CONRAD - Colby Luethje and Brandon Lakabung both ran for two touchdowns and Parker Bolt threw for two more scores as the Gladbrook-Reinbeck football team denied BCLUW a Homecoming victory, winning 43-6 on Friday night.
Luethje rumbled for 80 yards on just eight carries, scoring twice for the second straight week for G-R (5-1, 3-1). Lakabung added 43 yards on the ground and touchdown runs of 4 and 14 yards.
Bolt connected with Jackson Clark for a 75-yard touchdown pass early in the second quarter and added a 25-yard toss to Cobren Bird midway through the period as the Rebels jumped out to a 36-0 halftime advantage.
T-R PHOTO BY ROSS THEDE
Gladbrook-Reinbeck’s Mack Wheeldon records one of his game-high 12 tackles by bringing down BCLUW running back Robert Sharp during the first half of Friday’s Class 1A District 4 football game in Conrad. The visiting Rebels won, 43-6.
Bolt finished 9-for-14 passing for 227 yards, and Gladbrook-Reinbeck outgained their hosts 392-144. Cobren Bird had three catches for 42 yards and Brady Billerbeck made two grabs for 43 yards.
Robert Sharp accounted for the only touchdown for BCLUW (2-4, 0-4), which suffered its fourth straight defeat. Sharp crossed the goal line on a 6-yard run in the fourth quarter and finished with a team-high 54 yards rushing. Luke Asche added 52 yards rushing for the Comets, who go to South Hamilton next week.
Cole Thompson led BCLUW with nine tackles before leaving with an apparent neck injury late in the second quarter. Sharp and Blake Cooper both added six tackles, Taylor Case had a fumble recovery and Deonce Cushinberry sacked Bolt once.
Mack Wheeldon led the Rebel defense with 12 tackes - 4 1/2 of which went for loss. Billerbeck added 11 stops, while Bolt picked off a halfback pass attempt by Sharp.
G-R hosts Hudson next Friday night.
Wapello 18, GMG 13
GARWIN - Wapello scored on a 32-yard pass on fourth-and-10 with 4 minutes remaining to overcome a late deficit on the road and prevent GMG from its first victory.
GMG (0-7) came up 2 yards shy of converting a late fourth down of its own as Class 1A Wapello improved to 5-2 in this non-district clash.
The host Wolverines led 10-0 after the opening quarter without allowing the Wapello offense to take the field. Blane Anderson capped GMG's opening 9-minute drive with a 4-yard TD run, and GMG converted a fumble on Wapello's ensuing kick return into Austin Vaughn's 22-yard field goal.
The Indians got a touchdown in the second quarter and another in the fourth to take a 12-10 lead, but a 32-yard Vaughn field goal regained a 13-12 lead for GMG.
After Wapello took the lead, GMG tried to respond again but a fourth-down pass play from Brandon Lolwing to Anderson got 13 yards when the Wolverines needed 15.
"We really thought we had it," said GMG head coach Kyl Gillespie. "We had them in fourth-and-10 and our safety just missed deflecting that pass.
"We had our opportunities."
Anderson finished with 131 yards rushing on 18 attempts, and Lolwing added 96 yards on 12 carries. Lolwing finished 9-for-20 passing for 97 yards with one interception, with Luke Petty leading the receivers with four grabs for 42 yards.
Anderson also led the GMG defense with 14 tackles and Lansana Mohr added 12 tackles in the loss.
The Wolverines go to Colo-NESCO next Friday night for a Class A District 3 clash between a pair of 0-7 squads.