson-filled opportunity for growth.

\u201cIt\u2019s tough to look at it that way right now because you never want to lose, but I think we\u2019ll find plenty of things from this game that will help us down the road,\u2019\u2019 quarterback Nate Stanley said.

One of eight Hawkeyes who made their first start in a Big Ten game in the conference-opening match-up against the defending league champions, Iowa\u2019s sophomore quarterback said the ability to dissect the good and the bad, harness those things and put them to work moving ahead will only help.

Saturday wasn\u2019t the first time Stanley had found himself on the difficult end of a last-second decision.

\u201cA couple of times in high school it happened, and all you can do is figure out what worked, what didn\u2019t and move on,\u2019\u2019 Stanley said. \u201cThe way we fought, the way we competed to the end against one of the best teams in the country, it tells us how good we can be.\u2019\u2019

Stanley figures the Hawkeyes must learn from their slow start as well.

Iowa mustered just 54 yards of offense and three first downs in the first half and needed an interception in the final minute of the second quarter to set up a quick score which left the Hawkeyes in front 7-5 at halftime.

The good?

\u201cWe kept the momentum going off of the turnover with the big play right away, which is what we always hope to do,\u2019\u2019 Stanley said.

The bad?

\u201cIt took us too much time to get going on offense. We can\u2019t do that against anybody, much less a team like Penn State,\u2019\u2019 Stanley said. \u201cWe found a rhythm in the second half, did some good things but we have to start faster than that.\u2019\u2019

Stanley completed 8-of-10 passes in the second half following a 5-for-12 start, spreading the ball to six receivers and averaging a respectable 14.7 yards per completion.

Coach Kirk Ferentz felt like Iowa\u2019s offense \u201cplayed faster\u2019\u2019 than it should have in the first half, but liked how the Hawkeyes took the game into the fourth quarter.

\u201cThe idea is to be there in the fourth quarter, regardless of how you do it,\u2019\u2019 he said. \u201c\u2026 They\u2019ve got a really prolific offense and they execute it well, but our guys kept battling and that gave us a chance to win the football game.\u2019\u2019

Ferentz said the experience should give the Hawkeyes an idea of what it takes to win in the Big Ten as it works to build on its 3-1 start.

\u201cBoth teams competed about as hard as you possibly can. There were a lot of different swings in the game, certainly in the last two drives, both teams executed really well down the stretch,\u2019\u2019 Ferentz said. \u201cWe\u2019re disappointed with the loss, it\u2019s going to hurt for a while, but we\u2019ll move on.\u2019\u2019

The Hawkeyes have little choice, preparing now to face a Michigan State team trying to do the same in this Saturday\u2019s 3 p.m. game in East Lansing, Michigan.

The Spartans turned the ball over three times in the first half, leading to 21 points and a 28-7 halftime lead for Notre Dame in Saturday\u2019s 38-18 victory.

\u201cYou have to get ready for the next one, and you have to learn from this one,\u2019\u2019 said Akrum Wadley, whose 80 rushing yards and 75 receiving yards including touchdowns on a 70-yard pass play and 35-yard carry in the fourth quarter.

Wadley said the Hawkeyes had invested a lot of energy in preparing for and playing against Penn State.

He liked the team\u2019s fight, but to be part of a game decided by a touchdown pass caught in traffic as time expired by Penn State\u2019s Juwan Johnson didn\u2019t make the final outcome any easier to accept.

\u201cWhen you lose on the last play like that, it reminds you of how valuable every snap is,\u2019\u2019 defensive end Parker Hesse said. \u201cYou think back to one play you should have or could have made and that\u2019s the difference.\u2019\u2019

Hesse said the Hawkeyes cannot afford to let it linger.

\u201cThis one is going to sting, \u2026 but Sunday night you\u2019re going to have to flush it regardless of how you feel about it,\u2019\u2019 he said. \u201cWe have to start preparing for Michigan State next Saturday. They\u2019re not going to care how we feel about this game.\u2019\u2019

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Five things to think about following the Iowa football team's 21-19 loss to fourth-ranked Penn State on Saturday night at Kinnick Stadium:

1. The good

Despite being on the field for 99 snaps against one of the Big Ten's most potent offenses, the Iowa defense showed the fight of a team that has the ability to contend in the Big Ten West.

The Hawkeyes did a terrific job of taking the Nittany Lions out of their big-play comfort zone and forced a veteran collection of skill players to methodically work to position Penn State to score.

Iowa sacked quarterback Trace McSorley four times and recorded 11 tackles for a loss in the game, attacking with constant and effective pressure.

The Nittany Lions piled up yards - 579 of them - but settled for field goals on two of their five trips into the red zone and didn't score any points on a third journey inside the 20-yard line. Penn State converted on just 6-of-18 third-down plays.

The Hawkeyes bent, and barely broke in the upset bid and it took a perfectly-placed pass between two converging defenders as time expired for the Nittany Lions to escape with a win in their first Big Ten road test of the game.

It was one of the grittier efforts by the Hawkeyes in some time.

2. The really good

How stinkin' good is Josey Jewell?

The preseason all-American played like one against Penn State.

He matched a career high with 16 tackles, including 11 stops. He also recorded three tackles for a loss, intercepted a pass and returned it 33 yards to set up Iowa's first score, broke up two additional passes and recovered a fumble.

Not a bad night's work for the senior linebacker whose work was complemented by terrific play from Anthony Nelson, who had 2.5 sacks, broke up two passes, blocked a kick and had a quarterback hurry, and by the career-high 13-tackle starting debut of Amani Hooker.

Jewell even managed to mock McSorley's signature move, celebrating his 33-yard interception return with a home-run swing. That's the same cut McSorley takes to celebrate the touchdowns he scores.

Bonus points there.

3. The really, really good

As much effort as Iowa's defense put into Saturday's game, Penn State's Saquon Barkley was simply better.

The junior finished with 358 all-purpose yards against the Hawkeyes, rushing 28 times for 211 yards and catching 12 passes for 94 yards in addition to returning three kickoffs 53 yards.

Coach Kirk Ferentz called Barkley \"a special player,'' in his postgame news conference, adding, \"I don't know I've seen many better or any better in my 19 years back here.''

Barkley earned that praise on multiple occasions.

\"He's a tough guy to tackle. Looked like we had him stopped, and the next you know he's going further down the road,'' Ferentz said. \"It's one of those deals.''

That quick first step and exceptional athleticism separates Barkley from his peers.

He demonstrated that when he went up and over cornerback Josh Jackson and followed that leap by escaping from a hit delivered by Amani Hooker before being chased out of bounds on a play in the fourth quarter.

Barkley's performance was probably the most dominant by an opponent at Kinnick Stadium since Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon rushed for 200 yards on 31 carries and covered 64 yards on four pass receptions during a 2014 game against the Hawkeyes.

Gordon scored twice that day, including on a 23-yard run in the fourth quarter that proved to be the difference in the Badgers' 26-24 win that day.

4. The not so bad

Beyond the sting of the loss, there were some good things to take from Iowa's play against Penn State on offense and even on special teams.

The Hawkeyes did pile up 219 yards of offense in the second half against the Nittany Lions after sputtering in the first two quarters.

That growth within the game for Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley is something to build on following his first Big Ten test. The sophomore's passes early on seemed adrenaline-filled, a byproduct of the moment, and were initially too hot to handle.

After a 5-of-12 start, Stanley connected on 8-of-10 passes he attempted in the second half and spread the ball to six receivers.

He'll be better in the future because of the experience he gained against an aggressive Penn State defense which tested Stanley physically and mentally.

Iowa's inconsistency extended to special teams.

Kicker Miguel Recinos had what proved to be a critical 36-yard field goal try blocked on the fourth snap of the fourth quarter and punter Colten Rastetter dealt with good and bad.

Rastetter topped 50 yards on two of his seven punts, including a career-long 53-yard effort, but his average of 41.1 yards was impacted by punts of 35, 31 and 32 in the opening half.

5. The bad

The decision to pitch the ball back to Akrum Wadley on a second-and-eight play from the Iowa 3-yard line was bizarre at best.

The Hawkeye senior received the ball five yards deep in the end zone and he was quickly surrounded by three Penn State defenders, then dropped for the first safety Iowa has allowed in a game since punter Ryan Donahue ran the ball out of the back of the end zone for a safety in a 2008 game against Iowa State in the final minutes of a 17-5 win.

In this instance, it gave Penn State a 5-0 lead and two points that ultimately proved to be the difference in the final outcome.

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When Doug Bland and his investors announced a little more than a month ago that they were bringing the Quad-City Steamwheelers back to life, they had a pretty good idea that the reincarnation of indoor football in the area would be well-received.

It has exceeded expectations.

\u201cThe response has been unreal, far more than expected,\u2019\u2019 said Bland, an Ottawa, Illinois, native who previously was part owner of a Champions Indoor Football franchise in the Dallas area.

\u201cThe response has been amazing. I couldn\u2019t be more happy with the response from the community. It has been a whirlwind the last four weeks.\u2019\u2019

Bland and his staff still have a lot of work to do before the Steamwheelers open their inaugural CIF season on March 3, but there has been progress.

They began moving into the team offices just down the street from the iWireless Center in Moline last week.

The CIF schedule is due out almost any day. The Steamwheelers already have seen a preliminary version, but the final schedule still is being tweaked.

Marketing director Travis Wheat already has made a few sales calls with local businesses regarding sponsorships and has a list of 500 people who have inquired about season tickets.

\u201cThe Quad-Cities is one of the most enthusiastic areas about sports \u2026\u2019\u2019 Wheat said. \u201cGetting daily calls from season ticket holders is pretty cool. I\u2019ve been very excited about the way things have gone.\u2019\u2019

Head coach Cory Ross has taken steps toward assembling a team. The Steamwheelers will hold open tryouts on Sunday, Oct. 8, at the iWireless Center.

Bland said 130 prospective players have registered with most of them being recruited through various social media platforms.

