Iowa City West 58, Muscatine 14: After just one play from scrimmage, Muscatine (4-4, 1-3) found itself trailing in Friday's district contest at Iowa City West (7-1, 4-0).
Iowa City West quarterback Marcus Morgan connected with Jalen Gaudet for a 62-yard touchdown 27 seconds into the game, setting up a disastrous night for the Muskies.
"We had to play really well tonight to win this game because they're a very good team," Muscatine coach Jake Mueller said. "Literally the ball didn't bounce our way early, and when things got rolling, it just kind of got away from us. It felt like if we could have had some early success, I felt like we could have been alright, but we didn't."
Muscatine followed the Trojans' first score with a three-and-out on its first possession, and Carson Borde couldn't handle the snap on the punt attempt, watching the ball roll toward the end zone before kicking it out of bounds for a safety.
Within a minute, Muscatine found itself trailing by two possessions and continued to struggle to stop an explosive Iowa City West offense that collected 500 total yards on the night.
— Kyle Heim, Muscatine Journal
Central DeWitt 34, Clinton 14: Easton Necker sandwiched a pair of 1-yard touchdowns around a 64-yard score as Central DeWitt built a 20-0 halftime lead and the Sabers cruised from there, topping Clinton Friday.
The win clinched Central DeWitt's first winning season since 2012 under first-year head coach Ryan Streets.
Kalvin Godette had a hand in both Clinton touchdowns, first running for a 24-yard score and then completing a 5-yard touchdown pass, but the scores weren't enough for the River Kings.
Wilton 34, Columbus Junction 8: Wilton clinched a share of the Class 1A District 5 title with a win over Columbus. Brock Hartley threw two touchdown passes, both to Cory Anderson and also rushed for a score in the game.
Bellevue 49, Northeast 12: Bellevue clinched a share of the Class 1A District 4 title with a win over the Rebels.
Geneseo's Cheek leads locals at state meet: Jenna Cheek's 80 left her in a tie for 15th place after the first day of the 1A Illinois state golf meet Friday.
Cheek birdied the par 3 fifth hole and didn't make worse than a bogey on the round to leave her nine shots back of Eureka freshman Allison Pacocha, who shot an even-par 71.
The Leafs also got sub-100 rounds from Emma Snell (89) and Elizabeth Roodhouse (98) as they ended the day in a tie for 10th place in the team standings.
Kewanee junior Riley Hansen got her state tournament going with an 85 to be tied for 33rd. Sherrard senior Nikki Schmidt opened with a 93, good for a tie for 65th.
Weather forces changes: Thanks to weather issues, the first round of the Illinois boys state golf tournament was wiped out.
Despite some players getting out on the course, scores from Friday's round will not count, including Riverdale's Anthony Ruthey's Class 1A score of 1-under through nine holes.
The tournament will be decided today in a one 18-hole round.