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Small school football: WACO and New London clash, VBC hosts Cardinal
It’s another wild Friday night in small school football, highlighted by a pair of homecoming clashes between Union area teams.
New London (3-2, 3-0) at No. 2 (8-Player) WACO (5-0, 3-0)
It’s homecoming week at WACO and the Warriors welcome in New London for their homecoming game, which will be a battle of undefeated teams in the district.
WACO quarterback Isaac Oswald has thrown for 732 yards and 11 touchdowns. Simeon Reichenbach has run for 492 yards and 12 scores.
New London’s Dom Lopez has been quite efficient, throwing for 590 yards, 10 touchdowns and no interceptions. Lopez, Boden Pickle and Reean Seberg have each run for four scores.
The Warriors won this game 7-0 last season, their closest win of the regular season.
Lone Tree (3-1, 3-0) at Winfield-Mount Union (3-2, 1-2)
It’s a big one for the Wolves as they look to keep their playoff chances alive after. With a win, WMU could get right back into the fray in Class 8-Player District 6.
It’s a battle of the super stars in this one. Cam Buffington has over 1,000 yards of total offense, and he has scored 17 times on offense, twice on defense and once in special teams so far for the Wolves this season. Meanwhile, Lone Tree quarterback Ethan Bockelman has over 800 yards of total offense and 12 scores.
Cardinal (0-4, 0-1) at Van Buren County (2-2, 0-1)
In another homecoming clash, Van Buren County hosts Cardinal as both teams look for an early district victory.
Cardinal has dominated the rivalry in the last four years, outscoring Van Buren County 202-14 in the last four contests. The Warriors come into this one with the better record and an offense that has put up some numbers.
Van Buren County quarterback Jackson Manning has thrown for 586 yards and seven touchdowns. Anthony Duncan has 410 of those yards through the air and he’s caught three touchdown passes. Sam Warth has 242 yards and four scores on the ground.
Cardinal quarterback Carson Kenney has thrown for 268 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 125 yards and scored. Craig Miller has 221 yards and one touchdown rushing, and Chase Johnson leads the receivers with 159 yards and a score.
No. 1 (1A) Pella Christian (4-0, 1-0) at Sigourney-Keota (2-2, 1-0)
Sigourney-Keota looks to start district play 2-0 but they’ve got a tough task with undefeated and top-ranked Pella Christian coming to town.
Sigourney-Keota’s Cole Clarahan comes in with 481 yards and five touchdowns on the ground. Pella Christian quarterback Isaac Kacmarynski has rushed for 519 yards and nine touchdowns, and thrown for 310 yards and three.
Columbus (4-0, 3-0) at Pekin (2-2, 1-2)
The red-hot Wildcats go into Pekin in search of another district win, while the Panthers try to put a damper on what has been an incredible Wildcat run so far.
Columbus’ Kaden Amigon has rushed for 631 yards and seven touchdowns, while Triston Miller has run for 527 yards and eight.
Pekin’s Luke Long has done it on the ground and through the air, rushing for 214 yards and two touchdowns, and throwing for 165 yards and a pair of scores.
Alburnett (3-1, 2-0) at Highland (0-4, 0-2)
The Huskies finally got the scoring going last week against North Cedar, but the offense needs to step it up even more as they take on a tough Alburnett team.
Highland quarterback Sage Hartley-Norman has just under 500 total yards and two touchdowns this year. Alburnett’s Mason Neighbor has thrown for 681 yards and seven scores.
Central Lee (1-3, 0-1) at Mid-Prairie (3-1, 1-0)
Mid-Prairie looks to continue to score after a 56-0 win over Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont last week.
The Golden Hawks continue to ride their running back Braden Hartley, who has rushed for 662 yards and nine touchdowns this season.