Bland said the tryouts will be similar to the NFL Combine with players going through various drills and being tested on their football knowledge.

\u201cWe want to see how fast kids can grasp how things work,\u2019\u2019 he said. \u201cIf you\u2019re a tenth of a second slower but smart enough to understand it all, that\u2019s a big thing.

\u201cWe hope we can get 10 players out of the tryouts,\u2019\u2019 he added. \u201cThe rest of the team will be players we sign from other parts of the country.\u2019\u2019

CIF rules call for teams to have a roster of 24 players, 22 of whom are active for each game. At least six of those players must be local. Teams can have no more than 18 \u201choused\u2019\u2019 players, who have their living expenses paid for by the team.

\u201cThat doesn\u2019t mean we have to have that many,\u2019\u2019 Bland said. \u201cWe\u2019re shooting for 14 but that may be optimistic. It\u2019s sort of a moving target.\u2019\u2019

Bland said the season schedule ordinarily would be out by now, but he said \u201cthere are some things going on.\u2019\u2019

When it was announced that the Sioux Falls Storm and Wichita Falls Nighthawks were making the jump from the Indoor Football League to CIF, a press release from the league said it would have 15 teams.

Bland thinks it\u2019s more likely to be 13 or 14.

Teams must meet certain requirements in terms of having a line of credit and workmen\u2019s compensation coverage and it\u2019s not certain all 15 of the announced teams will meet the standard.

There also had been talk that CIF would merge with the IFL and absorb the five remaining teams in that league, including franchises in Cedar Rapids and Des Moines.

\u201cThe merger thing, we just couldn\u2019t get it put together for this year,\u2019\u2019 Bland said. \u201cI think there\u2019s probably hope for it in the future. We didn\u2019t have time to put it all together for this year.\u2019\u2019

As for the Steamwheelers\u2019 marketing and sales prospects, Bland and Wheat said they have found the Quad-Cities to be very receptive compared to what they encountered with the Dallas Marshals.

\u201cIn the Dallas metroplex, you can\u2019t throw a rock and not find a top music artist performing, and then you\u2019ve got four major sports franchises,\u2019\u2019 Wheat said.

Bland said competing with two very established minor league franchises in the Quad-Cities \u2014 the baseball River Bandits and hockey Mallards \u2014 isn\u2019t going to be an issue.

\u201cYou have to understand we came from the Dallas market where we were competing with the Cowboys, Mavericks, Stars, Rangers \u2026\u2019\u2019 he said. \u201cSo having a Class A minor league baseball team and a minor league hockey team is the least of my worries.

\u201cWhen you have Jerry Jones landing his helicopter in your parking lot to try to sell you a sponsorship, it\u2019s tough to compete with that. We feel like we essentially are the Dallas Cowboys of this market. Being the only professional football team here has its advantages. That\u2019s why we chose this market to come back to.\u2019\u2019

Wheat said the indoor football season won\u2019t overlap that much with baseball and hockey, anyway.

\u201cWe don\u2019t want to be a hindrance on anybody,\u2019\u2019 Wheat added. \u201cI think we can work together to build the market up \u2026 We can have football, baseball and hockey all going on simultaneously without anyone suffering. I see it as more of a help than anything. I see us making this a minor league mecca.\u2019\u2019

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There are a handful of changes on my ballot for this week's Associated Press poll, starting with the rise of two teams following statement-making victories on Saturday.

Georgia and TCU join my top 10 following significant conference wins, the Bulldogs handling Mississippi State 31-3 and the Horned Frogs handing Oklahoma State its first loss of the season 44-31. Both rode the strength of defense to wins that moved them into the eighth and 10th positions on this week's ballot.

Alabama, Oklahoma and Penn State continue to hold the top three spots on my ballot, with Clemson and USC flipping into the fourth and fifth spot.

The Nittany Lions definitely passed the eye test last night at Kinnick Stadium. Penn State is more than Saquon Barkley, Trace McSorley and Mike Gesicki. The Nittany Lions defense continued to be smothering, the perfect complement to offense with plenty of firepower.

Neither Clemson or USC were overwhelming yesterday, but the Tigers moved another notch forward with a strong second-half effort in a 34-7 win over Boston College as the Trojans held off previously-unbeaten Cal despite being without running back Ronald Jones and receiver Steven Mitchell.

Washington, Wisconsin, Georgia, Ohio State and TCU fill the sixth through 10th spots with Michigan and Virginia Tech next in line. The Wolverines held off plucky Purdue which to date has been the most improved team in the Big Ten and the Hokies continue to roll.

There are some changes on down my ballot as well.

Florida State, Colorado and Vanderbilt have exited, creating spots for Notre Dame, West Virginia and North Carolina State.

The Irish handled Michigan State on the road, West Virginia did the same against woeful Kansas and North Carolina held off Florida State.

I gave a hard look at Georgia Tech as well for one of those final spots. They're probably my \"next man in\" at this point.

Here is my ballot for this week's AP poll, which will be released early this afternoon:

1. Alabama

2. Oklahoma

3. Penn State

4. Clemson

5. USC

6. Washington

7. Wisconsin

8. Georgia

9. Ohio State

10. TCU

11. Michigan

12. Virginia Tech

13. Auburn

14. Miami (Fla.)

15. Oklahoma State

16. Florida

17. South Florida

18. Louisville

19. LSU

20. Utah

21. San Diego State

22. Washington State

23. Notre Dame

24. West Virgina

25. North Carolina State

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IOWA CITY \u2013 When third-year drum major Isaac Anderson handed off leadership of the Hawkeye Marching Band as it played its final halftime selection Saturday at the Iowa-Penn State football game, it signified a life-changing transition for the Davenport Central graduate.

Anderson left after the game for Georgia, where he reports Monday to Fort Benning where the commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army begins training to become a tank or artillery commander as an armor officer.

\u201cIt\u2019s a bittersweet moment, stepping onto the field at Kinnick one last time with the band,\u2019\u2019 Anderson said. \u201cIt\u2019s been an awesome experience, the greatest moments I\u2019ve had in my life.\u2019\u2019

Anderson marched four years with the band at Davenport Central and with the Dubuque-based Colts Drum and Bugle Corps before joining the Hawkeye Marching Band.

He has spent the past five years with the band at Iowa and is midway through the third year of working as the band\u2019s drum major, the top student leadership position in the 260-member band.

Anderson has led the Hawkeye Marching Band in dozens of football games, including in Iowa\u2019s first-ever appearance in the Big Ten Championship game and at the Rose and Outback bowls.

\u201cIsaac has done a fantastic job of leading and working with our musicians,\u2019\u2019 said Kevin Kastens, the associate director of bands and director of the Hawkeye Marching Band.

\u201cHis role as drum major is so much more than what the public sees at a football game. It involves leadership within our organization and teaching the fundamentals and working with our new members in camp before the start of our season.\u2019\u2019

Anderson has enjoyed that aspect of the role, having a hands-on opportunity to work with band members just beginning their marching experience at the collegiate level.

Kastens knew it was a possibility that Anderson would leave the band at some point this season.

A participant in the ROTC program at Iowa, Anderson received his undergraduate degree in music performance in May and has been awaiting his assignment from the U.S. Army since being accepted into active duty.

The pair worked out what Kastens sees as a seamless transition.

Tryouts for a back-up drum major were held last spring and band member Analisa Iole of Marshalltown, Iowa, became the first female to serve as the Hawkeye Marching Band\u2019s drum major when she took over for Anderson near the end of the halftime performance Saturday night.

Iole spent the summer preparing, attending a drum major camp with Anderson and helping oversee organization aspects of the band this season.

\u201cWe\u2019ve pretty much been joined at the hip since June,\u2019\u2019 Anderson said. \u201cWe didn\u2019t know for sure when this was going to happen, and it turns out it\u2019s nearly at the midpoint of our schedule. She\u2019s going to do a great job.\u2019\u2019

Members of the band did not learn until Tuesday that Anderson would be leaving. Kastens said the timing presented the opportunity for a unique on-field transition.

\u201cIt is a pretty rare occurrence,\u2019\u2019 Kastens said. \u201cIt is the first time Iowa has had two drum majors on the field at the same time and I\u2019m happy it worked out that we have a chance to acknowledge Isaac for his work. The fact that it\u2019s happening during a big game at night at Kinnick, that only adds to a great sendoff.\u2019\u2019

Anderson expected to savor every moment.

\u201cOne last time at Kinnick, leading the band onto the field, it\u2019s something so few people have ever had the chance to experience. It\u2019s an incredible feeling and just like that, it's over,\u2019\u2019 Anderson said. \u201cI go from leading a Big Ten marching band one week to beginning to learn how to drive a tank and be an officer the next.

