Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 at Maquoketa
BC 21 0 7 14 – 42 M 0 7 0 7 – 14
Benton Community upped its record to 7-1 by defeating Maquoketa on the road, Friday, Oct. 15, in Class 3A district football action.
Colin Buch was 11 of 15 in passing for 145 yards and one touchdown. Sam Wallace caught four passes for 78 yards. Aiden Harris had two catches for 67 yards, including catch for 26 yards and a touchdown. The Bobcats rushed for 313 yards. Jacob Brecht had 29 carries for 274 yards and four touchdowns, the longest being a run of 64 yards. Owen Tjelmeland had two carries for 14 yards. Caron Bruns had six carries for 29 yards and a four-yard run for a touchdown. Jordan Thys returned one kickoff for seven yards. Bjorn Sunesen had four kickoffs for 216 yards. Nathan Rottman was 6 for 6 for extra points. Buch punted once for 50 yards.
On defense, Mason Dellamuth had 7.0 tackles and six solo tackles, two sacks and two tackles for loss. Kyler Mahan had three sacks and four solo tackles. Lawrence Wallace added four solo tackles.
Maquoketa had 62 yards passing and 116 yards rushing.
Coach Jeff Zittergruen said, “Our guys played well at Maquoketa on Friday. Defensively we were able to get a lot of pressure from our defensive line and our secondary did a good job covering their receivers. Offensively we did a nice job with the ground attack. Our offensive line did a great job opening up some holes and Jacob Brecht ran really well. Through the air we were able to take advantage of some big plays which set up scoring drives.
“This week will be another big challenge with Dewitt. They will be playing to be able to possibly qualify into the playoffs with a win, so we know we will get a great effort from there. It will be an exciting night for ur as we get to honor our seniors who have given so much to our football program.”
Benton closes the district season this Friday, Oct. 22, when they host DeWitt Central (5-2).
Class 3A, District 4
Oct. 14, 2021
Davenport Assumption 28, Vinton-Shellsburg 21
Oct. 15, 2021
Mount Vernon 34, Central DeWitt 14
Benton 42, Maquoketa 14
Oct. 22, 2021
Central DeWitt at Benton
Assumption at Maquoketa
Vinton-Shellsburg at Mount Vernon
Overall and district records
Benton 7-1 4-0 Assumption 5-3 3-1 Central DeWitt 5-3 3-1 Mount Vernon 5-3 2-2 Vinton-Shellsburg 2-6 1-3 Maquoketa 0-8 0-4