BC beats South Tama, BP victorious at Colfax-Mingo; volleyball teams compete at Springville and Marion meets

Belle Plaine Football

Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, at Pella

Belle Plaine 41, Colfax-Mingo 14

BP 14 14 6 7 – 41
CM  7  0 7 0 – 14

Belle Plaine’s football team picked up a district win Friday, Sept. 17, when they defeated Colfax-Mingo at Central College, Pella.

Quarterback Ben DeMeulenaere was 5 of 9 in passing for 98 yards and one touchdown. The team rushed for 490 yards. Connor Timm had 16 carries for 110 yards and two touchdowns. Ben DeMeulenaere had nine carries for 116 yards and a touchdown, including a 70-yard run. Ty Alcott had eight carries for 102 yards. Jeremy Reineke had 13 carries for 120 yards and two touchdowns.

Connor Timm had two catches for 50 yards and one touchdown. Gavin Ward had two catches for 36 yards. Ty Alcott had one catch for 12 yards.

Eli Ehlen had 6.5 total tackles with three solo tackles. Ben DeMeulenaere had five total tackles and four solo. With three solos was Alcott.

Timm returned one kickoff for 36 yards. Brooks DeMeulenaere returned two for 38 yards. Timm returned two punts for 13 yards. Xander Osborne had six kickoffs for 261 yards, and was 1 for 1 for extra points. Ben DeMeulenaere and Reineke each had a two-point conversion.

Belle Plaine (3-1) hosts North Mahaska (0-4) for their homecoming game, Friday, Sept. 24, as district play begins.

Class A, District 6

Team, Season, District

Ogden 4-0, 3-0
Belle Plaine 3-1, 2-0
Lynnville-Sully 3-1, 2-0
Colfax-Mingo 1-3, 1-0
Madrid 0-4, 0-2
North Mahaska 0-4, 0-3
Wayne 0-4, 0-3

Benton Football

Friday, Sept. 17, at South Tama

Benton 33, South Tama 14

BC 20 13 0  0 – 33
ST  0  0 0 14 – 14

Benton Community recorded a non-district win, Friday, Sept. 17, at South Tama, 33-14.

Colin Buch was 12 of 18 for passing for 145 yards and two touchdowns. The team rushed for 197 yards. Jacob Brecht ran 19 times for 131 yards and two touchdowns. Buch had eight carries for 64 yards and one touchdown.

Sam Wallace had three catches for Benton for 44 yards. Aidan Gallery had three catches for 43 yards and one touchdown. Will Shaw had two catches for 16 yards and a touchdown.

Brecht had 10 total tackles and eight solo. Lawrence Wallace added 7.5 tackles and had six solo tackles. Clayton Sebetka recovered one fumble. Sam Wallace had one kick return for 16 yards. Brecht had one return for six yards. Buch had one punt return for three yard. He also punted three times for 107 yards.

Benton (3-1) hosts Mount Vernon (2-1) this Friday, Sept. 24, for their homecoming game in Van Horne. It is the first district game for Benton.

Class 3A, District 4

Team, Season, District

Benton 3-1, 0-0
Central DeWitt 3-1, 0-0
Mount Vernon 3-1, 0-0
Assumption 2-2, 0-0
Vinton-Shellsburg 1-3, 0-2
Maquoketa 0-4, 0-0

Belle Plaine volleyball

Saturday, Sept. 18, at Springville

Springville 2, Belle Plaine 0

Mandy Chizek had five assists. The team was 5 of 32 for kills with 10 errors. Jacy Gates had two kills. Abbie Miller had four digs. Lillian Fowler/Phillippe and Grace Bean had one block each. The team was 13 of 15 for serves with one ace from Grace Bean.

SV 21 21
BP  4 10

Cedar Valley Christian 2, Belle Plaine 1

CVC 21 22 15
BP  14 24 13

Chizek had 13 assists. Belle Plaine was 26 of 76 for kills with 13 errors. Bean had 11 kills. Chizek added five. Chizek also had four blocks. Gates had three. Abbie Miller had 13 digs. Chizek added 12 and with 11 each were Bean and Jacey Reineke. Belle Plaine was 44 of 51 for serves with three aces. With one ace each were Bree Shaull, Abbie Miller and Chizek.

North Cedar 2, Belle Plaine 0

NC 21 21
BP 14 15

Chizek had eight assists. Belle Plaine was 13 of 47 for kills with seven errors. Bean had five kills. Chizek had eight digs. With six each were Reineke and Gates. Miller had two blocks. The team was 23 of 28 for serves with three aces. With one ace each were Chizek, Bean and Reineke.

North Tama 2, Belle Plaine 0

NT 21 21
BP  7 11

Chizek had seven assists. Belle Plaine was 9 of 39 for kills with six errors. With three kills each were Bean and Gates. Belle Plaine was 16 of 17 for serves with no aces. Reineke had 10 digs.

Belle Plaine travels to Iowa Valley on Monday, Sept. 20, and then goes to Sigourney on Tuesday, Sept. 21.

Benton Community volleyball

Saturday, Sept. 18, at Marion/Benton Tournament

Marion 2, Benton 0

BC 21 14
M  23 21

Grace Embretson had 11 assists. The team was 20 of 41 for kills with eight errors. Alyssa Tegeler and Embretson had seven kills each. Piper Nelson added six. Nelson had three digs. Tegeler and Embretson had one block each. The team was 34 of 36 for serves with four aces. Nelson had two aces.

Xavier 2, Benton 0

BC 15 13
X  21 21

Embretson had 11 assists. Benton was 20 of 57 for kills with 15 errors. Tegeler had eight kills. Embretson and Nelson had six digs each. The team was 28 of 29 for serves with three aces. Tegeler had two aces.

Benton 2, Grundy Center 0

BC 21 21
GC 15 18

Embretson had 11 assists. The team was 21 of 58 for kills with nine errors. Tegeler had 10 kills. Embretson added 11. Embretson had 12 digs. Olivia Janss had 10. The team was 31 of 36 for serves with five aces. With two aces each were Nelson and Tegeler.

Benton 2, Maquoketa 0

BC 21 21
MQ 11  7

Embretson had 15 assists. The team was 21 of 38 for kills with three errors. Tegeler had eight kills. With four each were Addison Phillips, Embretson and Nelson. Janss had six digs. Tegeler had three blocks. Benton was 38 of 41 for serves with eight aces. Tegeler had three aces. With two each were Embretson and Nelson.

Benton’s (12-7) lone match of the week is at Marion (19-4) on Thursday, Sept. 23.

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