\"It\u2019s a big change. I appreciate it all.\u2019\u2019

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Football

Iowa standings

Class 4A District 6

;District;Overall

;;W;L;W;L

Dubuque Senior;;1;0;4;1

North Scott;;1;0;4;1

Pleasant Valley;;1;0;4;1

Western Dubuque;;0;1;3;2

Dubuque Hempstead;;0;1;2;3

Davenport West;;0;1;1;4

Friday's games

Dubuque Senior at Dubuque Hempstead

North Scott at Western Dubuque

Pleasant Valley at Davenport West

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Class 4A District 7

;District;Overall

;;W;L;W;L

Bettendorf;;1;0;4;1

Davenport Central;;1;0;3;2

Iowa City High;;1;0;2;3

Davenport North;;0;1;2;3

Clinton;;0;1;1;4

Muscatine;;0;1;0;5

Thursday's game

Muscatine at Davenport North

Friday's games

Clinton at Bettendorf

Davenport Central at Iowa City High

----

Class 3A District 4

;District;Overall

;;W;L;W;L

West Delaware;;3;0;4;1

Assumption;;2;1;3;2

Marion;;2;1;3;2

Clear Creek-Amana;;2;1;2;3

Dubuque Wahlert;;2;1;2;3

Center Point-Urbana;;1;2;3;2

Central DeWitt;;0;3;0;5

Maquoketa;;0;3;0;5

Friday's games

Assumption at Maquoketa

Center Point-Urbana at Marion

Central DeWitt at Dubuque Wahlert

Clear Creek Amana at West Delaware

----

Class 2A District 5

;District;Overall

;;W;L;W;L

Williamsburg;;3;0;5;0

Mount Vernon;;3;0;4;1

West Liberty;;3;0;4;1

Anamosa;;1;2;2;3

Mediapolis;;1;2;2;3

Mid-Prairie;;1;2;2;3

Northeast;;0;3;1;4

Camanche;;0;3;0;5

Friday's games

Camanche at Northeast

Mount Vernon at Anamosa

West Liberty at Mediapolis

Williamsburg at Mid-Prairie

----

Class 1A District 3

;District;Overall

;;W;L;W;L

West Branch;;3;0;5;0

Clayton Ridge;;3;0;3;2

Bellevue;;2;1;4;1

Maquoketa Valley;;2;1;4;1

Tipton;;1;2;2;3

Durant;;1;2;2;3

North Cedar;;0;3;0;5

Jesup;;0;3;0;6

Friday's games

Clayton Ridge at Maquoketa Valley

North Cedar at Jesup

Tipton at Bellevue

West Branch at Durant

----

Class 1A District 4

;District;Overall

;;W;L;W;L

Wilton;;3;0;5;0

Iowa City Regina;;3;0;3;2

Wapello;;2;1;3;2

Louisa-Muscatine;;2;1;2;3

Sigourney-Keota;;2;1;2;3

Columbus Community;;0;3;1;4

Highland;;0;3;1;4

Van Buren;;0;3;1;4

Friday's games

Columbus Community at Sigourney-Keota

Iowa City Regina at Wilton

Van Buren at Highland

Wapello at Louisa-Muscatine

----

8-player District 4

;District;Overall

;;W;L;W;L

Midland;;3;0;4;1

Lone Tree;;2;0;5;1

WACO;;2;1;3;3

Iowa Valley;;1;1;3;2

Easton Valley;;1;2;1;4

English Valleys;;0;2;2;4

Springville;;0;3;2;4

Friday's games

Baxter at Midland (ND)

Easton Valley at English Valleys

Iowa Valley at Springville

WACO at Lone Tree

Illinois standings

Western Big Six

;Conf;Overall

;;W;L;W;L

Alleman;;2;0;4;1

Moline;;2;0;3;2

Quincy;;2;0;3;2

Galesburg;;0;2;2;3

Rock Island;;0;2;2;3

United Township;;0;2;1;4

Friday's games

Alleman at Quincy

Rock Island at Moline

United Township at Galesburg

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Lincoln Trail

;Conf;Overall

;;W;L;W;L

Princeville;;3;0;5;0

Annawan-Wethersfield;;3;0;4;1

Mid-County;;2;1;3;2

Mercer County;;2;1;2;3

West Central;;1;2;2;3

Stark County;;1;2;2;3

Monmouth United;;0;3;0;5

Ridgewood;;0;3;0;5

Friday's games

Monmouth United at Mid-County

Princeville at Annawan-Wethersfield

Stark County at West Central

Saturday's game

Mercer County at Ridgewood, 1 p.m.

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Northern Illinois Big 12 West

;Conf;Overall

;;W;L;W;L

Sterling;;2;0;5;0

Rochelle;;1;0;3;2

Geneseo;;1;1;3;2

LaSalle-Peru;;0;1;3;2

Ottawa;;0;2;1;4

Friday's games

Rochelle at Geneseo

LaSalle-Peru at Ottawa

Sterling at Yorkville

----

Northwest Upstate Illini Northwest

;Conf;Overall

;;W;L;W;L

Lena-Winslow;;5;0;5;0

Forreston;;3;1;4;1

Dakota;;3;1;4;1

West Carroll;;3;1;4;1

Eastland-Pearl City;;3;2;3;2

Amboy-LaMoille;;2;2;2;3

East Dubuque;;1;4;1;4

Galena;;0;4;0;5

Pecatonica;;0;5;0;5

Friday's games

Amboy-LaMoille at Lena-Winslow

West Carroll at Dakota

East Dubuque at Forreston

Eastland-Pearl City at Galena

----

Three Rivers Mississippi

;Conf;Overall

;;W;L;W;L

Hall;;3;0;3;2

Monmouth-Roseville;;2;0;2;3

St. Bede;;2;1;2;3

Kewanee;;1;1;2;3

Princeton;;1;1;1;4

Erie-Prophetstown;;0;3;0;5

Sherrard;;0;3;0;5

Three Rivers Rock

;Conf;Overall

;;W;L;W;L

Sterling Newman;;3;0;5;0

Rockridge;;2;1;4;1

Fulton;;2;1;4;1

Orion;;1;1;4;1

Bureau Valley;;1;1;4;1

Morrison;;0;2;3;2

Riverdale;;0;3;1;4

Saturday's score

Sterling Newman 22, Rockridge 21

Friday's games

Bureau Valley at Sterling Newman

Erie-Prophetstown at Princeton

Kewanee at Sherrard

Monmouth-Roseville at Hall

Morrison at Riverdale

Orion at Fulton

St. Bede at Rockridge

Sterling Newman 22, Rockridge 21

Rockridge;7;8;6;0;--;21

Newman;0;7;8;7;--;22

First quarter

R \u2013 Nathan Parchert 2 run (Cody Bush kick) :43.8

Second quarter

R \u2013 Parchert 63 run (Riley Fetterer run) 7:13

N \u2013 Clayton Yde 6 pass from Landen Vesley (Nate Ahlers kick) 3:41

Third quarter

N \u2013 Easton Bianchi 67 run (Cade Gorzny run) 5:59

R \u2013 Fetterer run (kick failed) 3:25

Fourth quarter

N \u2013 Vesley 64 run (Ahlers kick) 11:08

Team statistics

;Rock;New

First downs;18;7

Rushes-yards;48-311;27-189

Passing yards;63;36

Comp-Att-Int;5-10-1;4-7-1

Punts-avg.;3-38.0;4-40.2

Fumbles-lost;1-0;0-0

Penalties-yards;8-65;3-13

Individual statistics

Rushing

Rockridge -- Parchert 27-224, Fetterer 20-84, Thomas Rollason 1-3.

Newman -- Bianchi 8-87, Vesley 5-64, Gorzny 6-15, Luke Olson 3-13, D.J. Johnson 2-5, Brody Ivey 2-3, Chase Graham 1-2.

Passing

Rockridge -- Fetterer 5-10-1, 63

Newman -- Vesley 4-7-1, 36

Receiving

Rockridge -- Reed Nelsen 3-51, Bush 1-7, Niko Zarlatanes 1-5.

Newman -- Graham 1-25, Yde 2-15, Gorzny 1-(-4).

Boys golf

MAC tournament

at Kewanee Dunes Golf Course

Par 72/final

Team scores -- 1. Pleasant Valley 312-310 \u2014 622; 2. Bettendorf 312-313 \u2014 625; 3. Muscatine 319-319 \u2014 638; 4. Davenport Assumption 322-327 \u2014 649; 5. North Scott 333-321 \u2014 654; 6. Burlington 336-336 \u2014 672; 7. Davenport North 349-347 \u2014 696; 8. Clinton 390-358 \u2014 748; 9. Davenport Central 378-372 \u2014 750; 10. Davenport West 419-407 \u2014 826

Top five individuals \u2013 1. Benny Flanagan (Bettendorf) 77-74 \u2014 151; T2. Josh Hutton (Muscatine) 76-76 \u2014 152; T2. Jack Roemer (PV) 78-74 \u2014 152; T4. Griffin Steer (Assumption) 75-78 \u2014 153; T4. Bryce Howard (Muscatine) 76-77 \u2014 153; T4. Jack Dumas (PV) 76-77 \u2014 153

PV (622) \u2013 Roemer 152; Dumas 153; John Logan 78-80\u2014158; Lucas Wendel 83-79\u2014162; Joe Logan 80-86\u2014166; Eric Thompson 87-83\u2014170

Bettendorf (625) \u2013 Flanagan 151; Trevor Rogan 78-76\u2014154; Steven Gottwald 75-83\u2014158; Scott Riesen 82-81\u2014163; James Flynn 84-83\u2014167; David Schwartz 86-82\u2014168

Muscatine (638) \u2013 Hutton 152; Howard 153; JT Manjoine 78-80\u2014158; Miles Utley 89-86\u2014175; Brigg Burback 90-93\u2014183; James Solt NA-88

Assumption (649) \u2013 Steer 153; Matt Cain 77-77\u2014154; John Lystiuk 83-84\u2014167; Mason Ollinger 87-91\u2014178; Liam Steer 94-88\u2014182; Ben Kroeger 104-91\u2014195

North Scott (654) \u2013 Lance Patton 80-82\u2014162; Brady Frank 79-84\u2014163; Mitchell Temperley 87-77\u2014164; Reece Sommers 90-79\u2014169; Eric Dobbe 89-83\u2014172; Brooks Sunny 87-86\u2014173

Burlington (672) \u2013 Alec Henrich 82-77\u2014159; Garrett Ringblum 88-83\u2014171; Harrison Murray 84-89\u2014173; Ethan Zaiser 82-93\u2014175; Joel Allen 101-87\u2014188; John Jarvis 95-102\u2014197

North (696) \u2013 CJ Fisher 86-83\u2014169; Nick Stroschein 86-85\u2014171; Bryan Verdon 87-89\u2014176; Cody Burch 90-90\u2014180; Blake Stoughton 101-94\u2014195; Nick Smith NA-108

Clinton (748) \u2013 Ty Koehler 90-88\u2014178; Jared Simpson 96-86\u2014182; Joe Simpson 99-94\u2014193; Zach Bohle 105-90\u2014195; Hunter Bradshaw 107-96\u2014203; Andrew Brisch NA-98

