Sept 1 Football Recaps and Thoughts


Sidney 63, West Harrison 14

No contest in Sidney.  The Cowboys did what they wanted, when they wanted to do it.  Cameron Whitehead passed three times for three completions and two scores.  Bryson Duncan rushed 12 times for 172 yards and Cody Dupre carried twice for 70 yards.

West Harrison drops to 0-2 on the season.

Sidney improves to 2-0 on the season heading into the district opener against Elk Horn-Kimballton, who will surely test the Cowboys.  Elk Horn knocked off the Cowboys in Sidney in the first round of the playoffs 54-20 back in 2014.

Elk Horn smashed Bedford Friday night 57-14.  Sidney opened the season with a 53-22 win over the Bulldogs.

Stanton 42, Fremont-Mills 35

Only the second loss this decade for Fremont-Mills to a Corner Conference opponent and the first win for Stanton over the Knights since 2007.  That's the year the Vikings won the state title.

Drake Johnson rushed 20 times for 187 yards and three scores.  Dillion Rocha pulled down five passes for 108 yards and two scores.  Reece Anderson led the defense with 12 tackles to go with his two pass receptions on offense.

The Vikings forced six turnovers.  Johnson had four interceptions, Rocha added another and Cameron Walter recovered a fumble.

Mason Vanatta passed for 198 yards and rushed for 86 more before leaving the game late due to injuries and cramping.  Seth Malcom rushed for two scores as well for F-M who is still without the services of Blake Hurley (suspension) and Jaeger Powers (injury).

F-M heads to Malvern to take on winless East Mills Friday night.  Stanton will travel east to take on Lamoni.

East Union 38, East Mills 26

Michael Schafer passed for 113 yards and Trevor Glockel scored three touchdowns for East Mills who made this a much more competitive game than was initially anticipated. 

Nate Richardson and Chris Darnold combined for 21 tackles to lead the defense. Riley Story caught five passes.  The loss drops East Mills to 0-2 on the season but East Union remains unbeaten  

This sets up the Wolverines with a showdown with F-M on Friday.  Both teams are coming off a loss.  East Mills hasn't won against the Knights since 2007.

Lenox 52, Essex 14

First win of the season for Lenox who is giving up an uncharacteristically high 42 points per game this season.  The schedule makers did Essex no favors this season, handing the Trojans non district games against two teams who qualified for state last season and another ag ainst a team who narrowly missed the playoffs.

The good news for the Trojans is Friday night will bring a visit from Clarinda Academy who rallied late to beat Essex last season.  The Trojans have to be looking at this as a winnable game and will certainly want revenge for last seasons loss to the Eagles.

Clarinda Academy 58, Collins-Maxwell-Baxter 0

The last two seasons have been kind to the Eagles who spent most of the decade mired in 11 man football where wins were rare.

CMB was no match for the Eagles who romped to an easy shutout victory.

The Eagles put together a three win season last year with victories over Woodbine, Essex, and Mormon Trail.  Friday night will bring a showdown with Essex.