BC ends football season in playoff game against Independence

Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, at Van Horne

I  0 13 0 13 – 26
BC 0  0 0  6 –  6

Benton Community closed its season, Friday, Oct. 29, in state playoff action at Van Horne against Independence.

Aidan Gallery, junior, was 9 of 16 for passing for 98 yards and one touchdown. Jacob Brecht threw one interception. Brecht had 15 carries for 61 yards. The team had a total of 60 yards rushing. Aiden Harris caught a 29-yard pass for a touchdown. He had four catches for 57 yards. Sam Wallace had three catches for 15 yards. Ryan Tjelmeland had one catch for eight yards. Brecht had one catch for 18 yards.

On defense, Brecht had 10 total tackles, and 10 solo tackles. Lawrence Wallace had 9.5 total tackles and nine solo tackles. Easton Pfiffner had six solo tackles. Brennen Blegen had five solo tackles. Will Shaw had one sack.

Owen Tjelmeland had two kickoff returns for eight yards. Sam Wallace had two for 38 yards. Ryan Tjelmeland had two punt returns for 10 yards. Nathan Rottman had five punts for 161 yards.

Independence passed for 34 yards. They rushed for 316 yards, led by Marcus Beatty with 316 yards and three touchdowns. Quarterback Mitchell Johnson had a three-yard loss.

Benton Coach Jeff Zittergruen said, “We concluded an outstanding season with a playoff loss to Independence 26-6. Very proud of the efforts of our team throughout the entire season. We had a lot of guys that had to move positions due to injuries, and they really embraced those changes and competed at a high level throughout the year.

“So proud of our group of seniors. They really led this team starting last winter and drove our entire group into being successful. For a lot of them, they got the chance to be a big part of 2 District Championship football teams, which is a remarkable accomplishment. They are an outstanding group of guys to be around and will truly be missed!”

Friday, Nov. 5, 2021

CLASS 3A

POD #1
Sergeant Bluff-Luton (8-2) at Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley (10-0)
POD #2
Independence (9-1) at Humboldt (10-0)
POD #3
Nevada (9-1) at Harlan Community (10-0)
POD #4
Solon (10-0) at West Delaware (9-1)

Oct. 29, 2021

POD #1
Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 49, Sioux Center 7
Sergeant Bluff-Luton 44, Algona 14
POD #2
Humboldt 47, Hampton-Dumont/CAL 6
Independence 26, Benton Community 6
POD #3
Harlan Community 45, Ballard 0
Nevada 34, ADM, Adel 26
POD #4
West Delaware 48, Grinnell 0
Solon 24, Assumption, Davenport 17

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