Central (750) \u2013 Alex McLeland 181; Bailey Heim 92-93\u2014185; Connor Bedell 98-95\u2014193; Zach McGhee 107-96\u2014203; Grayson Reyhons 104-100\u2014204; Brady Kakert NA-96

West (826) \u2013 Zach Stasz 85-85\u2014170; Kyle Mattson 110-102\u2014212; Bryce Grisham 106-118\u2014224; Harrison Wright 118-107\u2014225; Braden Loose 121-113\u2014234

Monmouth United Open

Team results -- 1. Mercer County 326, 2. Brimfield 337, 3. Williamsfield 337, 4. United 358, 5. Mid-County 362, 6. Elmwood 367, 7. Knoxville 400, 8. Midland 416, 9. Annawan-Wethersfield 440\u00a0

Individual results -- 1. Brady Kreiter (Brim) 70, 2. Jeremy Ott (Brim) 75, 3. Conner Reid (Mercer) 77, 4. Calvin Peterson (Williamsfield) 78, 5. AJ Foster (Midland) 79, 6. Anthony Ruggles (Mercer) 79, 7. Matt Graves (Mid-County) 83, 8. Zach Marshall (United) 83, 9. Andrew Fiser (Mercer) 84, 10. Evan Wynne (United) 85

Girls golf\u00a0

Monmouth United open\u00a0

Team results -- 1. United 442

Individual results -- 1. Elizabeth Whitford (Mid-County) 97, 2. Erin Glison (United) 103, 3. Paige McKeown (United) 105, \u00a04. CeCe Lichow (Annawan-Wethersfield) 109, 5. Alex King (United) 111, 6. Emily Grodjesk (United) 123, 7. Gabby Neice (United) 130, 8. Haley Marshall (United) 132, 9. Makayla Hulslander (Annawan-Wethersfield) 133, 10. Madison Tarrant (Brimfield) 154

Girls swimming

Cedar Rapids Invitational

Teams \u2014 1. Iowa City West 492, 2. Pleasant Valley 484, 3. Cedar Rapids Kennedy 374, 4. Johnston 369, 5. Iowa City High 228, 6. Decorah 183, 7. Cedar Rapids Jefferson 171, 8. Williamsburg 16.

Diving \u2014 1. Anna Penning (CRJ), 389.70; 2. Alexis Peterson (CRK), 350.40; 3. Anna Cater (CRK), 342.00.

200 medley relay \u2014 1. Pleasant Valley (Perapa Chotiprasidhi, Christy Bishop, Libby Staver, Lauren Groenenboom), 1:52.22; 2. C.R. Kennedy (Elizabeth Severson, Mackinzee Macho, Maddie Gannon, Darby Manternach), 1:54.80; 3. Johnston (Angela Cary, Kendall Hostetler, Kelsey Hostetler, Abby Rastetter), 1:54.94.

200 freestyle \u2014 1. Aurora Roghair (ICW), 1:55.42; 2. Libby Staver (PV), 1:55.73; 3. Angela Cary (Johns), 2:00.03.

200 individual medley \u2014 1. Christy Bishop (PV), 2:12.22; 2. Kendall Hostetler (PV), 2:12.65; 3. Lily Ernst (ICW), 2:14.69.

50 freestyle \u2014 1. Lauren Groenenboom (PV), 25.63; 2. Abby Rastetter (Johns), 25.65; 3. Darby Manternach (CRK), 25.95.

100 butterfly \u2014 1. Lily Ernst (ICW), 59.37; 2. Perapa Chotiprasidhi (PV), 1:01.80; 3. Madison Batkiewicz (Johns), 1:02.67.

100 freestyle \u2014 1. Aurora Roghair (ICW), 54.28; 2. Carly Weigel (ICH), 55.23; 3. Emma Bachelder (Dec), 55.25.

500 freestyle \u2014 1. Libby Staver (PV), 5:14.10; 2. Alleyna Thomas (ICW), 5:20.75; 3. Melanie Housenga (ICW), 5:24.41.

200 freestyle relay \u2014 1. I.C. West ((Lily Ernst, Aurora Roghair, Melanie Housenga, Alleyna Thomas), 1:41.00; 2. C.R. Kennedy (Darby Manternach, Elizabeth Severson, Mackinzee Macho, Kassidy Lovig), 1:42.69; 3. I.C. High (Rika Yahashiri, Laura Lorenger, Trinity Sadecky, Carly Weigel), 1:44.71.

100 backstroke \u2014 1. Carly Weigel (ICH), 1:01.10; 2. Perapa Chotiprasidhi (PV), 1:01.62; 3. Angela Cary (Johns), 1:01.96.

100 breaststroke \u2014 Christy Bishop (PV), 1:09.89; 2. Kendall Hostetler (Johns), 1:10.73; 3. Emily Goodman (PV), 1:11.11.

400 freestyle relay \u2014 1. I.C. West (Melanie Housenga, Alleyna Thomas, Lily Ernst, Aurora Roghair), 3:37.65; 2. Pleasant Valley (Perapa Chotiprasidhi, Christy Bishop, Emily Goodman, Libby Staver), 3:40.05; 3. Johnston (Kendall Hostetler, Madison Batkiewicz, Abby Rastetter, Angela Cary), 3:47.19.

Galesburg meet

Team results -- 1. Moline 753, 2. Galesburg 640, 3. Richwoods 437, 4. West Central 23\u00a0

1 meter diving -- 1. Taylor Puglisi (Mol) 323.95, 2. Ari Bailey (Gales) 311.20, 3. Alexis VonKannon (Gales) 112.30

200 medley relay -- 1. Galesburg (Hailey Glasnovich, Lauren Pio, Haylee Cox, Kaylyn Dane) 2:02.07, 2. Moline 2:07.16, 3. Richwoods 2:13.66

200 freestyle -- 1. Olivia White (Mol) 2:03.53, 2. Alyssa Hofmann (Rich) 2:15.65, 3. Abby Devinney (Mol) 2:18.15

200 IM -- 1. Gabbi Lopez (Mol) 2:24.79, 2. Hailey Glasnovich (Gales) 2:29.79, 3. Kennedy Cook (Mol) 2:36.99

50 freestyle -- 1. Lauren Pio (Gales) 26.66, 2. Laney Krebs (Mol) 26.74, 3. Cece Connors (Rich) 26.96

100 butterfly -- 1. Gabbi Lopez (Mol) 1:05.41, 2. Haylee Cox (Gales) 1:09.21, 3. Katy Wyffels (Mol) 1:11.88

100 freestyle -- 1. Alyssa Hofmann (Rich) 1:01.95, 2. Lauren Fulscher (Mol) 1:03.53, 3. Kaylyn Dane (Gales) 1:04.38

500 freestyle -- 1. Olivia White (Mol) 5:27.65, 2. Hailey Glasnovich (Gales) 6:04.00, 3. Caroline Peters (Rich) 6:16.58

200 freestyle relay -- 1. Moline (Laney Krebs, Abby Devinney, Lauren Fulscher, Olivia White) 1:50.81, 2. Galesburg 1:59.43, 3. Richwoods 2:03.99

100 backstroke -- 1. Lauren Pio (Gales) 1:05.00, 2. Ella Scrutchfield (Mol) 1:07.96, 3. Kennedy Cook (Mol) 1:10.84

100 breaststroke -- 1. Laney Krebs (Mol) 1:19.93, 2. Abby Devinney (Mol) 1:20.03, 3. Emma Perry (Mol) 1:26.16

400 freestyle relay -- 1. Moline (Olivia White, Laney Krebs, Gabbi Lopez, Kennedy Cook) 4:01.63, 2. Galesburg 4:01.84, 3. Richwoods 4:16.53

Boys cross country\u00a0

Titan Invitational

at Monmouth Park\u00a0

Team results -- 1. Macomb 44, 2. Farmington 70, 3. Rockridge 72, 4. Princeville 94, 5. Quincy Notre Dame 96, 6. Annawan-Wethersfield 122\u00a0

Individual results -- 1. Riley Dulin (MR) 16:50.39, 2. Caleb Kibling (RR) 17:12.92, 3. Tyler Kibling (RR) 17:26.75, 4. Freeman Shoemaker (West Central) 17:49.62, 5. Austin Earley (AW) 17:58.75

Rockridge -- 1. Caleb Kibling 17:12.92, 2. Tyler Kibling 17:26.75, 10. Gabe Rogers 19:18.37, 23. Gavyn Marshall 20:42.47, 36. James Edginton 24:01.01

Annawan-Wethersfield -- 3. Austin Earley 17:58.75, 24. Joe Fisher 20:51.33, 30. Alex Wiesbrook 22:17.24, 32. Zach Harker 22:58.17, 33. Rhett Hulick 23:05.97

Boiler Invitational

at Baker's Park\u00a0

Team results -- 1. Illinois Valley Central 29, 2. Hall 53, 3. Sherrard 87, 4. Bureau Valley 103, 5. Galva 131, 6. Ridgewood 150, 7. Orion 160\u00a0

Individual results -- \u00a01. Owen Habeger (IVC) 16:43.00, 2. Jordan Gererding (IVC) 17:06.73, 3. Luis Aguilar (Ottawa Marquette) 17:18.77, 4. Westley Schmidt (Hall) 17:28.42, 5. Elias Bergman (IVC) 17:40.91

Sherrard -- 7. Corey Tegtmeier 18:23.49, 11. Peyton Bradarich 19:01.72, 19. Jacob Belha 20:14.38, 23. Robin Koovit 20:46.10, 27. Jacob Hanson 21:15.54

Galva -- 6. Caelin Foley 18:23.06, 26. Nate Peters 21:03.71, 29. Isaac Asplund 21:21.69, 34. Bryce Selman 22:16.80, 36. Nathan Cutts 22:35.47

Ridgewood -- 9. Jordan Francis 18:48.13, 28. Evan Sullivan 21:18.77, 30. Carrson Anderson 21:42.64, 41. Sam Johnson 24:03.34, 42. Kollin Poppy 24:43.92

