Belle Plaine and Benton get district wins in football

Friday, Oct. 2, 2020

Belle Plaine 28, Mid-Prairie 21

MP 0 7 0 14 – 21
BP 0 6 8 14 – 28

Belle Plaine (5-1) hosted Mid-Prairie (2-3) in non-district football action, Friday, Oct. 2.

Ben DeMeulenaere was 1 of 6 in passing for 23 yards. Mid-Prairie had 208 yards passing. Belle Plaine had 294 yards rushing, compared to 127 yards for Mid-Prairie. Jackson Tegeler caught the pass. Luke DeMeulenaere led in rushing with 259 yards on 43 carries and three touchdowns, the longest being a 68-yard carry. Luke DeMeulenaere had 9 total tackles. With one sack each were Jack Schwenn and Sheldon Coover. Ben DeMeulenaere each recovered one fumble.

For Mid-Prairie, Vinny Bowlin was 12 of 25 for three touchdowns. Kayden Reinier rushed for 102 yards and no touchdowns.

Belle Plaine travels to Grundy Center (6-0) on Friday, Oct. 9.

Belle Plaine’s Jack Schwenn gets a tackle. Photo by Les Jacobi.

Benton 34, Newton 14

BC 21 3 10 0 – 34
N   0 6  0 8 – 14

Benton (3-3) used a big 21-point first quarter to help themselves to a football win over Newton (0-6), 34-14, Friday, Oct. 2, at Newton.

Benton had 87 yards in passing. Colin Buch was 11 of 16 in passing with one touchdown. Aidan Thompson was 2 for 2 for two yards. Sam Wallace caught one for 35 yards. Landen Schmuecker caught four for 20 yards. Tyler Atkinson caught four for 22 yards. Brecht caught four for 10 yards.

Benton rushed for 217 yards, to 64 yards for Newton. Jacob Brecht rushed for 125 yards on 12 carries and scored three touchdowns. Lawerence Wallace rushed for 61 yards. Cade Timmerman had 9 total tackles. Ethan Weirather and Jaxson Snitker each recovered one fumble. Sam Wallace and Schmuecker had one interception each.

Benton travels to district leader Xavier on Oct. 9 in Cedar Rapids.

Friday, Oct. 2, 2020

Class 3A, District 6

  • Benton Community 34, Newton 14
  • Clear Creek-Amana 37, Oskaloosa 7
  • Xavier, Cedar Rapids 44, Grinnell 20

Class A, District 7

  • Belle Plaine 28, Mid-Prairie, Wellman 21 (non-district)
  • Grundy Center 47, North Tama, Traer 0
  • North Mahaska 30, BCLUW, Conrad 20

Friday, Oct. 9, 2020

Class 3A, District 6

  • Benton Community at Xavier, Cedar Rapids
  • Grinnell at Clear Creek-Amana
  • Newton at Oskaloosa

Class A, District 7

  • Belle Plaine at Grundy Center
  • North Mahaska at Lynnville-Sully
  • North Tama, Traer at BCLUW, Conrad

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