January 25, 2021

Area football roundup: Murray wins big, Southwest Valley continues streak

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Murray 60, Grand View Christian 0

MURRAY – Murray (2-1) has found its groove in the last six quarters, outscoring Grand View Christian (1-2) 60-0 Friday night for its second-straight win.

Mark Cabrera recorded an interception in the first quarter for Murray, but the offense turned the ball right back over with a fumble. Grand View Christian then fumbled with Chance Lecy recovering. Zack Belden completed a pass to Colton Siefkas for a 60-yard touchdown pass to go up 8-0. Belden scored again on the next drive with a 39-yard touchdown run, giving Murray a 16-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Lecy helped drive the Mustangs down the field before Belden’s third touchdown of the game with 11:52 in the second quarter. Murray’s offense continued to roll a Belden rush and pass to Cabrera for a 38-0 lead at halftime. The Mustangs’ offense went on to add 22 more points to the scoreboard while holding Grand View Christian scoreless.

Belden passed for two touchdowns, completing three passes for 113 yards. He also rushed for 91 yards and three touchdowns. Lecy also had 93 yards on the ground for a touchdown. Wyatt Gannon had 8 1/2 tackles, 1 1/2 for a loss. Aydan Dinham and Lecy each recorded 5.5 tackles.

Lenox 62, Griswold 14

LENOX – Lenox (3-0) rolled through Griswold (0-3) 62-14 in its second-consecutive blowout win Friday night.

Lenox jumped out to a 22-0 lead in the first quarter before moving on to scoring 30 unanswered points on a 20-yard touchdown pass from Cullen Wood pass to Keegan Christensen. Griswold scored its first points with 5:45 left in the second quarter. Lenox added two more touchdowns before halftime to take a 46-8 lead.

Lenox continued to roll in the second half, adding touchdowns on two Larson rushing touchdowns while Griswold put eight more points on the board.

Cullen Wood completed three passes for 102 yards and three touchdowns. Brad Larson rushed for 154 yards on 14 carries, scoring four times on the ground with a 65-yard rush as his longest run. Johnathan Weaver led the team in tackles with eight.

CAM 72, East Union 0

CAM – East Union (0-3) fell to CAM (3-0) 72-0 for its third double-digit loss of the season Friday.

CAM took a 14-0 lead after the first quarter to put East Union behind from the jump. At the half, the Eagles trailed 46-0. CAM’s Lane Spieker was torching East Union’s defense, rushing for four touchdowns and 197 yards on 13 carries.

The Eagles struggled to slow down to CAM in the second half. CAM added 26 points in the second half en route to rolling through East Union.

Emmet Long rushed for 91 yards on 23 carries. Gauge Mitchel had 14 tackles with 10 solo tackles.

Southwest Valley 28, AHSTW 14

CORNING – Class A No. 9 Southwest Valley (4-0) knocked off AHSTW (1-2) 28-14 Friday night.

Brendan Knapp had 24 carries for 140 yards and one touchdown. Hunter Crill and Bradlee Grantz combined for 93 yards and three touchdowns. Tucker TePoel had six tackles, 2 1/2 for a loss with five solo tackles.

Knapp also had 5 1/2 tackles, five solo.

Pleasantville 13, Mount Ayr 7

PLEASANTVILLE – Class 1A No. 6 Mount Ayr fell just shy against Class 1A No. 9 Pleasantville, losing 13-7 Friday.

A low-scoring battle saw the first half scoreless with both teams making their share of mistakes on penalties and balls coming loose on fumbles on a wet field. Pleasantville took the first lead in the third quarter on an Isaac Mann rush to give the Trojans a 7-0 lead. The Raiders moved the ball down the field in response with Payton Weehler scoring from the six-yard line to tie the game at seven.

Entering the fourth quarter tied at seven, Pleasantville scored early in the quarter. Donovan Morales blocked the extra point, but Mount Ayr couldn’t muster enough offense to score again in the final 12 minutes.

Payton Weehler passed for 113 yards with one interception while rushing for 27 yards and one touchdown. Trae Ehlen had 83 receiving yards on four catches to lead the team. Riley Maudlin, Seth Shelman and Cody Larson each recorded one sack. Erik Trujillo led the team with 8 1/2 tackles.

Madrid 21, Nodaway
Valley 19

GREENFIELD – Madrid (1-2) took down Nodaway Valley (1-3) 21-19 to put the Wolverines down 0-1 in district play.

Nodaway Valley started the scoring with a four-yard touchdown pass from Nate Russell to Tony Ayase late in the first quarter. Russell rushed for the Wolverines’ second touchdown, taking a 13-0 lead. Madrid intercepted a pass and scored on the play, cutting Nodaway Valley’s lead to 13-7 with two minutes left in the first half.

Russel and the Wolverine offense drove down the field, to score on Russell’s second rushing touchdown of the game, taking a 19-7 lead entering halftime. Madrid cut the lead to 19-14 in the third quarter. With 2:37 left in the third quarter, the Tigers took a 21-19 lead to seal the game. The Wolverines had two minutes to score but were unsuccessful.

Tony Ayase had 14 rushes for 58 yards and four catches for 42 yards with one touchdown. Nate Russell had 61 yards passing and -5 rushing for three total touchdowns. Avery Phillippi had two tackles, both for a loss. Elliot Cooney and Cachlea Kennedy combined for nine tackles and two tackles for loss.