Orion -- 15. Andy Wampler 19:32.70, 20. Mason Loete 20:21.37, 38. Nathan Monzon 23:05.20, 43. Cullen Langley 25:09.56, 44. Eli Kayser 26:54.53

Girls cross country\u00a0

Titan Invitational

at Monmouth Park\u00a0

Team results -- 1. Macomb 63, 2. Annawan-Wethersfield 66, 3. Monmouth-Roseville 83, 4. Princeville 90, 5. Rockridge 110, 6. Quincy Notre Dame 118, 7. Farmington 122\u00a0

Individual results -- 1. Maya Stovall (Macomb) 20:18.94, 2. Whitney Johnson (AW) 20:29.11, 3. Rachel Gomez (AW) 20:51.68, 4. Arika Hofmann (MR) 21:18.80, 5. Halle Evans (Macomb) 22:00.74

Annawan-Wethersfield -- 2. Whitney Johnson 20:29.11, 3. Rachel Gomez 20:51.68, 9. Rachel Cook 22:24.80, 24. Cora Rusk 24:50.63, 28. Kaleigh Nimrick 25:28.35

Rockridge -- 8. Carlie Ruckey 22:13.18, 20. Ellie Ruckey 24:08.40, 21. Jessica Patch 24:20.10, 22. Destiny Chard 24:39.50, 39. McKenzie Chard 29:06.67

Boiler Invitational

at Baker's Park\u00a0

Team results -- 1. Amboy 57, 2. Stark County 59, 3. Bureau Valley 72, 4. Illinois Valley Central 74, Ottawa Marquette 124, 6. Orion 139, 7. Hall 156, \u00a08. Sherrard 201

Individual results -- 1. Haley Weidner (BV) 20:18.61,\u00a02. Olivia Frail (SC) 20:52.20, 3. Brooke Rennick (SC) 21:04.64, 4. Margaret Vaessen (Amboy) 21:54.24, 5. Cassidy Corcoran (Amboy) 22:02.15

Stark County -- 2. Olivia Frail 20:52.20, 3. Brooke Rennick 21:04.64, 11. Josie Price 23:13.13, 19. Alli Dennison 24:39.71, 24. Trinity Shimmin 25:01.33

Orion -- 9. Maryn Bollinger 23:02.94, 22. Brooke Norberg 24:59.14, \u00a029. Morgan Schroeder 26:13.55, 36. Alisa Holst 27:24.58, 43. Lily Moen 30:38.35

Sherrard -- 31. Joelle Gallaugher 26:31.22, 38. Lexi Shields 27:57.90, 39. Kassidy Litton 28:37.14, 46. Lexi Spengler 32:09.45, 47. Sasha Kovach 32:33.14

Volleyball\u00a0

Dubuque Tournament\u00a0

Bettendorf 19-21-15, Iowa City West 21-15-12\u00a0

Bettendorf 21-21, Dubuque Senior 11-5\u00a0

Bettendorf \u00a021 -21, ADM-Adel 14-12

Bettendorf 20-21-15, def. Iowa City High 22-10-11\u00a0

Cedar Rapids Xavier 17-21-15, Bettendorf 21-18-13

Bettendorf tournament stats:

Kills -- Caroline Baer 26, Lita Solbrig 21, Ally Grothusen 18, Emma Ostrom 18. Digs -- Erin Hatch 41, Baer 27, Ostrom 26. Aces -- Abbey Fromi 7, Grothusen 5, Hatch 3. Assists -- Grace Erpedling 56, Fromi 45. Blocks -- Solbrig 14, Grothusen 11, Baer 9

Saturday's scores

Bellevue 21-21, Mid-Prairie, Wellman 8-6

Bellevue 21-21, Regina, Iowa City 15-13

Bellevue 21-21, Sigourney 9-16

Clinton 19-21-15, Iowa City, Liberty 21-16-13

Clinton 21-21, Davenport Central 19-10

Clinton 21-21, Davenport West 15-16

Clinton 21-21, Iowa City, Liberty 11-12

Clinton 22-21, A-D-M, Adel 20-19

Davenport Central 21-21, Dubuque Senior 17-15

Davenport North 21-21, Midland 11-17

Dubuque, Hempstead 21-22-16, Clinton 23-20-14

Edgewood-Colesburg 21-17-17, Davenport North 19-21-15

Linn-Mar, Marion 21-21, Northeast, Goose Lake 7-8

Monticello 21-21, Central DeWitt 17-8

Monticello 21-21, Maquoketa 6-6

Monticello 21-22, Davenport Assumption 13-20

North Cedar, Stanwood 21-21, Davenport North 14-13

Springville 20-21-15, North Cedar, Stanwood 22-12-11

Springville 21-21, Calamus-Wheatland 10-10

Springville 21-21, Tipton 14-14

Tipton 21-18-15, Edgewood-Colesburg 11-21-5

Tipton 21-19-15, Springville 15-21-12

Tipton 21-21, Calamus-Wheatland 9-16

Tipton 21-21, Lisbon 13-8

West Liberty 21-21, Bellevue 15-19

West Liberty 21-21, Regina, Iowa City 17-11

West Liberty 21-21, Sigourney 9-12

West Liberty 21-21, Washington 12-6

Xavier, Cedar Rapids 21-21, Davenport Central 0-0

Xavier, Cedar Rapids 21-21, Davenport West 14-10

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IOWA CITY \u2014 It\u2019s peculiar that what could end up being the most hyped game of Iowa\u2019s football season wasn\u2019t even a sellout.

About 4,000 tickets went unsold for Saturday\u2019s night\u2019s battle against fourth-ranked Penn State.

There were a couple of reasons. The ticket price of $95 was the highest in Iowa history. Temperatures in the 90s didn\u2019t make a lot of people want to venture outside. The game was on ABC, which meant even folks who don\u2019t have cable or a satellite dish could watch it from the comfort of their living room without paying a Benjamin to sit in sweltering heat and strain to see anything from the 57th row of the south end zone.

Still, many of those people who declined to dig that deep into their wallets may be regretting it now.

They missed a chance to be part of another of those wildly electric, Kinnick Stadium prime-time specials.

It would have been better if Trace McSorley hadn\u2019t thrown a 7-yard touchdown pass to Juwan Johnson as time ran out to give Penn State a 21-19 victory, but it was a classic nonetheless.

Just look at what all those people missed.

They could have seen Iowa show almost no semblance of an offense for most of the night, then get a pair of long Akrum Wadley touchdowns in its last two offensive possessions to grab a 19-15 lead.

They could have seen a team get outgained 579-273 and almost win the game.

They could have seen maybe the best running back in the country go up against one of the best linebackers.

Penn State\u2019s Saquan Barkley looked the part of a Heisman Trophy candidate as he rushed for 211 yards and caught 12 passes for another 94 yards against a pretty good defense. Barkley looks faster than a speeding bullet and in at least one instance leaped over a lunging cornerback in a single bound.

And yet, if Iowa could have won the game, Josey Jewell might have won another Big Ten defensive player of the week award. The senior linebacker made 16 tackles, three of them for losses, knocked down two passes, recovered a fumble and had an interception (and 32-yard return) to set up the only points Iowa scored in the first half.

The folks who stayed home also missed being part of another absolutely electric atmosphere.

There\u2019s just something about these night games at Kinnick that generate added excitement.

You had honorary captain Chad Greenway being introduced before the game and doing everything he could to rev up people who really didn\u2019t need to be revved up. The recently retired Minnesota Vikings linebacker waved his cap exuberantly and exhorted the crowd.

The Iowa fans did their part by wearing either black or gold depending on what section they were in, creating a perfect striping effect in the stands except for those few vacant seats in the end zones and a small swath of white where the Penn State fans sat.

You could see the resolve in the Hawkeyes as they came out of the tunnel before the game. Muscatine\u2019s Drake Kulick had his entire face painted black. You could see the determination even if you were in the 57th row.

\u201cIt\u2019s always great to play at Kinnick,\u2019\u2019 Wadley said. \u201cWords can\u2019t express what it\u2019s like to go out there with your brothers.\u2019\u2019

But it was apparent something was missing at the outset, in addition to a few thousand spectators. The Iowa offense was almost a complete no-show.

The Hawkeyes ran 23 plays in the first 29 minutes of the game and gained a grand total of 34 yards. Wadley failed to gain a single yard in 10 first-half carries.

It was left to the defense, led by Jewell and sophomore defensive end Anthony Nelson, to keep the Hawkeyes in the game. It held the Penn State offense to just a field goal in the first half and the Nittany Lions managed to up their lead to 5-0 by tackling Wadley in the end zone with 7 minutes, 40 seconds left in the half.

But Jewell\u2019s interception led to a 21-yard touchdown pass from Nate Stanley to Nick Easley in the final minute of the half, giving the Hawkeyes a 7-5 lead.

Penn State grabbed the lead early in the second half and had multiple chances to increase the margin, but the Iowa defense kept holding them off. The Hawkeye offense finally got rolling as Wadley turned a short pass into a highlight reel 70-yard touchdown, then galloped 35 yards for a touchdown on the next series to give the Hawkeyes 19-15 lead with 1:42 to go.

But McSorley, Barkley and friends managed to go the length of the field to score the winning TD.

It was a classic anyway.

\u201cNight games at Kinnick are just amazing,'' Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said. \"The crowd was just unbelievable tonight.\u2019\u2019

It was worth the $95.

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IOWA CITY -- Juwan Johnson spoiled the party Saturday night at Kinnick Stadium.

The Penn State sophomore grabbed a seven-yard touchdown pass from Trace McSorley as time expired, allowing the fourth-ranked Nittany Lions to ruin a fourth-quarter comeback by Iowa and escape with a 21-19 victory over the Hawkeyes.

\"We fought until the end against a great football team. Tonight, it wasn't enough, but we learned a lot about ourselves,'' quarterback Nate Stanley said. \"We competed for 60 minutes against one of the best teams in the country. We can build on this.''

