BC and BP get ready for football playoffs

Plainsmen lose at Grundy Center, 42-0, and get ready for playoffs

BP  0  0 0  0 -  0
GC 14 14 0 14 – 42

Belle Plaine lost to district-leading Grundy Center, 42-0, at Grundy Center on Friday, Oct. 9.

Belle Plaine rushed for 102 yards. Luke DeMeulenaere had 82 yards on 21 carries. Ben DeMeulenaere added 13 yards. Ben DeMeulenaere also was 4 of 6 in passing for 35 yards. Luke DeMeulenaere caught two passes for 28 yards. Jaxon Kressley caught two passes for two yards. Chase Wickwire had seven total tackles. Jack Schwenn added 6.5. Kressley had six. Patrick Shaull had one sack. Kressley recovered on fumble. Ethan Hamilton returned four kickoffs for 76 yards.

Grundy Center (7-0) rushed for 103 yards, Logan Knaack was 9 of 17 for two touchdowns. They rushed for 265 yards, led by Zach Opheim with 2020 yards and four touchdowns.

Belle Plaine (5-2) hosts Lynnville-Sully (1-4) this Friday at 7 p.m. in the first round of Class A playoffs.

Bobcats lose on the road to No. 1 Xavier

BC 0  0 0 0 –  0
X 19 13 7 0 – 39

Benton (3-4) lost to top-ranked Xavier (7-0) in Class 3A football action, Friday, Oct. 9, in Cedar Rapids.

Benton raises the helmets before their game against Xavier. BC lost in district action and get ready for the playoffs against Mount Pleasant. Photo by Nichole Roos.

Colin Buch was 6 of 13 for Benton in passing for 50 yards. Benton rushed for 83 yards. Colin Buch had 65 for Benton. Landen Schmuecker caught three passes for 29 yards. Jacob Brecht caught three for 21 yards. Brecht also has 7.5 total tackles. Sam Wallace had one kickoff return for 23 yards. Brecht had four for 45 yards.

Benton travels Mount Pleasant (3-3) for the first round of the Class 3A tournament on Friday, Oct. 16. The game starts at 7 p.m.

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