FOOTBALL: Bobcats, Plainsmen get road wins to stay on top in respective districts

Eli Ehlen, Ean Allie and Gavin Ward celebrate a Plalnsmen win over Odgen. Photo by Diana Ward.

Plainsmen get big road win

Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, at Ogden

BP 0 0 8 8 – 16
O  0 7 0 7 – 14

Belle Plaine (5-1) picked up another key win on Friday, Oct. 1, when they rallied to defeat Ogden (4-2), at Ogden in Class A District football action.

Ben DeMeulenaere was 4 of 14 for passing with 72 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.

Belle Plaine rolled for 246 yards rushing. Ty Alcott had 20 carries for 134 yards. Connor Timm carried 16 times for 80 yards and a touchdown.

Connor Timm had two catches for 43 yards. Gavin Ward two catches for 38 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown catch.

On defense, Ean Allie had an interception and a return of 18 yards. Chase Wickwire had six total tackles, including four solo tackles. With one sack each were Eli Ehlen and Sheldon Coover. Timm returned two kickoffs for 41 yards. Brooks DeMeulenaere had one return for 22 yards. Timm returned one punt for 21 yards. Alcott returned two for 18 yards. Wickwire kicked off three times for 132 yards. Ben DeMeulenaere punted three times for 106 yards. Alcott punted once for 22 yards. Timm and Ward each had one two-point conversion.

Belle Plaine travels to Pekin (0-6) on Friday, Oct. 8, then meets with Lynnville-Sully (5-1) at home on Friday, Oct. 15, to close out district play.

Bobcats defeat Vinton-Shellsburg in district action

BC 0 7 7 7 – 21
VS 0 0 0 7 –  7

Benton Community traveled to rival Vinton-Shellsburg on Friday, Oct. 1, and came home with a 21-7 district Class 3A win.

Sam Wallace looks for running room against Vinton-Shellsburg.

Benton’s Colin Buch was 6 of 12 in passing for 39 yards and two interceptions. Sam Wallace caught four of the passes for 18 yards. Jacob Brecht had one catch for eight yards and Will Shaw had a catch for 13 yards.

On the ground, Benton had 174 yards rushing. Buch had 14 carries for 63 yards. Jacob Brecht had 21 carries for 129 yards for three touchdowns, including a 69-yard scoring run.

Jacob Brecht 12 total tackles and 10 solo tackles. Kyler Mahan added 7.5 tackles and five solo tackles.

Aiden Harris had one interception with a 15-yard return. Brecht returned one kickoff for 25 yards. Bjorn Sunesen kickoff four times for 203 yards and two touchbacks. Nathan Rottman was 0 for 1 in field goals, but was 3 for 3 for extra points. Buch punted four times for 119 yards.

Vinton-Shellsburg had 93 yards passing, and was held to 26 yards rushing.

Benton (5-1) hosts Assumption (4-2), Friday, Oct. 8, then travels to Maquoketa (0-6) on Friday, Oct. 15. District play closes with Benton hosting Central-DeWitt (4-2) on Friday, Oct. 22.

Class A, District 6

Team, Season, District

Belle Plaine    5-1 4-0
Lynnville-Sully 5-1 4-0
Ogden           4-2 3-2
Madrid          1-5 1-3
North Mahaska   1-5 0-4
Wayne           0-6 0-4

Oct. 1, 2021

Lynnville-Sully 52, Colfax-Mingo 13
Madrid 44, Wayne 26
North Mahaska 12, Columbus 10
Belle Plaine 16, Ogden 14

Oct. 8, 2021

Ogden at Lynnville-Sully
Colfax-Mingo at Madrid
Belle Plaine at Pekin
North Mahaska at Wayne

Oct. 15, 2021

Lynnville-Sully at Belle Plaine
Wayne at Colfax-Mingo
Madrid at North Mahaska
IKM-Manning at Ogden (non-district)

Class 3A, District 4

Benton            5-1 2-0
Assumption        4-2 2-0
Central DeWitt    4-2 1-1
Mount Vernon      2-4 1-1
Vinton-Shellsburg 2-4 1-1
Maquoketa         0-6 0-2

Oct. 1, 2021

Central DeWitt 26, Maquoketa 10
Assumption 24, Mount Vernon 12
Benton 21, Vinton-Shellsburg 7

Oct. 8, 2021

Assumption at Benton
Maquoketa at Mount Vernon
Central DeWitt at Vinton-Shellsburg

Oct. 15, 2021

Mount Vernon at Central DeWitt
Benton at Maquoketa

Oct. 22, 2021

Central DeWitt at Benton
Assumption at Maquoketa
Vinton-Shellsburg at Mount Vernon

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