McSorley finished off a 31 of 48 passing performance that covered 284 yards by threading the needle on a fourth-and-goal play, hitting Johnson with the game-winning pass in traffic between two converging Hawkeyes.

The score completed a 12- play, 80-yard drive that took 1 minute, 42 seconds and erased the 19-15 lead Iowa had taken on a 35-yard touchdown run by Akrum Wadley.

\u201cWe knew we had to get another stop. We had to stay focused, but we didn\u2019t get it done,\u2019\u2019 said Josey Jewell, whose work in the Big Ten opener included an interception which led Iowa\u2019s first score and a fumble recovery.

\u201cWe have a lot of work to do. We have to go back, get some things fixed and keep working. \u2026 This game shows us what we can do, but we have to keep working.\u2019\u2019

Iowa fought to the finish before suffering its first loss in four games this season.

Wadley recorded the first of his two fourth-quarter touchdowns on a 70-yard pass from Stanley with 10:02 remaining, pulling Iowa within 15-13.

The Hawkeyes opted to attempt a two-point conversion and as happened following Wadley\u2019s last score, Stanley\u2019s two-point conversion pass attempt fell incomplete.

\u201cThe defense played a great game. We\u2019re just trying to get the offense going. We didn\u2019t get going until the second half,\u2019\u2019 Wadley said. \u201cThe defense played a hell of a game. We needed more offense. It\u2019s frustrating.\u2019\u2019

Wadley led Iowa with 90 rushing yards and totaled 75 receiving yards, part of a 273-yard offensive performance.

\u201cSometimes you get going early, sometimes it takes time. We just got going later than we needed,\u2019\u2019 Wadley said. \u201cWe\u2019ve been working all week, all season for this. It\u2019s frustrating.\u2019\u2019

Saquon Barkley paced unbeaten Penn State, rushing for 211 yards on 28 carries and catching 12 passes for another 94 yards as part of a 579-yard offensive performance by the Nittany Lions (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten).

Barkley followed a 21-yard field goal by Tyler Davis with an 8-yard touchdown run in a 10-point third quarter by the Nittany Lions that left Iowa in a 15-7 hole.

\"They were an excellent defensive football team a year ago and they look even better to me now,'' Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz said. \"We gave ourselves a chance in the fourth quarter, worked to do that, did a nice job, responded to some challenges, but we couldn't finish it off.''

Iowa led 7-5 at halftime, its lone points a byproduct of an interception by Josey Jewell in the final minute of the second quarter.

Jewell picked off a McSorley pass and returned it 33 yards to the 21-yard line and Iowa seized the moment.

The Hawkeyes scored their first touchdown on the next play. Nick Easley went up to a get a 21-yard pass from Stanley to erase the work of the Nittany Lions\u2019 defense in the opening quarters.

Stanley\u2019s 11th touchdown pass of the season, part of a 13-of-22 passing performance for 191 yards, was among five completions the sophomore recorded in 12 attempts in the first two quarters.

\"We struggled to get anything going early, couldn't sustain anything,'' Ferentz said.

Jewell\u2019s interception came after Penn State had opened a 5-0 lead midway through the second quarter.

The Nittany Lions\u2019 defense dominated throughout the first half, limiting Iowa to three first downs and 54 total yards.

Iowa had collected just six yards before Stanley hit Noah Fant for a 13-yard gain and a first down on the final snap of the opening quarter.

Penn State had already opened a 3-0 lead by then, marching 66 yards on 10 plays to the Iowa 1-yard line before settling for a 19-yard field goal by Davis with 1:01 left in the quarter.

The Nittany Lions forced the third of Iowa\u2019s five first-half punts on the ensuing possession and again added to the 219 yards they collected in the opening half, moving to the Iowa 23 before Jewell broke up a pass on third down.

Davis\u2019 second field goal try of the night, from 41 yards, went wide left.

The teams traded possessions before a 39-yard punt by Penn State\u2019s Blake Gillikin backed the Hawkeyes up to their 1-yard line.

Two snaps later from the three, Shareef Miller dropped Wadley in the end zone for a safety and 5-0 lead that stood until Iowa scored the only touchdown of the first half.

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The Augustana football team had everything going for it in the first 16-plus minutes of Saturday's home-opening CCIW battle at Lindberg Stadium.

The Vikings had just converted a Carthage fumble into a 31-yard Luke Bleyer touchdown strike to Ethan Jennings for a two-score lead.

After that, though, the Vikings struggled and ended up with their fourth-straight loss. The 55-14 setback to the Red Men dropped Augie to 0-2 in CCIW play.

\u201cThe wheels fell off,\u201d Augie coach Steve Bell said.

Actually, the Red Men (3-1, 1-1) had a lot to do with loosening those lugnuts first.

After getting it taken to them early, the Red Men showed the defense that had allowed just 12.3 points and 204 yards per game coming in. Augie finished with 206 yards offense in 63 snaps.

After Bleyer struck for his second touchdown \u2013- the first a 10-yarder to Tom Dolis \u2013- with 13:46 left in the second quarter for a 14-0 Augie lead, things fell apart on both sides of the ball for the Vikings.

Carthage scored on three of four offensive possessions \u2013 Jamel Davis with three short TD runs \u2013 and added a pick-6 to take a 27-14 halftime lead.

\"That kills you,\" Bell said of the four straight Carthage scores to end the half. \u201cThat puts the defense in a real tough spot.\"

The Viking offense that churned out 111 yards in that first 16-plus minutes finished the half with minus-3 yards of offense on their final four offensive possessions.

That made it tough on Bleyer, who was pressured heavily and finished with only six completions in 16 passes for 84 yards and was rushed into four interceptions \u2013 two of them returned for scores.

\"Once they sensed a little bleeding, they started bringing a lot of pressure,\" Bell said. \"Their d-line is really tough. What happens is you end up in all one-on-one matchups and those guys are good enough to win those.\"

Things weren't much better in the third quarter for Augie.

A bad snap on a 28-yard Carthage field goal attempt ended the Red Men's first third-quarter possession, but a quick three-and-out led to a 5-play, 66-yard scoring drive capped by a 22-yard TD toss.

On Augie's next possession, the Red Men added another pick-six.

Former Rock Island standout Alek Jacobs took most of the QB snaps in the second half as the Vikings tried to get something going without much pass protection.

The freshman finished as Augie's leading rusher with 77 yards in 11 carries and had a long of 19. He had his only pass attempt picked off.

Looking forward, Bell hopes his club can put things back together for Saturday's 1 p.m. game at Elmhurst.

\u201cOur kids will respond in the right way,\" Bell said. \"Our leadership will hopefully show out.\u201d

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IOWA CITY \u2013 Chad Greenway still appreciates the journey.

The all-American linebacker returned to Kinnick Stadium on Saturday as the sixth former Iowa player to be inducted onto the America Needs Farmers Wall of Honor which recognizes players who displayed the work ethic and intensity of farmers.

Before being honored on the field prior to and during the game, Greenway high-fived Hawkeye players as they entered the stadium. Earlier in the afternoon, he joined other former players in signing autographs during a session hosted by the Iowa Farm Bureau.

\u201cIt\u2019s an honor to be the first non-Iowan to receive this recognition,\u2019\u2019 Greenway said. \u201cI\u2019m proud that I grew up as part of a farm family. A lot of what I learned on the farm allowed me to have the success I was able to have in football and life.\u2019\u2019

Recently retired following a 11-year NFL career with the Minnesota Vikings, Greenway recalled the journey that led him from Madison, South Dakota to Iowa City.

\u201cI\u2019ll always be grateful to coach (Reese) Morgan and coach (Kirk) Ferentz for driving down those gravel roads to recruit me at a time when nobody else was willing to take a look at me,\u2019\u2019 Greenway said. \u201cTo this day, that means a lot.\u2019\u2019

Repeat the feat: For the first time in seven games, Iowa started the same combination of offensive linemen as it started the previous week.

Alaric Jackson at left tackle, Boone Myers at left guard, James Daniels at center, Keegan Render at right guard and Sean Welsh started for the second straight week.

Take your pick: Iowa linebackers finally have an interception to call their own.

Josey Jewell\u2019s second-quarter pick of Nittany Lions quarterback Trace McSorley was the first of the season by Hawkeye linebackers, who coach Kirk Ferentz kidded after a recent practice for trailing Iowa defensive linemen 2-0 in interceptions on the season.

Jewell returned his fifth career interception 33 yards to set up a quick 21-yard touchdown pass that gave Iowa a 7-5 lead at the half.

The interception was also the fifth of the year for the Hawkeyes, who entered the game with a pair of picks by Josh Jackson and one each by linemen Parker Hesse and Brady Rieff.

Safety dance: The Nittany Lions added to a 3-0 lead when Shareef Miller dropped Akrum Wadley in the end zone for a safety midway through the second quarter.

The stop on the second-and-8 play from the Iowa 2-yard line came after a 39-yard punt gave the Hawkeyes the football at their 1-yard line.

The safety was the first surrendered by the Hawkeyes since an Iowa punter ran out of the back of the end zone during a game against Iowa State on Sept. 13, 2008.

Blanked: Penn State accomplished something no opposing defense had been able to do against Iowa this season.

The Nittany Lions kept the Hawkeyes off the scoreboard in the first quarter, ending a string 11 consecutive quarters when Iowa has put points on the board.

Penn State\u2019s defensive success started early, limiting Iowa to one first down and 19 yards in the opening quarter.

Butler watches: Running back James Butler watched Iowa\u2019s pregame warm-ups from the sidelines in sweats with his dislocated elbow protected by a brace.

Injured a week ago in the North Texas game, the senior isn\u2019t expected to return to action until an Oct. 21 game at Northwestern at the earliest.

Familiar foe: Penn State will be Iowa\u2019s crossover opponent from the Big Ten East Division at least through the 2021 season, meaning the Nittany Lions and Hawkeyes will meet annually at least until that time.

Iowa will face the other six teams from the East just twice during every four-year cycle of the Big Ten schedule.

Penn State is in its 25th season of Big Ten competition and the Hawkeyes took the field Saturday with a 9-8 edge in Big Ten games against the Nittany Lions.

Scout night: Representatives of seven NFL teams had scouts at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday.

They were joined by the first bowl representatives of the season. Scouts from the Orange Bowl, the Citrus Bowl and the postseason all-star Reese\u2019s Senior Bowl were in attendance.

Visiting: A night game at Kinnick provided Iowa with the chance to host one of its biggest recruiting weekends of the fall.

More than 45 prospective Hawkeye football players were scheduled to be in attendance at the Penn State.

The group included five players with ties to the Quad-City area, including 2019 tight end commitment Logan Lee of Orion.

Bettendorf wide receiver Darien Porter, a 2018 recruit, joined the Bulldogs\u2019 Carter Bell, a 2019 wide receiver prospect, and two Quincy players from the Class of 2019, four-star running back prospect Jirehl Brock and athlete Donovan Prost, among weekend visitors.

Other Hawkeye programs hosted recruits as well, including 2018 men\u2019s basketball commitment Joe Wieskamp of Muscatine who is taking his official visit over the weekend.

Ring day: Members of last season\u2019s Iowa baseball team received their Big Ten tournament championship rings Saturday prior to a fall exhibition game against the Ontario Blue Jays.

The Hawkeyes were honored on the field during a first-half timeout.

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ST. LOUIS -- St. Ambrose's football team left its game Saturday battered.

Already without their starting cornerback, linebacker and center, the Fighting Bees also sustained injuries to their running back and quarterback in a 42-37 loss to Missouri Baptist at CBC Field.

\"They whooped us today,\" head coach Mike Magistrelli said.

The Bees (2-2) started the game without cornerback Kobe Easley and linebacker Jimmy Morrissey, who were hurt in a loss to Saint Francis (Ind.) last week.

Then the team had to adjust to missing starting center Karl Fowler, who suffered an injury in Thursday's practice.

The Bees lost running back Baylee Hopps in the first quarter Saturday and also had quarterback Jake Romani sustain an injury, though Romani played through the injury.

\"It was like a hip pointer to where he struggled to move around,\" Magistrelli said. \"It really limited what we could do offensively, especially with them loading up at the line of scrimmage ... it was a long day.\"

St. Ambrose led 17-14 through the first quarter after a 50-yard interception return for a touchdown by Jake Schramm.

But with the injuries disrupting the flow on offense, the Bees went scoreless in the second and third quarters, ultimately falling behind 35-17.

The Bees battled back in the fourth quarter and cut the lead to 35-30 with 9 minutes, 9 seconds left in the game. But the Bees allowed a 64-yard touchdown run to Kendell Davis with 2:50 left, a deficit that was too great to overcome despite Romani hitting Matt Marconi with a 15-yard touchdown pass in the final 90 seconds.

Davis finished the day with 200 yards on 24 carries and three touchdowns as the Spartans (1-3) put up 252 yards on the ground.

\"It was just a sloppy day all around. We made a number of mistakes, some missed communication, some missed tackles, giving up big returns in the kicking game,\" Magistrelli said. \"It wasn't one thing ... defensively they were able to run the ball on us really effectively.\"

Romani finished the day with 241 yards and three touchdowns passes while Bettendorf grad Justice O'Conner had a career-high 142 rushing yards on 14 carries.

\"I thought Justice O'Conner played pretty well, ran the ball well,\" Magistrelli said. \"Outside of that, it didn't look good live and I think we're going to watch the film and realize all the opportunities we missed on.\"

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KEWANEE, Ill. -- Pleasant Valley's boys golf team started three freshmen this year under first-year head coach Mike Nedelcoff.

The youth has been served.

The Spartans won their first Mississippi Athletic Conference title since 2012, firing a two-day total of 622 to edge Bettendorf by three strokes Saturday at Kewanee Dunes Golf Club.

\"It really means a lot. We've worked hard this season and I'm really happy today we all came together and worked as a team,\" freshman Jack Roemer said. \"I knew this was a possibility with a great coach and hard work. This is what hard work does. It pays off.\"

Even though PV had all three of its freshmen\u00a0\u2014 Roemer, Jack Dumas and John Logan\u00a0\u2014 place inside the top 10 to earn all-conference honors, it was junior Lucas Wendel who helped push the Spartans over the top.

A day after shooting an 83, Wendel shot a 79 to help the Spartans fire a second-day 310 after the team shot a 312 and entered Saturday tied with Bettendorf.

\"On the way up here, our coach was talking about how we needed our fifth and sixth scorer to play well,\" Wendel said. \"I just knew to fight the entire round. I didn't finish as well as I wanted to but I knew I had to keep fighting and hang in there until the end.\"

While PV won the team title, Bettendorf's Benny Flanagan won the individual conference championship with a two-day total of 151.

Flanagan started the day two shots back of the lead and was locked in a battle with Roemer and Muscatine's Josh Hutton for much of the day.

Flanagan shot a tournament-low 74, which was good enough to move the senior past Hutton for the tournament and stay one shot ahead of Roemer\u00a0\u2014 who also posted a 74\u00a0\u2014 after starting the day with the same margin.

\"It's a great feeling,\" Flanagan said. \"Everything I've worked for the last couple years, I was able to put it together today and come out with the win.\"\u00a0

Flanagan started the day with two birdies in his first four holes before finishing the front nine with a 37. He was 4-over at one point before playing his final four holes 2-under-par.

\"I haven't been playing my best this year ... I was just thinking about it's my last year and I have to make a statement,\" he said. \"I wanted to go out with a bang and make sure I got it done.\"

It was a slightly frustrating end for Roemer, who was tied with Flanagan heading into the 18th and final hole. But the freshman hit his second shot into a tree and had to settle for bogey while Flanagan made par.

\"It was an awesome experience, especially playing against Benny, he's such a good competitor,\" Roemer said. \"He just made the putts coming down the stretch. It was a fun match, but congrats to him for making more putts and hitting the shots to win.\"

Assumption had two golfers finish in the top 10 in Griffin Steer (153) and Matt Cain (154), while Flanagan was joined by teammates Trever Rogan (154) and Steven Gottwald (158).

Muscatine also had three golfers finish in the top 10 with Hutton (152), Bryce Howard (153) and JT Manjoine (158).

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Iowa\u2019s game-by-game record in night games at Kinnick Stadium prior to Saturday\u2019s game with Penn State:

Sept. 5, 1992;Miami (Fla.) 24, Iowa 7

Sept. 18, 1999;Iowa 24, Northern Illinois 0

Sept. 14, 2002;Iowa State 36, Iowa 31

Sept. 20, 2003;Iowa 21, Arizona State 2

Sept. 30, 2006;Ohio State 38, Iowa 17

Sept. 8, 2007;Iowa 35, Syracuse 0

Oct. 10, 2009;Iowa 30, Michigan 28

Oct. 2, 2010;Iowa 24, Penn State 3

Oct. 15, 2011;Iowa 41, Northwestern 31

Oct. 20, 2012;Penn State 38, Iowa 14

Sept. 19, 2015;Iowa 27, Pittsburgh 24

Nov. 14, 2015;Iowa 40, Minnesota 35

Sept. 10, 2016;Iowa 42, Iowa State 3

Nov. 12, 2016;Iowa 14, Michigan 13

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Check out live updates from Iowa City tonight when the Iowa Hawkeyes take on No. 4 Penn State.

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STERLING, Ill. -- For a while, it looked like Sterling Newman's football team was running out of options against a fired-up crew from Rockridge.

The solution was a pair of rarely run, well-executed option plays, and it allowed the Comets to eke out a 22-21 victory over the Rockets on Saturday at steamy Roscoe Eades Stadium.

Newman (5-0, 3-0 Three Rivers Rock) overcame a 15-0 deficit in the process.

\u201cIt kind of shows we can battle back,\u201d senior quarterback Landen Vesley said. \u201cWe\u2019re only as strong as our weakest link. We\u2019re only as strong as our worst player. We\u2019ve just got to step up, execute well and keep doing our thing.\u201d

The Comets managed only 225 yards of total offense against a stout Rockridge defense, but made the most of them with some big plays. The biggest were two option plays that worked to a tee.

With Rockridge up 15-7, the Comets had the ball on their own 33. On a second-and-8 play, Vesley veered to his left, and several Rocket defenders closed in. He pitched the ball to speedster Easton Bianchi, who raced in untouched from 67 yards. A two-point conversion run by Cade Gorzny knotted the score at 15-15 midway through the third quarter.

The eventual game winner came early in the fourth quarter.

On a second-and-3 play from the Newman 36, Vesley again went to the option, with Bianchi as the pitch man. Rockridge defenders this time stuck with Bianchi, and Vesley turned it upfield. He pulled away from some chasing Rockets for the TD, and the extra point from Nate Ahlers gave the Comets a lead they didn\u2019t relinquish.

\u201cThe key is getting a good fake,\u201d Vesley said. \u201cIt was set up by the first touchdown by Easton \u2013 he made a great play. The second one, they keyed on him. I just tucked it, broke a tackle, and that was it.\u201d

Newman\u2019s normally potent inside ground game was being stuffed by Rockridge, so head coach Mike Papoccia dusted off the option calls.

\u201cWe saw it was open and went for it,\u201d Papoccia said. \u201cWe don\u2019t run it very much \u2013 maybe two or three times a night in practice is all. We used to run nothing but option, but we\u2019ve kind of went away from that \u2013 it looks like we need to run it more, I guess.\u201d

Rockridge (4-1, 2-1) looked unstoppable early on. An interception by Newman\u2019s Colin Roberts thwarted a potential score on the game\u2019s opening possession, but the Rockets pieced together two long drives on their next two chances to seize a 15-0 lead. Senior running back Nathan Parchert capped off both marches with TDs from 2 and 63 yards.

Parchert finished with 27 carries for 224 yards and two scores. His 56-yard run on the first play after Newman had tied the score at 15-15 set up Rockridge\u2019s third touchdown, a 1-yard plunge by quarterback Riley Fetterer with 3:25 to go in the third quarter.

Rockridge rallied late to take down Fulton, which had been ranked No. 4 in Class 1A, in Week 4, and nearly knocked off Newman, which is No. 1 in Class 2A, in successive weeks.

\u201cIn our minds, the ranking is just a number,\u201d Parchert said. \u201cWe\u2019re going to come out and do our thing every week, and it\u2019s not over the buzzer rings.\u201d

Rockridge racked up 374 total yards and had 18 first downs, 11 more than Newman. Papoccia was relieved after the great escape.

\u201cI give kudos entirely to Rockridge,\u201d Papoccia said. \u201cTheir kids played extremely well. Their offensive line is one of the best I think we\u2019ve ever went against, as far as pure execution. Their backs are good. They\u2019re just a great, great team.

\u201cI thought we were going to get buried there for a while. Sometimes you just need a kick in the fanny to get going, and I think that\u2019s what happened to us today.\u201d

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Here is how Quad-City Times sports editor Matt Coss voted in this week's Iowa high school Associated Press football poll.

CLASS 4A

1. Dowling Catholic (5-0, Last week: 1)

Friday: def. Sioux City West 77-7. Next: at Des Moines Lincoln

2. Iowa City West (5-0, LW: 2)

Friday: def. Cedar Rapids Prairie 48-28. Next: at Burlington

3. West Des Moines Valley (4-1, LW: 3)

Friday: def. Fort Dodge 59-14. Next: vs. Southeast Polk

4. Bettendorf (4-1, LW: 4)

Friday: def. Muscatine 58-20. Next: vs. Clinton

5. Johnston (4-1, LW: 5)

Friday: def. Des Moines East 49-35. Next: vs. Des Moines Roosevelt

6. Cedar Falls (4-1, LW: 7)

Friday: def. Mason City 52-0. Next: vs. Cedar Rapids Washington

7. Waukee (3-2, LW: 9)

Friday: def. Des Moines Roosevelt 48-13. Next: vs. Sioux City East

8. Pleasant Valley (4-1, LW: 10)

Friday: def. Western Dubuque 55-41. Next: vs. Davenport West

9. Southeast Polk (3-2, LW: not ranked)

Friday: def. Indianola 30-22. Next: at West Des Moines Valley

10. Cedar Rapids Prairie (4-1, LW: 8)

Friday: lost to Iowa City West 48-28. Next: vs. Ottumwa

Next five (in order): North Scott (4-1); Ankeny Centennial (3-2); Newton (5-0); Cedar Rapids Kennedy (4-1); Urbandale (2-3)

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CLASS 3A

1. Cedar Rapids Xavier (5-0, Last week: 1)

Friday: def. Decorah 21-13. Next: at Independence

2. Dallas Center-Grimes (5-0, LW: 2)

Friday: def. Perry 42-7. Next: vs. Webster City

3. Pella (4-1, LW: 3)

Friday: def. Grinnell 47-0. Next: at Knoxville

4. Solon (5-0, LW: 4)

Friday: def. Oskaloosa 43-7. Next: vs. Fort Madison

5. Webster City (5-0, LW: 5)

Friday: def. Ballard 37-27. Next: at Dallas Center-Grimes

6. Sergeant Bluff-Luton (5-0, LW: 6)

Friday: def. Spencer 35-7. Next: at Algona

7. Sioux City Heelan (4-1, LW: 7)

Friday: def. LeMars 38-0. Next: at Spencer

8. Boone (5-0, LW: 8)

Friday: def. Gilbert 55-34. Next: at Greene County

9. Storm Lake (4-1, LW: 9)

Friday: def. Humboldt 47-14. Next: at LeMars

10. West Delaware (4-1, LW: 10)

Friday: def. Central DeWitt 55-24. Next: vs. Clear Creek Amana

Next five (in order): Waverly-Shell Rock (5-0); Harlan (4-1); Norwalk (4-1); Decorah (4-1); Davenport Assumption (3-2)

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CLASS 2A

1. Williamsburg (5-0, Last week: 1)

Friday: def. Mediapolis 55-21. Next: at Mid-Prairie

2. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley (4-1, LW: 2)

Friday: def. Pocahontas Area/L-M 56-0. Next: at Cherokee

3. Sioux Center (5-0, LW: 3)

Friday: def. Estherville-Lincoln Central 20-16. Next: at MOC-Floyd Valley

4. Mount Vernon (4-1, LW: 4)

Friday: def. Northeast 62-8. Next: at Anamosa

5. Cascade (5-0, LW: 5)

Friday: def. Monticello 34-14. Next: at Oelwein

6. Waukon (4-1, LW: 6)

Friday: def. Waterloo Columbus 51-7. Next: at Monticello

7. South Central Calhoun (4-1, LW: 7)

Friday: def. Clarinda 35-7. Next: vs. Carroll Kuemper

8. PCM, Monroe (4-1, LW: 8)

Friday: def. Central Lee 55-6. Next: at Chariton

9. Carroll Kuemper (4-1, LW: 9)

Friday: def. Underwood 33-0. Next: at South Central Calhoun

10. Clear Lake (4-1, LW: 10)

Friday: def. Forest City 29-0. Next: vs. Hampton-Dumont

Next five (in order): Sheldon (4-1); New Hampton (4-1); Aplington-Parkersburg (5-1); Union, LaPorte City (4-1); Garner-Hayfield/Ventura (3-2)

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CLASS 1A

1. West Lyon (5-0, Last week: 1)

Friday: def. Alta-Aurelia 45-6. Next: at Hinton

2. Pella Christian (5-0, LW: 2)

Friday: def. Mount Ayr 56-14. Next: at Woodward Academy

3. Van Meter (5-0, LW: 3)

Friday: def. Eagle Grove 37-0. Next: vs. Manson Northwest Webster

4. Iowa City Regina (3-2, LW: 4)

Friday: def. Highland 45-7. Next: at Wilton

5. Western Christian (4-1, LW: 5)

Friday: def. Hinton 19-16. Next: vs. Okoboji

6. Wilton (5-0, LW: 7)

Friday: def. Louisa-Muscatine 46-6. Next: vs. Iowa City Regina

7. AHSTW, Avoca (5-0, LW: 9)

Friday: def. Treynor 58-0. Next: vs. IKM-Manning

8. West Branch (5-0, LW: 10)

Friday: def. Bellevue 45-41. Next: at Durant

9. Denver (4-1, LW: 8)

Friday: def. Belmond-Klemme 14-13. Next: vs. Sumner-Fredericksburg

10. Bellevue (4-1, LW: 6)

Friday: lost to West Branch 45-41. Next: vs. Tipton

Next five (in order): Pleasantville (5-0); IKM-Manning (4-1); Hinton (3-2); Belmond-Klemme (4-1); Panorama (4-1)

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CLASS A

1. Council Bluffs St. Albert (5-0, Last week: 1)

Friday: def. Earlham 46-7. Next: at Martensdale-St. Marys

2. Gladbrook-Reinbeck (5-0, LW: 2)

Friday: def. BGM (Brooklyn) 38-13. Next: at Grand View Christian

3. West Sioux (5-0, LW: 3)

Friday: def. West Monona 70-22. Next: vs. LeMars Gehlen

4. Wapsie Valley (5-0, LW: 4)

Friday: def. Edgewood-Colesburg 34-0. Next: vs. Lisbon

5. Pekin (5-0, LW: 5)

Friday: def. Cardinal (Eldon) 56-6. Next: at Lynnville-Sully

6. Algona Garrigan (5-0, LW: 6)

Friday: def. MMCRU 42-7. Next: at South O'Brien

7. Lynnville-Sully (5-0, LW: 8)

Friday: def. Winfield-Mount Union 48-0. Next: vs. Pekin

8. Hudson (5-0, LW: 10)

Friday: def. GMG (Garwin) 55-0. Next: at BGM (Brooklyn)

9. Saint Ansgar (5-0, LW: not ranked)

Friday: def. West Fork 46-0. Next: at Grundy Center

10. LeMars Gehlen (5-0, LW: not ranked)

Friday: def. Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 35-14. Next: at West Sioux

Next five (in order): East Buchanan (4-1); Southwest Valley (5-0); Ridge View (4-1); Lisbon (4-1);\u00a0New London (4-0)

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8-PLAYER

1. Don Bosco (5-0, Last week: 1)

Friday: def. Central Elkader 17-0 (won by forfeit). Next: vs. Kee High

2. Audubon (5-0, LW: 3)

Friday: def. River Valley 91-14. Next: vs. Boyer Valley

3. Remsen St. Mary's (5-0, LW: 4)

Friday: def. Newell-Fonda 51-26. Next: vs. Graettinger-Terril/R-A

4. Tripoli (5-0, LW: 9)

Friday: def. West Central, Maynard 71-28. Next: at Central City

5. Harris-Lake Park (3-1, LW: 6)

Friday: did not play. Next: vs. West Bend-Mallard

6. Newell-Fonda (4-1, LW: 2)

Friday: lost to Remsen St. Mary's 51-26. Next: at Clay Central-Everly

7. Midland (4-1, LW: 7)

Friday: def. Iowa Valley 56-49. Next: vs. Baxter

8. Ar-We-Va, Westside (5-1, LW: 8)

Friday: def. West Harrison 73-6. Next: vs. River Valley

9. Riceville (4-1, LW: 10)

Friday: def. Northwood-Kensett 14-13. Next: at Clarksville

10. Sidney (5-0, LW: not ranked)

Friday: def. CAM, Anita 94-46. Next: at East Mills

Next five (in order): Stanton (5-1);Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire (3-1); Baxter (4-1); Lone Tree (5-1); Janesville (4-1)

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